Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tumultuous Thursday

                         Queen Anne's Lace (notice 'drop of blood' in centre)

Read a blog that I follow yesterday and his 'topic' was all the armed conflict in the world today. His point was that his country, the US, is perpetuating this conflict/violence by 'answering' perceived threats with violence.

His point was that this only begets more violence. And I agree. The comments he got in reply, and there were many, was 50/50 insofar as supporting conflict or not.

In some cases he was even called a traitor to his country. This is a fellow who lives very peacefully and tries his best not to contribute to any type of overt negativity in the world.

This is a very 'sticky' issue when it comes to backing that which our country  involves itself. Whether its a war, an environmental issue or a basic human right, what our country supports has a direct effect on us as individuals.

Having grown up, or should I say survived, in the late 60's, I couldn't help but notice and be involved in a lot of political 'activity' (read demonstrations), I came to the conclusion that peaceful, vocal objection is a democratic right we have in this society of ours.

Some people will say that this is a complete waste of time as there is nobody listening and nobody who really cares. I disagree. Ever since we humans began to build 'societies' they (the societies) were and are in a constant state of flux. Everything is always changing, all the whether for the better is the question here.

                       Sophie and Golden Rod at Point Pleasant Park yesterday.

How to get something changed is really up to us. I look at it as evolving into a culture that is 'user friendly' for ALL in that society.  If it wasn't for the demands of the masses throughout history, we wouldn't be where we are today......I know, but there IS a lot of good in the world too. We just have to drag ourselves through all the hyped up negativity out there and see it.

All it takes, as a start, is an email to your ELECTED official, or to a multinational company. And if you feel strongly enough, tell a few friends to do the same thing. Some things in this world of ours are getting out of control and we are the only ones who can affect change. 

Isn't that what it's supposed to be about? Accepting the statis-quo has only lead to a great divide between the haves' and 'have-nots'.

                       Queen Anne's Lace and insect.

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