don’t worry everything is fine.

Why are we here? How did we get here? Simple questions right? The way we answer these questions will dictate the way we treat others around us. The way we perceive reality dictates the reactions to the philosophical hurdles we face throughout our lifetime. We may evolve in the way we tackle these questions consciously and subconsciously, however from the time we are able to think for ourselves we, inadvertently, manifest the answers through our actions. During the process of our development, we make decisions that contribute to the progress or regress of humanity. It all starts with a presupposition that is, inherently built into us, but is eventually conditioned from the community around us. When we are able to consider this presupposition, we have found the answer to our main questions. We are being controlled and conditioned to not think about these questions, we are being distracted from the reality of life with trinkets and whistles. Everything is wrong, but everything is going according to plan. The only way out of the system of mental imprisonment is to come to terms with the reality of life. The whole world is beginning to fall into a deeper deception, while a small remnant come to a deeper understanding that very few things are right in this world.  How do you answer those questions? And what makes what you have to say relevant?


Reflection and comments: Vice News special “United Hate: The Fight for control in CAR”

Well go figure, a civil war in Africa in which France, the U.N., Muslim militia groups, and the robbing of resources are involved. Pattern recognition is key in any sort of investigative research and this conflict is no different than anything we are witnessing on a grander scale in places such as Syria.

Aside from the political implications, this is a fascinating look into the human psyche during war time. At times intriguing, but mostly disturbing and overwhelmingly heartbreaking as only war can be. The humanitarian situation is dismal and the basic condition of the human even more so. The usual suspects of chronic malnutrition, lack of clean water, little to no education and imperialistic leaches combine for a society stuck in a dark age. Stories of animal and human sacrifice, black magic, torture, and blood lust fueled by religion. The usual scapegoat, ideology, is only the outlet by which these people can seek revenge for their suffering. It fuels and rationalizes the channeling of their deep pain into violence. Without insight into the pain and chaos of war one cannot understand what drives its participants. This video does well to capture that insight and is an important watch from that perspective alone.

The reality of most political debate in our country is that as a society we have been extremely fortunate and perhaps a bit spoiled. Only a very small percentage of our population has any idea what it feels like to be in a situation of so little security and so much chaos. We are complacent in our relative comfort and extravagance. It becomes easy to take for granted the values we as a culture hold and that our constitutional system embodies when we have never seen what the alternative looks like. As a whole we have lost sight and knowledge of those values and consequently our system of governance has suffered.

This is a moving, educational, insightful, and powerful look into a little known conflict. Watch, learn, reflect, grow.