Do we want the above scenario to occur? I think not.
Why do we seem to be losing the battle over anger and hate?
Have some people lost respect for their fellow man?
Have some people become so self absorbed that they are consumed by deep hateful thoughts?
Have some people forgotten about peaceful coexistence or did some people not care in the first place?
Have some people forgotten about faith…whatever their religion?
Have some people decided that their hatred is the only answer?
Actually, I think or rather I hope…that most people remember peace, love, serenity, working together, placing others above self, freedom and serenity. If we do not all recognize the severity and totality of the growing problem with volatile behavior…where can we feel safe and free and serene?
Beyond that…I am concerned about the future for the children.
Why should the children grow up with the total feeling of helplessness? We cannot let helplessness be our guide. It is not naive to think that goodness and fairness and thoughtfulness and hope are the missing factors. What can you do today to bring hope to your part of the world? What can you do to change the world that we have been given?
Besides…in our current world…where will the children be safe enough to play?
East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem…written by David Broza and Wyclif Jean; produced by my cousin, singer and songwriter Steve Earle.
So many places, so many faces. Spread some kindness today.