Here is another post I found on the Facebook page of a group called “Tried and Tested: America’s Warriors”:
So I guess “looking the reaper in the eye” is fine and all, but is that our highest end?
From Emmanuel Charles McCarthy: “Amidst the multiplicity of causes in which a person can choose to participate, there may be one that is intrinsically universal and holds instinctive priority for each human being and for all humanity. This does not mean that other causes are irrelevant or unimportant. It simply means that there is an inherently primordial cause that rationally must not be relegated to second place and that rationally must enter into our choices of other causes and the strategies and tactics we employ to pursue these other causes. Whether we realize it or not, we all live and choose by a hierarchy of values, a hierarchy of what we consider worthwhile. It is to this hierarchy of values that the picturesque old saw, ‘He is just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic,’ speaks.”
The following ten-minute YouTube video is the first of fifteen 10-minute videos on the Nonviolent Jesus of the Gospels and His Way of Nonviolent Love of friends and enemies that McCarthy made at a studio in Birmingham, England, in 2012. We will point the other 14 as they become available.