Man’s inhumanity to man is overpowering

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

The human tragedy of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 overshadows all that I want to express. I still have issues, yet all seams trivial compared to this tragedy.

Man’s inhumanity to man is overpowering. There are many times I have either witnessed or experienced extreme wrongs in our human world. Large or small, these wrongs add up to what it is to be inhuman. The small make less of an impact, yet I see it adding up to the fact that we are not trying hard enough.

We should be working harder than ever to make the world better, especially in this high-tech age. With modern equipment there’s less excuse for accidents, yet this outrageous military action may be the first in Europe since WWII.

I wanted to focus on the Coastal Watch Tower at Greenwich Point and the Greenwich Point Conservancy starting an effort to mess with the Chimes Tower. Yet, the slow action of all involved with the Malaysian plane makes me wonder. It’s so big that it has to be paid attention to but I see the root cause is all the small issues that go unchallenged.

From incidents of mismanagement at municipal and health levels, to ISIS, to the weapons going into the Ukraine, to our politicians not trying to work together, it all adds up, especially after George W. and Obama are labeled the two worst U.S. presidents in history. Perhaps addressing our human function towards small issues our concern would improve, shaping our function in general.

I know with the caliber of WWII, Korea and Vietnam era personnel, these incidents of friendly fire would not happen with today’s equipment.

I’m looking at so many events that cause harm in today’s society. I’ve been seeing them since the days of my efforts to keep the Art Barn alive and all the positive reaction to my totem tribute to Tod’s Point. Today, I see personnel of less caliber and concern.

This explains, but does not excuse, today’s outrageous wrongs. I see explanation as to how Greenwich Hospital killed my father and refused to treat my mother.

 

Jim C. Reilly
Greenwich

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