reply to post by dodadoom
Thank you my friend, music is one of the most important universal areas of common ground we all share. Though styles and rythems vary from culture to
culture, genre to genre, no society no matter how remote or small has ever not developed some form of music.
The ancient Creeks celebrate the body and athletics as a form of common ground that we began doing so again in the modern world at the end of the 18th
Centurty with the first Modern International Olympic Games.
Sports is another area of common ground that all people, cultures and societies the world over share.
Musicians like athletes like religions often do compete with and against one another for supremacy, accolades, money and fame...
Sadly sometimes competition between common elements leads to violence and another game that for far too long, far too many people have either enjoyed
playing or been convinced they have no choice but to play and that game is a very different one called WAR.
Everyone looses in war except the people who profit of the building, and development and distribution of the weapons people are given, yes given, to
We are collectively as a society taxed on our labors and made to pay for them, to buy them collectively just so that they can be given to people often
who are forced to play the game of war.
We have so many positive things in common to build on, to celebrate, to share like good music, civilized athletic and scientific competitions, art,
literature, medicine, food and fashions, yet for some reason those very same people who tax us, and make and develop and distribute those weapons and
grow rich off of it, like and prefer to highlight our differences, to exloit our differences, to instill fear in us over our differences, instead of
reassuring us and building on our common and universale bonds, and fostering trust and hope and peace.
It is not Islam, or Christianity, or Judaism, or Hinduism or even Communism that represents the true threat to peace, it is just a relatively very
small handful of very rich men who have faith in none of these things but place their faith in their ability to exploit our differences and get us to
fight, to the death over them.
Those few people are the real enemy of peace, the merchants of death who profit off of war, and need war to make their profits.
They are the only ones in all reality who wish to rule the world at others expense, and all too sadly they do rule the world at every peace loving
human beings expense.
We must learn to say no to these few people, we must learn it is they who give us war, because it is they who can not afford peace because they get no
profit or controll out of it.
It is time we threw off our bondage and alleigance to these merchants of death who will wrap themselves in flags and scriptures and robes and costumes
to exploit our differences. To make us fear those who are different.
In reality what I discovered today the only thing that is truly different was their COOKIES!
And they tasted really good.
I do not need protected from these foreign cookies, in fact I would like a dozen!
Some food for thought to go along with the cookies for my stomach!