Saturday, November 11, 2017
When Society Fails.
Today is Remembrance Day in Canada, a day to remember all the people who fought and died in service to our country. I usually don't take part in any ceremonies, not because I don't care, and not because I don't understand the sacrifice the people gave for us, it's the opposite. My empathy goes into overdrive, when I start hearing the stories of loss, I find it overwhelming. I can't stand the sense of waste regarding young lives, mostly boys killed in the process of becoming men. A lot of women also but especially in earlier times it was men. It makes me so angry as well that one or two idiots at the head of some government, causes the average person to lose their sons or daughters. I wish there was a world wide counsel of "regular" citizens that monitored governments, whenever one seemed a threat to our family lives, they would disappear. This will never happen and I no longer feel that humanity will grow. I once believed that people would begin to have an awakening with the improvement of communication technology, I no longer feel that way. Typical of us, we use it to hold on to our ignorance. It is such a shame that with the thousands upon thousands of deaths, we really haven't learned a thing. However as an average, regular person, it's still my duty to think of the other average, regular people, who paid the ultimate price for me. The men and women who came back but left a part of themselves behind and the men and women who never came back. The people who didn't come back paid a huge price, not only with their deaths but with the lives they never got to live.