Today is my debut at Newsreal, the blog magazine founded by David Horowitz to expose bias in the media and fight totalitarianism in all its forms. My first post there begins as follows:
A year ago, on November 26, my friend, Alan Scherr, 58, and his daughter Naomi, 13, were murdered in the restaurant of the Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai by one of the 10 Islamic terrorists conducting attacks at several carefully selected locations. Over 200 persons were murdered and more than 308 wounded in the attacks, which lasted from Nov. 26 to Nov. 29.
Two television documentaries recently commemorated the attacks: HBO’s “Terror in Mumbai,” narrated by Fareed Zakaria; and PBS’s “Mumbai Massacre,” which is an episode of the series, “Secrets of the Dead.” I have to admit, I could not bear to watch them.
But, as a writer in the political opinion niche, I know that one of the reasons you seek to be the one who tells a story is to assemble the evidence and craft a narrative that provides the conclusions you reach with the emotional and logical foundation for their acceptance — and to defeat or crowd out alternatives.
Read the rest here — I conclude my piece by introducing the Maharishi Effect to the marketplace of ideas of how to fight terrorism. I do not know of any other writer who is explaining the use of this technology, which is unique because it has been demonstrated scientifically to work to reduce acts of war and indicators of social negativity such as crime, sickness and accidents; it does not require any belief or faith to work; and it works with as few as one percent, or even as few as the square root of one percent, of a population applying the technology regularly.