Imagine…

I remember where I was when I found out that John Lennon had been murdered, shot down like a dog in the street by some psycho with a desire for 15 minutes of fame. I was with my best friend (at the time) helping her after some pretty serious surgery. I felt like the world was getting a little bit out of control. Little did I know how mild that would be compared to all of the crap that is happening now on our little blue marble of a world, the planet that I (currently) call home.

I guess the more years that tick by the more complicated things seem to be. Yes, I can hear myself and I sound like my parents, God bless them. But…they were right. The planet is getting dirty, the extremists are getting too excited, money has little value, technology is replacing face time, people are still starving and time just ticks away. Music sucks. TV sucks. Thank God for books. I tell my dear husband…All I need is a candle, some matches, a book and a cranky can opener and I think I can handle the Apocalypse. Yes…I think I can.

What does my heart good these days is seeing people marching in the streets the way we used to do during the days of the Vietnam war protests. If the cops are out of line, then march, damn it! let the world know that we are mad as hell and are not going to take it any more! People need to make a stand. I am so glad that they are. It is the best thing that has happened in a good long while. People should not be killed by crappy cops because of the colour of their skin or what they look like. That’s just an excuse for shoddy policemanship, anyway. They don’t make cops the way they used to. It is a thankless job that pays little. no a days anyone that is willing to do that crap job will be hired and if they are competent or not is not the local government’s first priority. Yes…there are some good cops. But not like there used to be. Used to be a cop had to be up to muster. All they do now is slap a badge on a monkey and call it good. So, yes…there needs to be a voice shouting to the roof tops for the communities that are damaged by these unnecessary killings. For the heart broken moms and the sisters without brothers and the kids who will have to grow up without their dads. March, I say. March…

And I hate what is going on with the Middle East. Absolutely hate to see the bloodshed and the fighting over whose God is better. God is God. It’s all the same for Christ’s sake. But, we all know that it really isn’t at all about God. It’s about control. It’s about forcing people to think a certain way about giving a few zealots a great deal of power over regular ordinary people. And money. Power and money. Not God. So, let’s just leave God out of it, shall we? No one is fooled any longer…

Torture. Why is anyone at all surprised? This sort of thing has been going on for millennia. Nothing new to see here. Move along…

So…what next? I’m gonna probably keep on ranting even if it is only to myself. I know that I ma not the only one out here on the planet that is fed up to ->here<- with all this unrest, hate, fear and greed disguised as righteousness. And I am more than likely going to keep on praying for everyone and every thing that I can for the simple fact that I know that prayer works better than anything where change is concerned…prayer and action go hand in hand. Be mindful in all ways all your days. Until next time…

John & Yoko