The Haves and the Have Nots

First of all, I want to apologize to fans of the Tyler Perry show with the same name as this post, like my grandmother, since this post isn’t about it. Instead, it is about where I think the world is heading. I believe in the future of the world, the have nots will become the haves, so what is happening right now is that the world is taking away from the haves and giving to the have nots. Certain things, as well as the anger and conflict they produce, like the college admissions scandal involving actress Lori Loughlin, the taking down of certain prominent people, riots and protests worldwide, and even Hollywood and storytelling becoming more diverse are all a part of this process, or at least, laying the groundwork for it. But, it won’t come easy.

Damned If You Do And Damned If You Don’t

Recently, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were in hot water, got criticized for taking a private plane and all the damage they did to the environment that way. And the San Francisco international airport recently banned plastic bottles as well. To me, there seems to be this greater emphasis in this world placed by the people in it to save it, but sometimes, I wonder if that’s even possible, not only because of words I once heard George Carlin tell an audience, asking how are we going to save the planet if we can’t even save ourselves, but also because sometimes it seems to me we can’t even do anything in the planet without hurting it! If we take planes like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did we are damaging the environment. And it is even said if we watch porn online we are damaging the environment! But there are people working on solutions to this. For instance, if we eat meat, we are damaging the environment, but this is why people are now experimenting with lab grown and plant-based meat, and if we use gasoline powered cars, but this is why people are switching to electric cars. However, I’m afraid these solutions come at a cost. I don’t think you should just expect all people to simply choose to give up the way they’ve always been living their lives because of the environment. In order for everyone to do this, I believe, is a catalyst to destroy freedom. It would have to be forced. And some people won’t like that, like the yellow vest protesters in France. So, sadly, I think it’s an unwinnable situation we are now in. If we elect to protect the planet, we lose our freedoms and if we elect to protect our freedoms, we perhaps destroy the planet. It’s simply, unfortunately, another one of those things in life where you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

The Chosen One

Many people have this tendency to look at politicians as being like their savior or Messiah, to ask themselves who’ll stop the rain.

Oprah Winfrey once did it by saying Barack Obama was “the one”.

And now something interesting has happened recently by Donald Trump tweeting about praise bestowed upon him and declaring himself to be “the chosen one”. This ridiculous statement of his and praise caused some people to say he’s the Antichrist and it makes it seem like he’s LeBron James on the cover of Sports Illustrated or Harry Potter or Anakin Skywalker or any other fictional character destined for greatness. And many of his followers do believe that, that he’s destined for greatness. I think their belief in him has gone to his head, since some of his more religous followers believe he was chosen by God to save America, although to me, I think he was chosen by God to do the opposite!

So, I believe people, when following politicians, should remember the band Megadeth, and not put these politicians too high on a pedestal because they may ultimately betray their trust.