SUPER DAVE SUNDAY SPECIAL: ALL THINGS CONSIDERED FROM KANSAS CITY & BEYOND
A surprising and insightful essay from friend of the blog, Super Dave regarding local life and the world . . . Checkit:
Super Dave: Can’t we all just get along………..Nope, not yet anyway.
Conflict, conflict, continuous conflict, hits the news day in and day out. A group of Californians wanted to have a little rally yesterday supporting our president that numbered in the thousands. To be a very peaceful event till 30 or so people showed up and attacked them with not only physical violence but as well using pepper spray. It appears that a group of people were running around the Plaza area last night shooting guns once again. In Cincinnati Ohio at a bar another gunman for whatever reason decided to unload and start shooting at everybody there. These incidents are not only happening in America. Just the other day, in London, a person went I will say nuts and started attacking people with a knife. We may never know the real reason why the person did it because they were so filled with hate they probably don’t even really know why . . .
The reason we have so much conflict I think in our country is that everybody’s trying to tell everybody else how they should live and that their ideas are better than everybody else’s idea. Let those same people enter into political office and first thing you know it’s all out of control and destroying us all. But this didn’t start just here in America alone, this started way back when humans were able to start thinking, forming ideas and discovered that by picking up a stick or a rock they could kill or destroy any other human who disagreed with them. Humanity was built upon being a member of a gang. I will use the word gang because that’s what you call a group of people who gather together with one belief. Sure you can call their groups tribes but gangs seems a more proper choice. People from the dinosaur era didn’t have churches they didn’t worship a God, the person who came along and created that style of life hadn’t been born yet. All of our choices of religion were all created from the actions of one person. Now the reason we have so many different ideas on religion and culture’s is that from the beginning of time humans have not even tried to get along or agreed on religion. And I hate to be the bearer of bad news but we’re never going to get along and that’s a fact unless people wake the hell up. So how do we solve this age-old problem?
The very first settlers to America were not the Pilgrims as our history books would like you to believe they were, another group settled on down around North Carolina but they didn’t last very long because another group come along and kill them all because of their views of religious freedom. Religion has killed more people than any war ever has and if you’re going to blame anybody for killing somebody why not blame God. But who is God? Who is the real God? That’s a question been asked many times and nobody has ever came up with the answer. I have my own opinions about the Bible, God and religion. While I will not force my attitudes or views upon you I will respect your views as long as you do not try and force them upon me. People have an insane fixation with trying to tell everybody else that their religion or that their beliefs are the best. In fact right now as I speak there are those trying to get into our country that would possibly kill you where you stand in honor of their God. As of now I’m not impressed with any religion nor would I feel the need to kill you over yours. One only has to spend a decent amount of time in studying religion to understand what it’s really all about. But religion beliefs and the operating of an government should never be sleeping in the same bed.
In society there is always going to be the gang element. It’s just a fact of life groups of people are going to gather in groups where they all share the same thought. And there’s nothing wrong with that scenario. When it becomes wrong is when your gang sets out to abuse or to inflict harm on the other gangs. Are some gangs better than other gangs, you have to say yes to that question because that’s been proven time and time again and there will always be gangs who feel sucking off the lifeblood of other gangs is how you go through life. Why should they work, they’ll just steal what they need from the gang down the street. They might go kill all the members of those gangs down the street and take over their land because their cherry trees grow better than their cherry trees, so they go take it away from them. Other gangs will never ever improve themselves because they continue to live in the past and cannot build for the future. They blame their actions on the actions of others long dead and gone that were in another gang. There will always be rich gangs, there will always be poor gangs, as well as gangs whose wealth is somewhere in between. Just because you’re a member of one gang does not mean you cannot join another gang. If you’re in a poor gang and wish to be in a rich gang all you have to do is work at making yourself able to join the rich gang.
But no matter what gang you’re a part of, all gangs have to learn to respect one another and in the past history of this whole big earth that has never happened.
So how do we get along in America? My first suggestion would be to get rid of the gang mentality, by first starting with our political operations. First off, if you’re a politician you’re just a politician. Do away with this Democrat, Republican, Hocus-Pocus -type parties and just have the American Political Coalition. Have politicians who don’t have liberal or conservative views but just have plain ole simple common sense views. Build a country that operates for the good of the people and for all of the people in an equal way. Equal does not mean all will always be winners. That’s just an impossible pie in the sky dream that will never come true and decent common sense thinking is all that’s needed for that subject. Now I’m sure a lot of you think that’s impossible but in fact it’s very much a reality and the groundwork, the basic foundation for a strong and prosperous country. Common sense lines of thinking will always be victorious over self-serving greedy political parties and their cronies. I cannot think or remember the last election I participated in where I really voted for someone I wanted to see in office. Sadly as it is to say most times I’m simply casting a vote attempting to keep someone out of office. Before we can repair America we have to come together. We the people have to take positive strides to fixing our country and making it a safe and wonderful place to live. One very important thing has not been happening for a very long time. America was built with the groundwork for the people to be able to vote on the things they wanted or didn’t want. Sadly that has fallen by the sidelines. People don’t really voted anymore for whatever reason I cannot understand how anyone can justify not voting in an election. They have made it so simple for people to cast a vote now. There is no reason why our country cannot show at election time in excess of 90% of the people who are residents casting a vote. Low voter turn outs right there tells me while most people in America will tell you they really care while they’re proving by not voting they don’t give a damn.
Elections are being held in Kansas City in nine days on some important issues. I have seen a lot of discussion on the matter for those things on the ballot but will the people really get out and let their voices be heard? Will the residents of Kansas City take the first step to destroy the gang in city hall that is choking the life out of this city? Will Kansas City band together as a gang and rid itself of the gangs that are trying to destroy life as it was once known in this city? Only the residents of Kansas City can save Kansas City from the bad gang elements that are taking over this town. On Tue April 4th you will get your first chance in starting the rebuilding of Kansas City. I think there are some good people who would seek office in elections if they really thought the people for the good of things were really behind them.