A Word From Tom
By Tom Feeley
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I care not if you are an American, Iraqi, Israeli,
Palestinian or whose flag you live under. I care not that you
worship a God, or what his name may be. I care not that you like
or dislike me. I care not whose head adorns the money that buys
I care that you should be treated with the same dignity and
respect I demand for myself and for my family. In fact I demand
I demand that the rights of each person regardless of place of
birth is respected, not because of their wealth or achievements
but for the dignity that is the birthright of all who are born to
Life demands not that we prosper at the expense of another but
that we share our humanity and call a crime a crime, regardless of
who the victim is, or who the villain.
Let us not walk in arrogance across the globe speaking of freedom
while our hands are stained in centuries of blood.
Let us not preach to the world as victims and use the crushed
bodies of the two thousand seven hundred and fifty nine people who
perished on 9/11 as a weapon to plunder a world that has long
experienced the same devastation at our hands.
Our tears and screams for justice are bitter taunts to a world
that has been bombed and bullied by a nation too sure of it's own
A man that has lived his life without looking at
his past and identifying those sections of his character that have
brought pain to others is a tyrant. A nation and its people who
refuse to acknowledge its crimes and the suffering of its victims
is an evil to the world and should expect only evil as its reward.
How poor we are when we consider our own pain more worthy than the
suffering of others.
"Power always thinks it has a great soul and
vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is
doing God's service when it is violating all his laws." -John
First posted 12/24/03
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