XXlX Olympic Games Open!
The Olympics are a time for the world community to come together. Individual grievances between nations need to be set aside for a few days in order that something larger can be acknowledged. We are all citizens of planet Earth ... like it or not, that one fact brings a common denominator to us all, regardless of economic ideology, religion or race.
The ties that bind us together are actually stronger than the ties that would tear us apart. We are all human beings ... most of us seek to live our lives in peace and security. We are stronger than those who would deny this.
However, as I post this ... it appears that:
-Russia is invading Georgia
-Stephen Harper boycotts the Games in a petty show of divisive ideology
-Iran continues to struggle under a repressive fundamentalist government
-Starvation continues in Darfur - Ethiopia , etc etc
-Palestinians sit in refugee camps now for the 60th year (without a country)
-Taliban continue to kill for medieval religious purposes
-Massive profiteering by the oil companies continues every minute/day/year
-Nato refuses to acknowledge the insanity of the situation in Afghanistan
-Fred Phelps continues to spread hatred ... probably to hide his own homosexuality
Oh well ... if we don't ever dream of achieving something better, we are doomed to merely allow the lowest aspect of our human condition to continue unabated.
HAVE A NICE DAY!! :)