Obama is president & The Great “Fence” of Israel grows in size, while Palestinians continue to dwell in refugee camps around the Middle East. Some schools have the “fence” go right through them. This “fence” is longer and higher than the Berlin Wall and creates major international tension.
It is for the best…More Separation will only bring us all together
Do not lose hope…..the halcyon period of humanity is still to come:
“TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.
And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”
― Howard Zinn