Monday, May 2, 2011

As I write - Osama Bin Laden

As I write - the world is abuzz with tweets and status updates noting the news from Washington D.C. - announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden.

There are so many things that could be said about the situation - and many things *are* being said about the situation.

I note a few things. 

Death - especially violent, murderous, state-sanctioned death - never brings about true "good" for anyone.  It might quell the desire that many have for vengeance - but in its wake comes only the need for someone else to seek an equally great (or even greater) retributive violence - and the cycle, so it seems, never ends.

Millions and millions and millions of dollars - and countless hours of persons have invested - for more than a decade - in the pursuit of this one man - and in the process - thousands have died, untold numbers of cities and places and villages have been sacked and rampaged.  Of course there have been numerous other complicating factors, other persons, other agendas - yes, yes.  It is not a simple single issue. 

But. 

What if . . . ? 

What if the money and effort and investment had been made to seek peace and safety - love and construction - instead of vengance and death? 

What could the world be like now - had we sought more peaceable options years ago?  What if we more frequently, more routinely, more sincerely, sought the good for the all?

May persons of all nations, languages, and places do more to advance eupan.

And let it begin with me.

Toward eupan.

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

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