… we all do the same. We…
- See our interests threatened.
- Fabricate evidence to justify war.
- Act unilaterally.
- Go to war preemptively.
- Fight to the bitter end, even while we are loosing.
They did it a couple of times, in Afghanistan and Iraq. I do it daily, within myself.
I perceive the world from a sense of I and Other. See my interests threatened in various situations, through the actions of various people. Fabricate evidence to support my position. Go to war often before anyone else strike. And fight to the bitter end, no matter what the costs are and how it is going.
I see this over and over, through inquiry.
And I see how I am no different from Bush & company. I do exactly what they do, it only appears different to the outside world. I even get the same media coverage, only that this media coverage is in my own mind – playing the current news reels over and over.
In seeing this, I am actually more able to do something about it – when it appears in me and in the outer world. Doing something, without the charge that comes from seeing it only in them, and seeing them as different from me.