Killing of bin Laden deserves to be fully recorded and reported.
Historic events in the life of a nation deserve to be chronicled, accurately and completely. The dispatching of Usama Bin Laden is one of those events. We must see the photos and videos (however gory they may be) for two reasons: (1) that is the modern and preferred medium for historical records, and (2) the disclosure of facts has been so “foggy” that the warm sunlight must now be brought to bear upon the events to clear the fog. Continue reading “The fog of disclosure: Why we must see the visuals, but never will”
This was too good not to preserve and, besides, I lived in this era and can relate.
In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to him and explained, “We didn’t have the ‘green thing‘ back in my day.”
The clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. The former generation did not care enough to save our environment.”