Somehow, I missed this yesterday, but NTodd Pritsky didn't. Yesterday was the 63rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan...a date that would forever change the course of human history as mankind demonstrated that we possessed the technology to eliminate ourselves from the face of the Earth.
Every year 'round about this time, I find myself reflecting on why it's so much easier to figure out ways to kill one another than to find ways to co-exist and lift one another up. Then again, I suppose Evil really does have a far longer shelf life than kindness and goodness. I hate to sound like the naive, clueless, bleeding-heart Liberal so many of y'all suspect me to be, but when you get right down to it, we're all far more alike than we are different. If there's anything that my varied and assorted travels have shown me time and again, it's that we all, regardless of the language we speak, the God we pray to, or the food we eat, want basically the same things- security, freedom from want, and a future for our children.
You or I may not be able to make much of an impact individually, but movements are made up of individuals who decide that the time has come to take a stand. If you want change, BE that change. If you can do that, it means there will be at least two of out trying to make a difference, because I'll be right next to you.