“Just imagine for once if we led the world in funding peace and not wars.” Ed O’Rourke

I pass along this interesting commentary.

Ed

Embracing the Complexity of Peace

Funding peace, creating peace—this is deeply complex, and too many Americans, certainly too many of those in leadership positions, don’t have time for complexity.

Opinion | Embracing the Complexity of Peace

Opinion | Embracing the Complexity of Peace”Just imagine for once if we led the world in funding peace and not wars.”

How, for instance, do we deal with all those inconvenient mass shootings, at schools, shopping malls, churches, etc.? Gun control isn’t the answer because people need access to assault rifles and such—in America we have the freedom to protect ourselves (just ask George Zimmerman). The guys who do those mass shootings are lone wolves and usually mentally ill, so we need to ramp up our mental health efforts, which, mind you, doesn’t actually mean funding mental health programs (the Pentagon needs that money). Is there another option?

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