Friday, March 23, 2007

The War

I attended a lecture by Robert Fisk last night for the second time. He confirmed my own thoughts and feelings about the USA's foreign policy. "There is no hope." The script from Bush at the start of the war was a rerun of the British invasion in 1917.
This also confirms my own philosophy that we must work where we are. An individual can accomplish much more by working on the local level to make a better world for future generations.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Waking Up

My first sight when I opened my eyes this morning was the dogwood tree outside my windows. It is in full bloom and brought tears to my eyes.
I walked to the University last night and listened to Robert Fisk talk about war. It was really nothing I didn't already know or feel in my own gut. The world has changed forever.
The one thing that struck a note with me was his inference that the 120.000 mercenaries are there to insure that there will be no peace and the population of Iraq will continue to be decimated.
He also said it is not about oil, it is about power.
But, I will do what I did yesterday and maybe work a little harder today.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

World enough and time

When we were young it seemed we had all the time in the world. There was no need to rush and life was easy and safe (most of the time).
Now that we are old, time is running out. Our chance to leave a legacy is short. How can we correct the ills we have created? How can we right the wrongs we have done?
It is these questions that face us more than any other.