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?
Posted by Rae Dawn Chong at 6:40 AM