The Towers of Risk and Doubt
Have we not courage enough remaining to defend our country and maintain our ancient independence? Shall it be said of our race that we knew not how to extricate ourselves from the three most to be dreaded calamities: folly, inactivity and cowardice? Tecumseh 1768 – 1813
Race is of no consequence these days, race though, is a political and social toy these days; at times I feel sad for those people that can’t figure that out, mostly due to their following ways, or their looking for a cause to join. Leave the Following in the trash where it belongs, then seek the rebuilding of humanity’s best values; genuine kindness, respect, and dignity.
Ignore for a moment the color barriers and social change, and the foolish anger they breed, are the troops that are dying overseas so unimportant, and is violence so acceptable that we have to war amongst ourselves here in the homeland in order to be content when we watch the news before we scarf down the latest food or drink.
The towers of risk and doubt, with the people these days, the towers of humanity are shorter than the Twin Towers that fell to Ground Zero, did those innocent people die for nothing more than something to pay homage to like all the other misplaced holidays we celebrate. Appearances often carries no lies, we wave the stars and bars with pride on patriotic holidays, or as a show of strength, yet we allow our many governments to run with the flag of obesity and deceit while we accept the crime and chaos on our streets. But the citizens are in charge, aren’t they, I believe that is what the Constitution was penned for, if so; then there is a good deal of money going somewhere that it shouldn’t.
For many years, people complaining of the government robbing the coffers of the Social Security Administration, but in their complacency, did the working people truly raise their voices, while turning down their acceptance levels. No, they silently complained to their co-worker or neighbor, then accepted what came their way, even when their acceptance came to them wrapped in joblessness and a higher cost of living; is it not strange that so many still think Yuppieisim is a harmless fad rather than a dreaded calamity.
Is it as Tecumseh says, are we consumed with the three dreaded calamities: folly, inactivity and cowardice?
If society was viewed as vegetation, in it’s catatonic state of understanding the lives we are living; we might see that we are more poison oak than gardenias. Seventy years since Hiroshima, and we can’t figure it out yet, how far have we come as a society in the last seventy years when we disregard, ignore and disrespect so much; they all come with the same enormous price that no human will ever be able to pay or repay to another.
As we head into the election year, with all its pomp and circumstance, all its grandiose promises and lies spoken by the same but different faces of both male and female, we must remember the actions of the politicians are often cloaked in the same falsehoods as the words they speak; and all that we accept by people that we as citizens don’t know and yet vote for. It’s as if we as citizens relish a deeper hole to dig, as if burying our heads is not enough anymore.
But if someone was to say, get right with God boys and girls, because the American ship is dry docked on drought stricken shores, they wouldn’t listen, agree or accept; nor would they read what has been written on the wall so many times over the years. But if they see, for a good time call; they will dial the number.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. Tecumseh 1768 – 1813
It’s time to Ponder Life with depth and great concern for all . . . without the need of complacent acquiescence.