I have been watching with concern the pictures of the terrible destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. Then these were followed by interviews with folks who don’t know how to put their lives back together again. Some with no home left.
All this as a result of a hurricane that lasted a few hours.
As I sat in my comfortable chair my mind wandered back to other pictures of destruction, deliberately caused by we human beings. The pictures from 10 years of war in Afghanistan as we bombed cities, roads, bridges. All the horrors of war.
Before that we were complicit in the attack on Iraq. Before that the war in Korea, in Vietnam in both of which we took an active part.
Now we hear rumors that our Canadian government is working with a number of other nations to figure out how to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb.
The signs are mounting. The blockade which only harms ordinary folk, not the leaders. The recall of our ambassador to Iran so that we can no longer try to talk with the government there.
Will these countries, which include Canada resort to a full scale war? The question that is really troubling me. Is this the kind of Canada that I want?
We used to have the reputation of being a peace keeping nation. Are we becoming a war nation instead?
Is that the kind of Canada that I want? That you want?
My answer is no. Readers, what is your answer?