Thursday, July 07, 2005


The question that those who are sympathetic to terrorist actions must ask themselves is do they want to be governed by people who think nothing of indiscriminately killing and maiming innocent people irrespective of age, sex, race or religion, or do they want leaders who respect human rights and are prepared to be democratically accountable to their electorate for their actions? Put another way, do they want more Saddam Husseins, Idi Amins, Robert Mugabes, Stalins or Hitlers, or do they want more Nelson Mandelas? If the answer is yes, then they must denounce terrorism and adopt democracy. If the answer is no, then their is simply no hope for humanity.


Hotel Rwanda

To understand the evil and terror of genocide, I recommend you see the film "Hotel Rwanda". We cannot call ourselves civilised while we sit by and allow such wretched and savage bloodletting by anyone to happen anywhere on this planet of ours. We must all stand up and be counted.

That the West stood by and watched as one million people were savagely slaughtered in one of the most gruesome acts of wanton bloodletting in history is a shameful reflection on those that committed these acts and the whole of humanity. Those political leaders that had the power and the means to act but instead turned a blind eye to this horror, will forever be condemned by history.

This film should be shown in every secondary school in the world as it has much to teach all of us about the insidious nature of hatred and prejudice. We are all a part of a single human family and the sooner we understand this, the better it will be for all of us.