Thursday, December 27, 2007

New Year's Wish

Sorry, but the news today is so depressing - just have to pause in my usual cheerful prattle to say how crushed I was to see the news about Benazir Bhutto today.

Sad sad news here at the end of the year.

She may not have been perfect, but how brave she was to go home & keep campaigning despite the risks. How very, very sad for Pakistan, for the Middle East, and for the world that for the umptyzillionth time that an outcome has been forced upon people by violence, instead of their being allowed to choose it by more peaceful means.

Call it a wish or a prayer or a shmoglovobobiwicz, call it whatever you want, but God, wouldn't it be wonderful if someday Homo sapiens could evolve to the point where "let's kill them" stopped being such a statistically probable human reaction when one group or individual finds themselves intellectually, morally, culturally or otherwise opposed to another?

Hope you don't mind this break in the usual Frogma fare. Can't quite bring myself to not say something.

Here's wishing for a more peaceful 2008.

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