The recent homicide of the Russian ambassador to Turkey has generated a media fuzz of diplomatic tension, and a dramatic episode like this one reveals itself as a morbid demonstration of political fanaticism, although it does serve for analytic purposes: in this case, to analyze this particular situation under its peculiar stances. Someone advocating a cause, trying to achieve a specific goal by hostile and homicidal means. What the perpetrator expected to accomplish, with such an evil deed? What this event revealed in full was the converging of hostility with political goals, although this is a commonality within the wider spectrum of international politics. Which country doesn’t resort to hostility, war and aggression, when its governmental agenda is fully inclined to achieve its objectives, no matter the cost?
Men undoubtedly have a belligerent spirit, inclined to war and aggression. But why this hasn’t changed over the years, or along the generations, or centuries? The human nature is compelling, and men abide to a degree of instinct, that sometimes is more intense than his intelligence, principles and intuition. We have learned throughout the history of civilization that men are driven way more by its vices, ambitions, personality flaws and rudeness of character than any possible virtues. But these are the general rules of behavior, or are we talking about exceptions? Maybe this doesn’t apply to everyone.
For certain, hostility is only one aspect of human behavior. Like a creature driven by emotion, the human beings revealed themselves to be creatures difficult to study or understand. But we can always make a personal effort to suppress our negative impulses, and let only what we have of graceful and joyful to touch our fellow human beings. Unfortunately, this would not end violence in the world. Hatred, hostility and aggression are terrible diseases, for which humankind has yet to find the cure.