Originally posted on A Practitioner's Path:
Lately I’ve dialed back my consumption of news broadcasts. I found that the volumes of bad news followed by worse news made poor fodder for a good night’s sleep. I still catch news now and then, and am almost always sorry. One morning before work a few weeks back, I did it again.
The report fragments that followed me out the door that morning were pretty upsetting. They included details on grisly terror activities, the scare here in the States, and what seems to me to be continual attempts to justify maintaining the enormous military-industrial complex that President Eisenhower so presciently warned us about in 1961.
I left the house that morning wondering if we’ll ever live in a peaceful world. In this age of globalization where we mix with other cultures, learn about each others’ histories, successes, failures, hopes and dreams it feels counter-intuitive that we would be backsliding…
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