Wednesday 21 September 2011

Cruel To The Lions

I was just listening to “Life is a Carnival” by the Band. I have always liked the Band and as far as I know they don’t dislike me. The first time that I heard “Life is a Carnival” I thought that it was “Life is a Carnivore”. Now, when it was released in 1971, the Kent state shooting had happened the year before. The Vietnam War was in full swing, India and Pakistan were at war, there was a riot at Attica prison, a tsunami in India that killed 10,000 and General Idi Amin took control of Uganda.

It really seemed that life was a carnivore back in 1971. I suppose that we humans, being at the top of the food chain, don’t pay much attention to the whole dog eat dog thing. I was talking to a friend the other day about lions and just how deadly they are. They are quick and lethal killers with no conscience or remorse. Kind of warms the heart that we are above them on the food chain eh? What kind of vile, disgusting, scum does that make us? Oh well, can’t change who we are.

When I was writing the first paragraph, I was getting some facts from this web site.  Looking at the events of 1971, I came to realize that not too much has changed in the past forty years. Hell, I am still listening to the same music and watching some of the same TV shows! There are still tsunamis, wars, starvation in Africa, India and Pakistan still have yet to settle their differences, and the Israelis and Arabs continue to hate each other.

There are other bastards running our country and the US, England, Germany, Japan, India, Korea, China and anywhere else that the bastards can get in, which is everywhere. We still pay far too much to live and for the things that make living worthwhile. The world pretty much SUCKS!!!

That being said, a babies laugh is contagious, we fall in love, we are capable of great kindness and thoughtfulness and sometimes we are willing to sacrifice ourselves in order for others to survive. There is a book by Richard Bach in which mankind takes an alternate path and bases our economy on medicine, education and clean energy. We look after each other and strive to make the world a better place by our contributions. The book is called “The Bridge Across Forever: A Love Story”. It is kind of airy fairy, but then so am I.

You know, there are far more good people than bad people in the world, but for some reason (laziness) we allow the bastards to make policy. I would like to think that this is slowly turning around, and pretty soon we may live in a world to be proud of. I have no real basis for this belief, but the alternative of status quo kind of sucks. Maybe we can open up the coliseum again and put the lions and the bastards in together.

No, that would be cruel to the lions.

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