Friday, September 17, 2010

Bad Ju Ju

Retribution is a tricky thing and without devolving into guilt it covers territory that I think deserves examination. Often in the world I hear people myself included speak about Karma and how “everyone gets what they deserve” yet we sort of ignore this when it comes to say this country. I was listening to the news and there was a discussion about disarmament and how important it was. Then I was listening to another program about the A bomb and the devastation the Japanese went through because of the two bombs we dropped. Then I was thinking about the Pilgrims and the first contact all over North America and South for that matter and the devastation there. What it boils down to is a lot of Karma or retribution due. Okay you say that’s nonsense it’s the past let it go….or don’t worry about that. Well I was then made aware of comments by Mr. Stephen Hawking who has been critical of scientists who are on a mission to have cosmic contact with aliens. Mr. Hawkings says to beware because it may not turn out the way we would like it. In fact it could be a nightmare like something more violent then say the movie District 9. We could be enslaved and or hunted, exterminated like cockroaches. Crazy you say…maybe but looking at our illustrious history as species and as loutish invaders of foreign countries (Iraq) we could be due. Now I am not saying we deserve to be enslaved and destroyed but I am saying we have historically sowed some bad oats, some hardcore bad karma that must be coming due, or is it? Can we if we are the dominant race get away with murder, thievery, and bad behaviors? How it is that America is outside the big Universal laws like “What goes around…” Isn’t that worth thinking about? At the moment it seems like we continue to get away with stuff(pollution, murder to name a few) but recently I began thinking we can’t keep doing bad stuff globally and no retribution forth coming it just doesn’t seem possible. Yet here we are? So I wonder…what’s coming and is there anything we can do to neutralize the bad behavior/s?


Dwacon® said...

Or, we can just have good old fashioned Judgement Day.

Suzi from Ojai said...

Not "ALL" of us are bad. Should we "ALL" be punished?

Dwane T. said...

Suzi, here is a thought. If you put a baby in a tub of water and it drowns, you get prosecuted for murder. What happens to the person who didn't put the baby there, but knew it was there and did nothing? The get prosecuted for criminal negligence at the least, accessory to murder at most. Doing nothing or not being bad does not make you innocent of the crimes being done around you.

Martin Luther King said, "we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends". He also said "All it will take for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing"; and "...for the forces of evil to succeed is for enough good men to remain silent". King emphasizes the responsibility of friends and good people. Turning a blind eye to the things our country does that are not good makes us accessories, and as such we can not complain when we are punished.

We should criticize the negative as much as we celebrate the positive. That is the American way. Not doing so shows we've lost our way.

glt said...

Many of my new FB friends are real doom and gloomers. I don't think they are paranoid. One bright fellow got into the wholistic scene and moved to France to get away from the end of the United States. Another has many daily posts from outsider news sources with no ax to grind that expose the rapidly faltering American way of life. It's clear we are now completely controlled by the you punk beancounters in suits. Our sense of dignity and love of life has hit bottom. We are squawking around in evertightening circles of doom like headless, heartless, featherless chickens. I don't know about Hawkings and the adversaries, but if the Space Aliens aren't subject to Karma, why should we be??? Are we trying to escape the planet thru science and religion so as to avoid Karma???