chapter  2
10 Pages

Call for a Better Environment

Politics and its associated violence has haunted the lives of Middle Eastern peoples, though if left alone, many of the region's conflicts might have died down or been solved in a Middle Eastern fashion. But states have meddled in regional affairs so much that whole countries have been destroyed, and we now spend much time, effort, and money running after the illusion of security. That illusive security is but a state of mind. With the aid of modem media, leaders can make their peoples feel secure or insecure. Still, the vision of some leaders is often not shared by the masses. Look at all the conflicts around us: everyone feels insecure. Obviously we cannot continue in this sterile and destructive path. What is the solution?