I recently commented on an article that I considered was well written on things that drive humans apart. I even said that I liked his piece. Unfortunately when I mentioned the universal law of probability balance that says creation and good must always be offset by destruction and evil, apparently he thought I was somehow condoning racism by the backdoor. He said that I would make a good Trump supporter. Apparently he has never read my numerous blogs lambasting “the Donald.”

All my life I have tried to fight prejudices of all sorts. I even wrote a book about it, A Quick Look at the Essence of Man and His Universe. Therefore when someone calls me a racist it hurts, and especially when he blocks me so that I can’t even defend myself.

Look, I’m as idealistic as the best of them; however, I understand that the ways of the universe are not always nice as we humans see nice. If it were the world would not be in its forever-chaotic state. There are many inconvenient universal truths that must be faced. All we as individuals can do is to try and stay on the positive side of the balance equation.

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

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