About dialogues in Israel, Guatemala or… Timbuktu


So called “Peace-Supporters” believe that it is good to participate in dialogues when you have two opposing ideas.  This dialogues are created to balance positions (ideologies) and, as such, to create a half way between X’s ideas and Y’s.  However, the real problem arises when, in several cases, we reject that those different ideologies do have truth in themselves.

The art of finding what is truth or not is the product of recognizing reality.  It is the art of accepting reason as man’s only means of knowledge and as man’s only valuable tool to identify which position is right, objective, consistent and non contradictory in its philosophical principles.

The story of recent international problems that disrupt peace and avoid humans to create wealth could easily be solved if men were ready to stop dialogues and begin a process of discovering what is truth in each of their dilemmas.  Doing this, as complicated as it sounds, is the only solution that places of conflict like Somalia or Israel have; and that poor societies like Guatemala or Haiti so desperately need.

To understand how dialogues destroy people, here’s a wonderful comic by the cartoonist Stephan Pastis that explains accurately the solutions at which dialogues will always aim, (click on the images to watch them larger)


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