The Cycle Of Terror

This week’s Dustinland comic was obviously inspired by the recent events in Paris. So depressing. Really seems like there’s no solution. There’s just a brainwashing machine out there churning out people with no regards to their own lives, and how can you defeat that? One deranged person with a gun or a bomb can do a hell of a lot of damage. I guess on the bright side, we’re talking relatively small numbers of people killed if you want to compare stats to full on warfare where you have thousands upon thousands of people dying rather than hundreds. But it’s the way terrorism works that’s so awful. It’s one thing to die when you’re a soldier headed to battle. It’s worse dying huddled in your basement as bombs drop overhead. But to die while you’re having dinner or seeing a concert. It’s so random and unexpected and ridiculous — it’s so meaningless and seemingly unpreventable that it really inspires despair.

What’s the solution? I can’t even imagine. It’s just so easy for a small few on both “sides” to profit off of death and destruction coupled with pride and ignorance. It’s been happening since the dawn of human civilization and it will probably keep happening for many years to come.

2 responses to “The Cycle Of Terror

  1. The Quran calls for jihad and to kill infidels (non-Muslims). Islamic terror is not a tit-for-tat cycle of violence, the Islamists are fundamentalists and are following the Quran in a literal sense, to the letter. The Quran says to kill, so they kill.

    • I think the point I’m trying to make in the comic though is that you have regular Muslims living normal lives in developed Western nations, but you have this evil element praying on them – these extremists who use anything they can to hypnotize people into insane actions and violence. Frankly it’s no different than a cult, and really what separates any religion from a cult — the number of members.

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