Must we revert to the ‘eye for an eye’ thinking? |

Must we revert to the ‘eye for an eye’ thinking?

Must we revert to the ‘eye for an eye’ thinking?

As a 70-year-old great-grandmother, I have experienced enough evidence of what war in all its death and misery can leave behind.

Haven’t we, as human beings, found a way to solve our differences without reverting back to that old “eye for an eye” barbaric behavior? Our country is the richest and strongest in the world, but with those attributes in a civilized democracy comes responsibility and compassion, not just another shootout. Where are our light emissaries?

Where are our wisdom speakers? Is this all about re-election or revenge as a concession to the greedy oil mongers? Longfellow said it best: “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each person’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”

Midge Pettler

Nevada City

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