Friday, May 19, 2006

Citizens of the World

A friend in Seattle is involved in this amazing programme and I thought I would blog it: The problem with the news media is that it either keeps us in a state of terror and despair by telling us everything that is wrong in the world, or it attempts to stupefy us with inanities. Judging by television and newspaper reports, the forces of chaos and darkness are winning - war, corruption, murder, greed, genocide, the wholesale destruction of nature - and we are not told of the gains by the other side, both small and large. We need a balance. We need to know that there are as many solutions as there are problems; that there is good in the world struggling away, no matter the odds.

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