A Pass To An 85-year-old Man

Tony Bennett said today: “War is the lowest form of human behavior.”

I’ll give a pass to someone of his age. Either he wrote it and doesn’t understand the full implications or a representative wrote it without really checking with the old man.

I, for one, find many other things to be lower forms of human behavior. Slavery, forced addiction and exploitation, rape, and genocide are just a few quick examples that come to mind.

There is just-war theory for a reason. Maybe Bennett’s self-proclaimed status as a “humanist” explains his ignorance of this concept.

Or maybe he would have said it a little differently in years gone by.