Thursday, January 27, 2005

Free or Not Free? There's a Clue!

Reading today on Freedom House, the tables ranking the relative freedom of various countries in the world, I particularly enjoyed Freedom in the World 2005, which pleasantly confirms our hope that the world is getting more free.
Year Under
Review
Free
Countries
Partly Free
Countries
Not Free
Countries
1974414863
1984535955
1994766154
2004895449

Note the number of free nations more than doubled in the last 30 years.

The Table of Independent Countries
lists world nations with their ratings for political rights and civil liberties and even how they stack up as electoral democracies (having to do with free and fair elections).

Later, wafting across the web, my mind rolled back across the table of independent countries and it hit me: a correlation, an INSIGHT.

To chart the nations and their free/not free rankings against numbers of oppressors and terrorists produced would project an inverse relationship (generally) between the relative freedom of nations and the amount of oppression and terrorism produced.

Free nations produce little terrorism. Not free nations produce most teorrisim.

Take Iraq, for example, rated "Not Free." Many of the so-called insurgents are actually terrorists coming in from other "Not Free" nations to "help" Iraq stay under oppression.

The same thing happened in Sudan, although in that case the terrorists were trying to subject a "more free" people to greater oppression, and in Israel with the Arab nations "planting" Arabs in the Land to agitate (war) against the peaceful settlement of Am Israel (the people Israel) into Eretz Israel (the land Israel).

Examining the numbers generally, it is easy to see that "Not Free" nations produce terrorism and oppression in greater numbers, while "Free Nations" do so only sporadically. "Not Free" nations even export terrorism and oppression.

Oppression breeds oppression. Terrorism breeds terrorism.

Are we surprised? No. Of course not.

Saying terrorists are the "result" of treatment from their target enemy, a popular theory blaming the victim for the violence, doesn't fit the numbers.

The correlation lies between the terrorists and the oppression of their own nations, the nations that bred them.

By far most terrorists come from oppression, very few are born of freedom.

Resisting them doesn't turn them into terrorists. The oppression they lived under all their lives did that.

Resisting them is the only way to stop terrorists because they see tolerance as weakness, an invitation to more violence. They yield only to force, just as they have been trained to by the oppression of their lives.

Terrorists yield only to force.

Buckle your seatbelts, citizens. We are in for a tough ride.

FREEDOM IN THE WORLD 2005
Check it out for yourself.

2 Comments:

Blogger Gindy said...

This is an interesting find.

January 28, 2005 at 12:52 PM  
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January 31, 2005 at 1:18 AM  

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