We preach peace, but we make war! We say we abhor prejudice, yet so many suffer from it moment by moment, worldwide! We offer each other love, but inflict pain! Holding truth on high, as if it were some ideal to achieve, when the truth about truth is that it’s not always good, not always helpful or even always right! We struggle with it so because it isn’t a black and white thing: more like a 256 shades of grey thing. And when we lie to someone, more often than not, it’s to prevent them from being hurt. Yet, is that something that they themselves would prefer?
So by not telling the entire truth, you are still lying, because concealment is also a form of deception. If thou dust respect the Earth, why dust thou still pollute, and warm globally? Are we not then in fact living a lie? With this entry, we will put our high-sounding words to the test, in answer to the question: ‘What is it that seperates us all from the value system we seek to be omnipresent?’ Where is Man’s agreement with his fellow-man to live and let live?
The only way you’re ever going to see truth, justice and the american way written in stone, is when you die, and that’s a fact! Part of the problem, is all of the pressure put upon us to be somebody: to constantly perform at such a high level, that the vast majority of us won’t even come close! This in turn prods us to pose as an ‘example’ of what others want us to be, rather than being who we truly are. So, we are encouraged to be impostors! We cover our faults in shame, when in fact, we should be very much aware of them, if we ever hope to change this for ourselves, and hence, for the world in general…
A wise man once asked me: ‘Are you some kind of Idiot?’ Yes, idiots come in different flavors as well… However, we need our idiots, or our geniuses wouldn’t look so smart without comparison. We just can’t be everything to everyone all the time! So when we fail, we put the blame all on ourselves, and refuse to reach out for support, that our weakness might be revealed! I am NOT Superman, and here’s a little secret: very few people are! And if we all always told the truth? We’d all be in jail! LOL! If we’d all admit we’re all liars to some extent or other, we’d have something apparent to fix!
This is the Chevrolet Volt electric car… Now if you had solar panels on your roof, you could charge this baby up for free! It goes for $34,170 which I think is just great for something that would save you so much money in gas! And if we won’t buy them, they won’t make them! There are some out there now with performance specs that would make you drool!
Hold a chicken upside down and cover its eyes for a minute. He’ll think it’s night-time and go to sleep… But that doesn’t make it so! The powers that be, behave like the chicken, and believe it will be night-time for them if they should promote electric cars, do business via computer, rather than a big shot plane ride, remove pesticides from our food in favor of natural predators, and stop killing the oceans for profit, starving people, and sucking money from us, that never gets to them! Funny thing is, they make their mess, and then throw the responsiblity to clean it up, on the public, and buy our lives up cheap so they can keep The Stone Age alive and well! Modern? Look around you! We still live in caves!
The Great Divide
Remember the story where several blind men feel different parts of an elephant? One feels it’s trunk and says he thinks an elephant is very much like a snake. Another feels it’s foot and says it’s very much like a turtle etc..? Well that’s how we are: all examining our tiny portion of the same thing, and calling it something different! Truth be known. all the parts of an Elephant work together, and so should we. Instead, we make borders and divide up our perspectives on the same thing… Humanity, which is so divided now, it looks very much like a snake! Association between different cultures provides us with a picture of the entire elephant… At least then we’d know we need nuts!
Need we be poor? No! It’s only because Mankind has no agreement that we are… You know very well, if I received just one dollar from every Canadian, I’d be 40 million dollars richer and they’d barely notice! Need we go hungry? No! The Earth provides enough food to carry us all twice over: in fact, 2 whole acres of food each! It is our solemn obligation to feed one another! What would happen to your body if any one of its parts refused to do its job?
Ya know? Instead of this: ‘Let the chips fall where they may!’ CRAP, can we not divide up the chips equally? Is it not precisely where the chips fall that counts? A Sweeper does much more for your health than a Tennis Player! Yet who do we pay more, and by how much? We pay more to those forbidding our freedom, than to those who would liberate us from, let’s face it, slavery. If all you can afford is a little food, and a rented roof, do slaves get less?
Will Mankind ever reach an agreement of dignity and honor for all? Or must I quote Orson Wells: ‘To know the future, imagine a giant, boot stomping on a human face… Forever!’ It need not be so though… If we will be kind enough, and loving enough, and determined enough to learn how to live together in a selfless, and compassionate way: crime, hunger, pollution, sickness, pain, poverty, humiliation, and death? Those things would simply vanish from our midst!
And progress without selfishness? Imagine progress at 100 times the pace you see now! Imagine a world that never has time for sadness or despair again: a world alive with vibrance and interest! Imagine a world where you can truthfully say: ‘I really love to be here!’ A world where everyone loves you now, and always… Love and forgiveness! Isn’t that what you really want?