A peculiarity of our species is its reflexive need to make one individual responsible for what happens: Smith’s slap, Putin’s war. The concept of personal responsibility contests the truth that we are not in control, things happen as they must, and everything causes everything
The sine qua non of justice is that no one loses. Or wins.
There is, in truth, no justice. There is a striving for justice. One obviates the other.
Is peace concealed beneath the folds of a black robe? In columned architecture?
MLK had a dream of justice. A nightmare is also a dream.
No justice, no peace. ‘Waiter! There’s no fly in my soup.’
Peace is lawless.