Hell No, We Won’t Go!
Love and peace are things forever sought! That’s what the majorities announce and decree. They do not use that same terminology but they allege the same thing. Oh yes. War is hell. War is evil, wrong, ignorant, reprehensible, ugly, cruel, and so on and so forth.
But do the majorities really mean it? Silly question right! If the majorities meant it there would be no war. It’d be as simple as people deciding that going to war was no longer an option. And that, right there, would be the end of it. As that famous little pig says, ‘Th th th that’s all folks.’ All wars cancelled due to lack of interest.
It really isn’t that hard when you think about it.
But what happens instead? What is the reality of it? The majorities ridicule those who are anti war. As they did during the Vietnam war. The Vietnam-era slogan was, Hell no, we want go! The protesters were largely students, long-hairs and good for nothing hippies, the establishment called them. As usual the establishment- the majorities- had their way, as is the way, and war raged on. There has never been a time, in human history, when there wasn’t some war going on, somewhere.
Think about that. Never. Not once. In thousands of years, had there not been a situation humans haven’t been killing each other, in sanctioned form, someplace.
But here’s the best part. It’s hilarious, actually. All religions, all laws, all peoples say that: It is forbidden to kill because to do so is a crime against god and humanity. As such all murderers apprehended are punished, foregoing their own lives oftentimes when the law so dictates; eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth and all that. Unless the killing is in large numbers and to the sound of beating drums and blaring trumpets.
Tell me again then, where does any of this make sense? And why I should buy into this ridiculous human condition? Then ask yourself, why are you?
What difference does it make to the dead ones, to the orphans, the widows, the crippled and the lame? The ones left homeless and stateless whether the war was fought in the name of god, country, democracy, or any other idiotic idea? Every idea, no matter how highbrow and righteous it sounds, that leads to war is a depraved and moronic one.
There is never true peace in a peace won thru war anyway. Never. The losers never forget, and the winners never let them.
“Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity,” George Carlin got that right.
It’s a shame humanity doesn’t take up the Hell No, We Wont Go! chant in toto. What a world we’d have then, dear reader?
Can you just imagine? A world free of war, hate and destruction? Wow!
Will it ever happen? No.
Can ever happen for you? Personally? Absolutely!
Indeed that’s what we’re talking about when we talk spirituality. Spirituality, true, spirituality, is all about reaching, and reconnecting with, the true self.
You see, the one that hides and quivers in darkness, surrounds itself with anger and hostility is the You that has disconnected from reality. Believes itself unhinged from the Creator, and uses wars, murder and mayhem as shields from the thing it fears the most; God, or the Creator, if you will. If you ever wondered why the ego god is a vengeful god, there’s your reason right there. The one hiding in the dark thinks God the Creator is after it for deserting Creation.
What we slowly do through spirituality, and living ones life with awareness, is return to mindfulness the fact that the disconnect, so called, never actually happened. And that this planet of war the fallen ones have made their home of suffering and unnecessary penance is in fact unreal and made up.
We do that by creating for ourselves a neutral space into which the one in darkness can safely step into, reacclimatise, and return into Love.
The great Rumi, put is this way:
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
See you there, dear reader.