Day: July 8, 2011

Mutterings and musings…

Thoughts that occurred to me in the not-so-still of the night, although it may have been at breakfast… A.)   Humans have a hard-wired need to protect other humans; the weak, those being victimized, our own family, the list goes on and on. You can argue about survival of the fittest all you want, evolution is only a framework for viewing the world around us, and it is only one of many such frameworks. But the facts are a bit different… Anyone who thinks they aren’t should try this experiment; try to imagine that you have a small child, your child, who is alone in the middle of the floor, because you are being forcibly held from going to its side. And someone comes along and starts to kick and beat this small child. And you are prevented from stopping this. Now, there are also many other people in the room, observers, from the press or the government or the neighborhood. Who among us, being the parent of the child, would not plead for intervention, …