Terrorism, Between Idealism and Human Nature
- Published: Monday, 01 August 2016 23:41
By : Adri Syakir
Writer is a graduate from Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia
Ever we wonder what exactly is the root of all terrorism? Some might say it is because of evil idealism of some people or some groups. But when we talk about terrorism, there is not only adult people involve, but young people also, even a boy below 15 years old was involved in terrorism nowadays. Then we ask again, is it possible for people in such a young age develop such evil idealism that root to large scale terrorism by their self? or why would young people easily belief in evil idealism that taught to them?. The answer for the first question is maybe, because psychologically it is possible. But the answer for the second question is because of their “terrorist” ecosystem.
Let us think terrorism as human nature, that means we all have “terrorist” nature inside our self. To affirm my opinion, let us see some examples about what I called small scale terrorism. We already know that bullying happened much in school inside young people “territory” between superior group of young people and inferior group of young people. The bullying itself is some form of small scale terrorism, because it invades other people freedoms. Then, another example about small scale terrorism is when some groups gossiping about the badness or the deficiency or other people, it is clearly invade other people privacy. Again I am going to say this is examples of small scale terrorism.