In the absense of quality writing, concern-based journalism sells newspapers. The trouble is, the more people are made to feel that there is something they should be worried about, the more they feel guilty about enjoying pleasures like art, creativity, culture. But here is the real cause for concern, because when culture is lost, barabarism steps in to take over. A fear-based media will create a violent society in a downward spiral of culture-loss. We should not be complacent about having culture. Dark Ages have, in the past, replaced High Cultures. Since 9/11, many people have been living as if in a Dark Culture already. But the quality is still all around.
Ancient Mysteries take a back seat when you feel under threat from immanent bombings. Statisticaly, however, the chances of being killed by an act of terrorism in, say, the UK, are very small indeed - not worth worrying about. Forget about it. Enjoy culture with a feeling not of guilt, but of doing something worthwhile. The less guilt you feel, the more worthile it is. Curiosity about the sources of our culture matters. Really matters.
Do something important. Take a break from the mass media for a week or too, and get stuck into some quality investigations of the Ancient Mysteries.