09 February 2008

A "New" Direction: World Peace. Part one of three.

World Peace. What a hackneyed phrase that hasn't seen much use in the past seven years by Democratic or GOP leadership. How can we elevate it to the level of debate? By bringing it to out level of debate.

When asked in Kindergarten what I would do if I had three wishes, besides wishing my mother president and realizing my dreams of becoming an astronaut, I wished for World Peace. I have gotten older and the latter two wishes still stand. (And possibly the former.) Is peace so trivial that it fits squarely with the desires of a five-year-old wonk and 23 year old wank? Not quite. In a tree of desire

in progress...


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Anonymous said...

A friend of mine just sent me this remarkable quote from Martin Luther King.
Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. It is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than to convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather
than love.

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing
evil,it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the
hater, but you do not murder hate. Returning violence for violence
multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of

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