Seeking peace is admirable – to a degree |

Seeking peace is admirable – to a degree

A recent letter to the editor bore the title “War is Dead Wrong.” The author was almost correct, but idioms alone make weak arguments.

I agree, as the author pointed out, that we need “… people willing to work for peace and truth …”

What is missing from the commentary is an expression of ideas as to how the people working for peace will be protected from those who would kill them, out of pure malice, with the swift swing of a sword to remove their head from their torso.

I have never met a person who would choose war over peace. I have met some people who would sell their soul for peace and fade into the shadows when their fellow citizens are threatened or killed by those who define peace as simply the annihilation of others who believe in a peaceful way of life that is inconsistent with their own barbarous social standards.

I will beat my swords into ploughshares when my family, my country and my own life are no longer subject to the threatening behaviors of those whose only goal is to violently assert themselves to control every aspect of our lives. Not before then.

George Hicks

Grass Valley

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