I meant to do a quick (like one sentence) diary noting the 100 year anniversary of WW1 on July 28, but forgot in part because the world is in such crisis now.
I don't know much about World War 1, the only history I've read was The Guns of August, and some historical fiction. But what I've gleaned is that it was a war of choice and it arose out of prior smaller wars and increased Imperialism across the globe. And I would like to learn more about it; it ushered in the true 20th century.
I despair if the human people will ever achieve real peace and enlightenment. But I believe that progress cannot be stopped, and I have great hope that our young people (who have greater diversity in their own lives and circles) will eventually bring us forward into the 21st century.
Just some random thoughts on a warm (and dry) CA evening.