There may never be a better time to be alive is something that no man ever said. Ever.
That’s the joke.
Okay, so life is pleasant then, or at least not for all and not all of the time. Some people are more fortunate than others. But in it all, life is a loop of the most erotic and enticing art, vivid imagery, notes, pictures, videos. Life is amazing. Earth Is Perfect.
But we have a reason to go astray from the common way of life. There are alternatives that we can take, upon roads we may go, to make the world, as cliché as it may sound, a better place.
For example, we can strive to end all war on the planet. We could act to achieve total peace amongst the continents, and band together under a true global economy. True & Total Peace.
We know of the many nations across the land that we all ultimately achieve by many bounds when we stick to a specific culture, or way of life. Man & Woman have showed us, and continue to show us, that through all development, religion, science, and talk of stability and creationism, to include evolution, there are ways in front of us. Pathways. And they can be expensive. And that it is up to us to walk these ways the best way possible.
Humanity makes mistakes, but we can always write our wrongs, or grit right through, and make right in turn of what we have done before. And perhaps that is what man may do, but the world has become overrun in warfare for far too long, and I as a man now ask the question of the ages:
When shall we unite, as humanity yearns for, in an age of prosperity & no longer of warfare?
When will we aspire to do things that bond to unite us, and not strike to disarm our bonds and our bands as they walk forward and show the world what we are truly capable of.
Why are we even wasting our time? Who are we truly at war with? I am talking about the USA. Who are we fighting, right now? Russia? China?
I know. Okay. We are engaged. . .
But why? Why do we lend our hand so heavily?
Why do we strive to help others up-arm themselves when we could focus so much more on our evolution as a nation. I know that science as a spectrum is something that we have to take more seriously, and I acclaim to be no scientist, but we have technologies that I know can be more distributed amongst ourselves. Like cellular devices. There is massive room for improvement. We can make significant strides, reach spectacular achievements, and create a world of peace if we changed our tune and manage our world just a little bit differently.
I look at the world and think “what now?”.
A lot is going on, but it actually looks common if I pay attention to the entire world, and by world I do mean the earth. Societies always go through a phase where the same rules that govern us reach a breaking point and ‘something’ then has to give.
That moment is now.
At this very moment, social justice groups and different initiatives are making the necessary leaps and bounds needed for modern societies to themselves make the next leap.
We have written rules, but at some point these rules become stale.
What then? Do we just stop? Do we leave no more room ourselves?
What about individualism? What about every moment of our lives?
What about right now? Or yesterday? Tomorrow?
We have more than just the right to say as we want at any given moment,
and of course we can choose to be cunning or strive as a simple learned man. But at what moment do we collectively stop and gauge the world and reconfigure it for peace and not war?
When is the time on earth where I can turn the television on and every channel shows me how to be a peace enforcer and not a criminal, or a mobster, or a gangster, or an outright bad man?
When will I be able to wake up and see, that all that is offered to me and the generations to come, are goods things ensuring that in all things that are good, more good things are to come?
Does any of this have to make absolute sense? Absolutely not!
But it is the achievable! We can achieve peace, in every walk of life.
So As I leave you abruptly,
Please try and find it, you know, that way in your heart.
Try to find it.
BY KATE SMITH
UPDATED ON: JUNE 28, 2020 / 7:50 PM / CBS NEWS
The Mississippi state legislature voted on Sunday to replace its state flag, the last in the nation to display the Confederate battle emblem. The removal of the flag marks the latest Confederate symbol to topple in the weeks following George Floyd’s death as activists have called for a reexamination of the racism that exists in all corners of society.
The bill passed by a vote of 91-23 in the House and 37-14 in the Senate.
The bill now goes to the desk of Governor Tate Reeves, who on Saturday morning said he would sign the legislation into law, reversing resistance to a legislature-led change to the flag. Mississippians will vote on a replacement flag in the November election. According to the legislation, the current flag design cannot be an option.
“I would guess a lot of you don’t even see that flag in the corner right there,” said Mississippi state Representative Ed Blackmon, who is black, during public comment on Saturday. “There are some of us who notice it every time we walk in here, and it’s not a good feeling.”
Up until earlier this month, the majority of Mississippians favored keeping the flag, which prominently features the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia. In 2001, voters decided two to one in a ballot measure to keep the flag as is, many arguing it was a nod to their ancestors who fought for Mississippi in the Civil War.
But a recent wave of influential business, religious and sports leaders condemning the flag — including the Southeastern Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association — prompted a change of heart. By Thursday, polling showed 55% of Mississippians wanted a change, according to the state’s chamber of commerce.
Many symbols of the Confederacy have vanished in the wake of Floyd’s death. Earlier this month, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced his intention to remove a towering statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s historic Monument Avenue. Military leaders have said they were open to renaming forts named after Confederate generals, a proposal that’s been rejected by President Trump. NASCAR announced it would prohibit the display of the Confederate flag during races and other events, writing in a statement that the flag’s presence “runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment.”
But nowhere is the Confederate flag more on display than in Mississippi, the last remaining state to include the design on its official state flag. As other Southern states have retired designs that included the symbol, Mississippi has been the lone holdout, even as institutions across the state have voluntarily pulled it down.
Following the attack on black parishioners by a white supremacist in a South Carolina church, all of Mississippi’s public universities and many cities have stopped flying the ensign. But the flag still flies in front of many public buildings, including the state capitol building and the Governor’s mansion.
Mississippians had previously been resistant to changing the flag, citing the state’s history. But activists argued the flag has been co-opted, and now is used as a symbol of white supremacy, the Jim Crow South and racism and violence that black Americans still face.
“My ancestors were beaten and traumatized, and it was under that flag,” said Jarrius Adams, 22, a political activist that advocated for the change. “There are a lot of moments when I’m not proud to be from Mississippi, but this is definitely a moment that I’m extremely proud to be from Mississippi.”
First published on June 28, 2020 / 6:59 PM
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