On April 19 1995 a few persons parked a rental truck, full of fertilizer made into a bomb, in front of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Sometime later that bomb exploded killing 168 and injuring many people including children and the Federal building was severely damaged. Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh and others were arrested in connection with this case. Later Terry and Timothy were convicted.
I was at work that day and walked into the break room to find people sitting around the TV making comments about the bombing. My coworkers were questioning if foreign terrorists had done this too. I did not think foreign terrorists had done this one. I thought someone is really mad at the government or they had been employed in that building. Later I listened to the experts talk on a PBS show about went on, then what happened sunk in, like police and military the truth is on a need to know bases the rest of us get a nice story. Paul Harvey had a column “and now you know the rest of the story,” you must seek for the whole truth. Do you know the popular story about Pearl Harbor? Read http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2465648/pearl_harbor_no_suprise.html?cat=37
Jesus said, “I speak in parables” so those that can understand do and those who cannot understand do not. Lk. 8:10
Compared to other terrorists bombings there is really question about why. Most foreign terrorists boast, make declarations and take credit. If you read the website, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_terrorism_in_the_United_States, there seems a reason for most of the attacks done by Americans to Americans. Which leaves the door wide open for the question if they were some ones pawns. Why Cain kill Able? Personal Jealousy. In the book of James, the Bible says, “you fight and war because of your selfish desire,” that is the bottom line, selfishness.
I think people have come to see that our world is more dangerous but they have been led believe there is little they can do about it. I have talked with more than one young person who states, “well they tell us what to think and believe.” Americans are not so much desensitized as they are conditioned or programmed not to go there and don’t asked questions. People, companies, and governing bodies lie to protect themselves and further their causes. If you question the elected officials or popular culture there is always a threat to your well being maybe even your life. We live in a more violent society.
When was the last time you heard honest open debate on much of anything? Each side puts out their point of view in the culture wars, idea wars, but where do you get both together face to face? Terrorism, which is influencing other by threats of violence, is just more common in every day life.