I hate to see war. I hate to see conflict of any kind. Sometimes it seems rather necessary, unfortunately.
I’ve already given my opinion that people shouldn’t have to leave their countries to find freedom and opportunity. They should stay and fight to make the land they love more hospitable. I’ve said this before and I absolutely meant it but I will say it again. I wish my parents had not immigrated to the United States. I love this country and I am not begrudging the life I have had and the comforts of living here. I am beyond grateful for those.
And I recognize if they had each stayed in their respective countries I would have never been born. I know this and I can’t change this; but if I could I would. I would give up having had my life to see people fight to make a better life for themselves in their homelands, if that would truly be their desire. Which if you ask immigrants, it does seem to be the case.
I am so proud of the people of Hong Kong. They have united and are effectively closing down everything. People in all sectors are refusing to work. Protesters are not giving up their posts. They are willing to die and be jailed. Frankly, these 5 demands seem more than reasonable. I hope they can succeed.
People should have a basic right to life, libery and the pursuit of happiness everywhere on our beautiful planet, not just one sector of the world and not just for one segment of society and until we right that wrong wars will not cease to exist, because the disenfranchised will be there waiting, willing, wanting to fight. It’s the only positive I see to fighting……the will and determination for better instead of just giving up completely. I’m really not into the atrocities and casualties that war elicits though.
There has got to be peace, a coming together, a uniting for the greater good of everyone; leaving no one behind. A genuine kindred spirit of kindness and solidarity with every soul and until we find that I can’t see things getting much better in this world. I really can’t. But I love the effort. I love that people are starting to deeply look at their lives and what they are willing to fight for and stand up for and believe in. That is a priceless endeavor in and of itself.
If only we could turn those willing to do evil around to fight for good. I suppose in their mind they are fighting for good. But anything that harms people, especially to the point of killing them, can’t be seen as good, ever…. truly, can it?
Sometimes I feel we are all so divided. We are all so enamored with “our side” and who we think we are and with painting “the others” as wrong that I don’t know that we will ever be able to truly have compassion and kindness for each other…..but I keep that hope alive.