Saturday, November 22, 2014

Can't We All Just Get Along?

Apparently not. This is interesting, but have you thought about the implications of this. I am going to make some cursory observations from several levels.

The United States spends more money on the military than most countries in the world. Russia has a huge nuclear arsenal which Putin is using as a threat more frequently. China is building up it’s military as fast as they can find the money. Israel is in a continuous fight with the Palestinians. Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons and a distribution system. North Korea is a continuous threat to do something stupid.

Right now the divisions in our country are various. Many Black people hate the police. Democrats and Republicans are at odds. We are told Republicans hate women. The main stream media resents Fox news telling the truth. IRS officials are concerted liars and obstructionists. College professors are teaching students that white people are responsible for the woes of everyone else. Many poor people resent rich people. Many Democrat women hate babies. Many Black men don’t want the responsibility for their children. The government is using military hardware and tactics to enforce arbitrary and debatable rules from the EPA.

You read all the time about mayors and city councils at odds with the populace. Local elections are becoming more vicious. Even small towns have five or six different churches. Why is that? It can’t be because we are all best friends.

When family members are injured, it is most likely someone else in the family that caused the injury. I remember Ray Charles singing “You Always Hurt the One You Love” fifty years ago. This is not new.

I have come to the conclusion that this is who we are. We have a continuing quest to get to outer space and other planets. Think about it. Why would they want us out there. So we can fight between worlds instead of between countries.

Governments cannot solve these problems. Each individual has to address the way they think and the animosity they feel. Maybe we do need thought police to weed out the violent among us. I wish I could exclude myself from this group, but like many others, I have feeling of animosity and disdain. Maybe this is who we are and we should not take who we are any further.

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