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Old 08-19-2002, 10:32 PM   #19
Location: Bangkok
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 803
It always amuses me how aikido plays the role of religion for some people, and how Osensei is mistaken for Jesus Christ, and how aikidoists are supposed to work for world peace and harmony and become involved in world ecology and preserving nature and global warming and endangered species, and in this case endangered palestinians.

Well every coin has 2 faces, and so is the truth. No matter how you look at it, there is no right or wrong, every thing is relative. Israelis shoot unarmed Palestinians, Palestinians bomb innocent Israelis, and the question is who occupies whom. Israelis have been there since the beginning of the first millenium BC, Palestinians came around the end of the 7th century AD. And they are fighting for this piece of land ever since.

It is also very interesting to know that these same innocent Palestinians did exterminate whole innocent unarmed villages and towns in neighboring Lebanon, and did slaughter babies and women and elderlies in the 70's. They were at the origin of a 17 year long civil war in Lebanon which destroyed the coutry's entire infra-structure and resulted in the killing of hundreds of thousands of innocent Lebanese.

The conclusion: do not involve aikido in your personal crusades. aikido is a martial art. Truth is much too complicated and nobody will agree on anything, so do not bring your wars to the dojo. Just shut up and practice.
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