The Buddha was asked, “Who are you?”  The Buddha answered, “I am awake.”

If we are to travel the path of awakening, does it not also include awakening ourselves to difficulties we have functioning as a collective? Even religious collectives have difficulties functioning ethically and faithfully. We can not afford to allow patriotism or religious devotion to close our eyes to what is really going on no matter how behaviour is rationalized or explained. The path of awakening is unafraid, eyes (outer and inner eyes) wide open. Here are two examples:

Daniel Ellsberg

Apache Helicopter Footage (grewsome footage, watch at your own discretion)

New Republic responds to the Wikileaks phenomenon.