Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Under Pressure

This isn’t a typical blog entry, as it doesn’t relate to The X-Files, nor does this deal with the meme explorations of past entries, but the events of the past week have compelled the following observations. Simply put, the tragic Earthquake and Tsunami disaster in Japan, as well as the Nuclear plant disasters, does leave one reflective. It’s difficult to escape the real world, or the harsh realities of life, it’s difficult to be altruistic, or inward thinking during periods such as this.

The following song has been running around in my mind over the last couple of days. While I have always been a fan of many Queen songs, this has always resonated with me, as I suspect it has for others, especially the last few lines. We do seem to be at a crossroads, especially since 2008, it does look like we have some choices to make as a collective society: will we treat each other far better than we have, and be our brother’s keeper? Or will be continue down destructive paths?

While I understand that the economy is bleak for many people, but if you can afford to do so, please give to the Red Cross, or any charity organizations that are sending relief to Japan.

IBG is another great resource to go to.

As Jordan Black once observed during the Millennium finale: "We are all shepherds."