I mentioned in a previous thread that we are separated by ethnicities....Such as African Americans, Irish Americans, Italian Americans, Jewish Americans etc......I failed to mention then that in the last 20 years, there has been an increasing percentage of interracial and inter faith marriages....I predict that in the next 20 to 40 years there will be so much more mixing of ethnicities and faith that when someone asks what your nationality is you can honestly say 100% American....... ....Because by then America will be truly unique in our genetic makeup, and since we share the same double helix DNA, we will all truly be One in the same...........Since people also marry outside their faith, I also predict that religion will only be getting in the way and the majority will choose to be Agnostic or even go with Atheism....Wouldn't it be great if everyone wakes up and realizes that god is not real and they can live a normal, happy life, without praying to this mythical creature...............I would be interested in your comments.....
And, what about the people of Chihuahua, Sonora, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Jalisco, Baja and the Yucatan? This continent just doesn't belong to white Norte Americanos from the US or Canada.
We are one is a good concept. It was also a song by an African entertainer called Lucky Dube. He said that people, trees, and all the animals "were one." This included all people and all colors. He had the right idea but unfortunately he was killed in a car highjacking in South Africa, apparently in the presence of his young son.
Will this idea take hold worldwide? I think it will, but it just takes some more time. Children today are more racially tolerant than their parents. They also tend not to believe the old religious myths. With computers now, the information age has come forth. All they have to discover now is that life is not all about dope, and get over that old teenage saying "there's nothing to do." Wake up and get a life. There is plenty to do.
we are one - works for me, as long as I don't have to be American...
There's really no country where all is well. But what I want to say is: if we want to be ONE - as we are, because we're all stardust - don't hide behind stupid borders, don't greet a flag, don't mouth traditions, don't throw your ancestry about, don't allow people to look up to you or down on you. Leave all that stupidity behind! We are people of the universe, so why do you bother with nations?
What's wrong with reaching for the stars? I know I'll never get there, but if I want to live according to the things I believe in, I'd better start getting myself and my surroundings into the right shape.
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
(Henry David Thoreau, in Walden, Chapter 18: Conclusion)
Yes, some of us in the USA have Europe envy. The USA has so many stupid cruelties - the mistreatment of the poor by drug laws, the criminal justice system, and generally failing to care for them.
The USA does well in freedom of speech. It's shocking to most of us that just saying something or writing something could be punishable by law in many European countries. At least if they are talking about ideas - information like nuclear bomb plans is different.
Some time back, I remember seeing a piece on NOVA about a Russian scientist named Lysenko and his efforts to create an alternative model to genetics, describing how trait inheritance behaved. In that portrayal, he was shown having an argument with a Russian geneticist (whose name I don't remember) about whether elephants were the descendants of wooly mammoths. Lysenko mocked this man, telling him, "You've never even seen a gene!" and pointed out what he saw as radical differences between the two species. The geneticist's response was simple and wise:
Don't just look at the differences. Look at the similarities.
More than anything else, I suspect, that's what humankind needs to do: recognize that we share far more in common than the differences which may separate one from another.
That's funny, Mindy.
When my wife first got to this country I would tell friends sometimes of a problem I had with her. Ultimately it came back as "you need to tell her this is America." What the hell does that mean?
Like if we lived in Germany I could tell her "this is Germany." WTF?
Yep, We Are One but most of us are still working on it.