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Declaring war on declaring war

Michael Bauce
Monday December 03, 2001


The “war mentality” currently sweeping the nation is insane, but hardly surprising. We’ve been through this many times before. Whenever we’re faced with a serious problem, we become fearful, angry and then issue a declaration of war. Whether it is the war on drugs (where we’re willing to destroy lives), the war on cancer (where we create a battlefield on the human body), or the war on terrorism (where we are all potential targets); one thing remains constant: We as individuals and as a nation have become masters in avoiding any personal responsibility whatsoever for what happens to us in this life. In short, we’ve got a bad case of victim mentality, unwilling to accept that it is we and no one else who is responsibile for our continued deteriorating conditions. 


Michael Bauce