What’s going on?

Have we reached to the point of no return? I am just asking! Can somebody please tell me “what’s going on?” Never have we experience the things we are facing. Moral behavior has receded to a place of ultimate disgrace. I might not be making much sense but the evidence is everywhere. I hope we are not asleep drowsing in despair because we the people will have to rise to take back our dignity from those who have trample self-respect and tolerance under their feet. We cannot just go on ignoring all the symptoms that is so evident amongst us. Ask yourself is this real? It seems to be the norm but I will appeal to the Lord above to intervene on our behalf because as the head goes so does the body; the head has passed and now it seems we are in a tailspin.

I often hear the song “What’s going on” it forces me to look at the lyrics closely, as I do, I can’t help but ask the question myself. What the hell is going on? Believe it or not we are at the threshold of no return because we have lost our leadership role in the world. Who will rise to take the stand and set the precedence for what is to follow. We have taken a back seat leaving a void for the rule of subtlety to fill. How can we establish a union without communication? In a progressive society, there are no room for mediocrity. Standards of dignity and politeness to what was so evident for all the world to see has been thrown out like a baby with the bath water. We have replaced morality for ridiculous insensitivity. Why did you make that mistake in thinking that our problem can be solve by a novice with no real self-worth? My oh my; what’s going on? The chicken has come home to roost!

This world has no place for hate! The time for healing and self-worth is an urgent need for humanity. Let those from the dark ages practice their barbarism but we should be the catalyst of change showing the way to true independence, democracy and freedom. It is a travesty to think that the world as we know it has not changed while we suffocate in the heat of climate change and environmental disasters. The evidences are everywhere. Why are we going backward instead of forward? Can someone please tell me what’s going on? It seems we have become insensitive to the truth and are willing to accept a lie. God have mercy! We have conquered space but have not caught up with the problems of humanity. It’s too much to ignore; the question is circling everywhere we look, the same question remains: “What’s going on?”

Let’s reflect on the words of the song as we try to see it from the writers prospective. “Mother, mother there’s too many of you crying. Brother, brother, brother there’s far too many of you dying. You know we’ve got to find a way to bring some lovin’ here today – Ya Father, father we don’t need to escalate. You see, war is not the answer; for only love can conquer hate. You know we’ve got to find a way to bring some lovin’ here today.” Why is the rug being pulled from under our feet? Why is the little we have been sacrificed and given to the rich and powerful? Why are we being shot and mistreated without true justice? Why; Why; Why? What’s going on?

Tell me what’s going on! We need to truly make America sane again! It seems we are drifting through a tunnel of disgrace, neglecting the poor and needy while propping up the rich. Take the little we have; ignoring the voice of the masses. Truly this is not the way we make America great again? We have now become the laughing stock of the world and are looked upon with disdained. We never saw this one coming; or so we thought! I may be passive but this is not the time to be quiet. We have been trampled on; we might be considered poor by the worlds standard but we are very rich in spirit. Money can buy you things but it can never buy peace and contentment so tell me: what’s going on?

Is there a light beyond the horizon, can anyone see the ray of the rising sun? The time has come for us to evaluate before it’s too late. Look at the road we have traveled, the bumps and bruises we have been forced to endure. Do we want to return to the days of despair as a people or do we want to march on enjoying the fruits of our labor; the true sense of worth and freedom we deserve. Think about this while making your decision the next time you are called upon. Remember if you run with the wolves you will learn how to howl but if you fly with the eagles you will learn how to soar.

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Why?

In nineteen seventy-two a popular song was hitting the air-waves by Johnny Nash. “There are more questions than answer.” It was true back then and now; answers are slow to come while the questions keep increasing at a proportion that we are not able to keep pace; it’s beyond belief. Is this why we are so distrustful of others and always cast shadows of doubt in the face of compromise? Is this the reason for wars and conflicts in the world, in our society and on the streets? It seems no one has the answer therefore we continue to ask; Why?

Read the lyrics and you might be able to relate to what was in the mind of the writer and many who was and is still seeking answer for the questions they are asking today. “Why?” “There are more questions than answers. Pictures in my mind that will not show, there are more questions than answers. And the more I find out the less I know Yeah, the more I find out the less I know. I’ve asked the question time and time again; Why is there so little of a moment Oh, what is life, how do we live What should we take and how much should we give”

There are more questions than answer. There will never be a time when this question become outdated. Is it worth asking?  With what reasoning or sense of purpose? “Why.” For many this question can be annoying or intimidating base on the intent or the inherent challenge that it possess. Once you are not intimidated there is no real threat and no alarm. We can be comfortable knowing that there will always be a reason for asking why.  When you are in certain situation it can become critical or dangerous to even ask why.

Although we often resist the suggestion; the slightest possibility of a negative connotation or argument that would question our direction, arguments or instructions, why is not a terrible question to ask! Why is used to offer a suggestion or to say that a course of action is not necessary. It is also used to express irritation or annoyance. When face with a decision that is important to change the course of time, history or an organization, it is important to stop for a moment and ask why.

We have celebrated Memorial Day and many have done so in the past. We look forward with anticipation because it is a time when we take a break from work and relax with family and friends. Have you ever stop to ask the question why? Why do we celebrate this day; what is the meaning and how did this time come about? Although this might be considered irrelevant, I am sure that there are millions of people who does not know the true meaning and reason for Memorial Day. The question is why? For what reason, purpose, or cause?

I would like to take a look at the whys for this moment and time in the history of this nation. “Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans — established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.” Wikipedia

Johnny wanted to know about the pictures in his mind that will not show. However the more he find out the less he knew. Today many are asking the reason for their existence. Why am I here? They are searching for a sense of purpose. Why look to another person for satisfaction; why seek pleasure out of things that will eventually fade away? I know the answer to all the questions on your mind! Eternity will bring to an end the reasoning and the question of why. We were created in the likeness and image of our creator however man drifted away seeking to find peace and satisfaction. The only way to meet all these needs and get a sense of hope is to return to the one who is the manufacturer. The maker has all the answers; he designed you to be the best you can be. Why? Because he loves you and is waiting to give you the answers to the why’s; so why not?