Thanksgiving Thoughts

I had originally intended to make this a short post, and I’ll be brief because I really don’t know what to say.

How can human beings continue to perpetuate violence and destruction on each other…all in the name of an entity that does or does not exist, depending on your view?  This world and our place in it is tangible, and real, and can be as wonderful as we choose to make it to be; or we can choose destruction.  That is the simple choice presented to us.

I refuse to get caught up in the politics of this horrible situation in India until I know more about what is going on.  I just know I have a REALLY bad feeling on the pit of my stomach right now; all I can see are the same looks on the faces of those Indians that were on New Yorkers’ faces seven years ago.  Let’s just try and stay positive and hope that nothing further happens anywhere in the world or this situation doesn’t blow up into a full scale war.

Be thankful that you are home safe wherever you are.  Be thankful that you have peace.  Be thankful that we still have a choice to be better than we have shown we are capable of being in the past.

“I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” – Mark Twain

DEPENDING ON THE SITUATION, I MAY VERY WELL BLOG THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND EVEN THOUGH MY ORIGINAL PLAN WAS TO TAKE SOME TIME OFF.  IF NO POSTS APPEAR OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS…THAT’S A GOOD THING. NORMAL POSTING WILL DEFINITELY RESUME ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 1ST 2008.

HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE THANKSGIVING.

One response to “Thanksgiving Thoughts

  1. Ark,
    As one who did grad work in Middle East history and culture, I invite you to read my blog on the topic — not just the attacks in Mumbai, but I’m working on a tutorial on the Middle East. In a nutshell, it’s not our freedoms they hate (Duh!). This attack, along with 9/11 and others, is a response to our foreign policy decisions over the years.

    I’m hoping that President-Elect Obama has a better understanding of the grievances and is able to respond appropriately. Unfortunately, I sense mixed signals from him in this area. He will have many powerful constituencies to deal with that obviously don’t understand.

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