Who benefits from violence? Who benefits from this?
The above is a very unfortunate escalation of violence in Bahrain by people who think that this sort of criminal activity will help our democracy movement! And the thing that beggars belief is that we find people condoning this activity or are in complete and utter denial. Putting “their side” on a pedestal and who can do no wrong whatsoever; while on the other hand, they blame the government for all ills without recognising a single positive aspect of its creation.
Yes, we do have problems, but the line must be drawn in our own psyche to ensure that we actually do recognise wrong when we see it, regardless of who perpetrates it. And we should also drop those continuous conspiracy theories which some use to justify wrongs. In this particular instance; can anyone come up with a valid scenario in which we see elements in our government would actually sponsor people to throw Molotov cocktails on their own occupied police vehicles and sacrifice a human life while putting others in jeopardy simply to score a point?
What insanity is this?
Does anyone reading this imagine for a second that if the government wanted to really clamp down on society, or even re-introduce the now defunct State Security Law that it can’t? Or that it has to escalate the security situation so much by sacrificing human beings in order to justify imposing it again?
I have no illusion whatsoever about the machinations our government can and does enter into to protect its interests, as do every single government and ruling system on God’s green Earth, but descending to this level – by our government – is not one of those methods. At least I hope not.
Getting back to the original question I posed, who benefits from this descent into chaos? I propose that no one does. There is no way that anyone can benefit from continuous violence, tyre burning, molotov throwing, vehicle burning, tear gas inhaling, rubber bullets, or any other the other subjugation and criminal methods. Violence only begets violence, and if no criminal law in imposed on the perpetrators, then people might very well escalate the situation even further. So far it has been tyres and police cars, tomorrow it would be houses and taking of lives which will destroy the country and any progress opportunities for this country.
I fervently hope that the criminals who did this act be caught, squarely tried in a court of law, and sentenced for the remainder of their miserable lives.
Enough is enough. On both sides. We want to live with a semblance of harmony for goodness’ sake. These vandalism and criminal acts are not helping one little bit. Everybody, even who are called the opposition should come out and unambiguously condemn these criminal acts.
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