It has always seemed to me that the common definition of strength is not what it really is. Many Americans this morning are celebrating that force is being used in the war-torn Middle East. The missiles fired on Syria were supposedly dropped because the administration, specifically, the president, were horrified by images of people who… Read More The Definition of Strength
When people are in positions of protected power, the result is unspeakable suffering on the part of others, with little accountability asked for. It was Lord Acton who said, “”Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/absolute-power-corrupts-absolutely.html. Haven’t we all seen it? Law enforcement officers, in… Read More In Gaza, Quest for Power Overrides Morality
The Obama administration is wrestling with whether or not to get minimally involved in Syria, meaning there will be limited military strikes, letting Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad know that the United States does not approve of his apparently having used sarin gas against his own people. Fourteen hundred people were killed. While it is annoying… Read More The Power of Guilt
I listen to and read a lot of history; it is fascinating to me, but it also helps me see the world with a little clearer lens. And one of the things I am seeing more clearly is the horror of war. Veterans come home with memories burned into their souls, as one veteran said,… Read More How We Romanticize War!