Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Dear Civilization

Dear Civilization,

I'm making a complaint. I've been part of civilization for 28 years and I've noticed that you haven't lived up to what "civilized" means. According to Webster's Dictionary:

Main Entry:

: characteristic of a state of civilization ; especially : characterized by taste, refinement, or restraint

It's come to my attention that as a part of this loose organization of peoples that you have strayed off course of what it means to be civilized. I understand that there have been many sacrifices made to ensure the preservence of states, religions, dogmas, ideals, pride, constitutions, liberties and all of those other things but in the process, we have become no more civilized than the native people of conquered lands, Visigoths, Vandals, Saxons, Ostrogoths or the Franks of which the Roman Empire used as heels until their eventual collapse.

It seems in order to become civilized we've had to plunder, steal, kill, pursue, rape and pillage each other into submission until a state is weakened enough to invite them into an empire without much prodding. In fact, they may even ask for it. "If you join us, we'll make sure nothing happens to you." This is called extortion and people go to prison for that. Governments for the people, by the people are immune to punishment. Go figure!

I like democracy. I've always believed that it is the method to band people together and create consensus to achieve personal liberties and strive for a state run by it's people for the people. Most countries like to show how generous they are to mankind. They'll show you a magic trick to wow you of their compassion meanwhile in the other hand, which is behind their back, there is a little person with their mouths taped shut and their hands and feet bound together. Other countries are more show-y of their force. Burma, Russia, North Korea and China are way into peace. So much that protesters and disidents in their countries disappear in order to thwart a revolution. Peaceful or otherwise.

Dear Civilization, I'd like to bring up a story to you:
A long time ago, there was a newborn country that fought for independence so that they could pursue capitalist ventures without a monarchist hand to guide their economy from far away. This independence inspired people from all over the world to revolt against their oppressors. Haiti, France, India, China, the Bolivarian revolution of South America, Central America, Cuba and on and on and on and on. Then in forementioned country, corporations realized that politicians can be bought off. The guise of a one world economy is the path to peace and brotherly relations with one another. Peace, Love Unity and Respect. Wars have been fought and people have been murdered or disappeared, global warming, slavery, oppression has become the guiding hand for constitutions exploiting freedom and the pursuit of happiness.

Blah blah blah...

Dear Civilization... *sigh* false false false.

Disgruntled member,


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