Pears and politics, immigrants and death penalty: Letters
Pears and politics
As a youth, I enjoyed the many types of fruit my father grew. My favorite was the Bartlett pear. The pear needed to be picked while green. If it turned yellow and ripened on the tree, it would be rotten inside.
As I read about the history of fallen nations, I see how much human cultures are like pears. What caused great nations to crumble was the internal turmoil and corruption within their central or leadership core. Just like pears, they rotted from within and were trashed by the people.
Pears and nations seem to have limited life spans. In recent years, internal... read more