Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Glitter Of Peace In The Dirty Business

What has come of us when peace is a dirty hippy business and war is a holy no guts no glory business?

When there are two "sides" to peace and two "sides" to war?

When the "peace moderator" is the nation that spends more on weapons every year than all the rest of the nations combined, and has killed more people in war recently than all the other nations combined?

When one wonders what is meant by the statement:
The leader of the militant Palestinian group Hamas said Monday that its fighters had stopped firing rockets at Israel for now. He also reached out in a limited way to the Obama administration and others in the West, saying the movement was seeking a state only in the areas Israel won in 1967.
(NY Times). We have come to where we are. The place at the opposite end of our mission and our duty. The place in the book "1984" by G. Orwell, where "war is peace", and where warm is cold.

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