yes, that was the two clicks.... a couple of days ago, it took me more clicks than that to get to the day's question (either they changed something for the better or i got smarter or something.. who knows? lol)
that's ok that you didn't provide the link... it's here now...
there are quite a few who come here who don't go to litkicks and never did
long narrow box on the side doesn't bother me but i'd really like to be able to comment to the other pieces and make sure my words are published as written
i'll point LR in this direction so maybe he can take the time to explain what he meant
i was only commenting on his statement about "class"
to me, i don't get "class"... i never have.... to me, we're all in the same class and learning every day, we just have different teachers... heh
seriously, though, i hate thinking of society in class structure because i think that negates the fact that we are really all on the same level ... we are human... and that's how i like to think of it
there is a negativity associated with the words "lower class" and "upper class" and "middle class".... those terms don't jive with me other than to suggest different financial situations... all sound negative to me, though
the term "color lines" is a new term to me. I've never heard that term until today.
but to answer the litkicks question of the day which is are today's problems in the world caused by (A) racial differences or (B) something else entirely, I have to go with B. (That's how I interpreted the question, anyway, not quite understanding the term "color line"... I think they are saying "racial differences", right?)
It seems to me the problems of this century (the 21st), have to do with the evolutionary process and moral values. Many people have not evolved beyond bigotry not just toward other races but toward people of different faiths and people who live in different cultures and people who are different in ANY way at all than they are!
There are still people who view the world as a divided planet where people are separated geographically, economically, politically and religiously, and frankly, they want to keep it that way. That's the problem.
Because the world is NOT a divided planet. We are all here together experiencing life. No matter where we live, no matter what we believe in, no matter what our government or financial situation, we are HERE, together, and soon, people better get a grip on the fact that we need to share the world's resources and accept each other just as we are, without trying to change anybody to meet our own standards.
That's where the issue of moral values comes in. Morally, we need to respect each other. Morally, we need to bow down to the human spirit in each other. We need to stop arguing and stop fighting and start realizing the BIG issues which are achieving understanding and acceptance of every person who walks this planet.
Every human being deserves food, shelter, medical care, and especially love and respect. Every human being deserves to have a PLACE to belong. The Palestinians, for instance, deserve to have land to live on that they can call their own. Those in 3rd world countries deserve the attentiveness of those who control the wealth and resources of this planet so they aren't dying of starvation every day. No person should be left to sleep on the street. No group of people should be ostracized by any other group of people based on ANY reason, certainly not exclusive to the color of their skin.
It is time for the people of the world to evolve to the point where they no longer accept war or famine or bigotry.
Call me an idealist because yes, that's what I am. But it is time for a revolution where everyone evolves to be idealistic enough to take care of each other, respect each other, accept each other and love each other.
That's what's wrong with the world. Many people don't understand this, I don't think.
The type of evolution and revolution I'm speaking of comes from within. One person at a time. One relationship at a time. And once this ideology is realized, once these moral tenets are embraced, we will be able to deal with the harsh realities we face every day.
If we have compassion and acceptance and place everyone on the same level spiritually and humanly, we can move forward toward peace, we can move forward toward eliminating neglect and treating disease and giving people the homes and care and love that they desperately need.
There's MY answer to today's question.