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Please, look at where society has led us... [Jun. 20th, 2003|02:11 pm]
Do you ever wake up in the morning and realize how scared you are--that day and every day? That's how it was this morning. I know that I'm always like this, only I hardly ever notice it. I realized this not too long ago, when we took a trip on Hwy 25. So many have died there, but no one seems to care about any of them but the humans. It was horrible--a whole family of skunks, a cat, squirrels (I couldn't even count them)...I'm not saying this to disgust people, only to illustrate effectively this place of utter horror.
My mother and I were in shock. And all the while the cars zoomed by at an unbelievable rate, seemingly oblivious to the fact that there was death all around them. And that's just it. When I used to point out a body on the side of the road to a random person at school, they either pretended not to see it or asked what the big deal was.
And that's just what scares me about the world--not the roadkill, no, that's just a small part--when any horrible thing happens, nearly everyone either blocks it out or refuses to acknowledge its importance. They simply refuse to see what's right there before them. They simply will not take off their cultural eyeglasses, which is a term that has been used for something our culture uses to blind people from the truth. To see the truth, all we have to do is take them off and look at the world that we find before us.
It's that simple.
Or maybe not. I have been told that the only thing I have to do to get better is to want to get better, but it really isn't that easy. Although I want to consciously, the rest of my mind doesn't. And my conscious does not know how to persuade the rest of my mind otherwise because it has never done it before. Perhaps people in general can't seem to see what's out there, what our world has become, because they have never done it before. Just a thought. Or maybe it's because they are comfortable in their imaginary world, with its sale items and trends, entertainment and media. The latter is probably more likely.
But then there are those out there who fall into a different category--we actually see what's out there. I'm not completely there yet--I still literally forget some of my negative memories (I can't remember when even one of the rabbits died), but I know what I see. And what I see is the road towards the end, if we don't do something soon. So for everyone out there, I have some advice: convince others to take off their cultural eyeglasses (which, by the way, is not my term;it's Derrick Jensen's, but I'm sure many other people are using it too), and take them off yourself, if you haven't already. If you care at all about the fate of the planet, this is crucial.
By the way--sorry this entry was so depressing. But I said some things that I felt needed to be said. And it's hopeful too. Thank you very much for reading it.

Current books: "A Language Older Than Words" by Derrick Jensen
and the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (which also deals with a hidden reality that few see)