Friday, September 6, 2013

My thoughts on Syria and all the other wars

Those who hold power - whether it be the real, tangible power of the United States president or the more tenuous power of a popular kid in high school - should use their power to protect and serve those without it. 

No matter how powerful an entity is, they cannot possibly protect everyone who needs protecting. There will always be more to do. More villains to destroy. More poverty to eliminate. More disease to eradicate. More. More. More. 

Since the powerful cannot possibly protect everyone everywhere all the time, they have to make choices. Get involved in some disputes, leave others to work out on their own, mediate, ignore, send troops, send money, give nothing more than advice, watch helplessly from the sidelines. 

I don't want to be the one who decides who gets help and who is ignored. 

In choosing who to help, the interests of the powerful will be considered. Not necessarily because it's important to do so, but because the powerful person is mortal and fallible and it is inevitable. 

All I can do is pray that our leaders act wisely, tread carefully, and listen to the still small voice that will invariably guide them to do what is right. 


  1. It's been extremely disheartening to see most of the commentary around Syria. Thanks for writing this.

  2. Gina, we'd like to invite you to become one of our Authors in Alexandria. This invitation has been extended to you by email as well.

    In addition to posting on anything you wish, as you desire, you may of course mirror posts you've already written from here or elsewhere to gain a different or additional audience or for any other reason that appeals to you.

    If you think you might be interested, contact me through Alexandria or by return email via this comment and I'll forward our formal invitations for you to look over and return if you decide to proceed.

    Come contribute your perspectives and opinions to the ongoing conversations there or, even better, start some new - and different - ones of your own.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    H. M. Stuart