Thursday, April 25, 2013

Backward Movement

Following is a piece I have in the current issue of catapult magazine:

What's the real issue here?

 It’s too easy to identify progress as evil, as the problem. However, progress is an extension of human drive, desires, passions, creativity, exploration and who knows what else that can work for good or for evil. Progress in the form of hell-bent efficiency has destroyed, maimed and killed. Progress driven by greed is a beast. Blind progress has led us to destroy much of value, including the extreme of annihilating people groups. At the same time, staying put or going backwards can also result in the growth of evil.

follow this link to read the rest of the piece: