What Is Your Reason For Not Living In Peace?

RECEIVED Thu., Feb. 24, 2011

Dear Editor,
    We are not born of animals, yet at the slightest hint of gun control, we send out our death threats; at the slightest hint of gayness, we maintain our manhood; at the slightest reason for contention, we applaud our baseballers storming the field. The majority of people still believe the solution is to pummel, yet in my humble mumble, I suggest perhaps there’s a better way, an evolutionary way, that perhaps – and take me to court if I’m mistaken – but perhaps we should have so many years ago learned to live together. You know it’s true, you effing know it’s effing true, yet you keep finding ways, excuses, for not living in peace. What is your reason for not living in peace? Because the other guy doesn’t? I know it’s hard to keep trying, but tell me true, do you want to live in peace or would you rather not? Would you rather not just so you’ll have a ready and constant reason to present your argument? God, don’t let this world come to peace before I have my say, before I show my intellectual prowess, for I do not want peace before I myself bring it about. On the other hand, you don’t accept that we are born of animals, yet you want all laws to allow for the legal elimination of those you consider animals, to be hunted down at your discretion. You do not accept that we are born of animals, yet keep in your scope those with whom you disagree. Tell me I’m a liar.
Tom Lay
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