Pubdate: Mon, 11 Nov 2002
Source: Macon Telegraph (GA)
Copyright: 2002 The Macon Telegraph Publishing Company
Author: Matthew T. Watkins


Can anyone tell me why the "war on terrorism" will be any more successful
than the "war on drugs"? They are both a war fought against hate. Drug abuse
is the result of a hatred of self, while terrorism is a hatred of others.

We can put millions upon billions of dollars to fight both, and at the end
of the day, the best we can hope for is a draw. No bomb dropped or arrest
made will ever curb the hate in this world or keep us safe from the self
loathing that is at the root of both. Only love will conquer this hate. Only
by becoming students of truth and love will we ever be able to end these
wars and all others.

Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe 20 years from now after our "enemies" have been
beaten into submission, we will sit at the table of brotherhood and still be
able to look each other in the eye, knowing that good has prevailed. But
after a 20 year war against drugs, countless lives ruined, and still no end
in sight, I doubt it.

Matthew T. Watkins
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