Is the western world brain washed?
I’ve tried stepping in the shoes of Osama Bin Laden and what the destroying of the WTC’s must have meant for the Middle East. I couldn’t have come to my conclusion until after I’ve taken a course in Art History. Obviously I learned how vast and rich civilization is and it’s very deep roots to the Middle East. I started wondering how it must feel to have western powers essentially control the Middle Easts natural resource [OIL] and dictate it’s trade and what not and I thought wow that must be pretty crappy.
So was the destroying of the WTC’s more of a metaphorical outreach to the world? Was Bin Laden’s point of view that of which trade should not be done with the U.S. and it’s allies because they are imperializing the world and that the Middle East [or at least Bin Laden’s followers] want to take control of it’s natural resources and dictate it’s own oil driven economy.
I can’t help but to think as a scholar 200 years from now, the point of the bombing wasn’t to insert fear, but to destroy a capitalist system that was slowly but surely imperializing the world and creating a global economy. Or at least that’s how I think it will be interpreted years from now.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t condone barbarism and the murders of fellow human beings. I’m just wondering what Bin Laden’s point of view was because to be ignorant and not take into consideration his point of views would be to truly believe the U.S.A. was the only victim of 9/11 when really we do imperialize other countries for the most part whether they like it or not.
Does any of this make sense?
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