“…emotionally potent over-simplifications must be provided by myth makers.” (Reinhold Niebuhr, 20th Century theologian and social thinker. This same disregard of ‘regular citizen’, and belief they must be ‘guided’ with simplistic, emotional, information, has prevailed in modern democracy for centuries. Niebuhr is still much admired.)
I’ve spent my entire “should be doing other stuff” day working on this. I’ve not accomplished much for several days – Syria, the proposal to bomb it – has been too much on my mind. I’ve needed to gather my thoughts. To find a way to share what’s on my mind. This post is the result. I hope it offers value to you in your thoughts about Syria, and in your thoughts about ‘where we are’ vs ‘where we might be’ as humanity on earth.
There are many strong objections to the American government’s proposal – that the most intelligent response…
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