Bad News Again and Again and Again

The news has been so bad of late that I was going to do a category breakdown to distract myself — disaster, horror, abuse, etc., etc. But it was too depressing to keep it up. Then I began to realize that behind the bad news may lie some positive outcomes. Perhaps the destruction of our economy by the greedies will wake us up to the grim gaps between the super wealthy and the rest of us? Maybe recognition by Israel of the horror of its slaughter and brutal captivity of Gaza may shake Israelis back into humane sanity? Reaching out beyond our various wars to out fellow humanity . . . ?

I generally hate the silver cloud mentality, but perhaps . . . ?

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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