Posted May 7, 2014
by Jerry Alatalo
“The only thing that we can know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.”
– LEO TOLSTOY (1828-1910) Russian writer
Lawrence Wilkerson appeared on RT America for a short interview recently, and he brought some good ideas for resolving the tense situation in Ukraine. This interview was posted on May 2, the day of the “Odessa Massacre”, so Mr. Wilkerson’s appearance was just before that very tragic event occurred.
He joins many millions of men and women from all nations and regions of the Earth in calling for wise, reasoned, and dialogue-driven resolution to the crisis. While many millions are acting and speaking out for peace, billions who have yet to take steps for peace feel exactly the same. On this issue of war and peace in Ukraine – and all the world – humanity has completed its referendum.
Humanity has passed the referendum and is calling for peace.
English poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
“The Prelude” (partial)
Dust as we are, the immortal spirit grows
Like harmony in music; there is a dark
Inscrutable workmanship that reconciles
Discordant elements. (Bk. I)
One great society alone on Earth:
The noble living and the noble dead.
Science appears as what in truth she is,
Not as our glory and our absolute boast,
But as a succedaneum, and a prop,
To our infirmity. (Bk. II)
There’s not a man
That lives who hath not known his godlike hours. (Bk. III)
Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive.
But to be young was very heaven.
Not in Utopia, – in subterranean fields, –
Or some secreted island, Heaven knows where!
But in the very world, which is the world
Of all of us, – the place where in the end
We find our happiness, or not at all! (Bk. XI)
To the world’s leaders: the human race has stood up and demanded peace. You must get out of the way and let them have it.