As I close my eyes and drift way to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to reflect upon my previous thoughts, particularly with regards to the idea of America as a nation moving from at war, to that of at peace. I first wrote about this when I wanted the view of 9/11 to be shifted to that of honor and remembrance. I was always critical of the term never forget, but then later understood why it is necessary to keep boundaries, even if we desire peace. It shows boundaries, and also with that same desire for peace, tolerance levels; with a hope that tradegies such as these never happen again. Others could argue that tradegies happen in other regions, parts of the world, why does anyone who doesn't possess a care for America even care? The fact is that yes, tradegies do happen all over the world, but just as other nations value, honor, protect, and cherish thier nation, so too does the nation of America. Here we can draw similarities from nation to nation, to nation. Where there is a love and desire to protect the boundaries of nation. However, what is different about 9/11 is the aftermath, and the psychological forces that have been installed in the public. But to truly move to the status of at peace within a nation, is to conquer the fear that has been installed.
So as I read, heard that professors, and thinking institutions within America also desired this peace, I craved it more and more. Thoughts in a flux, sorting through them, as I realized that current racist policies, top-down abuses, unethical use of resources, being installed to create divisions, divides, and dichotomies that are not wanted or needed. What is more important than divisions is to truly understand our connectedness. We can relate these thoughts to the following TED talk that I recently watched:
Sam Richards, Award Winning Sociologist, Penn State University, USA
The professor takes risks, asks critical questions about what is happening internally within a nation. While I do agree that each nation has a right to protect, defend, I do become weary of nations who fight in the name of God in the West, and Jihadist / rebels in the East. While God is a strengthening force, a belief behind our action to strengthen resolve, what would God think of all the fighting?
We have to think. Did Jesus come to the Earth to create divisions? Did Prophets come to the Earth to create divisions? Anyone who walked the Earth spreading the message of God, had one purpose, and that was to bring human beings closer to God.
If we critically reflect on what is being said is this talk, remove sides. Remove all the social constructions. There is an opportunity to come to understand that God, the God that everyone fights for, didn't want humans to fight each other for him, but wanted human beings all over the world to love for his sake. Love each other for the sake of God.
Now we have come to this realization, through the words I have written, we can wear shoes of sympathy / empathy and also believe in the our interconnectedness. Realize, that while we fight / invade nations, wouldn't it be easier to create partnerships with nations, so that resources are shared and exchanged? We have to remember that even before the constructions of Nations, the world was one world, an ecosystem that needed resources from all parts of the World. So really when fighting for land / resources, we have to question and wonder that resources are for all. Instead of the fight, isn't is just easier to ask nations? It may sound easier said than done, but it can become a reality, if only we realize that there is enough for all; developed and developing nations. There is enough for all. Isn't is time the Governments / policy makers join together, hold hands to remind themselves, that whilst nations exist independently, there is an interdependency that can exist without wars and fights.