Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The War On Terror - should it terrorize us?

17 years.

It's been 17 years since leaders in the United States of America started "The War On Terror."

Do we live in a world now characterized by peace and kindness?

When will this war end?  

Where, precisely, is it being fought?

What are the costs?  [ The $ price , the loss of life and future debts, the reframed values.]

Is it possible that if we had stewarded our funds and the lives of many people differently, that a different future could now be possible for our children?

The Plough has a recent article that connects these ideas and the thinking of Martin Luther King, Jr. entitled: The Casualties of War

"We live in a world where nuclear and biological weapons proliferate, where there are war refugees in unprecedented numbers and war profiteering in an unprecedented boom, and where far-flung and unaccountable violence begets insurgency across the globe and cynicism at home. These evils cannot be denied, and can tempt us to apathy or despair rather than humility and justice."
" . . . we need 'the vision to see in this generation’s ordeals the opportunity to trans- figure both ourselves and American society.' "

Toward eupan ~

marty alan michelson, ph.d. 

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