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Monday, January 17, 2011

Spiritual Doom.


A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom --Martin Luther King, Jr.

He said that like 45 years ago.  At what point do we realize that we have stopped "approaching" spiritual doom and have actually arrived at it?  Is it when we invade and devastate countries "preemptively," killing many thousands?  Is it when we can't regulate weapons of mass destruction (assault rifles, etc.) even when we have regular massacres?  Is it when the richest 2% of the people have 25% of the wealth, and everyone else's income has remained stagnant since the late 70's?  Is it when a large number of our leaders don't "believe" in a scientific fact as well-attested as climate change, and refuse to do anything about it?  And so on.  And we still spend WAY more money on the military than on programs of social uplift. Spiritual doom is not approaching.  It is here.  It is the status quo.    

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