Saturday, September 13, 2008

Men in the game are blind to what men looking on see clearly.

Today I'm in a contemplative mood, maybe its the non-stop rain thats gotten me this way. Anyways, I found something which struck a resonance in me and I wished to share it with someone:

“Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace.”

Charles Sumner (American Statesman and Abolitionist dedicated to human equality during the American Civil War period. 1811-1874)

I wonder when the leaders of the world will step back and recognize the extent to which their actions and decisions affect the common man.


controlled chaos said...

nice..very nice

Constructive Attitude said...

In one of my political science classes someone once made a brilliant suggestion. They said that we should just put the leaders of nations who have beef with another leader in another nation in a boxing ring/wrestling ring and just have them fight out their problems. Why should innocent people have to die and fight for another man's problems?