There was an excellent diary on (where else) Kos this morning and it stated pretty much how I feel about the HUGE mess going on now in the world. I am so saddened that while all this swirls around us, we are stuck with “dear leader” who only helped egg on the mess in the first place. (sigh) We are in a hella trouble and are getting in deeper every day.
Anyway, an excerpt from the diary that spoke to me:
We’ve all been wronged.
We’ve all had loved ones ripped from our lives.
We’d all like to live wherever we want to.
We all want to live without worrying about being bombed.
We all have a loved one who has endured genocide, racism or oppression.
We all believe we are right.
Those of us who believe that our being right gives us permission to sacrifice another person’s child are evil.
End of story. Don’t care where you live, where you worship, what happened to your people a 100 years ago. I Don’t Care. I don’t have any interest in your grievances.
We all have choices in life. We can educate, or promote ignorance. Reach out, or build walls. Live together or annihilate. Accept humility or prove our might. Be decent or be ugly.
~Anyone who tells you they have no choice but to drop a bomb is lying to you.
~Anyone who tells you god wants them to have your home is lying to you.
~Anyone who tells you they are incapable of living with someone of a certain race or religion is lying to you.
~Anyone who tells you that the only path to peace is war is lying to you.
The world is on fire because it is easier to live in the past than build a future. Because it is easier to find our differences than our commonalities. Because it is easier to appear civilized by forcing other people to live like animals than by cultivating our own minds and souls. Because it is easier to kill someone than negotiate.
Tell me what you are doing to build a better future, to celebrate our shared humanity, to cultivate your higher sensitivities, to challenge your current way of seeing the world, and I will happily listen.
I urge you to read it. And again, if you’re a praying sort, please send healing love and energy to those who are making choices that affect ALL OF US. Ask that they understand that the choices they make have far reaching effects. And learn all you can about what is going on in the name of the United States.