I've listened, watched, listened and watched some more, I was entertained, disturbed and disgusted.
I've kept quiet on certain recent local and international issues, except in my close circle of peeps, so I am making my final direct comments about them... yeah... sure... right.
It is just so funny to see how people always seem to have a plaster for every sore. We are a big bunch of HYPO-CRITICS.
We don't take enough responsibility when we should as its easy to pass blame onto others... even easier to spin our own troubles into reasons why you should heed our calls (the pastors know what I talking bout).
We cavort and hide in dark corners, behind closed doors and assume that others don't know what we are doing. They know what we are doing because they sometimes do the same.
These scenarios have really made me wonder... What can I really do to protect my family (child, spouse, brother, sister, parents) in a society that doesn't have the same moral values about life as we do? Who am I fooling, even among ourselves, as a family, we don't have the same values.
Do I throw away the TEL-LIE-VISION because the broadcast or cable providers are one and the same. Broadcasting a set of nonsense called entertainment... I guess they wouldn't show it if people didn't watch it... and we do like to watch... we always want to know what others have and what others doing. We want to keep up with the Jones'... whoever they be.
Do I continue to read the newspapers with so called journalists who quote from Wikipedia as if it is the Holy Grail of information. It isn't. Its content is created by us, the users. I can write/edit any article and put false information there that would have you believe that we live on a planet called Earth that was colonized by the Goa'uld and that Inter-Steller and Time Travel exist.
Back to topic...
To the young person who went for ice cream and ended up in a situation that can only be described as unmentionable (cause that is my stance)... you are clearly lacking proper GUiDANCE. I am not saying that your parents don't/didn't do enough but as a society we want to hold someone accountable; A Con-man, a Johnny "Have You Come to my Club Lately", a normally Mobile sponsor, a Pastor of all people, a Brother; who was calling for DVD vendors to be removed from selling on the streets because they were had pornographic material available; not because they were simply illegal, and even you... YES YOU!
Its sad to say that we all have a part to play in what happened. How many times have we ignored situations that endangered others, simply because it didn't seem to affect us. It affects us indirectly at first and then sometimes we are unfortunate enough for it to hit home.
A colleague in my office often remarks that only when it affects him directly would he then raise his voice on an issue.
Why be so selfish in life when others who are not as high on the totem pole need assistance? Why no help when a problem first arises? Are we really so selfish?
We as a society have alot more problems facing us and by continually pulling the wool over our own eyes we aren't helping/solving any of the problems.
Enough of the email fwds with the pics and the vids and lets clean up our own acts...
We have a Smelter to build, Roads to pave, Schools to open, Water to promise, People to displace...
"They are innocent to the wicked ways of the world
and it is our responsibility as elders to keep them safe."