Hi Bryan Here…
This is sort of an unusual post here at Boomstick, but after watching this short 3 minute video, I feel like I had to write about it. In the recent events that occurred in Arizona, and the following media frenzy that has captured all the networks and radio outlets in outcry to post blame on everyone and everything, I began to wonder and think about humankind, and how we have evolved. And what choices we have made to bring us to this day. It got my a bit on the downside. Don’t get me wrong. I think of “the cup as half full….but of poison.” (for you Woody Allen fans).
I do not like feeling down about humankind. So over the past few days I have watched Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, some Star Trek films, and some Twilight Zone episodes. Watching these movies and tv shows made me feel happier about the human race. What we can accomplish. That we can set aside our differences, and get the job done, and not act so quickly to judge or place blame, but rather learn about the situation first, and make tactical decisions based on your knowledge, and to never act insolent. Just like Spock and Captain Kirk have done so many times now.
I’m tired of going through these times where people HATE others for their opposing views. This is not how it is supposed to work. We all need to be tolerant of other views. It’s like opposing film reviews. There is no right or wrong answer. I welcome all reviews. Good or bad. No matter what my preference is.
We need to stop being assholes to each other. It feels that for what people believe in mostly…(living peacefully with one another)….well, we are not practicing that. Well at least not on the computer/radio/tv anyway. When we judge instantly, and make idiotic quick decisions, it seems that we fuel this fire and inflate the situation in a negative way. It might be better to have silence…at least for a little while so we can think and be kinder.
After watching this video made by NASA, it gave me hope. Hope that we will see a future similar to Gene Roddenbury’s future. A future of strength, intelligence, and people working for the good of human kind and our advancement.
Think NASA thoughts…