Letter: Jimi Hendrix offered useful insights on nature of power 50 years ago

February 15, 2013 

Those in power seem to believe that every problem is complex, therefore very difficult to solve, while the answer to any problem is very simple.

Many have been wrangling for weeks in Washington, D.C., about what happened in Benghazi and how to solve the tragedy -- pointing fingers with pointed barbs, with no solution, just more questions.

Many suggestions have been presented. But Jimi Hendrix had the only solution. Hendrix had a very brilliant but troubled mind. In 1963 he penned these very insightful and powerful words: "When the power of love is greater than the love of power, we shall have peace."

Only when those in power accept these 18 words as the solution to every problem shall we have peace.

MELVIN L. KAUFMANN, Walla Walla

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