I'm currently sitting in the graduate school lounge, surrounded by my classmates who are disucsssing a presentation we will all be doing later today. But I can't focus on anything except the fact that a certain president of a certain country decided to use a huge bomb on another certain country.
I try to keep my personal Facebook page free from politics. I don't share *anything* "political" because I feel that if I share one thing and not the other, then I am doing an injustice. I also feel that individuals who don't comprehend that I am JUST ME and not a representation of everything I am (brown, Desi, a TCK, a woman, a Muslim, whatever) may use me as a prop for their self-fulfilling prophecy of me sharing certain things and not others (I am not BBC.com guys, go read the news if you want it!), so I completely avoid it.
Even though it significantly affects me, and my day to day life.
I also try to shy away from it here, on my blog. I wrote two different articles and now have deleted them. So here I am, in hopes that this one post will give you a comprehensive view of my (not every Muslim's, not every Desi person's, etc., just mine) views towards war, violence, bombings, and all things evil.
I don't believe in it, at all. It's cowardly. All of it. War is an unnecessary evil. Call me a hippie, but I can't see how anyone can justify killing innocent civilians and call it collateral damage. It is simply evil.