Something’s In The Water
I think it’s time for an abstract observation regarding human behavior. I’ll begin with a few questions. Feel free to ponder them before continuing on to my theory.
Where are most religious zealots located on this planet? Where does most extreme human behavior take place? Where does it seem that most strife and turmoil takes place?
The answer to this question, to which I think pretty much anyone will agree, is the Middle-Eastern countries: Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Israel, etc. Now, the source of all the myriad problems in these countries can be severely complex – if you make them such. Terrorism, political disagreements, social upheaval, religious differences, etc. But, behind all this, I think there can be found one commonality: water.
Yes, I said water. Why water? Our bodies are made of what? 70% water. All of the intricacies of how our bodies function, the life force behind everything we are… water. Could one argue with me, that a paucity of water would have little or no effect on mental stability of a man? I say one couldn’t. Water would have a tremendous effect.
Here’s an interesting example, and it seems to prove my point very well. If you were to look at a map of the election results of 2004 and 2000, you’d notice that the Democratic votes were of states close to sources of water, while the concentration of Republican voters are centered around the plains, the Nevada desert area, and of course the “Texas Tea” (oil).
For some reason oil has the exact opposite effect on human behavior that water does. It makes people insane. Look at Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and similar areas with plentiful sources of oil – the homeland of terrorism. It’s not even the possession of oil, but the fact that it’s in the Earth. It’s the aura given off by oil, as it is with water. Think of how it makes you feel when you stand on the beach and breathe in the ocean air, standing next to a waterfall, or hiking in the mountains. The air is filled with negative ions. They have a balancing effect.
(A side note: think of what happens to oil when you mix it with water.)
I feel that water is the primary cause for most of the strife and problems in this area of the world. But how can this be? They are surrounded by water. Yes, they are surrounded by water, but it is hardly drinkable. The Dead Sea has so much salt in it that you can simply lay in it and float. 6X saltier than the ocean.
Now, I know this is not nearly a complete(ly believable) theory, but it’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now. It seems to make sense to me. Almost too much sense. Let me know what you think.
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