Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Rediscovering our humanity

Trillwing writes one of the best responses I've seen yet to the violence at VTech. I think we do need to stand up against violence of all kinds. I think we need to fight for gun control. We need to support each other instead of fighting each other. I can't help but think about the fact that we are at war in another country in order to maintain peace. How can we expect others to appreciate peacefulness when our administration is alway rhetorically waving guns in the air? Part of our humanity may indeed be a competitive nature that sometimes erupts violently, but surely we can rise above that, resist it. Surely we can find ways of dealing with conflict and anger that don't result in a body count.

I'm with Trillwing. I'm standing up against the violence--and that includes the sham of a war we have going on in Iraq. I don't want to see us destroy ourselves anymore.