Letters to the Editor

Bastian letter: Man’s inhumanity to man

Man’s inhumanity to man is our world’s crowning and damning legacy. We yearn for the day “when nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither shall we learn war no more.” (Isaiah)

One person observed, “We will not stop the stream of human blood which has flowed for ages if we do not find a better way to solve our problems, feed our poor and stop imposing our inhumanity on others.”

In my life I have witnessed World War II, the Korean War, the war in Vietnam, the Iraq War and a multitude of skirmishes in between. War seems to have no end.

Somehow, we must convince ourselves that Winston Churchill told the truth: “There never was a good war and a bad peace.” And maybe there is no such thing as a good war even when it is fought in the name of deity.

Maybe the words of a previous generation can open our eyes to evils of war. “Condemn me not for my imperfections, neither my father for his imperfections, but rather give thanks unto God that he has manifested unto you your imperfections, that you may learn to be more wise than we have been.” Moroni

Morris Bastian, Boise

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