We all owe Martin Luther King, Jr. a debt of gratitude for his amazing accomplishments, accomplishments that extends beyond race and touches on the most American sentiment: and Justice for ALL.
You might think that this is just insane (and I would be inclined to agree with you), but is he any crazier than the fact that it actually worked?
It’s not easy applying for jobs that should be reserved for people just launching their career when you’ve already had a long and prestigious one behind you. Unfortunately, with retirement savings on the decline, retirement age increasing, social security cuts, and increasing financial burden on the elderly such as for medical insurance, more and more older Americans find themselves being forced into this position.
If you’re laughing by now, I don’t blame you. But beyond laughably ill-informed actions, there is a serious side to this as well that should concern everybody.
There is a distinct difference between a first strike, and opening discussions with a nation to assure them that if any of these general’s actions were to be attempted, successful or not, the US would respond to Iran. That would have put the onus on Iran to avoid retaliation. Instead, with the actions we took, the US is now perceived to be the “bad guy”
We should all be willing to listen to opinions to debate with respect. Naturally, people who are stubborn and disrespectful are not worth the effort. Too many people are hard-headed, not because they’ve thought through the issues but because they refuse to be “wrong”. I don’t mind ignoring people like this (they are the “toxic” people), but I love hearing opinions of those who disagree and are willing to actually have the discussion.
My wish for 2020 is love, understanding and tolerance. These are broad stroke wishes, and for a reason. I believe that if people think more broadly in these terms, maybe, just maybe, it will break us out of the micro managerial thinking that has lead to the mess that we are in.