It is the true patriot who stands
against the slings and arrows in
order to hold their country
accountable rather than turn a blind
eye to injustice. For turning a blind
eye to injustice is in essence a tactical
admission that the country is too
weak to live up to the standards on
which it was founded.
Carl A. Cooke
Democracy is a bright light that can
only be dimmed when the populous
no longer excepts honesty, integrity
and a high moral character from its
leaders. When they no longer educate themselves but rather allow a small
minority to shape their perspective.
Democracy’s bright light can not be
extinguished from the outside but can be suffocated from within by apathy and
lack of knowledge of the very populous
that it is supposed to represent.
Racism, misogyny, homophobia are not inherent traits of the human DNA they spring forth from a foundation of ignorance. It is in the best interest of the powerful to ensure that the masses remain ignorant, fighting each for their piece of the crumbs the powerful leave behind. It is not until the masses come to the fairly obvious conclusion, that despite our differences we all part of one collective, humanity will we know peace and move forward as a people in a positive fashion.
Have you ever looked around at a concert and seen people of all colors and genders smiling, dancing and singing along. At that moment the race, gender, sexual orientation of the person next to them is irrelevant the only thing that matters is the beat surging through their souls. That’s the power of music. In its purest form it knows no boundaries and can fill a person’s heart with happiness. If there is a universal language it is clearly music maybe one day we can embrace each other the way we embrace music.
Got out of physical therapy today to hear about a terrorist attack in lower Manhattan. To close to home since I work in the area I made phone calls and thankfully as far as I know everyone is safe. Then I saw the Immediate reaction from the usual suspects on both sides. What do we call this? A terrorist attack? Wait we have to see the ethnicity of the attacker if it doesn’t fit the narrative we have to call it something else. Seriously I’m tired of this. Do you really think the families that were killed today give a damn what we call it? Today we lost innocent lives you call it what you want, to push your political agenda, be it a white guy in Vegas or an apparent middle eastern individual in Manhattan it is best identified as the actions of a deranged coward. Taking innocent lives does not advance your cause, rid you of your demons or worship your god it simply makes you a killer. Global warming, comet strike, etc none of that will be the end of man. Man will be the end of man and sadly we seem to be in a rush to get to the finish line.
As agent Smith said in the Matrix
“Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You’re a plague”
Inside the complex mind of the most Intelligent human resides the mind of a child. A mind unfiltered by society’s beliefs and prejudices. A mind that does not see ethnic background, nationality or color of their skin. A mind that does not distinguish between gender or sexual orientation. A mind that does not value someone based on socio-economic standing. But a mind that simply sees another human, a smiling face to interact with. The beauty in its simplicity can not be fully described by even the most complex of minds.
Open yourself up and be quiet now for it is raining. Let your body be still and listen closely
and you will hear. There are those who curse the rain unable or unwilling to process its pure essence. Rain talks to us, it cleanse the earth, it cleanse the soul. No one shower is quite like another. Let your eyes gaze upon the beauty of the sky as it randomly lights up from the bolts of lightning. Feel the cool upon your skin on a sultry summer day. Hear it’s yell as it unleashes its booming thunderclaps, hear it’s soft whisper as its drizzle touches down beneath our feet. Allow yourself to open all your senses it and you will understand it. You will feel it’s very essence deep within your soul. Rain is nature’s way of talking us, showing us her power and beauty. Guiding us through the darkness, providing the elements that can both wash away the past and seed a new beginning. So open yourself up and be quiet now for it is raining and there is nothing more beautiful than that.