and a very crazy man at that.
Not sure that’s totally accurate and though both are rooted in religious differences, the hatred and passion come from the fact that one religion has become the ruling class, vicious disrespectful rulers that hold the ‘others’ in contempt and forced subservient position.
Like so much, religion is an excuse more than the driving issue in and of itself.
But, that’s no surprise since religion is created within our own minds to begin with, and is in essence all about people transforming our EGOs into GODs (including our desires and hatred).
Ironically, says Jones, “the different views on self-governance between unionists and nationalists in Northern and Southern Ireland in this period stemmed from the same roots—the rise of nationalism across Europe in the late-19th century and the spread of populist beliefs in nationalist ideals and demands for nation-states.”
BY TANISIA MORRIS ON FEBRUARY 20, 2017LECTURES AND EVENTS
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A leading expert on Judeo-Islamic studies said that while religious nationalism might have been present on the outskirts of Middle Eastern society before 1968, it was not visible or nearly as significant as it is today.
Speaking at Fordham on Feb. 14, Ross Brann, the Milton R. Konvitz professor of Judeo-Islamic studies and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University, shared how key events in the Middle East served to accelerate religious nationalism in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“Up until 1948 and 1967 [the Israeli-Palestinian conflict]was entirely a conflict about land and sovereignty,” he said.
It is clear that hardline religiosity greatly shapes the contemporary politics of both Israel and Palestine. This can suggest that the conflict between the two is inherently religious in nature. But is this correct, or an oversimplification? Anne Irfan traces the recent history of the conflict, noting a simultaneous shift on both sides from a largely secular to a leftist and finally a religion-inspired politics.
Here’s where the Joker comes in:
The Joker represents the most vulnerable and disturbed in need of help sector of society and since there is no solidarity and way of dealing with the brutal wealth disparity, he reacts violently and brutally. The film explains that the roots of these social ills are economic and based in greed. The film explains that Murray, like the rich laughing at the laborer, is a liberal who also laughs at the disenfranchised and profits from their misery. I think that it shows what happens and what is happening as we speak, not what could be.