It is said that “all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”. Well here’s one guy that did something about the mind poison that is racism (the illusion of separation, taken to the extreme). Some months ago, in the midst of racial tensions at the Air Force Academy, general Jay Silveria delivered a convincing and moving speech against racism:
I am extremely happy when I see that certain people in positions of power take a stand against infectious, debilitating ideologies. As a matter of fact, I’m so happy that I’m going to (almost) ignore the fact that this speech comes from a person that presides over an institution that trains people into the art of killing other people (which is sometimes erroneously called “defending the values we believe in”).
But who knows, maybe the good general will one day hold a lecture against the very concept of war. Judging from this speech only, this is an honorable man that is doing the best he can given the circumstances, which is really all that can be asked from soldiers!
Here’s the YouTube version, in case the other link expires: