Some of the most powerful military strategies include "inciting rebellion, division, infighting, or sowing discord" among the enemy. A member of the "greatest generation" (my father) once told me that he misses hearing phrases like "in this together," "common," "united," or "we, the people." My top concern for our country right now is that we (the 99 percent) are divided. That we view each other as the problem (i.e., the right thinks the left is the problem, and vice versa) instead of big government and big money which is a problem because greed now "overshadows" ethics.
In an "eclipse," both objects are seen (i.e., the moon, and sun). But, through the "phases" of the moon, only the shadow of the Earth is seen on the moon. Earth is both the source of the shadow we see, and foundation on which we stand. Similarly, greed (or as the Bible says, "the love of money") is our unseen foundation, while ethics continues to wane in it's shadow.
This ethical "phasing" by greed is: Why we (America) accepts "Money laundering (by terrorists, drug cartels, criminals, etc.) by large Intl. banks." Why communities justify "their" federal subsidies, but condemn others. (Sound familiar?) Why we tear down Hanford buildings, but save their meters and displays for "historical" reasons (TCH 3/24 p.A1). How will we display these items, build new buildings? Ironically, the very next day (TCH 3/25 p.A3) an article discussed existing neglect to 700 "historic" buildings, numerous "Heritage centers, and Interpretive sites," and 117 parks in Washington, and the expected consequences of further budget cuts, just now beginning.
How utterly ridiculous, and embarrassing!
-- D. L. (ANDY) ANDERSON, Richland