Tuesday, January 22, 2008

death in general

We as a society seem to "care" about when people such as heath ledger dies at a young age, but we give no second thought to the millions of people that die in the world each year from malnutrition, homelessness, suicide, homicide, cancer and other causes.
In fact, society is filled with people that want to see people dead.
Whether its your extremist groups or your individual that is sadistic, we all see it all the time and yet we still do nothing.
Can you not take the time to pity the suffering in life? Can you not take the time to wonder where we are indeed going as a society?
I have often wondered what the answer to these questions are, and honestly, even optimistic people are left with pessimistic thoughts regarding humanity's future as of late.
Should not all deaths be treated as equally tragic and preventable? (at least the ones that are premature)
We have stopped supporting each other, and have turned instead to laughing at each other with our cynicism and hatred.
I know that not everyone thinks that way, and I write this not to take a dump on the human condition, but to point out humanity's greatest potential still lies in unity and cooperation.
Yesterday was Martin Luther King day, and I couldn't help but feel a little sad at the fact that it was supposed to be a freedom celebration, but sadly there is much racism left in the world today.
People forget that we are all human and we need a single unifying idea, instead of many dividing concepts.
I'm not saying force a single religion on anyone, but educate people that this political correctness is crap if we still have hate inside of us.
What I'm saying is this; If humanity has any hope in hell of surviving, we need to forget about what makes us different and stop judging each other and see how we can get along. After all, if we can't check our egoes at the door, we suck more than we thought, don't we?
that's all I got for now.


psychicgeek.com said...

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Old Knudsen said...

We become insensitive because there are just too many deaths to mourn and we are powerless to stop them and also its them not us. Heath Ledger was someone many people thought they knew through his work and its a shame it was him and not Colin Farrell or someone like that as Ledger seemed like a nice bloke.
I would like to see the majority of criminals, murderers, rapists, pedos terrorists etc dead. I think it would make the world a better place, its not for power sex or money does that make me evil I wonder, did it make Winston Churchill evil or FDR when they fought the Nazis and the Japs?

Martin Luther King's legacy was destroyed by his own people, they got their rights and sat around wearing MLK t-shirts wearing bling and calling their weemen hoes all the while blaming whitey for their woes. They turned on Bill Cosby because he dared speak the truth and because he was rich . Booker T Washington also said it all 100 years ago too. The world's moral compass has a magnet stuck to it and we are heading for the rocks.