by dianeravitch, 5/27/19
Let us pause and remember the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the military.
The older I get, the more I hate war.
I despise those who see war as a political tactic, those who stir up war talk to get votes.
Those who drop bombs and fire missiles to raise their poll numbers are contemptible.
There is evil in the world, for sure.
I saw it when I visited the “killing fields” in Cambodia last year.
There is a high school in Pnomh Penh that was turned into a torture camp by the Pol Pot forces.
The walls of the school are lined with photographs of hundreds and hundreds of men, women, and children, taken just before they were killed. Horrifying.
It is our challenge to be on the side of kindness, justice, charity, love, and forgiveness.
That may be hard. But in a time when so many nations have weapons of mass destruction, we have no choice.
“We must love one another or die.” (W.H. Auden).
He also wrote, in another version of the same poem, “We must love one another and die.”
Both statements are true.