I am from a mixed Egyptian British background along with some Irish and German blood. My fascination has always been with the Arab Israeli conflict and how a neutral instrument of international law can be used not as a weapon by one side to blame the other but as a means of providing a lasting stable and reasonable resolution to the crisis.
After spending the last ten years studying the issues in some depth, I now feel confident to do whatever I can to work towards a resolution. For the time being, I write in whatever forum is available to counter disinformation and take part in public debates both in Arabic and English. I am always open to new suggestions and points of view. I Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi The Tyranny of UnPeace
The understanding I have of the causes for the absence of peace is that it is due to the distortion of truth by the politically powerful and the use of fear as a weapon to control people.
This way, the oppression of the weak by the powerful continues, because those who are too lazy to investigate the facts for themselves, believe the distortions they are fed by propaganda, while those who discover the true facts are too fearful for their own safety to do anything about it, because even if they tried, the system of international law is too weak to protect them or too make the tyrants accountable, and so tyranny continues, either by one country on another or by a government on its own people. The Layers of Resistance to Championing Truth First is Apathy:-
Not caring to know, the attitude of "it's not my problem". Once this first level of resistance is penetrated, usually by a shocking image of human suffering that we simply cannot shut out ...
This image of the My Lai massacre in 1972 in Vietnam is a classic example that broke through the apathy of many. Those whose attitude was still "it's not my problem" were soon moved with the increasing numbers of American caualties. Next is Ignorance
Believing to be true that which is not true is even more powerful than simply not knowing anything about a particular situation. This is why so much effort is spent on propaganda, but it usually contains some contradiction with itself or with a a universal fact that is undeniably true Next is Belief in Impotence
Having overcome apathy and ignorance so that we care about our shared fellowship of humanity and our shared home of Earth and the truth of matters is clear to us, if we really believe we can do nothing then we can still not be a champion of truth. Next is Fear
...of ridicule, of losing friends, of not being able to get a job, Next is Time
... not having time because of work and family commitments, meanwhile tyranny reigns sypreme or does it...?