Sunday, June 27, 2010

Watch

I wonder if the world has lost it's mind at times....
We watch as religion continues to equal the killing of others. We watch as science is discarded unless it is the only way to save our own lives. We watch as politicians lie to us or shoot each other down over issues that have nothing to do with the people who will be effected by the winner. We watch as big business kills a portion of our planet, all because of the bottom line, then they lie in our faces about the effects. We watch as our social programs fall flat yet a guy who hits a ball, or can throw one into a hole gain money and waste it on houses they will never call home. We watch as actors gain an ego boost and cash value far past what they could ever need yet still they complain because they are not making enough.
We watch as those same famous people say things that will have grave consequences on others when they have no idea what the hell they are talking about. We allow the rich to buy our media outlets and dictate what we will see. We morn the icons as they pass away yet we allow the young and old to die with no mention, or action on our part to stop it at all. We sit in front of our fucking television sets on nice soft chairs and shake our heads while our lips stay closed and our hands are clasped on a remote control rather then doing something to help. We complain about the way our leader can't do enough fast enough while we are too busy to vote or even
write a letter so he can know how we feel.
We have become a nation of spoiled brats.
We watch as gays are beaten by others and we do nothing but watch...We watch as the rights of others are stripped away thinking 'those actions have nothing to do with me', when the same is done to us we wonder why no one else cares.
We have become a nation who lives in a bubble of ignorance.
We have allowed an invisible force to stifle our progression on science and social issues, that same force has also given us a reason to kill those who disagree with us.
We are too busy working to live our own lives. We are too caught up to even pay attention
whether our kids are being taught well,or who their friends are.
We are a nation lost in ourselves with no active interest in our world.
We spend more time worried about how others view us than thinking about how we see ourselves.
The only way this is going to change is if we spend more time looking in the mirror instead of judging the reflections of others as we complain about the glass being dirty.

2 comments:

  1. I know what you mean. I'm up here in Canada and due to a FEDERAL pension recalculation from 2008-2009 my PROVINCIAL pension is going to be clawed back to the tune of nearly $675.00! My worker said I could pay it all at once, but my monthly allowance is $1188.00. So I'll be losing $21.00 month for damn near three years. Meanwhile two players on the Calgary Flames (NHL Team) earn about $16 MILLION between the two, not including endorsements. We have Civic elections coming up and I hear the strains of The Who's "We Won't Get Fooled Again". Actors overpaid for doing what we did as kids - playing "make believe". I'm frustrated, pissed off and very depressed. Not to the point of doing something stupid, you know what I mean? But I'm fed up with the world. I've withdrawn from it as it offers little to no hope, omly continued stupidity. I'd say "To hell with the world", but it's already there. Sorry for the lengthy comment, it's the way I am at times...

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  2. I hear you, man. Due to a Federal pension recalculation from 2008-2009 I'm going to be losing a total of $675 from my Provincial portion over nearly three years! Meanwhile two members of our NHL team (Calgary Flames) earn about $16 MILLION between them per year - not including endorsements. I'm living on less than $15,000 per year and prices only go up. So I'm largely saying the world can go to hell. Then again, it's already there, hmm..?

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