While the world awaits the nuking of Iran by crazed people obsessed by greed for power and wealth, elsewhere, in India, happy, poor people are celebrating the arrival of Spring in the Holi Festival. The colour seen in this photograph from Reuters is not human blood, something that is seen all too often in news broadcasts, but merely a red dye. Bright colours are part of the celebration of regeneration.
The leaders that play with the fate of the world, who routinely approve mass killing and destruction by their armies, were once happy, playing children just like these. Yet, as adults, they are happy to approve of the killing of laughing, playing children like these in order to further their own selfish, narrow ends. People like Howard, Blair and Bush, all professing their deep Christianity, are killers.
And those who actually carry out the destruction: the soldiers, the airmen, the sailors were once laughing, playing children themselves. Yet, suddenly, they are happy to kill anyone who gets in their road: women, kids, civilians, doesn't matter. Give a man a gun or a fighter jet or a tank and, voila, you have a savage.
How do innocent, happy kids so easily become adult killers? It's like a complete reverse of the butterfly process: beautiful children turn into ugly, sadistic predators!
How does this dramatic, unfortunate transition occur? Why?