America gained freedom from the British in 1776, but roughly eighty years later had a civil war where 7% of the country ended up dead. India gained independence from England, but the Hindu-Muslim crisis looks like it will eat everybody up. Meanwhile in Lebanon and Syria the heinous violence that has been going on for decades continues and is getting worse.
My question is, would the world be better off under colonizers? It was more peaceful when Britain controlled half of the world. Some historians claim that England engineered the American civil war in an attempt to regain power of a broken America. Nice try, but it didn’t work. Others claim that America is in charge of ISIS through covert means. I hope that is not true, but we have supported every other evil government on the planet, so where does it stop.
Having countries that have internal divisions is very dangerous and can leave everybody dead. Part of the problem is that England and the other colonizers purposefully drew the boundaries of their colonies in such a way that each colony would have deep internal divisions. Lebanon had four religious divisions, Syria has about 20 ethnic groups that all hate each other, Iraq had the Sunni’s, Shiites, and Kurds. America had only North and South who were both Anglo controlled at the time of the civil war, but war still erupted.
So, what is the solution? I believe that countries need to find a way for their citizens to be on the same page for the most part. Otherwise, dividing into smaller units makes sense. Easier said than done, but it is better than civil war. Whatever units people create for themselves, the main point is to be united in their units. However, the powers that be seem to prefer to divide us one way or the other so we are easier to control. So, is it the big guys who are manipulating us, or is it our fault for dividing ourselves?
Personally, I mingle with everybody, but am constantly reminded about all of the racial barriers that others have towards people who don’t look like them or are not from the same country they are. It is this type of widespread narrow-mindedness that causes the problem. Yes, it is the common man who causes the problem, not the big corporations or colonizers — they just use our preexisting stupidity to their advantage!