The front page of The Cincinnati Enquirer this morning is about the different “style” among candidates for mayor. The inside forward pages are about medical costs and the state of readiness for Obamacare. There is a feature section that acknowledges Obama acknowledging Martin Luther King.
It is as if Syria disappeared for a day, along with immigration reform. There is some mention about jobs and the high turnover at casinos. I have no idea what that is about.
Having reviewed the feedback from articles that I receive from posting on my Facebook page, there are some dedicated and serious thinking folks who care much about America entering another war. Mostly, they don’t see the need for U.S. intervention even though chemical weapons have been used against the Syrian population.
Now, these readers are compassionate people, but they are wrestling to find compassion for people among which there is little to like,
I reminded them that Steve Jobs was from Syrian descent. What does that mean? It means that in the population of Syrians there are geniuses. There are people from which great contributions may be made when they are equipped with opportunity.
List of things that make a difference in the destiny of people
- Free and democratic society that produces a positive environment for entrepreneurs and invention
- Compassionate society that cares for people in need
- Society that favors adaptation, flexibility, and tolerance
- People who are not constrained by extreme political and religious ideology
Still, the question is about intervening in Syria. One school has it that the Syrians should deal with their own internal problems. Another school is that people in distress represent a humanitarian need that cannot be ignored. Still others believe that rogue nations in possession of chemical weapons and other weapons of mass destruction should not be permitted to be armed as such.
“U.K. under pressure to produce Syria evidence
LONDON — Britain’s government says the legal conditions have been clearly met for taking action against Syria for allegedly launching a chemical attack against its people.
However, the opposition Labour Party has said it wants to see “compelling evidence” of the Syrian regime’s guilt before siding with Prime Minister David Cameron’s governing coalition in a parliamentary vote.
Labour Party leader Ed Miliband said he was “determined we learn the lessons of the past, including (on) Iraq,” where much ballyhooed evidence of weapons of mass destruction was subsequently deemed to be false.”
1.Free and democratic society that produces a positive environment for entrepreneurs and invention
Free and open societies that embrace democracy and respect individuals are the most productive and successful in the world. Just look at the map to see for yourself.
2.Compassionate society that cares for people in need
Even when forced to confront problems militarily, Americans and allies try to do it with compassion for local people and their culture. Sometimes in war individuals make mistakes for which they pay with punishment. On the whole, Americans are compassionate.
3.Society that favors adaptation, flexibility, and tolerance
Tolerance is an extremely important virtue to combat extreme intolerance. People succeed best in a collaborative and adaptive society where there exists high diversity.
4. People who are not constrained by extreme political and religious ideology
People who are not constrained by political and religious ideology appear to be more successful in the world. People who are compassionate cannot stand by and watch bullies terrorize fellow human beings.