Â Â Â Â I have, for the most part, always been one to live and let live, to not poke my nose into other people’s affairs or business, to not be quick to judge, and to assume that careful thought and consideration goes into the decision-making at major institution-level venues which are above my ken and pay grade.
But it has come to this:Â
The devil is always in the details, and a wise man once said “Forgive them, for they know not what they do”, but how long can we keep forgiving them whenÂ they have been toldÂ over and over and over what the consequences of their actions will be?
People are killing and being killed. And we are doing this. Women and children and the aged and infirm are being displaced. And we are doing this. Families are being separated and far too often torn apart.Â And we are doing this. The prospects for suffering and misery,Â not only in foreign lands but on our own soil, grow and materialize by the day. And we are doing this.
Â Â Â Â And the sad, head-shakingly incomprehensible thing about it all is that the ones pushing for this cannot fathom that they are hindering, hampering and, yes, emasculating Â the foremost, if not the only, capable force in the world standing between them Â and brutal, savageÂ repression and harm.
Â Â Â Â Somehow, a way must be found to not just forgive them, but to save them….from the harm they bring toÂ themselves.Â For they know not what they do.