- Politics and Social Issues
America and the Dark Ages Tribal Mentality
May 1, 2011?
Come out of the dark....
Osama bin Laden is dead. A promise kept and a mass murderer killed. We can be grateful, but why do we act like sports fans and create mass celebration over a death of someone. Are we no better than those cheering the fall of the twin towers? In fact, we THINK we are better than everyone because we are American. Truth is we can think we are better, but that does not make it so. We are no better than anyone else. NO better.
Breaking news on May 1st indicates that Navy Seals have stormed the "compound" (no better words news media?) and taken out the spiritual mastermind of 9-11. Many of us though him to be dead years ago....but ok I get it. Within two days we have taken out Saif Quaddafi, Bin Laden and innocent children. All part of the ravages of war? Yes, we had military elite working on this and going into harms way. Can we now stop this foolishness? Can those who also bitch about Obama and his ineffective terrorism tactics shut their collective yappers too? Geeze Louise...can we ever just get along?
In the words of Badshah Khan:
" Today’s world is traveling in some strange direction. You see that the world is going toward destruction & violence & the specialty of violence is to create hatred among people & to create fear. I am a believer in nonviolence & I say that no peace or tranquility will descend upon the people of the world until nonviolence is practiced, because nonviolence is love & it stirs courage in people"
Collective fear is rampant on the planet. Keeping this intact is media spin, conspiracy theories, secret societies along with the attitude of revile against people being somehow different than them. Dancing in the streets over the death of an individual is savage behavior, not aligned with an enlightened society.
As an educator, as an American, as a spiritually integrated soul...it breaks my heart that we remain in the dark in 2011. We, as a collective, need to break from the "us vs them" mentality so ingrained in our psyches, or it will be our undoing.