I am deeply concerned for our world. Everyday the newspapers, yes, I still read the newspaper, carry horrific stories of bombings, destruction, killings and anti-Americanism. In the Middle East, burning the American flag is almost a daily occurrence. Our administration is turning its back on allies we've partnered with for years. The unrest in the world is becoming more than just the result of economic downslide or perceived injustices. Throughout the world there is an unsettling instability the likes of which I cannot recall in my 68 years. I'm afraid we are headed for a world conflict that will have unprecedented consequences. This isn't an unfounded fear of an aging, retired gal with too much time on her hands. Rather it is a realistic commentary of what is actually happening in the world today.
We all need to pay closer attention to world affairs. We all need to educate ourselves about our country's foreign policies and the decisions being made to not only shape but insure peace in the world. I know we are all busy about many things, but please take a little time to focus on the the bigger picture that actually is perhaps most important to your life and the lives of generations to come.
Fear immobilizes! Education activates! Now is the time for all of us to become movers and shakers!