Wednesday, July 30, 2014
None of it is good. I'm talking about the news yesterday. Let's see: war and death in Iraq, Syria, Libya, the Gaza strip, Ukraine. Seriously. I'm talking about this was most of the news. The part on Syria . . . was it NPR or BBC? . . . focused on the kids--well, so did the one on Gaza partially, because most of the people being killed and maimed there are children, women, and old men--who have now had four years of education taken from them, have been traumatized by deaths of parents, dislocation, destruction of their homes or villages or city, deaths of siblings and other relatives, hunger, sickness, refugee camps, and on and on. Sometimes I just despair. What is wrong with us? We are seriously disturbed people to allow this to continue generation after generation. Seriously disturbed.