...One would wonder why a leader of a “free” nation would push hard to support race against race, belief against belief, and religion against religion violence – unless it would benefit the pusher in one way or another...
Easy: Divide and conquer.
To what end?
"Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"One of the main tasks of politiciansis to find words that do not unite but divide, that do not create unity but conflict, that do not heal but hurt." (paraphrase of a quote by Henri Nouwen)
"Fortunately, in President Obama, the child of an African and an American, we finally have a leader who is uniquely positioned to aggravate
the great reparations divide." (paraphrase of a quote by Henry Louis Gates)
It seems to me, and in it's essence, that one man's dominion over another is a failing of man. Supposedly, and according to the bible and the translations thereof, we (mankind) was given dominion of some things.
Funny, I read no reference of man dominating man in any translation of the bible.
Don't get me started, because this could go down some very rough roads!