Violence

May 3, 2011

A few days ago we heard on the news that a young man and his three children were killed in an air raid. His father, a megalomaniac, was the intended target.

Last night we heard that a man who is responsible for many acts of violence around the world was killed in a surprise attack. ‘He used his wife as a human shield’ they said.

Both reports made me feel sick. It was the smiles on people’s faces that did it. Of course the world can do without such men. And I reckon I would feel like avenging a murdered loved one, and it all makes me feel sick.

I feel compelled to post a quote I saw in my friend’s studio recently.

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” Mahatma Gandhi.

Copy of Tom babe

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2 Responses to “Violence”

  1. vicki said

    Hi Mary Rose,
    I agree entirely. I was at the Library Museum with Margie yesterday and together with Caryn we all expressed disgust at the celebration of a killing.
    My boy Tom reckoned that they had known where he was and were waiting for a politically advantageous time to attack.I saw on the news that all the American hot shots watched the attack live! I was so disgusted I walked out of the room.
    I think it was a very misguided reaction. As long as people refuse to negotiate and see each others point of view and tolerate difference, we are all in trouble.
    After feeling very sickened about all this vengeance, fueled by the media, I am heartened by your post.
    All the Artist I have talked to had the same reaction.

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