These digressions indicate the extensive implications of the Madrid bombings. Rarely in the resulting ruckus is it contemplated that the purpose of such attacks is always to inflame emotions, cause confusion, and upset the imperfect order of things. The clamor to affix blame seems most intense the more a nagging awareness nears the surface of collective consciousness: We are each and all to blame. We are the war fans. We spin history, we inject aggression into our interchanges. We savor our righteous anger, and construct complex cases illuminating the faults of those we oppose. We fund our killers, or personally kill, always with the same results: Hardship and tragedy for everyone involved. The solution to terrorism is to identify and remove conditions causing homocidal desperation. Because we are all killers, there is no killer's cause unworthy of our open-minded attention. Because history, right up through current events is subjective, it is important to consider other perspectives, because they are very much in play, and very much connected. Thoughts in Milwaukee and Medina influence events in Madrid. There are people who feel that the USA is an unwelcome and criminal intruder into their lives and lands. There are people who feel that the USA is manipulative of weaker governments. There are Americans who feel that foreign outrages and insults must be punished with scourging, and none must be allowed to challenge America's military or moral superiority. All of these people, and people with a myriad of other perspectives all share identical fundamental ethics that allow them to function in their local social environment. Dysfunctionally, these are not applied to the world at large, which is undergoing accelerating integration- this is folly. It is not idealism, pacifism, oversimplification, to admit that the policies and provocations that lead to wars and terrorism are evident and controllable. Gaining control over our collective ignorances and angers requires discipline and adaptation, but we and our descendants are born into an age when the vital imperative to de-escalate and control group aggression is rapidly becoming more stark. Spaniards, as a nation, have exhibited a more rational collective response than Americans, comparing our 9-11 with their 3-11, and the reasons are important to explore and understand. Spain is not in the pre-eminent military position of the USA. Spain has more direct and recent experience with terrorism than the USA. Spain collectively emoted grief much more passionately than Americans did. It is reasonable to expect that Spain will now do far less, even proportionate to their world position, to escalate the conflict between the West (and affiliated causes) and Islamic fundamentalists (& affiliated/co-opted causes) than has the United States in response to our disaster on 9-11. It's not unusual for a thread to take off on contentious tangents, but I would like for this one to stay a little on track if possible, because I think there are important lessons.