Friday, September 22, 2006

Boredom Equals Terrorism.

I have a theory about jihadists, I think they're just bored. Imagine what it's like to live in Palestine, your a refugee in your own country, you've been cornered into a slum called the Gaza strip, you have a 10 o'clock curfew imposed by another country, most of your buddies from high school are dead, your dirt poor, you have no job and if you do have a job they don't pay you. That sort of thing tends to create a lot of hostility plus you have TONS of time on your hands, you might as well join a neighborhood terrorist group. It's a simple formula...

Multi-generational occupation
+
Poverty
+
Boredom
=
Blood thirsty jihadist

Next time you're SUPER bored think of how many other things you'd rather be doing, killing people might be one of them. Usually when I'm bored I want to murder my friend "Special K".

9 Comments:

At 6:48 AM, Blogger Rhino-itall said...

This has been my argument for years. These people don't have anything going on. They have been betrayed by their leaders for years.... Oh and also they learn in their schools that Israel and the U.S. are the great satan and that they should be destroyed. that probably doesn't help either.

 
At 9:52 AM, Blogger Donkeyhue said...

I agree. If one of these billionaire philanthropists like Buffent Branson Gates or Turner really wanted to make a global difference they would fund a Middle East airdrop of xboxes, fifa soccer and large screen plasmas.

For proof of if this would work, luck no further than the pusillanimous nature of todays American youth.

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger Egypeter said...

LOL donkey!! So true, it would work for me if I was Palestinian.

"Usually when I'm bored I want to murder my friend "Special K".

Um, yeah, forget about that "meetin' up thing" I was talking about.

 
At 1:42 PM, Blogger n said...

This is also Tom Friedman's theory. I saw him speak once on this very issue. He pointed out that the jihadists either come from poor backgrounds and have little education or are extremely rich and educated but don't need to work (i.e. Saudi oil Princes). The common thread between the poor, unemployed and uneducated and the absurdly wealthy oil princes is that they all have nothing else to do.

 
At 3:09 PM, Blogger Miss Carnivorous said...

I am bored at work and I can get very nasty indeed, but not enough to detonate myself and destroy my last vestiges of good looks! I am too vain to go out that way.

 
At 3:22 PM, Anonymous Ha Ana Za said...

Definitley True! I've always thought that a mix of poverty, unemployment and the Arab flaw of watching too much western TV (which leads to misconceptions and envy) will always lead to fundamentalism and then bloodthirsty jihadism. Hell! sometimes even i feel a teeny bit jihady when I watch some TV programmes :)

 
At 4:28 PM, Blogger Banditos said...

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At 10:59 AM, Anonymous tommy said...

Yep. I think these people need a jobs program. Besides maybe some of the labor could go to making those slums they live in much more liveable.

For the Palestinians, this is an area (a very rare area, in fact) where the UN should be able to step up and make an actual difference.

 
At 11:03 PM, Blogger Carmen said...

Boredom, unemployment, and sexual frustration are an awful combination...

 

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