Peace is What Happens in Between Wars

Do you care to join me in feeling (sick) that the fabric of the civilized world is coming undone? My heart aches for the victims in Israel and my hate intensifies for terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah. The downward swing in my outlook started on January 6, 2021. I thought our democratic form of government was suddenly at risk and I haven’t changed my tune in that regard since. Then the Russian invasion of the Ukraine piled on more sorrow … and more unanswerable questions. What can I say about this week’s attack of Israel in the Gaza? Organized hate is in vogue. The question remains how did civilization ever progress from the cave? Does social progress randomly reverse itself for any number of reasons and make us collectively worse off?

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