Two Worlds, Two Moralities
by a dervish
The morality of the individual & the morality of power as a rule are rather different; this furthermore is irremediable because of the problem of Evil.
Evil knows no borders, hence those political personalities who play with ‘fighting’ Evil in the name of protecting ‘the good’, ‘our people’ & ‘freedom’ invariably become smeared with Evil.
The only validation of conflict to the pragmatic historian, then, is the question of the ‘winners’ & ‘losers’ in the unending battle between Good & Evil.
Otherwise, the Lutheran doxology has it right, at least in this case, about a ‘world without end’.
Naturally, the religionists are referring to a world of love; I, here, am mentioning that other world both indifferent to Love & sorrowfully, bitterly pacing its cage like a doomed tiger stolen far away from its own natural home & appointed rest by greedy men.
‘For THIS is the World’, say the Mahometan Sufis. ‘Fear the World.’
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[13 September 2014]