Monday, January 4, 2010

What Would The Buddha Say To Abu Gonzalez?

I wrote this in a comment two years ago on the subject of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, who enabled much of the lawlessness and torture of the Bush Administration:

I think the truth is that evil is done mostly by ordinary people who just ignored the implications and did it anyway. That was undoubtedly true of some of the folks who designed Dachau, and it's probably true in lots of other situations. You can't always blame them - people sometimes have to do those things to survive. But often they have alternatives and they don't take them. That was certainly true in Abu's case.

He'll Always Be Abu To Me (Comment #2)

Looking over the assembled quotes from Buddha at, I found this:

“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”

That's as close as it gets to inspirational around here.

UPDATE (Jan. 5): If you want inspiration, or motivation at least, read this, and take it to heart.

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