a reply to: AlienView
- Are our historical, cultural, political, economic - and yes even ethno-religious pasts effecting our views of the future?
many of those serve to place limitations on us, both as individuals as well as within groups. It seems like we all have to accept some rules when we
join any group, don't we. Don't get me wrong, in many ways those limitations, those things that we refer to as traditions, serve a valid purpose, we
would be like a blind person traveling in a car at top speed with no reference as to where we've been, or where we are going without them.
some countries, such as china and the middle east, have pretty much been stuck in their history and tradition. China up till recently has been pretty
much isolationist, so that is the only view their people have had. while in the middle east in many countries, the powers on the top have this
attitude of it's this way or no way. weather it be good or bad, things seem to stay the same in such countries.
I and I believe you also, live in what is referred to as the melting pot...
you put iron ore into a melting pot, and apply extreme heat, and it burns off the impurities and we end up with strong iron. well, in the US, we
throw people, from all over the world in, the heat is applied, and that dance of energies that I spoke of in my previous post begins. ya, there is
underlying conflicts which sometimes boil into manifestations, like energies join forces, alliances are made, but in the end the impurities are burned
away, only the best is left standing. those things that aren't found worthy by the society is laid to rest, new values are accepted, and we are
forever changed somewhat, hopefully for the better and more stronger, with new ideas on how to build that future you speak of.
this is what america (which includes much more than the US) is, this is the purpose this land has always had, it is ruled not by any one god, but is
the sanctuary that many gods come to when the lands they once ruled over were overtaken by new gods, or by humans who just decided that try to
transform them into something they just didn't want to be and it's where they led the remnants of their flocks to.
edit on 6-8-2018 by dawnstar because: (no reason given)