Must we suffer through wars today to enjoy peace tomorrow? War is the last indication that hope and wisdom have failed in favor of our ignorance and hate. It is the generation that has abandoned hope and reason, the generation polluted by the generation before that accepts the possibility of war. Must the generation that is heir to the future also be polluted by the ignorance of the past? When do we learn that lesson? When do we decide to learn that lesson? I think that is the ultimate measure of our species.

The occupy movement sharesd a kinship and deep respect with the freedom movements in the Middle East. If ever there was an opportunity for common ground and future dialogue throughout the world, it has been planted here among the movement. Now is the time. Today is the day. The decision lives in each of us. History is ours to be written, if only we would write it rather than eternally being its victim.

About 900poundgorilla

W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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