It always comes back to that damned tribal hardwiring that nature can’t figure out how to get rid of its negative offset — xenophobia. It hoped that folks of like kind would worked well together, which they generally do, but then apparently it couldn’t figure out that demagogues might have a great time getting folks all worked up over those who were different.

But then again, as I have been repeatedly saying, the ultimate law of the universe is probability balance — at some point in time creativity and good will be offset by destruction and evil.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store