Monday, February 28, 2011

Reading early in the morning makes me gloomy.

The big problem with “wars of liberation,” as I have read about them, isn't the wars themselves. Oh, the wars bring all the usual problems, of course: Death, maiming, destruction, trauma, chaos, atrocity, horror, heartbreak. Bad stuff. But the real problem only comes to light after the war is ended, and oddly enough only when the “liberators” win it. I mean, when the “tyrant” wins, you know what's going to happen. But when the “liberators” win, that's when the lies are revealed. And that's when we get another lesson in what seems to be a universal truth: That “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss” isn't a warning – it's overoptimistic.

If I could find a solution to this, I'd bottle it. I'd make a fortune.

1 comment:

MamaLiberty said...

Well, we already do know the solution, Joel. It is self government, and self responsibility. It is having NO "boss."

Unfortunately, that requires real hard work on the part of the individual, and most people are simply not willing to consider it.

So, that's the problem. We know what to do... just not how to convince enough people to do it.