It’s the beginnings of a New Year…
Posted by quirksalight on January 1, 2007
With the beginning of 2007, several milestones have been touched, and many upcoming changes lies ahead.
Yesterday, we hit 3000 US military casualties in Iraq.
The population of the United States is now over 300 million.
Gerald R. Ford, the 38th president of the United States, died this past week.
The 8th Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, was sworn in today.
A political upset in the US congress gets sworn into office this month with the beginning of the 110th session of Congress.
And the New Year’s festivities world wide is rocked by a bomb blast in Bangkok.
With the strife and upheaval going on in our nation and world wide, it’s hard to be optimistic for the upcoming year, to believe that things will improve. Sometimes, I wonder if we, as a species, are reaching the point where there is so much conflict and violence against our own that there is no turning back.
But the blade that is humanity cuts both ways. We destroy, but also create. The very advances in technology that allow us to kill each other so efficiently also lets us improve the lives of millions around the world.
So here’s to a new year, with hope that we will be able to make substantive changes in the conflicts around the world. That the blade shows the face of compassion, and not violence.
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