September 10, 2011

Why do we love disaster?

Filed under: rants — unwriter1 @ 7:56 pm
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Why do people love chaos?

I have yet to understand why people love disaster. I don’t mean movies; I am referring to real events. If something good happens, it’s “Hurrah”, then it’s never mentioned again. But, if something bad happens, we relive it over and over again. 9/11 is a prime example.

It happened, we can’t change it. Get over it! That won’t happen. We will see the pictures and videos for the next twenty years. Excuse me but I don’t need to see it all the time, everywhere I look. It’s on television and the internet. Why it happened is obvious. No, it was not to ‘warn’ us. It was not to show we could be attacked. It was to pull us into another war.

Just to keep everyone angry at people of a different religion, we will keep seeing the images. We will continue to fear every stranger. Why? Why can’t we just promote peace and getting along? Every war has always been about religion. Yes it was about control and wanting to rule the world. But that was based on the warring parties disagreeing on what is the true belief. Only true Germans belong in this world, or Muslims don’t believe in the right things.

Come on people; let the other guy believe what they want. Quit squabbling over petty issues. Every belief, every religion, has its own dogma. No one is right, period. I thought this country was founded on diversity. It isn’t that way anymore. Now it’s re-live every disaster and rekindle the hatred. There is no valid reason for this.  

Sorry, but this is my point of view and at least I can still write about it. How hard is it for other governments to allow this same privilege?



  1. I agree about the fascination with disasters. It makes for a bigger news industry. I’m sure there are some good psychological explanations for the reasons why people love chaos, tragedy, and destruction. Personally I’m getting tired of the 9/11 overkill.

    I do think you’re way off base saying that every war has been about religion, unless you are including economic issues, political ideologies, and other secular beliefs within the scope of religion.

    Tossing It Out

    Comment by Arlee Bird — September 11, 2011 @ 7:55 am | Reply

  2. I agree in part, but all the people and families that lost their lives in a senseless act of violence is not religion, it’s not politics it is insanity. I for one can forgive but I cannot, I will not, forget what I saw on that day with my very own eyes like something out of a bad movie – no it’s not religion that causes that kind of destruction. War is wrong – revenge is mine saith the Lord, but that was meant to put terror in our hearts and minds. It is what it is.

    Comment by Billie A Williams — September 11, 2011 @ 1:55 pm | Reply

  3. Since I worked in a federal enforcement capacity just after 9/11 in the federal arena, I have seen how the way in which we do our work change as a result of 9/11. Enhanced security was and has been key in the changes.

    What has made 9/11 so painful was not only just that so many people were affected and that the tragedy was so horrific, but also hat we were so unprepared. The fact that there are people out there that have so very little respect for other people (even themselves) and that what they feel they can achieve is only accomplished with powerful means of devastation instead of peace and understanding..

    But I did experience since 0/11 how this event has galvanized us; made us redefine ourselves as a nation. We can continually use the event to build ourselves into a stronger nation, especially now when we suffer from our economic woes. We The People make up the nation just as the last line stated in the Grapes of Wrath. We cannot let anyone, including our own leaders convince of our mediocrity. History has proved that.

    Comment by Jerry — December 26, 2011 @ 8:07 pm | Reply

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