.Your Letters, Week of Feb. 15

Perpetual Madness

Again and again, seeming to never end, a civil war is fought for justice and the simple basic right for life and the liberty not to be persecuted because of skin color.

If it’s not the color of skin, it’s the choice of religion or beliefs or the gender one is born with. There’s no sense to it, no reason, no cause except ignorance and propensity for hate and violence. Humans blindly destroy one another, take the lives of millions, of any age, practically anywhere and still, still, they have not learned, if not love, then simple tolerance and respect for all beings.

I came into this life at a time when the world was at war, the carnage incomprehensible; from babies to the aged ones, none were spared. From the cauldrons of the camps to the battlefields, cities and nations destroyed. And why? No goddamn reason really. Ignorance, hatred and fear ruled the day. And so it continues, day after day, year after year, and where it ends nobody knows.

I contend that at the root of insane actions, from the Native American genocide to the police murder of Tyre Nichols, for no reason, it is ignorance and the cognizant insistence not to correct it that drives this perpetual madness. The epitaph of humankind?

Will Shonbrun

Boyes Springs

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Daedalus Howell is the editor of the North Bay Bohemian, Pacific Sun and The Healdsburg Tribune. Link in bio for so much more.


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