Sunday, October 23, 2011

Confusing Power with Greatness

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.

[source] This is one of the major problems with the right wing of American politics and many in the Republican party in general. They believe that might makes greatness and they are sorely mistaken. A truly great society is one in which all the people share in the profits, not just the privileged few. And, our standing in the world is not based on our power, but on our compassion.