Tuesday, July 04, 2006

It's All Quiet In A Coffin: The Hypocritical Difference Between Rhetorical And Action

Glenda, over at the Land Of Oz has a little Independence Day thing she is calling "Post for Peace." I popped on over to Pissed Off Patricia's Morning Martini for a double and came up with this comment that should suffice as my "post for peace."
It's all quiet in the coffin. For some, death is the only way to achieve peace. But in the days rich with the rhetoric spawned by the "culture of lifer" types, can't we think of a better pathway to peace that doesn't involve killing? In many ways, the W, Rove and Co's "war on terror" is the antithesis of their espoused pro-life ideology?

Certainly, Ghandi was right and smarter than all the politicos in charge these days, wasn't he?

"The rishis who discovered the law of nonviolence in the midst of violence were greater geniuses than Newton. They were themselves known the use of arms, they realized their uselessness, and taught a weary world that its salvation lay not through violence but through nonviolence."

9 comments:

pissed off patricia said...

Thanks for the link to MM. Glad I was able to get your motor running. That quote says it all.

Neil Shakespeare said...

Bush & Co are very successful at their "War of Terror". I'm scared shitless of those guys!

glenda said...

Amen to that sentiment, windspike!
Thanks for joining. We should all be scared of them, they have no moral compass!

glenda said...

Oh, i added you to the roll of honor!

dusty said...

The war on terror appeals to so many emotions..its hard to fight them all..but we keep on keeping on..thank god.

MichaelBains said...

Right on, as usual, Windspike.

Mary said...

You couldn't BE more right.

Peacechick Mary said...

Wow! The famous Windspike is with us. Hooray!

windspike said...

Famous? My goodness, PMary. I thought I used up my fifteen minutes long ago. But as the blogisphere goes, perhaps we are famous not for fifteen minutes, but fifteen people...

Dusty, I'm not clear on your point? Are you fighting emotions, terrorists, or the W, Rove and Co? All of the above, none of the above? And to which god ar you refering?

Glenda - thanks for starting this thing, btw. Incidentially, the moral compas has been broken the day the reichwing decided to lable themselves the "moral majority."

Neil - fear is a dangerous weapon - don't give in to it. Just smear the shit back on 'em.

PoP - you're welcome for the link and thank you for getting me burnin' on the issue.

Thanks all others for the kind compliments - Blog on friends, blog on all!