You be the Captain
The song CLOSER TO THE HEART by Rush is the closest thing to a road map to changing the world there is.
And the men who hold high places
Must be the ones who start
To mold a new reality
If those we give authority over us to rule do not begin the change at the top it takes a lot longer and looks more like a revolution.
That raises the chances of something violent happening.
I’m opposed to violence.
If you look back at the French Revolution it was those at the top who refused to mold a new reality for the betterment of the sum that were executed.
Again I’m opposed to violence and will never support any violent action taken by anyone, though it can’t be ignored that I am a rarity and many people don’t have a problem with violence.
In fact our leaders in the USA encourage it through the wars they send our troops into and ask the American people to support the choice of violence.
The men and women who hold high places must be the ones to start to mold a new reality to put an end to the violence and find solutions that don’t involve dropping bombs and sending young adults to die.
The blacksmith and the artist
Reflect it in their art
They forge their creativity
Film makers, TV content providers, musicians, gun makers and others forge the mentality that comes from the top.
I see the newest gun looks like a cell phone.
It has a handle that folds down and fires two shots.
I wonder how many people will get shot for pulling out a cell phone that isn’t a gun.
If I was a cop I would be scared.
Our obsession with finding new and different ways of killing each other is a direct reflection of the wars that go on for whatever reason.
We have the technology for building non lethal combat weapons. Yet we have people using 3D printers to create firearms.
The blacksmith is merely reflecting what the people who hold high places have in their hearts.
We have a ton of movies and video games dedicated to killing. Celebrating it even. Desensitizing us all to violence.
Even in music there are those who sing to burn it all down or rise up against.
Philosophers and plowmen
Each must know his part
To sow a new mentality
Political pundits do a great job of giving the public reasons to support wars and violence. The press in general.
Philosophers offering their interpretation of world events and why it should be happening or why we should look at going another direction.
They sow the ideas in the minds of many. They also have the power to sow better ideas aimed at finding solutions to help us all get along and see we are all in this together as one world whether we like or not.
We don’t need a captain and we all draw the chart with our every word and thought and action.
If we are not going to mold a new reality closer to the heart now, when are we?
If we are not going to forge with creativity that new mentality closer to the heart now, when are we?
If we are not going to sow a new mentality closer to the heart now, when are we?
If not now when?
My dad used to say that all the time.
It takes all of us to save us all.