Saturday, November 14th, 2015
Woe to the World
I am back at home base. I’m downscaling as far as walking is concerned but I am walking. I’m revisiting the neighbourhoods I know by making a puny promenade (5 km).
I’m seeing a full circle dynamic from one year ago. I see Christmas paraphernalia being propped up for the big commercial hype. I see the liquor store bustling with activity - vain attempts at weekend pleasure.
I do see optimism in the hearts of the people though. At least I’m receiving nods and smiles. I always see that as a good sign.
There is an undercurrent, however, of uncertainty, as always in the atmosphere of this world. The city of Paris is under a siege of terrorism. The loss of 129 lives and many injured, the result of ISIS activities, is very significant. In simple terms, we might make a remark that ignorance is behind it all. But a question continues to linger in my mind regarding such terrorist acts.
At a home program this evening during a casual discussion, the question arose. “Since it is such a cowardly act that just took place on the part of some antagonist, why does the US continue to supply arms to such zealot outfits?” This is a great puzzle for me. I stand to be corrected on such an assumption - sounds to me like it all boils down to economics.
Woe to the world.
May the Source be with you!