reply to post by ghaleon12
It doesn't have to be either us or them. It can be a win/win for all. When faced with imminent starvation humans like some animals, have resorted to
cannibalism. Not right or wrong, just that we tend to justify the actions we take.
We can survive without being omnivorous. We don't need meat to obtain the proteins and nutrients necessary for our body to thrive, in fact, we would
be better off without eating any meats at all.
We are also the only species that kills for sport. All animals kill for food or defense. We will kill for greed, for profit, for political or
religious differences. We then create philosophical discussions on the justifications for our (in)discriminate murder. We take such obvious phrases
"have dominion over" all other life forms to mean that we are the rulers, the rest of the world are our subjects, for us to do with as we please.
And it was that kind of philosophy that got us where we are now.
We talk about us and them as if "they" are different than "us" in some identifiable way, but they are humans that exploit others indiscriminately
regardless of species. We assume that we have that right based on some order of intelligence. We believe we are of superior intelligence to all other
I do not subscribe to that philosophy. I feel that we are all brethren, and we have a responsibility to all life, all "Earthlings" to be caretakers,
and do good for all. I feel that our degenerate materialism has fostered greed and persecution of all life, when it serves the agenda of the
We too readily lay blame on others for all the ills of the world, yet are reluctant to do whatever it takes to correct the problem. Instead most await
divine intervention, and when it does not manifest, they again use justifications to explain that away also.
The exploitation of animals and nature by humankind has been going on for millennia. It isn't getting better because no one is taking responsibility
to change the paradigm. Well, hardly anyone. The few that are doing something are being ridiculed and aggressively opposed.
We elect representation who then turns back on us, claiming that they have been granted expertise above and beyond our mere mortal capabilities,
therefore they act on our behalf, even when it is blatantly obvious they are acting against us. Not only against our wants and desires, but against
our security and against all benevolence of body, mind, and spirit.
Most people are no better off than the cattle rounded up for slaughter, or the chickens and hogs that face the same fate. To the elitists that control
the destiny of humankind, we are McChickens and Bacon Double Cheese Burgers. We complain about "them" and what "they" do, without really knowing
who "they" really are. "They" have been placed in the realm of gods, omnipotent, self-righteous beings, who demand more and more from the people,
and give back less and less.
Create a conflict and allow it to fester into a war. Create a religious difference and create a holy war. Create a virus without giving out the cure,
then exploit the people by selling them the cure. Don't really heal, just make comfortable. If it's a need for all, make it scarce, so that it can
We live in a world in which deceit is the norm. Where hate is taught to young children, who then grow into adulthood, with hate in their minds and
spirits, destined by their upbringing to further contribute to the demise of civilization. And then of course there is the "Don't blame me, I voted
for the other guy" or didn't vote at all, and that justifies not being held accountable.
Well here is the bad news: We are all accountable and responsible for what is happening in the world. That is the reality of being. It's not truth,
it's reality. Truth is what makes it okay to justify one's actions.
Love is the way forward.