On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., 4th April 2018, seven Catholic plowshares activists entered Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Mary’s, Georgia. They went to make real the prophet Isaiah’s command to “beat swords into plowshares."
Researching the ICC since its inception on 1st July 2002, it's become painfully clear that the court is persistently criticized, threatened and forced into legal face-off with guilty-as-hell rogue states in the merciless war for justice.
While there’s no denying COVID-19 is a serious contagion, the reality is seasonal influenza/common flu kills up to 54,167 people per month globally (multiplied by 12 months totalling up to 650,000 deaths worldwide annually). We all need to get a grip and not treat our loved ones or neighbours, who are struck down with COVID-19, as though they’re lepers or carriers of the Black Death!
Are we prepared to walk in their shoes? Or spurn their humanity? Renounce we are them and they are us? Insist their tragedies will never be us?
#IStandWithIlhan! It’s mind-boggling how we joyfully ostracise without valid proof. We may be too busy to do what’s right, yet we obviously have oodles of time to gloat over injustices.
Can a human being die of a broken heart? Was the Angel of Justice a "friend of God"? To what purpose do governments blatantly inundate us with fear, ensuring division and unjustifiable resentment? Why does Ayn Rand's "philosophy of objectivism" still influence many influential people worldwide?