Take-Off from Boston
Nearing midnight on a little turboprop taxiing for take-off from Boston. Here for a session at MIT on 'Gearing for Success'. Boston is just recovering from a week old scare, tomorrow is the memorial service. The perpetrators of this ghastly act are young men; the innocent looking face of the younger of the brothers is disturbing at the least. This boy,19 years of age, could be any of our children and how they have been demonised by the propaganda of religious machinery does not augur well for this world.
Religious philosophies that have world conquering ambitions have the propensity for causing a grievous blow to all life upon the planet. In the last two millennia, there has been much uninstigated violence, violence unleashed upon various people of the world by the religious groups across the planet. This landscape of violence that they have left, continuously talking about peace, love and compassion is abhorrent and has scary scenarios hidden in them.
It is time to address some fundamental causes that propel these types of violent actions in the name of religion. It is time that the public discourse moves from the politically correct stance to striving for solutions for the ills of our times. There is some very strong stimulus for violence against all who do not share the belief that some have chosen or been taught to believe. These anomalies are there in the very sacred texts that are purported to be the words of God.
This weekend at Atlanta over 1100 people at the 3 day Inner Engineering. Session was a blast. The sheer variety of people is very interesting.
Past midnight and the two propeller engines are roaring and hurtling us through the moonlight lit sky. The wingless creatures that we are, that we can even fly is a blessing. Thanks to Lilienthal, the brothers from Dayton, Ohio and all those who strived and those who died for aviation as we know it today. What an immense gift.