Chasing Shadows! A Dream

Written by Arthur Zulu

I feelrepparttar earth under my feet shake, andrepparttar 126008 explosions deafen my ears. Day change to night asrepparttar 126009 thick dark smoke obscures visibility for hours. And I begin to see death with my naked eyes. But after allrepparttar 126010 shootings and bombings,repparttar 126011 smoke clears at last. And we expect to see seven dead devils: Hatred, Oppression, Frustration, Injustice, Mistrust, Fear, and Enmity.

But there they are—laughing and falling over themselves. Andrepparttar 126012 kings, Sunrise and Sunset, are full of wonderment. What sight is this? they ask. Did notrepparttar 126013 winged-man in white say to wipe out these devils? Or are these notrepparttar 126014 weapons that destroy spirits? What are they to do now with all their bombs, missiles, and bullets expended?

Whenrepparttar 126015 seven spirits finish their laughters and free falls, Hatred, their leader, comes to addressrepparttar 126016 kings. First, he says thatrepparttar 126017 kings have usedrepparttar 126018 wrong weapons. For neither guns nor bombs can killrepparttar 126019 seven deadly spirits. Second, he tells them that these seven deadly spirits that they are trying to destroy live in their various lands. And they arerepparttar 126020 dangerous parents of Inferno,repparttar 126021 terrorist. So he wonders why they had spent time and money looking for their son, Inferno, while he is right in their midst. He then turns it into a question- and- answer section, and demands that both kings reply him.

"Do you not hate, oppress, and frustrate each other?" he asks. "We do," replyrepparttar 126022 kings. "Do you not cause injustice, and mistrust, and fear each other?" he further asks. "We do,"repparttar 126023 kings answer again. "Are you not in enmity with each other?" isrepparttar 126024 next question by Hatred torepparttar 126025 two kings. And they answer: "We are."

The vexed Hatred, King ofrepparttar 126026 seven deadly spirits, now asks, "Do you knowrepparttar 126027 meaning ofrepparttar 126028 word hypocrisy?" The kings look at each other again in confusion, and I remember my dictionary a second time. As to this question, there is no answer.

The questions and answers now end, and Hatred makes a long speech beginning with a question:

"Why do you then make war at us with your guns and bombs? You should instead have proceeded to eradicaterepparttar 126029 political, economic, social, religious, health, and environmental problems that are bedevilingrepparttar 126030 world. People are fighting for political freedom, some are sick and hungry, and there is racial and class discrimination, religious strife, including land, sea, and air pollution in your lands.

Saddham Hussein: Not Yet Uhuru

Written by Arthur Zulu

So Saddham Hussein--the "sadman of Iraq," murderer, and possessor of weapons of mass destruction--is finally caught like a rat. He was hiding in a "spider hole," in a farm near his hometown of Tikrit, not far from one ofrepparttar palatial palaces that he had built for himself byrepparttar 126007 River Tigris. And everyone is raising a high five and slapping each other's back withrepparttar 126008 misguided belief that they have begun to see light atrepparttar 126009 end ofrepparttar 126010 tunnel.

They say thatrepparttar 126011 road to Jerusalem and in fact to world peace, starts from Baghdad. And now thatrepparttar 126012 erstwhile leader ofrepparttar 126013 "evil regime" has been nabbed, should they not roll outrepparttar 126014 ukulele and begin to celebraterepparttar 126015 end of terrorism, weapons of mass murder, and mass graves? But no--not yet "uhuru," a East African word for freedom. And not yet eureka. Becauserepparttar 126016 worst is still to come.

This isrepparttar 126017 message that I am sending out torepparttar 126018 powers that be with my controversial book, "CHASING SHADOWS!" (A book that revealsrepparttar 126019 terrorists' master plan to finally setrepparttar 126020 world on fire!) So 9/11 may well be a picnic atrepparttar 126021 beach--a tip ofrepparttar 126022 iceberg. Because those very factors that cause terrorism--the political, economic, social, religious, health, and environmental problems bedevilingrepparttar 126023 world--are still present, and there has not been any conscious effort to address them. We are, therefore, chasing shadows--fightingrepparttar 126024 effect instead ofrepparttar 126025 cause,repparttar 126026 symptom and notrepparttar 126027 disease.

According torepparttar 126028 American thinker, George Santayana, "those who cannot rememberrepparttar 126029 past are condemned to repeat it." The fact is that man is short sighted. Neither Saddham Hussein nor Osama bin Laden, isrepparttar 126030 originator of terrorism. This evil has been around for some 6,000 years, and world conditions have been getting worse withrepparttar 126031 passing ofrepparttar 126032 day.

Dictators have existed throughout history. Fromrepparttar 126033 industrialized Europe torepparttar 126034 impoverished Latin Americas. Fromrepparttar 126035 "Banana" republics of Asia torepparttar 126036 "failed states" of Africa. Some have passed on and others have clung on to power for decades. And new ones will emerge.

Let us reason this together. Despiterepparttar 126037 fact that criminals such as murderers, rapists, and robbers have been jailed or givenrepparttar 126038 death penalty, records show that violence has been onrepparttar 126039 increase. Inrepparttar 126040 United States alone, a serious crime is committed onrepparttar 126041 average about every second. That means atrepparttar 126042 end ofrepparttar 126043 6 minutes that it would take you to read this, about 360 persons may have either been robbed, raped, or murdered. Saddening.

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