Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Night Devoid of Stars

Said so well...

"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 the violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate.... Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I war internally against war. I do support the troops -- but what does that really mean? I want them home safely. I thank them for their service. It is more complicated than that. There is a national deficit, economic struggles, and yet war is a financial priority in the U.S. budget. Forecasts of finances needed to proceed with the war in Iraq are staggering. The whole thing is troubling.

And as a side note, waterboarding is just plain wrong.

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