08 August 2008
Tangled up in blue
What did you see my blue eyed son?
As I just finished watching the Opening Ceremonies to the Beijing Olympics, I wonder why can't the world get a long as harmoniously as it did this magical night. Yes I am quite aware that as I type Russia and Georgia are now involved in a very intense conflict, but that action did not prove to be the overture for the ceremony. Why is it that we scoff at the thought of a truly peaceful world society, one that we saw in a microcosm tonight? Is it wrong to aspire to a thought of this nature?? Now many may go on and on about the pageantry of the show, but the images I will remember will be those of athletes gathering together getting pictures of one another, sharing the fleeting moments of a magnanimous night together. If these competitive personalities can come together for a night to enjoy in the vision and embrace the spirit of that which is the Olympic Dream, then why cannot civilized countries do the same. Is the world just a competitive zone, and its people just resources for the few who are in charge?
Is it really that hard to get a long with one another and respect human life?? Do we have to be that competitive if we fear someone is embarking on our territory??
If someone asked me if there was no war, no threat of war, and no possibility of war, what would you do in the military... I would have to laugh because that question is neither logical or rational. Our consciousness has yet to fully grasp that we are one society one people, sharing one planet, and it really is up to us to save this world. It doesn't matter what one's ethnic origin is, we are equally charged with the responsibility of making this a better world for those who follow us. We can continue on our path, using and abusing every resource available, but is that truly how we want our generation to be remembered??
There are so many different steps that we can take to make this truly a better place; which one will be your step??
Just someone trying to provide shelter from the storm.
Posted by unclejbgd at 23:07