Détente is holding. It appears to be more of a border skirmish than a full-blown war. The shaky truce yesterday has become, at least for today, a deeper understanding of each other’s positions. I wonder if it is contagious. I wonder if the governments and peoples of the world will ever be able to achieve a respect and understanding of the cultures of others that will allow for some peace and harmony on the world stage.
I am not talking about just our government. Sure, it has taken plenty of heat and rightly so, but we sure aren't alone in our myopic view of the world. Other countries and governments have been at war or at war simply because of differences between them. And for what, oil, wealth, power? Naw - none of the above. It's fear. Fear of those that are different. My kids yesterday exercised what was for them, full-scale war over nothing. They're kids, we're not.