Rotten Bastards

It's a blog. It's a way of life. It's many things in between.


Friday, 27 February 2009

I think we can

I like to think that the world has turned a page.

Or even opened an entirely new book.

I am hopeful.

But let's be honest.

Reality has a knack for crushing a man's dreams.

Human beings have achieved much in the last few thousand years.

Fire, the wheel, language, clothing, electricity, space exploration, genetics.

And because we've already done so much, I continue to hold out hope that we will do more. Much more.

Sure, it's easy to remain cynical. Especially when all we ever hear is bad news.

But bad things have always happened and will continue to happen.

Somehow we've managed to rise above and move beyond the horrors and the limitations of a corporeal existence.

I guess it's up to each of us to do the best we can.

Yes, we can help the poor.
Yes, we can eliminate hunger.
Yes, we can cure disease.
Yes, we can travel to the stars.
Yes, we can evolve.

Sure, having a black man in the white house may not amount to much in the end. But I'm hoping that it will at the very least be symbolic of something greater.

An era of rationality, love and hope.

I feel like the world is changing and for the first time I feel like it's changing in the right direction.

2 comments:

billyboy said...

It's easy for you to be so hopeful with your whole life ahead of you in the socialist worker's paradise down under. No medical bills, no tuition fees and gorgeous women everywhere. How could you be cynical with koalas all about?

Here in brokedown palace, we've got insurance companies working hard NOT to provide for their clients, a rising tide of unpaid student loans, and the gorgeous women will run a credit check on you too. The squirrels in the few remaining trees are just rats with furry tails and the bluebirds singing their sweet song just shit on my car.

Tomby Stone said...

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." - Thomas Jefferson

"I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal." - Abraham Lincoln.

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." - G W Bush.