Dignified silence

Dignified silence

Millions of words have been spoken and written during the race to elect the next President of the USA. The noise has been deafening and divisions between peoples should alarm politicians and media alike.

This is no game and too many people live in fear. Never the best advisor that is, fear.

It is long overdue that media and politicians show some restraint. Freedom of speech is a great good but sometimes a dignified silence helps a cause better. Wounds need to be healed and divisions turned into acceptance and unity.

America has shown how much work there is to do in this terribly divided world. Let’s get to work and do it quietly.

POTUS

POTUS

The best news today is the fact that the race to vote the next President of the USA comes to an end. Well one hopes so anyway. There is not so much to say about this since too much words have already been spoken.

The race has been a tragedy, an insult to humanity. For this we should be grateful as it teaches us that radical change is needed. We humans need to change to enable a better society. Politics does not work, war does not work. We know what does not work so why do we carry on, making more mess. Why do we not care?

The most significant notion is how devised us humans are. Surely, we are all responsible for that. The question is how we can unite.

Race, religion, sex, country of birth; it does not matter, should not matter. But it does, for we fear. We know we do not know.

Whomever is the next POTUS does not matter for it will not bring the change humanity as a whole, or you as a person need. Humans need an inner revolution to change themselves and thus society.

It is hard work, but worth to try and create real hope.

USA; Quality debate?

USA; Quality debate?

My observations about the election campaign for the next POTUS make me despair about a lot of things, but the reader will not be bored with all that. What strikes me most is the lack of any quality of debate. It is just a mud slinging competition, a circus of division. It is painful to watch, to listen to and to read about. It is even not nice to write about but one feels the need.

Being a simple human being I’m confused by the whole thing. I’m just feeling sorry for humanity and wish the great people of the USA all the best for the future. May they find something in common to move forward to a less divided future. Young people need hope, something to aspire to.

Bob Dylan 

Bob Dylan 

Bob Dylan is upsetting folk and it makes me chuckle. 

The man has been awarded the Nobel price for literature, and that in itself has been enough to kick-off heated discussions all over the media. To top it all now another wave of opinions hits us, because, a member of the price awarding committee has proclaimed how impolite and arrogant Dylan’s silence is; having received this greatest of accolades.

Dylan has been kicking and challenging the establishment for well over fifty years now.This does not mean he is not secretly part of it. What does one expect of him, now the establishment wants to embrace him in the most official way thinkable. 

My approach would be to accept the price, give a blistering speech about all that is wrong with the world and, since no need for it myself, give the money to victims of war. Enough choice.

Dylan, the myth, for sure is enjoying himself right now

Diversity? Yes, please!

Diversity? Yes, please!

If there is something disturbing going on in the world right now, it is division. The us and them, the black and white, the Muslim and the Christian. People seem to be willing to slaughter what is different from who they are. You are a Democrat, a Communist, a Republican and so on. Whatever you are seems to be better than what the other is. 

Now one would argue this is nothing new and that is right. But stating that and just to  shrug one’s shoulders is all too easy. The question to ask is why do we not accept, even celebrate diversity. Why do we have this fear of the unknown, because that’s what it mostly is. 

Something to ponder.

Confused 

Confused 

I am confused a lot lately for there are so many things I do not understand. There are lovely friends and family, there is this beautiful part of the world I am lucky enough to live. Have enough money, reasonable health and seemingly endless opportunities to do something positive, something truly constructive with life. Still, there is confusion. 

Take the election of the next president of the USA, the rather embarrassing shambles that has worked out to be. How can this help the world forward?

Take the ongoing horrific fighting in Syria, so many innocent people killed. For what? What is humanity about?

Take what happens in Britain with Brexit. What is that all about? A grotesque spectacle, all ill-founded. Not improving any body’s life.

Take what happens with ongoing poverty all over the world, and with humans not really tackling climate change. Confusing.

The one thing I am not confused about is the actual fact that I am confused.