It's easy to either wax philisophical or to lay cliche upon actions like trying to seal bullet wounds with cotton balls. But the truth is that life hurts. And all too often we suffer at the hands of other people with deeply personal agendas or people that operate with very little agenda other than the fact that they care nothing for other human beings.
“I love you because I love you, and if you don’t like it you can use my circular logic as a noose and hang yourself.”
― Jarod Kintz,
Americans (those folks who occupy the 50 contiguous states located on the North American Continent) have become expert victims. They are told everyday how the system victimizes them, how the government victimizes them, how their spouse victimizes them, how their bosses victimize them and how the victimize themselves. We have become the largest and best trained victim cadre on the planet earth.
Everyday the media loves to spin stories of people who have been victimized because of the color of their skin, the symbols that surround them, the language they speak, the words they speak and the thoughts that run through their minds. In many ways the mass media of the 21st century has become they biggest social labeling machine ever known. But despite the fact they we are easily swayed by what the media tells us, we still have to keep our feet on the ground and deal with each other in a multitude of social situations.
The truth of the matter is, that no one person has the answer to the social ills of a massive society. The planet earth is currently home to more human beings than any other time in recorded history. This last fact is both a living testament to the human spirit and a terrible warning. Everyday we flirt with the possibility of world war and the fate of a crashing end to humaity as we know it. But because we allow ourselves to be the walking wounded rather than the divine spark we were meant to be. We allow darkness to enter our minds and souls. Though we must be guarded because the darkness is real. It becomes a living thing when we manifest it in our actions and words. We also manifest it in our reaction to the information thats given to us by sources that have more to gain that we do as individuals.
I have been many things in life, Father, Son, Brother, Warrior, Sailor, Cop etc. But the bottom line is that taking on some of these roles were my choice. I chose to follow a path, I chose to take the actions that placed me these roles. So being a victim can also be a choice or .... I can choose to not be a victim.
“You can run from the truth. You can run and hide from the truth.
You can deny and avoid the truth. But you cannot destroy the truth. Nor can you make the lie true. You must know that love will always uncover the truth.”
― Delano Johnson,