The present controversy with Turkey on our passing judgment on Turkish history is - to put it bluntly and sadly - representative of the continuous inhumanity of humans.
The horror of Genocide is not uncommon - EVEN TODAY as I write this piece - and historically in America perhaps the most obvious example was the American Indian.
There's a saying - and conventional wisdom will say that sayings are trite - but here it is anyway.
"Judge not less ye be judged."
I am proud to be American but not proud of everything Americans say and do. My question to all of us is simple. Why is the richest nation on earth unhappy? And why do we need to pass judgment on Turkey to feel better? Did we condemn ourselves for methodically destroying the American Indian as a civilization?
Ask the American Indians and also ask those without health care or who are unemployed or who are struggling to stay alive in a society that has the highest per capita income BUT the lowest social conscience of any industrial nation by far.
Ask yourself who is responsible for the moral fiber of our Nation today? Which political ideology best represents the concept of me, me, me? Who are we to cast stones at others - when we live in the biggest glass house of all?