The Invisible War

May 11, 2013 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

Watch Independent Lens “The Invisible War” at 9 p.m. Monday, May 13 on Wisconsin Public Television.

The Invisible WarIt’s difficult to imagine we could allow something like this to happen. It almost seems like a story pulled from long ago in the past, but sadly it’s the present. A time when we would all like to think that the world has a good system of checks and balances in place to prevent horrible acts like these from happening in the first place.

Then, to make matters worse, there was another system missing to prevent the gross abuse of power used to cover everything up and create a culture where it was best just to stay quiet. Unfortunately, this type of corruption isn’t unique to the military, but has been uncovered in groups and corporations around the world. I would like to say this is something that will get better with a time and eventually vanish from our society…

Sadly, corruption from power is an age-old tale and has by and large become part of human nature. My hope is that with ever-changing policies and new technologies, we can work towards a future where we successfully diffuse the balance of power so that no one person is ever put into an ideal position to abuse it.

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