Reflection on living in dangerous times
As Assad continues to bomb the same neighborhood overtaken just days ago by Sarin gas, a Russian naval group steams toward Syria, and U.S. forces move to counter North Korean attempts at intimidation.
At the center of all this sits Donald Trump, an aging, incurious narcissist with no discernible moral center.
It is disquieting that we are so quick to marvel at the “beauty” of Tomahawk missiles lighting up the night sky instead of pondering what a man like Trump will do with such destructive power.
In the face of brutality, in a world prone to violence, which is better – considered reason, even if it cautions toward restraint, or rudderless impulse assuaging the urge to “hit back”?
I have no answer, other than to encourage belief in our own agency of thought and action. Even as the world burns around us.