I turn on the TV, read the paper, open up my browser, sort through Newsweek, go to the bookstore, drive through McDonalds, walk into the grocery store, drive past a school, open my eyes, and what do I see?
Fear, corruption, greed, anger, bloodshed, tyranny, religion, murder, piracy, and narcisism. It's as if the world cries out to be fed evil, and is given more than it's share.
Even as I sit at my work typing this and pondering, I can feel the pressure around me. The air is thick with all antithesis of good and whole. Purity is abstract and impossible, while filth claims its thrown. Sheets of white and purple are exchanged for filth that once resembles rags. Even the sky, in its vastness, reflects the shades of gray the world has to offer.
All attempts of humans to bring some kind of sanity and focus to this globe of ash are left in the dust. Famous artists are revealed to be sexual deviants, and stirring orators show their true colors with adultery.
Is there hope? Is peace simply a word used to justify means to an end?
What if pessimists were truly closer to being 'realists' then anyone would like to admit? What if you were to pull away the scales of our 'leaders' only to find corrupt politicians drowning in their own bile and fecal matter? And what if this great Tower-of-Babel-world we have created were to topple on top of us, crushing all signs of love and life from our body, leaving only corpses to rot and decay as the merciless sub glares down.
Then again, what if there is hope?
But, I digress.