Once Upon a Time...

posted by Jeffrey on Monday, September 11, 2006 at 10:38 AM

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...in a galaxy far, far, away, there was a mighty group of powerful life forms. These life forms felt that it was their responsibility to ensure that all other life forms in their immediate galactic community be treated with morality and justice (at least as they see it, and hence, pursue it).

Unfortunately, the quasi-nobility of these life forms' goal of ending tyranny was jaded by the means in which they attempted to accomplish it. They continually employed the use of war to end, in their perception, the rule of evil and tyrannical leaders in other regions of the galaxy. This, of course, created many problems.

Suddenly, one day, for the first time in history, these life forms' own world was attacked by other beings who's world they were currently "liberating"! Having never experienced an attack on their own land, the beings of this super planet were outraged! They spent many of the immediate coming years re-living, or at the very least, living through the perspective of that one vulnerable day on which they were attacked.

What these mighty people failed to realize is that, though they had suffered a serious and great loss, it was but a glimpse of what a large percentage of beings in their galactic community experienced on a daily basis. What's more is that those beings were subjected to such terror by both, what we shall call, the "super-beings", in the means by which they sought to liberate, and by the tyrants from which these life forms needed freedom from.

One day, and it is unclear whether it was mere months or millennia in the future, these "super-beings" discovered that war can never end (or prevent) war. Destruction can never repair destruction. Tyranny can never stop tyranny. It is only Love that can free all people of the galaxy, including themselves, from fear, hate, war, poverty, and death.

It is believed that this understanding came to spread as far as our home we call Earth, and that we illustrated this by ending great stories with, "...and they lived happily ever after." Sadly, shortly after this learning (and despite the continued use of it's illustrative story ending), that knowledge was lost. I wonder when it will be discovered once more.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such young ignorant liberal blather.

War is love...tough love, which is the highest form of love.

Don't you remember the few years back when dad would say 'this is going to hurt me more than it's going to hurt you' right before paddling ensued?

Don't be deceived by those who mislabel war as hate. Hate's seed is selfishness and there is nothing selfish about war (sending our sons and daughters into harms way to defend others from tyranny is an act of UNselfishness).

Maybe when you come down off whatever high took you to that galaxy far, far, away you'll wake up to reality and pick up your sword and fight for those who cannot fight themselves.

September 11, 2006 3:53 PM

Blogger Sam Davidson said...


This is well said. Your anonymous commenter is just trying to find a way to justify his/her hate.

Since creation, we have tried war in order to bring peace. How absurd! Nonviolent love is the only way in which things will change. Thanks for pointing us in the right direction.

September 12, 2006 7:27 AM

Anonymous In the name of love said...

Dear Sam,

The post is well said, albeit misguided.

I'm not masking any hate, it's love I advocate...certainly a different aspect of love than the typical liberal montra of "lets just all get along" that this poster advocates.

Certainly you see the selflessness and tough love demonstrated by hero's of our nation who, unselfishly and in love, killed those who would cause harm to others. It wasn't easy for them...killing another human being isn't for the faint of heart...it requires courage, a foreign concept to the liberal.

War has brought about many periods of peace throughout world history...the old testiment has abundant demonstrations of God using war and destruction to bring about peace for his people.

September 12, 2006 10:20 AM

Blogger Kat Coble said...

Jeffrey, a couple things.

First off, we have been attacked on our soil numerous times in the past. (1812, 1941, 1991, etc.)

Second off, I hope you know that I have great respect for you. Which is why I was really disappointed to see you use yesterday for something political.

September 12, 2006 10:23 PM

Blogger Rick said...

I wonder what the anonymous commentor in the name of love would say takes more courage and love...

to kill ones enemy or to give up one's life for their enemy?

I think your post speaks of the essence of life not politics.

Young ignorant liberal blather...geez...who comes up with this stuff?!?!

September 13, 2006 4:36 PM

Blogger gavin richardson said...

i think i saw that star wars movie. was that 'wrath of khan'??

September 13, 2006 11:20 PM

Blogger ersatz said...

To anonymous and 'in the name of love' - liberals can be patriots. Liberals can join in the armed services. I personally take offense at the comment that courage is a concept far from liberal ideology. As an officer in the United State Air Force and a liberal in my political views, I fight for liberation. I would fight in different ways, though, if I were in charge.

Trying to spread peace and democracy (an idea I am highly in favor of) is a high ideal. President Bush is my Commander-in-Chief. I have pledged my life to do as he says. I do not agree with his methods, but I agree with his goals. I was disappointed with the president's speech on the evening of 9/11. He could have done that later.

September 14, 2006 9:14 PM


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