Who and What is the Happy Warrior
This blog is a representation, in conversational form, of my voyage to wrap my arms around the world in which Mr. Worsdworth's warrior finds happiness.
(Standing disclaimer: Luckily tests of spelling accuracy ended in 4th grade otherwise I would still be in Elementary School. Be forewarned, spelling errors ahead. I subscribe to the wisdom of a great man who said, "I have utmost disdain for a man who can only spell a word one way." -Benjamin Franklin)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Don't beleive in Evil? A case that may help you to start believing
Our contemporary conception of evil is often quaint and provincial. In fact, there is a large population of the "western world" that believes in an idea called moral relativism. Among other things, adherants to this concept believe that the notions of good and evil are subjective. In other words there is no real evil. Judging things, people and countries as "evil" is a relic and evidence of a non-enlightened people. In a post-modern world of "progressive" thought, to label something evil is as unsophisticated as faith in diety, belief that marriage should only be allowed between two people of the opposite sex and denial of global warming. To this crowd I am a virtual neandrathal.
Evil exists and I only need one recent world event to prove it. You may have heard of the terrorist (suicide) bombing during a medical school graduation ceremony in Somolia last week... Oh, you didn't hear about it? Shocking that our news media was obsessed with story of Tiger Woods! Well, here is a summary and a story link:
Somolia is a hell-hole of a country. Services, infrastructure, medical care, commerce among other elements of civilized society are entirely non-existent. Consider the presence of doctors (let alone hospitals and systems of basic medical support): there are almost no doctors in the country. "Before last year's (2008) graduation, almost two decades had passed since anyone earned a medical degree in Somalia." Think about it, that is a stunning indictment. Not one medical degree granted in almost 20 years!
Enter Benadir Univerity and a group of very courageous doctors: "Benadir University was established in 2002 by a group of Somali doctors who wanted to promote higher education in a country where physicians have become victims of the seemingly endless violence. Medical degrees are obtained there after six years of study." Last week the second graduating class comprised of 43 medical, computer science and engineering students were gathered for their graduation ceremony when some dispicable organization sent a suicide bomber into the middle of the graduation and murdered at least 22 people (people who had spent 6 years in training and preparation to spend their lives in service of their countrymen and to committed to try and build something of their pathetic country).
Want to see what a glorious existence and blessed life we have in America? Want to see the evil that would squelch the light of progress, freedom and goodness? Then take five minutes and read.