Darryl Thomas has posted on Buddhism and the failure of Enlightenment. The money quote:
It takes action to change the world, not sitting on your ass under a bodhi tree until you are an ass-ending master so you can teach others how to ass-end.into their minds. I mean, it just hasn’t worked. Achieving inner peace at the cost of separating one’s self from the world is only separation. This practice has obviously been a defective, impractical and self-interested approach to the problems it alleges to “solve.”A brief comment. Meditation is good, just don't attribute more to it than it deserves.