It seems every day the carnage on the news gets worse. Syria seems to be the worst of it right now, but its hardly the only place where human on human violence occurs weekly.
What is it, that has brought out the worst in us? What is it that has made mankind have such disregard for life? How can world leaders and military commanders who can make a difference not act to stop it when they see this brutality?
We can attribute it to all the excuses man usually fights for, religion, land, resources take your pick. This era seems different in my opinion. This era seems to be particularly cruel and inhuman.
I lived through most of the cold war and though it may have been stressful dealing with MAD, things seemed relatively balanced. Now the threat of MAD still hangs over our head and bigger countries are still equipping smaller countries to manipulate them.
The mass migration of refugees shows the extent of how terrible things have become. How hard it must be for some to leave the home their proud family has occupied for generations? Starving entire cities and killing anyone who tries to flee to safety is beneath human.
There were plenty of civilian deaths in other wars. What's different now is how adept the media is at getting us the news and photos. You would think seeing and reading about the slaughter would make us want to stop it. What's most upsetting of course is the children and innocent civilians.
If its possible to be ashamed of your planets entire race, then I am.
So I ask again, what is it that has brought the worst in us?