Honorable Remembrance?

I have never believed that the solution to violence is with violence. Ultimately, that is what we have been talking about ever since 9/11/2001. No, we don’t have to lie down and let everyone walk all over us, but forcing our views on other cultures is wrong. Beyond that, there are other powerful cultures in this world that are just as interested in swaying our practices as we are towards theirs. We are to live together on this world with respect.
Isn’t this the whole purpose of the United Nations? We, as an individual country, have the obligation to express our concern and staunch disapproval of Syria’s actions against its own people. We must use our communication skills to express those concerns and unite with those like-minded countries to stand together. Then as a front, we all confront those countries within the UN who have not expressed their concerns and demand that all members of the UN react appropriately to any atrocities towards humanity rather than slowly allow those violent acts be absorbed into the past.
The United Stated is not the parent that must discipline every wrong action. This country no longer has the wisdom nor the financial capabilities to traipse about the world policing every little thing that goes against our beliefs. The members of our government is under the illusion that they actually know what’s best, all while they are stuffing their pockets with their over-abundant salaries and their kickbacks from shady little deals in dark corners during elections. The few members of government that I know of who actually care about the welfare of our citizens have tried but just been complete squashed by the greed. So, rather than continue to try to fight and tread water towards progress, they drop out, leaving their office open for some other greedy rat to take over and drive this country into the ground.
No, we cannot afford to police the world, not when our own values are so out of whack that no one understands right from wrong and violence is the first means of a solution we turn to rather than the last. We certainly cannot police the world when we have lost the capabilities to effectively police ourselves.
If we were to do more of what Proverbs says rather than allowing our emotions to screw up our actions:
“If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; For so you will heap coals of fire on his head, and the Lord will reward you”. Proverbs 25:21-22
That is SO the opposite of meeting violence with violence. Why don’t we give that a try?


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