In light of today’s "Major Escalation of violence in the Middle East, Woody Allen’s thought might be apt counsel.
More than at any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we will have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Thing is, Woody Allen has it exactly right. He has described the natural outcome and the futility of the reciprocal violence of a "mimetic crisis"…warring brothers, mirror images of each other, locked into mutual destruction. May God help them. May God help us.