Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The simple answer to our yet to come Defining moment of our time

I am happy to say in finding this I rediscovered a superior comment on what I wrote. It was from a good friend of mine who has since deceased. His name was Brother Tim whose Religious order escapes my mind. However as usual his understanding of life and our situation was right on. You could feel his anguish over our not learning.  
You can see his comment at the end of my story as well as my response at this link. That said I decided to forgo my story and highlight his comment. 

I feel your anguish and frustration. I too, have been trying to wake people up for years. I have tried to wake up Christians, or those that CLAIM to be Christians, all to no avail. I have been called a heretic and worse.

It may well be that there is no educating the masses. Man has set the end in motion, and the momentum it has gained appears to be unstoppable. Jesus said, "Many are called, but few are chosen", and I firmly believe in that.

What does it take to be chosen? The answer is unbelievably simple! 1) Love God, and 2) Love thy neighbor. By following those two Commandments, there could be no more wars. There could be no more bigotry. It would put an end to all greed and strife. Another word for love is charity, they are one and the same.

When you have a sense of entitlement, you have conflict. Americans are NOT entitled to every resource the planet has to offer. We are entitled to make use of the resources that are on our soveriegn land. If we make bad judgements on their stewardship, we have only ourselves to blame.
 This does NOT give us rights to others resources. Proof of this is the never-ending call to protect and secure OUR oil supplies from the Middle-East. They are NOT our supplies. We can buy or barter for them, but we are not somehow entitled to them. We have vast oil reserves in this nation, but refuse to drill and pump them out. It's like we're hoarding them till the ME reserves run out. 
This is reverse thinking. Even if that were to happen, and the world's oil spigot slowed to a trickle, the rest of the world would then band together to come and take it from us.

Man has known of the theory of Peak Oil for decades, yet has been dragging his feet to develop alternative energy sources. Why? Greed of Big Oil. The world's governments are finally awakening to the hegemonic goals of the U.S. They are banding together as I type this. If we, as a people, refuse to put an end to this Bush/Neocon game plan, the world will have no other option than to put an end to it themselves.

Americans are so arrogant, they believe they are the only ones with intelligence; the only ones who have the knowledge to build planet-destroying weapons; and the only ones who can wage successful warfare. Americans are in for a very rude awakening. They seem to be oblivious to the fact that the majority of the scientists on the Manhattan Project were Europeans.

Mesopotamia has been called the cradle of civilization, and the peoples of the Middle-East, Persia, and Asia have a very large intelligent population. Intelligence should never be equated with wealth. Americans believe themselves to be superior because they have a couple of SUVs and a 3,000 sq ft house. A Benoit with a camel and a tent can be just as happy, and most probably more intelligent. As the end progresses, we'll see who fares better at survival, the soccer moms, or the nomadic camel jockeys.

You are right on in your assessment of our stagnated learning cycle. We have learned so much, we think we know it all, when in reality, we know very little. Proof of that is in Iraq right now. If we're so brilliant, why are we 5 years into a war with a country the size of the State of California? Why can't we win? They're just a bunch of dumb Arabs, right? Wrong!

Lord, have mercy on us.

1 comment:

Demeur said...

There must be something inherent in our DNA that causes us to procrastinate. What else would explain this? We never seem to just pick up a gun and go hunting. There is always the pre hunt ritual and a dance around the fire if you know what I mean.

So is it true that good things come to he who waits? That's debatable here. And I never thought of this as some sort of contest with winners and losers. Nothing will change until it starts happening to you. We have lost the empathy the compassion for others somewhere along the way and I don't see it coming back any time soon. And that may be our downfall.