As long as I live, I’m never going to forget scenes from this short film…
Today, I followed world events with the protests in London. Maybe this will be the sway that fully drives home what realities have been created in the background from all of our so called needs :-
The film should be R 18 ! Unfortunately I am over 18 and still can’t cope with some of the awful realities in our world.
One thing that has been said quite a few times on CM, is always always look after the children. It is not their fault. And I wholeheartedly agree – no matter what, the children come first.
Have sent you a couple of emails Paul.
Maybe if everyone in the world where to watch this it would make people think about the real price of things, but then we are proected from some images whilst watching the evening news and enjoying our TV dinner. In Western Europe, it isn’t so long ago that these scenes were a reality to many; of course I’m refering to WWII, but lets not foget the Balkans….. oh yes, the Balkans have been largely swept under the carpet by the MSM with the exception of the odd event from The Hague.
Having just put my 14 month old daughter to bed, I wonder whether this is the signs of things to come. I hope for her sake, my sake and all our sakes that these things will not come to pass in our lifes………but of course, it has never really stopped, though it hasn’t happened in my backyard for several generation. Undoubtedly it has been on-going since man first walk the earth driven by the greed of humanity.
Its such hypocracy that in the Western world we profess to place so much value on human life, but then so easily digest these events as civilian collateral damage, friendly fire incident or a blue on blue….unavoidable, rationalised, necessary, the other side’s fault. Is civilisation something we really have or mearly a veneer, a mask we hide behind………?
My apologies for the rant but I was deeply moved by the video
Yep , Greed and Selfishness. I will never have money to buy gold when there are these children that need us.
It’s not about us now is it .
What happend to your post, C1oudfire? I wan’t to read it – but can’t: The site is blank…
Best greetings, Regina
Deep and meaningless.
Revert to being like children? Seriously?
Really, there is nothing so cruel or self-important as a child. They have zero understanding of altruism, throw fits and create disturbances over minor issues. Not to say they are all that way, but while we’re painting with broad brushes…
What we need to do is get beyond acting like children.
Meaning accepting social responsibility, being accountable for our mistakes, allowing privacy and liberty while respecting differences of opinion.
Catching kids in one solitary moment of co-operation, and begrudging the rest of us as uncooperative and selfish is a little myopic.
Clearly, this man is not a father.
[quote=britinbe]lets not foget the Balkans….. oh yes, the Balkans have been largely swept under the carpet by the MSM with the exception of the odd event from The Hague.[/quote]
There are those of us who have experience there. If you have experience of the Balkan’s you’d like to share with me let me know, if you don’t then you have no idea what you’re talking about other than the MSM that you’re saying has swept things under the carpet.
However, I do find this as Aaron said deep and meaningless, 30 seconds of child like "altruism" does not erase the remaining time where they are petulant demanding, self-centered, short sighted. A lot like a lot of corporations. If we were all like this then we’d be in a lot worse state.
Maybe the lesson that can be derived from watching kids playing together happily in a playground, is appreciation of the fact that coordinated activity of any kind is possible. Given that humans of all ages are scared witless half the time, it’s pretty amazing, we don’t all hate eachother 24/7. If we could just retain caution while ramping down the fear enough to join others in shared adventures, in a local, national and global way, like these kids have managed to do, we’d be better off. The other significant lesson here is these kids are having fun without spending money. We have to loosen up with others and learn to play with the same spirit that drives children’s play.
Cat and I have two.
Both are great.
Mostly because of their Mother………..