Definition of a terrorist
- Socialist or communist groups
- Religious and political
- State terrorism
- Find ways to agree and live peacefully
- What is the one thing all these examples have in common
We are going to discuss the definition of a terrorist. Terrorism is nothing new. Since the 11th Century there has been organized groups of people considered to be terrorists.
There have been socialist or communist groups who want a revolution and a communist state to evolve from their efforts. Other terrorist groups are national liberation type groups who want to isolate themselves and be self-governing. They object to being governed by another nation or an oppressive nation of which they’re a part of.
There’s also been many religious and political terrorist groups. Religious terrorism has increased over the centuries. Religious terrorism is the leading route to eventual political control. The terrorism starts in the name of god and all of a sudden god is ruling you.
Next, there’s state terrorism. The governments of countries have killed more people than any number of groups of terrorists combined and are the true bullies of the terrorist world. They are the big bullies compared to the small bullies.
If two people who have different religious, or political, or sociological, or ideological views are sitting across from each other at a table speaking with each other so as to have a better understanding of the other person, even if they don’t agree, then neither one of these people are a terrorist. Suppose 100 people are on different sides of a table discussing their view points peacefully – viewpoints that differ greatly from the people on the other side of the table – nobody from either group could be called a terrorist. Suppose two countries were sitting across the table from each other discussing their differences and trying to find ways to agree and live peacefully with each other, then neither one of these countries could be called a terrorist state either.
What is the one thing all these examples have in common? It’s that not one person, or any group, or any country resorted to violence in order to prove their point, or coerce another to follow their beliefs. It’s only when you insert violence against another that you become the terrorist. So no matter how lofty a person, a group, or a country thinks their ideas are or why they’re good for somebody else, if they resort to violence then they lose all credibility with the universe.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That once you resort to violence you are the terrorist.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because when listening to the news people have a tough time identifying who exactly are the terrorists. It’s anyone, especially someone who uses violence to fight a war on terrorism.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: Try to always solve your differences by speaking rationally to others.
COMMENTARY: All this comes down to the “need to be right.” The bully needs to be right and force their beliefs on everyone else. They are in direct opposition to universal laws and because of that they will definitely be coming back to get it right. Joining in with them will bring you down to their level causing you the same effect. Put yourself in the shoes of those who oppose you. Learn to be open and not stuck the need to be right. At the very least if you don’t agree just let them speak, don’t agree or disagree – just move on.