Given the serious nature of what has unfolded in Gaza, and the rage, upset and frustration around the world; including, the justified concern and fear of a potential war that may not be able to be stopped; Kim has decided not to air the show that was scheduled in October on Abortion. Instead, she’s doing an emergency commentary about a worthy and urgent experiment; unlike others that have been tried in the past to change or influence a rapidly deteriorating and socially disturbing & violent situation.
Many of us feel powerless in the face of not only current events in Gaza, but also in the Ukraine. We feel pressured to have strong opinions, beliefs and to talk about who is right and who is wrong and what’s justified and what isn’t. This is the human condition. The difference between past battles and war’s is not just more weapons, but totally different kind of weapons that for most of us are unimaginable.
In modern times, we are now minutes from totally destroying civilization as we know it.
People who advocate for Peace are viewed as “passivists”, “weak” and “fringe”. Many are considered dangerous to an established order. Others of us call upon our religious tradition for help and often believe that these events are “prophetic” and therefore can’t and should not be stopped. Some believe that certain groups deserve what they get and others feel if certain groups are just destroyed that life will be better for more people. Sometimes this is true, but in other cases, it’s not true.
People take sides & the public posts Stories, pictures, audio and videos on the internet. Horror, shock, upset and rage fuel more violence. Newspapers, magazines, News Stations and Radio Stations run the horror around the clock. Ratings go up. Profits increase. Fear increases. The concentration and focus on daily life is interrupted and disturbed. The violence, talk and threat of more violence steals the attention of a concerned and upset world.
The Question is: What can the rest of us do now to impact events for the better?
Kim Greenhouse gives a talk about how we can contribute to the holistic resolution, healing and peaceful co-existence of the region right where we are.
Join us for Part 1.