Sunday, January 25, 2009

The atrocities of man... When will we open our eyes?

I received an email from a good friend regarding Pilot Whale slaughters in the Faoroe Islands near Denmark.

In my humble opinion there are too many things like this going on in our fragile world. Atrocities against man are one thing, but pointless and barbaric destruction of life on our planet for the sake of tradition is so completely unacceptable, I can't even fathom what could possibly be going through the minds of these people. They claim the animals are killed for food, yet they have an abundance of food in their country.

After reading the article linked above, I realized that these people are completely out-of-touch with what is going on around our world. They are brought up by their parents to accept this "tradition" as a great event that they can one day participate in when they are old enough. It becomes something for them to look forward to each year, and a right of passage for them to make the transition from a boy to a man.

How is it possible to change the attitude and beliefs of a people so set into their tradition? This reminds me of a show I saw on the National Geographic Channel where a journalist interviewed a bunch of children in Afghanistan. These kids were 8 years old and carrying loaded, fully automatic rifles and they were chanting statements of hatred towards the United States. The journalist asked the kids if they knew what the US was and where it was and they said no. They said their parents taught them about how they must hate these evil people from this country called the US and they must learn how to kill them.

No government action or force of any kind is going to change the way these people think and their beliefs. Ultimately it will take a small group of open-minded individuals within these people to slowly turn things around. It will take a very long time, and as we have seen with prejudice and bigotry in North America it will never be completely gone because there will always be someones parent or grandparent that still holds onto those beliefs.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

An ObamaNation

Well, although I was unable to watch the inaguration speech on TV, I did get to read it on the web.

I must say, I am very impressed with his words and I have now a renewed hope for mankind. Really only because the US is such a world superpower. That said, I know there are still a lot of racist, single-minded people out there who go through life with their heads up their asses thinking they know something that no body else does. I just hope there are way more intelligent people out there that know the country is in desperate need of a major home makover.

Good luck Obama, I think you are going to need some, but I hope I am wrong about that point.

-- Post From My iPhone

Saturday, January 17, 2009

STOMPIN Good Times

I am sitting here with my family at the Jubilee Auditorium waiting for STOMP to begin. I have seen the show before and it is one of the most entertaining presentations I have ever seen/heard... Experienced. We have the boys with us and this is there first time at anything this exciting...

...Well, the show is over and it was fantastic. My littlest one liked the part with the tubes best. Also the loud parts, which is cool because the loud parts are my favorite too.

-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Well, ain't that fancy.

So, driving home from work I was thinking about all the web-based technologies available to us today, and how reliant we have become on them. One thing that really stood out in my mind was Blogging.

So many people have taken to blogging to express their opinions, tell stories, and generally babble to anyone who would listen. From my perspective, it is a great repository for my thoughts so that I can look back one day when I am much older and remember the things that happened in my life.

I will en devour to update this as frequently as I can, although the new application I downloaded for $9.95 for my iPhone called "BlogPress" appears to SUCK BADLY! I may be using it wrong, and I will reserve further judgment until I have at least attempted to work out the kinks.

Cheers world!

-- Post From My iPhone