As another September 11th comes and goes and the agents of fear and hatred attempt to rejuvenate the so-called War on Terror by rekindling the bitter memories of that tragic day for their ulterior motives, it is time, perhaps, for some critical, poetic reflection:
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Zen and the War on Terror
by Mac McKinney
Embracing fear, we deepen illusion,
turning from the Dharma.
Obsessing death, we cling to ego,
impaled upon the Wheel.
Collecting hurts, we cultivate grievances,