Plain in the city

A plain Quaker folk singer with a Juris Doctorate in his back pocket, salt in his blood, and a set of currach oars in the closet, Ulleann Pipes under his arm, guitar on his back, Anglo Irish baggage, wandering through New York City ... in constant amaze. Statement of Faithfulness. As a member of the Quaker Bloggers Ad Hoc Committee I affirm that I will be faithful to the Book of Discipline of my Meeting 15th Street Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Human Nature

I had a funny thought after a friend who is getting his Ph.D. in the study of war told me that war will always be, as it is human nature. Well, there is a fine argument. Some humans also seem to murder, so should we just legalize it and forget the movement towards civil society? Well, after all, the only difference between George W. Bush and the kid who killed a stranger on the street for his sneakers, is the power of his office which grants him immunity for his crimes and the power to order others to kill for him. Anyone who doubts that all these lies come down to excuses for economic power grabs, should read the writing of neo-coms like Wolfowitz, and others who have been George Bush's brain.

2 Comments:

At 12:28 PM, Blogger david said...

We haven't come very far from Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan or Nicolo Machiavelli's The Prince have we?

 
At 2:24 PM, Blogger Larry said...

Lor, I appreciate those who have the courage to say those sorts of things. It looks like the chickens are coming home to roost.

 

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