I pass along this interesting commentary.
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.
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?