Over the past 30 years the process of globalization has revealed a tremendous amount of information to us about the people of our world.
Quite simply, globalization is the concept that the nations and people groups of our world are now interconnected by financial and communication networks to such a point that events happening in one region have effects that cause international repercussions.
The last 20 years of our civilization have been marked by violent collisions between the organizational super-societies of the western hemisphere and the ethno-religious zealotry of the eastern hemisphere.
If these collisions seem to be happening more frequently and more violently, imagine what it feels like to live in the eastern hemisphere- a place constantly on the verge of turbulent conflict.
As the global desires of western countries continue to demand financial interactions with eastern regions, the return on these investments is secured my military personnel and private security contractors.
When the blood, sweat, and tears were being spilled by professionals on foreign soil this interaction was seen as an “acceptable risk” by most Americans, but globalization now means that this conflict comes home to meet us in fits and starts.
Which brings us to this week’s most recent bout of “fits”.
In our western mental paradigm two individuals decided to protest something by blowing up people who had no apparent connection to whatever grievances they might or might not have.
Our confusion surrounding the issue is apparent in the news coverage and speculative conversation taking place in public gathering places.