It seems that not much has changed since I wrote the following after the 50th commemoration of the Holodomor in 1983:
Some food for thought -- especially in the letter to the editor in response to the article.
Esp. on this anniversary of John Lennon's death. His wishful thinking about peace was one thing, but somehow the fact that someone is an aggressor did not enter the picture. Giving peace a chance only works if EVERYONE is peaceful.
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones again had an excellent article in your paper, Maybe it's time to let women rule world, on Dec. 3. As George McGovern, during his 1972 presidential campaign, put it, "I'm sick and tired of old men dreaming up wars in which young men do the dying."
When Dan Rather, the former CBS news anchorman, was on a hospital ship off the coast of Vietnam during the Vietnam War, he went into the hold of the ship and heard only one word from the lips of those wounded young soldiers, some with multiple amputations.
What was the word? It was "mother." As Rather put it, "None called for father, or for doctor or nurse. Only mother." Mothers the world over, are you listening?
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