There Is No Wisdom In This War

I appreciate the wonderful people who come to my site and comment. It’s so important in continuing a dialogue where someone needs to demonstrate some sanity. Unfortunately, it seems those with the necessary sanity and wisdom do not run this country.

I love what Ebele had to say about this as she commented on my last post (she didn’t mean to write a blog entry as she commented):

“War never did anyone any good. If war is so important to the leaders of the countries who initiate it, then let the leaders themselves go to war instead of sending other people to do their dirty work.

“In Africa, there are still some parts where the strongest man in the village fights the strongest man in the rival village to settle a dispute. And I say they had/have the right idea.

“Too many people are dying for too many avoidable stupid reasons – it’s all a distraction from the real things the world needs to be dealing with. Ghandi was able to settle disputes and put his point across without raising his fist. He chose to raise his mind and his spirit instead. He’s not unique in his view. There are lots of people – ordinary people – who want what he wanted. What his spirit still wants.

“I think women should rule the world. Or children. Children are little leaders in their own right. When you sit down and ask them a worldly question, they give you such a clear answer. (There’s a belief (I think it’s Yoruba) that the more recently you’ve come from your mother’s womb, the wiser you are.)”

And Lisa pointed me to Pink’s incredibly powerful performance of her song, “Dear Mr. President.” Please click on this link to Lisa’s post (which, for Lisa, was a Mother’s Day post) and watch it. It expresses much of what Ebele said above in a different way, but communicating the same sentiment. I watched it once, then had to watch it again. Lisa describes it as “breathless.” It is.

Finally, as my husband, Manchild, wrote to the President in his post, “Bring Our Brothers Home (Revised)”:

“Saying, ‘I was wrong,’ or ‘I made a mistake’ or ‘I’ve changed my mind’ just might produce the ‘shock and awe’ you [Mr. President] sought when you initiated an escalating civil war that human hands will never win. As always, the choice to do so is yours alone to make. Only a bad wind refuses to change directions.”

Can the wind of the blogosphere permeate the atmosphere of the halls of our government in Washington? Let’s hope so.

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8 comments

  1. Villager says:

    I agree with your post. I hope that ‘W’ will change his mind about this war … that he will do the right thing. But, I doubt it.

    That being said, we must talk about PEACE on our blogs. We must seek to set a new direction.

    peace, Villager

  2. KWiz says:

    Thank you, Villager, for your comment. It is appreciated.

    Nevertheless, while we should “seek to set a new direction,” part of the problem, in my humble opinion, is that we haven’t questioned our leaders enough. We haven’t pushed our representatives enough. We’ve been passive. We didn’t hold our leaders accountable when it meant the most. So now, I believe it’s necessary to hold the dialogue so that we don’t end up in this situation again. We can’t be afraid to talk about the issues now because when we’re faced with them in the future, we must not view the past as a distant, irrelevant memory.

    So what does it mean to talk about PEACE?

  3. Keith says:

    Hey KWiz.

    I’m always glad to see a fellow blogger speaking out against this insane war, and insanity is the only way to characterize it. It’s OK to be insane in your own mind when your dysfunctional madness affects only you, but when it gets people killed – as is the case with our president – this is when the situation becomes blood red crazy. It will be generations before what this man has done to our country will be repaired – if it can be repaired…

  4. KWiz says:

    Hi Keith,
    My daughter is 3 years old, and I know she’ll be suffering the consequences of this madness probably throughout her lifetime. I believe, as well, that future generations will be charged with fixing the mess Bush has caused – all for the sake of his own ego. Let’s pray the damage down will be repaired – indeed, it will take a miracle.

  5. The New Parent says:

    Hi Kwiz–as always a powerful post. So much desecration has taken place over the past six years. Only our collective intention to change the direction of our times can impact the course we are on.

    Thank you for your thoughtful post.

  6. KWiz says:

    Thank you, The New Parent, for continuing to visit during a time that is uncertain for me. I appreciate your comment!

  7. KWiz says:

    Hi Jenny. Thank you for commenting. And I’m with you…those who are supposed to represent us don’t seem to be doing so. But has it ever been that way? I’m a little cynical these days.

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