The idea behind this podcast begins in the alleyways of Venice, only a few days ago. When observing the buildings and reading the history, one particular period stood out for me as significant to everything happening today. Listen to my amateur-armchair history summary and hear the shocking list of parallels between the Venice of 1200 and the Venices of today.
An imaginary terrorist was killed today.
Check that. We are supposed to believe, because experts tell us, that an imaginary terrorist was killed in Iraq.
At the same time, political leaders, with almost invisible public approval ratings, and even less visible understanding of how many people’s lives they’ve helped ruin around the world though their modern day crusades, they like to imagine that this will somehow bring peace.
Politicians teach our children so many strange lessons these days: Violence is a good answer to violence. Killing people solves problems. Bombing them is good for them. And try never to think about or be considerate to your neighbors, no matter what you do.
Are there still humans on this earth that don’t work for the british or american governments that actually believe peace will now follow?
Still.. big day huh.. they killed that actor who plays that terrorist guy on TV.