The previous entry was not exactly brimming with optimisim. Apologies must somehow be in order, but I just can’t bring myself to do that.
I want so much to believe that humans are capable of virtuous behavior on a corporate scale, able to unify and steer the ship away from the rocks before disaster ensues. There’s always a flicker of hope that we can learn from previous egregious mistakes. But it’s not looking that way, currently. After all, there are a lot of people on the planet, and there’s liable to be a few bad players who somehow manage to end up in positions of power.
We possess some fatal flaw, some unevolved, lingering weakness that overrules and undermines our better angels, that keeps us mired in tribalism, motivated by pride and distrust, and a need to prevail.
It is difficult to find the words to adequately plum the depths of the depravity currently on display in Ukraine. The stakes are high for everybody, outcomes seemingly in the hands of people who would love nothing more than to continue preying on peoples’ fears, creating chaos and instability and some new world order.
They of course have to be stopped, which leaves us having to contemplate—yet again!—committing to ridding the world of the latest Hitler wannabes.
Sorry. Just can’t shake this lack of faith in humanity.