>I have several posts backing up but I just started a new job – same company, new job – and have been swamped with training and doing. So things might be, and have been, a little slim around here – excluding me, of course. So I am rationing my time a bit more these days.
And speaking of rationing…
I have watched a bit of Ken Burns’ The War. Although it isn’t the final word on WWII, and not without its controversy, I find it quite powerful. Even though I hate war, and I find the current Iraq war to be wrong on so many levels, I still get choked up over stories of WWII, and especially ones like those on which Burns focuses, namely, the very human drama of suffering, loss, and true heroics born out of profound fear and deeply felt necessity.
I was also struck by a statement that Burns recently made in an interview with John Stewart that there is no such thing as a good war. That all war is bad, and that he hopes his film will provide some perspective. Certainly I can say my suffering is minuscule compared to those who struggle(d) to live through war. Any thoughts?
Here are some thoughts on the topic from Bill Moyers.