Thursday, January 5, 2006

A Different Book

By now, almost everyone in the world has become all too familiar with the neocon's doctrines of pre-emptive war and an endless war on "terrorism". Under the [leadership] of the Bush cabal, the U.S. military has already laid waste to two nations -- Afghanistan and Iraq -- and there are many indications we're gearing up to attack a third, Iran.

Since Bush contends he is acting at the behest of the Christian deity, we must assume he's using the Christian Bible as primary source material. There is no question that selective parts of this text could easily be used to justify his nefarious actions. (Of course, there are just as many sections of the Christian Bible that would contradict his chosen course, but who pays any attention to THOSE parts, anyway?)

What if Dubya decided to use a different book as his blueprint? I'm sure there are scores of them that would lead the world down a different path. One of my favorites is the Tao Te Ching.
To always be the winner in conflicts with others is not the greatest skill. The sage knows to achieve goals without any conflict is the much greater skill.

1 comment:

  1. Personally I like this one for our nation right now...not enough foresight is a dangerous thing for the future.


    Whenever you advise a ruler in the way of Tao,
    Counsel him not to use force to conquer the universe.
    For this would only cause resistance.
    Thorn bushes spring up wherever the army has passed.
    Lean years follow in the wake of a great war.
    Just do what needs to be done.
    Never take advantage of power.

    Achieve results,
    But never glory in them.
    Achieve results,
    But never boast.
    Achieve results,
    But never be proud.
    Achieve results,
    Because this is the natural way.
    Achieve results,
    But not through violence.

    Force is followed by loss of strength.
    This is not the way of Tao.
    That which goes against the Tao comes to an early end.


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