The ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) Problem

There are two halves to the problem:

  1. ISISis seeking revenge for what the West has done to the middle East: bombing, killing children, using banned weapons, torture, selling off their oil to the West’s corporations.
  2. Religious fundamentalism.

The solution to the first is to bend over backwards to treat the people of the middle east fairly. Even as it is, they will not forgive us for centuries, if that.

The solution to the second is to fight superstition generally. We can’t very well encourage some irrational religious sects and while eliminating others. We have to undermine all superstition and religion.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)