I have been sitting back taking in some of the rhetoric and “comedy” that has been on the air waves since the United States made its inroad into Pakistan. It has all seemed rather crass and brassy to me. In spite of myself, there have been a couple of jokes that made me laugh, but mostly I found it all un-funny in the extreme.
The other day I ran across a quote on Sue O’Keiffe’s blog, Sacred Circle Mandalas, and I have taken the liberty of posting it here.
“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King was onto something here.