Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wikileaks & mr. Assange

If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is wrong, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one ever was truly harmed.
Marcus Aurelius

While the reptilian portion of my brain say, 'cut him into little chunks and make fish chum outta him', another portion asks the question, 'what if our government took George Washington's advice and avoided entanglements with foreign governments'?

I realize that politics has gotten to the point that, like sausage making, we really don't want to think too much on how we get to the finished product, but, I sometimes wonder how things would be if, as individuals, and as a country we could stand forth boldly saying, 'these are our guiding principles, we will stand by them. We do not ask that you necessarily have the same ones, but, we require you to respect ours. Ours are embodied in our Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States. We will defend them and this Nation against all who wish us, or them, harm, both foreign and domestic, until the last breath'.

I'm not so naive as to think this will happen now at this late date and in light of all the things that have happened in the world.

I just get to wandering on the paths thru the kudzu every once in a while.

1 comment:

Paladin said...

I'm simple minded enough to hold both views at once, I guess, without loosing any sleep - feed him to the fishes AND desire us to be more forthright in our dealings.

You're probably right, though, in thinking its naive to hold out much hope in this day and age.

I've made lots of sausage and I've come to realize that if the contents of that sausage are so disgusting that you wouldn't want to eat it if you knew how it was made .... Then you probably shouldn't be eating it anyway :)