Not Our Business

A couple of days ago, someone in Kabul bombed a girls school (middle and high school). Fifty girls were massacred. I am not sure if the Taliban claimed the slaughter but it’s in their style. The last time they were in power, they banned all girls education (together with music and caged songbirds).

There is a better than even chance that they will take over again after all foreign troops, including ours, are withdrawn. Do I think they became more civilized during twenty years in the wilderness? You answer that one .

“None of our business,” Americans are saying right to left, beginning with my libertarian friends. Sure thing: If I see a man slitting a girl’s throat a block from my house, I just walk away because it’s none of my business. I don’t know how we can sleep at night. Shame will kill you though slowly.

About Jacques Delacroix

I write short stories, current events comments, and sociopolitical essays, mostly in English, some in French. There are other people with the same first name and same last name on the Internet. I am the one who put up on Amazon in 2014: "I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography" and also: "Les pumas de grande-banlieue." To my knowledge, I am the only Jacques Delacroix with American and English scholarly publications. In a previous life, I was a teacher and a scholar in Organizational Theory and in the Sociology of Economic Development. (Go ahead, Google me!) I live in the People’s Green Socialist Republic of Santa Cruz, California.
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