Oppressed nations are usually trapped into thinking that the world is a justice-driven one and define their goals accordingly.
The more the developed countries talk about democracy, human rights, and justice, oppressed nations gets more convinced that it takes a higher ability to sacrifice, a higher level of stead fasting hardships, and more efforts to explain their rights to be able to reverse wrongdoings and arrive to a just solution.
Holding to principles, historical, human, and national rights becomes the oppressed nations’ bible and the harder it gets the more ideal, and sometimes mythical their struggling culture becomes.
For oppressed nations, pragmatism is the opponent of Justice. It is so slippery, lacks solid principles, and perceived as a conspiracy to strip them from simple, clear, and basic rights they are naturally entitled to.
Even while swimming against the tide, justice becomes the destiny, the inevitable, and a fulfillment of some kind of a prophecy.
In reality, even without being aware, the rebellions against the world superpowers develop more faith in the ability of the current world order to bring justice and peace than the superpowers themselves, but in a very ideal and artificial way.
Internal voices that warns against such a blind faith and call for a more realistic and pragmatic way of dealing with it, are looked at with suspicious eyes and considered as a crack in what seems as a solid unity behind rights and ideals.
Oppressed nations gets appalled as the world stand silent and, as they believe, impotent, watching the strong oppressing the weak.
The world did not transform to an ideal one, the strong would still do what it takes to preserve its interests, which goes way beyond the borders of any country.
People and nations are still driven by fear; the fear of being attacked, the fear of losing your privileges, and the fear from what you define as the other.
States are still the trusted guard, the one who keeps an eye on your interests and work to ensure you against the other; the big brother you have to trust as you close your eyes.
In democracies, people in general don’t elect governments in order to protect world peace and justice; they elect governments that help them enlarge their share of the world cake.
A crisis or a conflict is not a court panel in which the good lawyer with a just case will win. A conflict is a continuity of politics, but with violent means that allows the stronger to win in a shorter period of time.
A conflict is not, as many in the Middle East believe, a call for intervention. It does not necessarily present a threat to the interests of superpowers, but could in the contrary provide them with the opportunity to impose more injustice.
What is more important in engaging in a conflict is whether you stand on the wining or losing sides; standing on the right side does not seem to be as important.