Hey everyone. Hope things are going well or at least as well as they can. I’ve started so many possible posts recently and several are almost done. Last night though, this one came from out of now where. I’ve had some of these thoughts on my mind for some time. Just bits and pieces floating around. The time finally came to link them up and put more words around them.
The gosh dang election in the States just can’t be over with soon enough. I know I am part of the problem, but there is so much stuff on social media and according to some data, none of it means jack. No one is going to change their minds based off of the shit we are all posting and sharing. It’s just people spouting their opinions none stop. It doesn’t help that much of it is polarized for either the left or the right. It doesn’t help that we are told we only have two choices. Both of which are like arguing whether a burger from Fast Food Joint A or Fast Food Joint B is the healthiest food in the world. Where the hell is the moderate stuff. Seriously, why is it so either or? Where is reason?
I was down and out with no hope. How could I be anything else with thoughts like these. Then I posted a video that renewed some of my hope for this world not going to absolute shit. Yet I’ve run into some with questions and concerns about the message in the video. Also, I would be in direct contradiction of the video if I didn’t at least try to understand and help them understand. Yet I have to say, what is so damn hard to understand. Accept and tolerate! Try to do it for everyone. Sure it may be a statistically impossible task on the individual level. Yet, once we start assigning these numbers to groups of people, TAH-DAH we will have generalized success – much like we have generalized fear and hate now. Regardless, it isn’t going to hurt to be a more tolerant and accepting individual. To try to understand and learn about those we don’t know about or understand.
This bit is for everyone, but especially for those who are afraid, filled with hate, or both. I want you to know something. Whatever color your skin is. Whatever religion you are or aren’t. Whatever you believe. Whoever you find attractive. Whoever you’re going to vote for. We are all, each and every single one of us, on a fucking rock hurtling through space at one thousand six hundred and seventy four (1,674) kilometers an hour. That is 1040 mph. That is freaking fast. Not only are we on a rock hauling balls through space, we are orbiting around a zillion atomic bombs! And if that isn’t making you shit your pants, there are other rocks that are just zipping along with nary a care what they run into. Don’t even bother getting another pair of pants yet. Because someday that light bulb in the sky will probably go out or explode. That is if the theory of the
Don’t even bother getting another pair of pants yet. Because someday that light bulb in the sky will probably go out or explode. That is if the theory of the ever-expanding universe that will eventually ripple collapse back in on itself – like throwing a rock in a puddle – doesn’t become a law first. Either way, we are toast or nothing. Take your pick.
Now go get some new pants, I’ll wait here. Maybe spray a little air freshener or light a match. You owe it to yourself. And if you were reading this out loud to someone, tell each other “You are sorry and that you love one another. It will never happen again.” I didn’t hear that last part! “It will never happen again.” There you go!
Here is the good news. Seriously, it is the best news I’ve made up all week. With space trying to kill us, there is no reason for us to continue trying to do it ourselves. In fact, we kind of suck at it in comparison. How could we compete with the sun going out or exploding? How could we compete with the universe collapsing on itself? How could we compete with a meteor? Sure we have our ways, but none of them are as successful as we like. None of them are as capable of total eradication as whichever self-righteous, flag waving, imperialistic, xenophobic political juggle nut wants them to be. Someone always survives and chances are good that they will retaliate in another shitty and not super successful way.
What I am saying is. We can all just chill the hell out and go meet people. Chat someone up from a different religion. Go hang out with someone who is your gender and also finds folks from your gender attractive. Spend a day with someone who is darker or paler than you. Discuss something with a capitalist, communist, Marxist, satanist, baptist, racist, socialist. Be a better and more accepting person. If you want to grumble, choke that down and try as hard as you can. Don’t tell me you can’t do it! You’re a goddamn American*!
*Or a citizen of one of the many equally fine countries that this little blog gets hits from. Thank you for reading!