Our Crazy World - Technology, Iraq and Hiv/AIDS

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Our world today is a crazy one, in many ways. It is so different to what it used to be. The advancement of technology, coupled with such things as HIV/AIDS or terrorism and America's retaliation (and the Iraq War), combines to form a mind boggling, and somewhat depressing environment for one to live in.

With DVD's and DVD players, Playstations 1s and 2's, and even 'old fashioned' things such as videos, cd's, and computers, technology easily confuses the innocent bystander.

Then there is the bad side of technology (although some would argue that computers and DVD's are the bad side): chemical warfare, weapons of mass destruction and so on. Why do people create such things? I suppose the answer is greed. As a perfect example we have Saddam Hussein. He kills and suppresses his own people presumably because of greed) and then openly 'defies' America (I say sarcastically).

Then on the other hand there's Bush.

He's not exactly evil (or is he?), but he is greedy and moronic. He announces that America is 'gonna' kill Saddam and free the Iraqi people, meanwhile he's thinking that he has Iraq and it's resources, and is one step closer to global domination. There are rumours of his belonging to the Illuminati, a secret organisation which 'controls our thinking' and is aiming to take over the world.

So, who does one support in the Iraq situation? Which incoherent miser? My answer to that is rather than side with anyone, one can either totally ignore it, or decide to side with peace.

The wonderful thing is that, being neither an Iraqi nor an American (I am in fact South African), I am able to express my distaste for these two particular people without being shot, as Iraqis would have during the war, or...