The Cycle of Violence

When the people do not fear your might
Then your might has truly become great.

Dao De Jing, trans. Professor Muller

I found this interesting article in the Japan Times a few weeks ago. It talks about a Japanese family who lost their son from the 9/11 attack 12 years ago.

In particular I liked this statement:

“If the U.S. keeps repeating this kind of thing, it will have to be scared of terrorism forever,” he said.

It’s not just about forgiving your enemies, but stopping the cycle of violence.


Author: Doug

A fellow who dwells upon the Pale Blue Dot who spends his days obsessing over things like Buddhism, KPop music, foreign languages, BSD UNIX and science fiction.

One thought on “The Cycle of Violence”

  1. Not to mention the financial cost of war when we cannot control our spending. I think it is a good time to rethink foreign policy. Neither major political party has the American people in mind. Other countries allow for multiple parties and ideas. We should also practice democracy.


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