Patrick Thibault letter: Humanity's plague of war
Summary: Letter writer states "War, a demonic excursion into the bowels of hell, is a madness, uncontrollable once it starts and accountable to no one."
It is okay to rape; okay to burn down homes; to kill defenseless old people, children and pets.
It is okay to destroy cities; to remove oxygen for breathing with bombs.
It is okay to prematurely age children, turning hair gray, by making them experience the carnage of war: starvation, the smell of rotting flesh from corpses strewn in their streets and to hear the cries of despair.
What beast is this? What living creature would inflict such destruction on fellow human beings?
No, this creature is dead or non-living, without a soul. A soul recognizes the nature of love, the importance of connection to humanity.
This beast is what has plagued humanity since time immemorial.
War, a demonic excursion into the bowels of hell, is a madness, uncontrollable once it starts and accountable to no one.
I heard a psychologist, who works with victims of war say: our morals are set aside during war, in order to survive, in order to kill. We become the beast.