The germ analogy, again

March 7, 2013

The issue of drones is so much in the news right now that I couldn’t help thinking about its spiritual analogs.

People can impact another person with devastation from a distance, I think if they are already connected in some way, but of course if their belief system doesn’t include such intangible connections, they don’t see it, much less take responsibility for it.

As a footnote, I will add that I think physical drone strikes with automated planes dehumanize both the target and the predator, trying to eliminate the issue of suffering from the transaction.  But dealing with one another’s suffering is what connects us, as much as sharing in one another’s love.

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