Monday Oct 29, 2007

Moral Compass and Information

We have a clear proof today that abundance and "free" flow of "news" and "information"—yes, much of it manufactured for nefarious purposes of one kind or another, and yet much of it potentially relevant—does not make a nation morally wise to understand simple facts like the plain immorality of bringing occupation, death and destruction to people thousands of miles away. 

We also have a proof that, through manufactured fear, a nation can be aroused to a frenzy, easily disarmed of its simplest moral sense and compass and made to abandon its most fundamental social skill—placing oneself in the shoes of others

No technology can inoculate a people against such a moral disease—a disease that can only be prevented and eradicated through "moral education," to borrow McMurray's phrase.

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