…good and evil?
I asked that voice in my head I call GUE (God, the Universe and Everything)…Again.
I’m not happy with its answer.
ME: Why is there evil in the world?
GUE: It depends upon your perspective.
ME: Since when is good and evil a perspective?
GUE: Is the wolf or the rabbit evil?
ME: Rabbits are cute. Wolves eat rabbits, so wolves are evil.
GUE: If there are no predators to keep the rabbit population down, they will over graze.
ME: What does that have to do with good and evil?
GUE: In war, the ones who win consider themselves good. The ones who lose do not write history.
ME: How do we rid the world of evil?
GUE: So those who consider themselves good may overgraze the planet? You have Irish heritage. Those being sent to America believed they were indentured servants.
ME: They could be bought, sold, whipped or killed. That’s the definition of slavery. I have 1% African and 1% native American heritage. That could only have happened when the Irish were sent into slavery in the 1600’s.
GUE: Or an Irish slave owner could have used a teenage slave and then used her offspring. One of his granddaughter’s offspring could have passed for white. Both slaves would have been very happy to know of the subterfuge.
ME: Knowing the Irish in my family, that’s quite possible.
GUE: History is told by the winner. The winner will always say their enemy was bad.
ME: Then what is good and evil?
ME: That’s just NOT right!
GUE: I simply said it was true. I never said it was right.
If you wonder why I’m 2 cans short of a 6 pack, there’s your answer!!!