This is an awesome article concerning the message of yesterday's gospel.
Something most people don't know if they haven't studied the bible is that when Jesus is quoting "an eye for an eye" he is actually going back to the law of Leviticus, in which what was taken from you was exacted from the one who took it. Back in the times of Leviticus it made sense, it brought things back to level.
Jesus was radical though. He asks us endure more. He asks us to not seek revenge, but rather work toward a spirit of forgiveness.
I remember a saying of my mother's (used in the article) An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
We need to be radical, like Jesus. We need to find a different way to settle our differences at every level.
Besides, despite the resurgence in Pirate movies, no one really looks good in eye patches.