Here we are at the beginning of 2010 and I look on TV to see that the World as we have been accustomed too is completely falling apart. The great divide of the Haves, and the Have nots has widened beyond measure. The "Haves" have only gotten more greedy, unethical, using fake-Patriotism, fake religion to pursue their endless quest to own everything that exists on Planet Earth.
The Greed that is displayed in the USA alone boggles the mind. CEOs, CFO, who have literally and physically destroyed 100 year old Universities, and 100 year old Corporations have run them into the ground and then have been rewarded with obscene salaries and bonuses. Current Political figures in top Government posts, like Larry Summers, and Tim Geithner who helped create the business climate that cheated consumers on Wall St, and in Real Estate, with Ponzi schemes, are at the top posts in the current White House administration, and Rubin from the old Clinton days, and pugnacious Phil Gramm who helped to destroy the Glass/Steagall regulation for consumer protection are all piggishly wealthy beyond comprehension.
The incompetence of the Bush/ Cheney administration that has left all Americans with two failed wars for profit, a collapsed economy in shambles, with no way out, and yet both of these cowardly, spineless men will live out their days in Royalty, collecting $10's of millions in compensation for their service of complete failure to all Americans.
And then there is Religion. Make believe, superstition that has created the worst unneeded form of intolerance that mankind could have inflicted on itself having no benefits except to make a few wealthy, and all the rest poor. Promising to house your "Soul" in the here after, when Religion cannot even get it right in the "Here"!
What if religion were always wrong from the very start? That flying men on clouds was just the imagination of drug induced Shamans period? That death is final period? That the reason we, the Human species is on Planet Earth is only by Evolution, and that we will eventually die off as well?
How sad. Humanity has come so far, yet the con men, and some women have won the day, and the knowledgeable, the intellectual, the studied have lost. Fiction is winning over non Fiction. Superstition is winning over Science. Bad is winning over Good.
I know that it is not too late to make major changes in the USA or in the World, but we are definitely at a tipping point, where just around the corner, in time, we as a species will not be able to reverse course whether we like it or not.
De-forestation, clean drinking water, clean energy, healthy toxic free food, pollution, toxic waste, Nuclear waste, Nuclear war are all front and center and denial cannot work anymore for anybody with a conscience.
For those with no conscience than these are the best of times, for it is easy to prey on the weak, the unprotected, the defenseless and the hopeless.
If religion, or belief in a Super Natural deity had any real value, or reality than it would have taken hold long ago, but instead we get religion's Apocalypse theories and push for the End of times mindset to punish the non believers.
Humanity, the Species, may be nearing it's own end simply because Greed, justified through religion needs to come to an end, or course correction, because Planet Earth is dying from abuse on a level never imagined by our ancestors, who actually worshipped the Natural, unlike the Greedy, ignorant and arrogant today who worship the fictional UN-Natural, and false idols..
My interests are in Philosophy, Health, Nutrition, and fitness. I have traveled to China, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia many times. My wife "My" is from Vietnam, born there, speaks the language fluently and is grounded in Asian ways. I have been in the Real Estate Field, Co-owned a Off-road Skateboard Company called Xtreme Wheelz here in San Diego, Owned a Commercial Glass Tinting business for over 20 years, and now I am solidly into writing. I have now surfed for over 40 years, been running long distance for over 35 years, Play guitar for 30 plus years, and have been traveling for the past life time.
I will be 53 on Halloween, October 31, 2009. Life has been very good to me. I am Thankful for loving parents, and an older brother, Butch (nickname) who died in 1973, after I had just turned 16, but who opened my eyes to philosophy, other cultures, people, health, and many other good things and gave me the spark to look for them in my own journey.