Saturday, August 31, 2013

'I had a dream,' seems to be right up there at the moment. Well, I had one too---The Middle East was peaceful!

Yes, my dream was magnificent! I dreamed that Syria, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and the rest of the Middle East were lands where children were safe and women had access to education, free to vote, uninfluenced by stand over tactics, free to follow their dreams. The skies were clear of jets  seeking them out as targets, the streets were busy and colourful, filled with people going about their daily lives, knowing that the police were not corrupt and that there were no suicide bombers ready to throw bombs into mosques or other places of worship. Indeed such places were havens of peace where people gathered to listen to peaceful words from leaders who had no other agenda than love, and spreading the words of the 'books,' not 'forcing the listeners or extoling them to acts of violence against others.
The army did not act against its own people and the leaders knew that they must listen to and include all people in the life of the nations. No one country dominated, although on the horizon there was always the spectre of 'greater powers,' one in particular that still wished to garner influence. The nations did not care because they were sure in their own direction and that the august United Nations curtailed the worst aspects of those 'predator powers.'
THEN I WOKE UP TO REALITY. The news was full of suffering, not just in the Middle East, but the bombs continued to be thrown and children killed while 'greater powers,' stood by in disunity. Sure, one nation still took it upon itself to act, with no plan, no vision and continued to do its thing. I SHALL CONTINUE TO HOPE. HISTORY DOES HAVE A WAY OF SHRUGGING OFF HATE, INTOLERANCE AND EVIL. Dream with me!

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