a little rant I typed up one day last week when I was in a
bad mood. It's not gaming related...But... Hmmm.. Well, hell
with it, I'm posting it anyhow.
Humans are so very, very pathetic. We are capable of such
grand vision, such creative wonderment.....
always amazed me, when one looks at works such as the Pyramid,
the CN Tower, or the great cathedrals of Europe what we can
do when we work together. We can take 100,000 tons of steel
and make it float. We can create houses, and indeed entire
cities. We can send a man to the moon, and probes to other
planets. We can create such works of beauty that they bring
tears to the viewers eye and a song to their heart merely
through it's existence. We can compose magnificent symphonies
that cry out to the skies in their glory. We can have children,
and see our future grow and mature before our eyes. We can
this and more we are capable of doing, and what do we seem
to spend so much of our time and energy on? Destruction, war
and greed. The gods must weep.
is something that puzzles me greatly. Why would you want to
destroy works of art? Cities? Kill people? I understand that
sometimes people don't get along, and this may be naive of
me... But so what? Everyone has a different opinion. It's
what makes us interesting and unique. If we were all the same
the world would be boring as hell. It'd be like being trapped
at a young liberal convention.
imprison, torture and kill other people because of their beliefs...
There's a potential war brewing in the middle east right now....
The main difference between the opponents? Their religions
translate the bible slightly differently. Are they willing
to just sit down and discuss what's going on? Some of them
are, others seem to consumed by their hatred and fear they
are more willing to fight, kill and die than they are to just
talk. It's these people that cause the harm.
not agree with what someone says, but I'll fight for their
right to be able to say it. So many people seem to be willing
to fight to ensure that some people have no rights whatsoever.
fail to understand why you would hate someone because their
beliefs are different. (Or for that matter if their skin just
happens to be a different colour.) I don't care what other
people think.. It's none of my business. I'm certainly not
going to try to force my religion or views down someone else's
throat. Not to mention, I really doubt that anyone's God would
be too happy to have people forced into believing.... Because
they obvious won't believe...They're just acting as though
they do out of fear. Stupid Crusades.
I like to hear about other people's religious and personal
beliefs... I find it interesting to see what other people
believe in. The different religions of the world are fascinating
in their different ways of looking at things, their different
outlooks. And who am I to say which religion is actually right?
I know what I believe it, but I have been wrong before....
Maybe we're all right?
racism? How can you hate someone just because their skin happens
to be a different color? A guys I know hates all blacks, because
at one time he was slashed in a knife fight by a "nigger"
as he puts it. Now I'm sorry, but I know some very nice people
who just happen to have darker skin than myself. (And, I have
to admit... I know alot more white guys who are complete jerks
than I know blacks I don't like) I asked this guy if he would
hate all "whiteys" if a white guy had been the one he'd been
in the fight with. Well... no. So what the hell kind of stupid
justification is that for hating an entire race based on one
don't think Hitler was too nice a guy, but I don't hate all
Germans because of his actions. You can't hate all Russians
because of Stalin. I can't remember who said it, but it was
during an awards ceremony of some sort, where a black gentleman
was receiving the award. The presenter said "You are a credit
to your race.... The human race.." Bravo to him.
the main problem may come down to the fact that anything that
is different tends to make people nervous. A pack of wolves
will ostracize or kill a member who happens to be a different
color. A group of school children will torture a kid who is
handicapped, or different. Someone with an accent moves into
your neighborhood, works hard and starts their own business
is somehow an "outsider", and an object of some scorn.
suck, and everyone suffers because of them. I went through
years of abuse and terrorizing at school because I was a "Computer
Geek." I wasn't any less of a nice person, or less human,
but I got bothered constantly. I honestly spent some time
thinking about murdering one or two of the guys who seemingly
had dedicated their lives to torturing me on an hourly basis.
Luckily for them I never let it go that far. As human beings
we should certainly be able rise above stupid pettiness, or
just be a little more tolerant of others.
all just go out and play a few rounds of Paintball or Tribes.....
Much better way to solve our problems than tanks and guns.
It'd also help if people weren't so damned greedy and self-serving.