An Interruption to my emails.

By 9.30 am I decided I needed a break, so with just 28 left to go I got dressed. With Joey squawking “Don’t forget me” I went to Pauline’s where I got Joey a copy of next week’s TV programmes while I got my bread and some cigarettes, well budgies don’t smoke. The talk in there was of bombings in Brussels. On my return I turned the TV on and told Joey his HUtH wasn’t on today. The news was bad with 13 dead and 30+ serious injuries. It seems to be i response to the capture of someone involved in the Paris bombings just a few days ago. It seems they can react very quickly. There was mention of a possible suicide bomber and of shots fired and Arabic shouting at the airport. The second bomb was at the Metro. If the intent was to shut the City down it worked, if it was to scare the West it didn’t. I’m not about to say the West haven’t provoked these kinds of reactions with our interference in other countries for the sake of oil supplies but what the world needs to understand now is that no-one wants a world ruled by these fanatics and governed in such a way that women are disregarded as individuals and not worthy of education, not allowed to drive a car and unable to dress in fashionable clothes. A totally patriarchal society. Most of the Arab world don’t want it either so they must help the West crush ISIS at every opportunity. It’s no use Saudi Arabia funding them and hoping to be left alone to rule as it won’t happen. If they get strong enough the ruling houses will topple under a headman’s axe and Sharia law will prevail.

I detest war and killing. I’m not proud of some things my country has done as in their creativity as an excuse to invade Iraq. But this is different as it’s not about oil for a change. ISIS are fanatics bent on changing the world to bend to it’s will. It’s evil and needs no excuse for it’s cruelty, though with so many beheadings recently Saudi Arabia also has a claim to that. There’s no democracy where you can’t criticise your Government without fear of imprisonment or death, where the Government will brook no opposition to it’s rule. I don’t object if that’s the way a country wants to be but there are no countries who don’t have opposition to that kind of rule. So for the first and hopefully the last time ever, I’m asking ALL Governments and ALL peoples who want some kind of democracy and those who believe that women have an equal right to the things men take for granted, to join together and stop ISIS in their tracks. Help the Kurds who are fighting them and ask Russia to stop bombing those who oppose President Assad in Syria. If he has committed atrocities against his own people because they oppose him then he has lost his right to rule. Make the world a safer place, bring about peace and then stay within your own shores to protect your borders instead of invading someone else’s.

I’m a parent and a grandparent. I have seen death take so many of our children and ravage so many generations. We need leaders who are going to protect those who could grow to be the new Einstein or Rupert Brooke ,who may solve the energy crisis, find a way to repair Gaia or feed the World so that we can leave a legacy for generations to come. I don’t want my children or grandchildren to face the uncertainties of war or the death of their planet. Let’s learn to live as one and grow as we were meant to.

About davidprosser

Retired Local Government Officer who started to write at age 60 and hasn't looked back. Writes a humorous diary on the life of a member of the gentry.......and the village he lives in with his sadistic early morning alarm cat Oscar and his wife the formidable Lady J.
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21 Responses to An Interruption to my emails.

  1. inavukic says:

    Strong statement reaches far, David – couldn’t have said it better myself. Cheers!

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  2. merrildsmith says:

    I woke up to this awful news this morning (it’s about 8:15 AM here).
    Fanaticism of any kind is horrible–and vastly similar–no matter what group it stems from.

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  3. You speak for all of us who visit your blog, David.
    Take care.

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  4. My thoughts aren’t much different, David. ❤ ❤

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  5. Hugs to everyone who is opposed to war but wants to see the evil un-Islamic State destroyed before they destroy all of us. There are so many decent human beings who have been displaced by the fighting in Syria so we are having to realise how much bad is being done in the name of Islam. These fanatics are not following any religion no matter what they would have you believe. Hope we can stand together and end all wars this time around.

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  6. David, this is so eloquently written and you’re right we must make a stand if we are to “learn to live as one and grow as we were meant to.”

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    • davidprosser says:

      Thanks so much Stephanae. If it’s written eloquently it must be because I feel passionately about it. Adapting to new inventions all the time is one thing but we’re not reinventing ourselves. Since we no longer need to hunt and compete over food we should be able to learn t live in peace.
      xxx Sending Gigantic Hugs xxx

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