I do think war is sometimes a necessary evil. But oftentimes, it isn't. So we humans have to be very careful before supporting wars and going to war, cause sometimes it's just evil, or at best an ignorant and tragic course of action. If everyone took this approach to war, we could hopefully avoid it more easily. War is always a great tragedy, that for me is true, even when necessary. I think those of you who have fought in wars or have loved ones in the armed services know this even better then the rest of us. I do hope, from my heart, that all the sacrifices of soldiers and civilians in the worlds wars will finally bring future generations to a state of brotherhood, sisterhood and peace. Seeing how we are all ONE family, and that war is a tragedy, is the only way that will happen, imo. As a person of Jewish blood, I know this to be true of our battles with Arabs and Palestinians. All Jews and Arabs descend from two brothers, Ishmael and Issac, sons of Abraham. We are all the children of Abraham. We need to recognize that, celebrate that, treat one another that way, as family. Only then will our battles and hatred come to an end. As Gandhi said, "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
Written on June 19th, 2008