Thursday, October 25, 2007
I wonder if anyone else has been suffering from "crisis fatigue", as I am. Even though much is taking place that invites comment -- as in Pakistan, Darfur, and the White House, to mention only a few loci of concern -- one can lose the heart to keep saying what seems to me is the same thing over and over again: That our world is seriously at risk, not only because of "the other guys" but also because of the kind of leadership now in power in the United States. One wonders how things cannot continue to get worse. The "train wreck" our world has been experiencing in North Africa/ Middle Easter / Central Asia / South Asia (it would be called WWIII if such things were taking place in Europe) merely continues to get worse. And the risks enlarge as the prospects get dimmer. The list is too long even to try to enumerate. At least, if one has to explain it now, after all this, then it isn't possible to explain it.