of the world is to make non-stop wars everywhere and to attack and kill other people in daily life. Man remains the supremely violent animal on the planet. Whatever gains in civilization and peace, historically, always have to be weighed against that fact.
Like the Syrian dictator waging chemical warfare on his own people, we continue to ‘do it to ourselves’, destroying ourselves and one another without hesitation. Burns’ quote about man’s inhumanity to man making countless thousands–make that millions today–mourn still rings true as the sad ultimate fact about the human race.