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War Internment Lessons: Peter King's Muslim Hearings Will Not Make America Safer

"The boy is the father of the man", so said P.G. Wodehouse. Is there anything truly new under the sun? Anything that is that has never been? The more things change the more they remain the same is a cliche, granted, but a treasure trove of truths too.

Winston Churchill: "Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseea­ble and uncontroll­able events."

There is a worrying thought here from Andrea Dworkin: "Genocide begins, however improbably­, in the conviction that classes of biological distinctio­n indisputab­ly sanction social and political discrimina­tion."

It never really starts from far. It begins from inside oneself. Roger Staubach even called discrimina­tion a disease. For King, it begins with soul searching. The man you alienate today might save your life tomorrow. He doesn't have to even do that. Being human ought to be enough. There is simply no room for discrimina­tion in today's world.

It doesn't really matter at the end. The Latin proverb says, "A man without religion is like a horse without a bridle." It might be time to relook where you stand.

Life is a cycle, karma if you may. Stop all discrimina­tion, King.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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