There are those who believe judgement day is close at hand. An Apocalyptic event so catastrophic that will thrust mankind either back into the Dark Ages or into the caves of the Neanderthal. With the winds of war hollowing across the Middle East where the plight of millions fleeing the stench of war has disrupted the flow of humanity sends a clear message that those who believe just may be right after all. The epic misery, hopelessness and woe are now the bedfellows of much of humanity. The life and death struggle so many face day to day is the brutal reality of the 21st century.
As one travels through the cities and towns across the United States you see the faceless multitudes drifting from place to place. For you and me it is just another day in paradise. But, for those countless millions all across the country their plight continues unmercifully with no respite in sight. Day after day, night after night those weary souls are just left out in the cold. Their plight has only grown in numbers. As of today in the state of Washington alone there are over 60,000 children roaming the streets. That is just the children that they account for. And, there are thousands more adults, and families seeking shelter each night. These numbers themselves indicate that their is something drastically wrong in our society today. In New York City there are close to 70,000 homeless adults and children and many more encamped in old subway tunnels. The fact of the matter is that in every major city and even in rural areas their is a growing percentage of our population forced into a vicious cycle that is almost impossible to break free.
The “good old days” used to be a phrase that most people took for granted. People, as they grew older, would regard the world and events from their past with a sense of reverent awe. Young people would shake their heads and cluck their tongues and it soon became apparent to some that there never really were “good old days” and that it was a trick of memory. While it is generally understood by most that a lot of the reverence for the past amounts to nothing more than nostalgia, anyone who has been keeping up with current events would not be entirely mistaken to say that our country has, in fact, seen better times than the present.
The stresses of modern life weigh heavily on most of us and our power to solve or circumvent the problems we face every day depend largely on two things: our position in society and others’ perception of their position in society relative to ours. Nowhere is this more apparent than in artificially closed situations.
" He who hath come into this world has a divine obligation to serve humanity." This quote sums up what mankind should do, and should continue to do for the betterment, enrichment, and enlightenment of every human being on earth. To often though mankind has deviated from this path and instead caused, is causing, and will continue to cause horrific suffering of unimaginable magnitudes upon all living things.
Trump may be one of the most controversial presidents in recent years - and the early stages of his presidency has been one of the rockiest in history. Part of this, I believe, is because people find it hard to relate to him and see where his mind is at.
When the body politic, or some indeterminate federal force, or a committee of 'representatives' takes upon itself the power to control human attitudes or legislate human emotions then you and we and the whole of our truncated social system are up the spout. This is censorship. When you go into a bookshop and pick up something that offends you, and you put that book down again this also partakes of censorship. There is a difference, however, and that difference is the difference between individual freedom of choice and authoritarian suppression.
To put it shortly and sweetly: Humans are hard-wired to get off on gossip. For anyone gearing up for a holier-than-thou response to that premise: you, my fellow human, are lying. You, like me and like everybody else, were blessed and cursed with our distinctly human need to be in the know. This nosiness might be thought of as one of the traits that drives people to seek community and be a part of a whole.
Religion. No doubt. No questioning.
The old superpowers are falling, new nations are rising, Europe is in political chaos, Northern Africa and the Middle East are facing revolutions, uprising and terrorism, Equatorial Africa and South Africa are facing famines, South-East Asia is facing new Wars and North America is in political instability. The nukes are in the hands of two very unstable men.
Today, the world is that much closer to being engulfed in flames of violent horror. The match was lit by the United States where once again military action was taken. The aerial attack in Syria that Trump authorized is just another instance of governmental interference that has global ramifications. Implications that could very well be interpreted as an act of war without authentic justification.