December 11, 2014
Taking part in the protests against poverty and war held during the NATO Summit in Chicago in May 2012, Vietnam war veteran Ron McSheffery stated: “I am in total support of stopping NATO and stopping the slaughter of innocent civilians. If we took the money we spent on bombs and put it into green energy, we wouldn’t need to keep the sea lanes open for oil transport”. In my opinion, McSheffery articulated a humane, rational, and thoughtful attitude.
It is humane because it values the human dignity of each individual, the right of the every human being to a serene and prosperous life as well as the commitment to the tolerant and peaceful coexistence of all the differences.
It is rational because it places the values of scientific development, technological progress, and global solidarity in the distribution of resources above the production, sale and use of weapons and underscores the fact that […]