Unconditional love sees all things and cultures as the way they are, withoutmaking judgments regarding which might be better than the other, which might beright or wrong.
Many see the USA as a bold and daring adventure in the democratic, separation ofchurch and state process but also as a demonstration of domination by forces ofgreed and power. One might say that the ruling majority of citizens areself-occupied with their way of life. Seems we have a double-edged sword here.
The USA spirit has led the world into many enterprises that have advancedmaterial knowledge and understaning. Such advances have lead to manybreakthroughs in medicine, communications, transportation, technology ingeneral, resulting in ease of living for many. But for much of the peoplesaround the world all these breakthroughs have no meaning: they are left out ofthe abundance; they are hungry without healing medicines, lack clothing withoutshelter, and lack sufficant food much of the time. Don't get me wrong. In moderntimes, the USA has been a nation quick to come to the aid of peoples needing it,more so than most other nations.
Our focus has been to protect "our way of life" that requires the raw materialsof these same left-out peoples. After the September 11 bombing of the New YorkTwin Towers and the Washington Pentagon it is trusted we begin to see the rootsof the terrorism that you and I so deplore. We require a change in our view, ourattitude towards material consumption at the expense of others, the have-nots.Sure many say that terrorism is just another form of greed, a desire to control,condition the minds of those from those desiring power. And this is true, but isthere not a middle ground in which we don't try to force our economic will onthose not wishing it, to help others without destroying their culture? We areknown to have the power to-live-and-let-live. I know the USA is not trying toconvert any from their religions to its religion for the nation contains allreligions. Peace in our times, for this I pray.
Now, as our vision as individuals widen it is seen that we are concerned moreand more about those who are of less fortune. That same vision prompts us to beless critical of the history that has brought us to where we are as a mix ofhumanity. We see that what is is a result of each one of us doing the best wecan, considering our past. So, tolerance is the order of our day, after cominginto the light of some truth. From there more wisdom shows resulting in morejustice for all. The bottom-line is seeing all people as one family and thinking, speaking, and acting accordingly.