Where is reason? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

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Trump Rally – Alabama – 2015
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Quest for dominance
calcifies the soul of man
& perverts reason.

Haiku by Rosaliene Bacchus

Of late, I’m having difficulty in focusing my thoughts about life in these United States of America. In addition to following the news on our 2016 presidential campaign, I’m also in tune with the chaos and human misery resulting from our unending wars in the Middle East and North Africa.

The rants from the front-runners of our Republican presidential candidates are disturbing and dangerous. Where is reason in the face of bigotry?

The living conditions of unwanted Syrian and other refugees, fleeing from our bombs and those of our allies in their homelands, wound the heart and soul. Where is reason to resolve this humanitarian crisis of our times?

While our elected representatives pursue a foreign policy of world domination – they call it…

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  • Clyde Duncan  On March 14, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Winston Churchill said it a long time ago and it is valid, today:

    “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

    On another note – President Obama said it in an understandable way:

    Obama would say privately that the first
    task of an American President post-Bush
    international arena is “Don’t do stupid shit!”

    c
    Clinton said “Don’t do stupid shit!”
    is NOT an organizing principle.

    c
    Obama was angry – The Iraq invasion,
    Obama believed, should have taught
    Democratic interventionists like Clinton,
    who had voted for its authorization, the
    dangers of doing stupid shit.

    c
    Clinton later apologized.

    c
    Obama would argue that “Dropping bombs
    on someone to prove that you are willing
    to drop bombs on someone is just about
    the worst reason to use force.”

    c
    Obama believes that the Washington
    foreign-policy establishment makes a
    fetish of credibility – particularly the
    sort of credibility purchased with force.

    The preservation of credibility led to Vietnam,
    Obama argued.

    [some of the foregoing during discussions of the Assad “red line”]

    c
    The Obama Doctrine

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/04/the-obama-doctrine/471525/

  • Clyde Duncan  On March 14, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Oh – by the way – “reason” still resides in the White House, today!! [2009-….]

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