Friday, 16 October 2015
The Crow is Pensive
A big word: Justice. Lofty. Rarely mentioned in an election campaign that seems to be narrowing its focus to economics.
Justice: The quality of being just; fairness. The principle of moral rightness; decency.
Great thinkers have written widely about the importance of justice, which is the foundation of our society. Consider this quote:
“ Remove justice, and what are kingdoms but gangs of criminals on a large scale?” (St. Augustine, City of God)
I wonder what this campaign would have been like if it had focused on justice rather than money? I wonder how our country’s character would change if candidates fought for justice with as much passion as they do for the middle class? Wouldn’t that message raise our hopes, inspire works of mercy, and help us be better than we are? And wouldn’t that filter out into the world? Just wondering today...
The final word goes to Plato: "Justice in the life and conduct of the state is only possible as first it resides in the hearts and souls of its citizens." I guess I have some work to do on myself today.