“What Hath God Wrought?” asked Samuel Morse in 1844. What have we wrought? What’s going on? A failed coup in Turkey. Horrific war and terror throughout the Middle East, in France, in the U.S. A turbulent time all over it seems, with political uncertainty. And all these acts of terrorism. All these guns. As a society we are shocked at what we’ve become. It’s become commonplace: the mass killings. When will it end? How will it end?

The current political situations in England and in the U.S. as well as in much of the Europe, exhibit a split, a polarization of society. A demographic break break down. We see this split, this Red State/Blue State division in people’s responses to the immigrant problem. There’s a split it the population: the defensive, reactionary, sometimes fascist, white working class that’s been left out in the cold by the new world order VS: the liberal establishment, the younger and more educated voters, who are also disaffected, also feeling the pinch of a rigged economy and rigged ineffectual government. There’s this split and there’s just too much hatred.

We all try to live our lives as best we can. There’s no need for the killing. Most all of us can get along without violence. It ain’t that hard. We must continue to fight for justice and for peace. We have no other choice. We are all one people on this one earth. A part of a whole, a greater ecosystem, a passing entry in geological time. We are here but briefly. Here’s to life.