The American political world has been on high alert these last
several weeks as everyone, it seemed, became immersed in the ins
and outs, highs and lows of the Brett Kavanaugh and Christine
Blasey Ford controversy.
Unfortunately, Americans have no Holy Oracle to go to to resolve
such difficulties. And our media, including social media,
which is good at giving us lots of information and view points
(often political propaganda), which is good for our animal and herd
instincts, often cannot get us to the core problem troubling the
We offer this as a glimpse of light in an effort to find the
potential core problem.
Every human being, from every part of earth, and in every era of
history, has suffered some dreadful wrong, painful event, disease
or hardship. People on this planet have gone through poverty,
drought, cancer, stroke, war, rape, assault, revolution and every
other kind of hardship.
In just the last few days, the people of Indonesia experienced
earthquake, tsunami and then a volcano eruption.
In each and every hardship, each human being is called to figure
out what happened and what to do.
We happen to know many immigrants and refugees. Almost every one
of them wants to get on with his or her life. They want jobs,
families and the American Dream.
Among all the refugees and immigrants we know, not one has
elected to return to Cuba, or Venezuela, or Honduras, or Vietnam,
or China or Yemen, or Ukraine, or Poland or anywhere else and make
a life built upon tearing down the government they hold responsible
for their pain and suffering.
The want jobs, good lives, families and the American dream.
It just seems to us that wanting to lash out at a part of the
human race is of almost no avail. Human beings cannot run their
lives for long on hatred, anger, resentments and rage.
After World War II, even most Holocaust survivors wanted to get
on with life, family and whatever prosperity they could muster.
Usually, people who survive such ordeals have a deep sense of
gratitude, often a sense of some Godly intervention in their
unexpected salvation and deliverance.
Mans Search for Meaning is a 1946 book by
Viktor Frankl which explains his personal response to the death
camps and his life after.
Although there were Nazi hunters, who made it their duty to find
and bring to justice certain people responsible for war crimes and
crimes against humanity, the mass of society is often ill suited to
such work and they just want to get on with their lives.
The Nazis were deplorable,...