Hippies & Insanity

About: (The Scorpion & the Frog Zen Story)

I shared this on the facebook item of a peace sign this morning.
 How come when the hippies grew up & the hippie generation held the reins of power there are still wars & the World appears to be even more of a mess than before? (;- .... just asking?) ... Where have all the flowers gone? http://bit.ly/OAHX1 ♥♥♥ (song - Peter, Paul & Mary)
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I reflect & elaborate just a bit more here. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over & over again & expecting a different result - (some say).  So what's the problem? - only a few really like war (presidents, politicians, generals & the military-industrial complex.)  If we continue to elect the same type of politician & expect something different we are really crazy!  The war machine will still take your children & grand children & spill their blood & drive them nuts.
   It is mostly our lazy, non-participative, laid-back, indulgent attitudes & ways of life which elect the same old kind of politicians.  We can look at debates & campaign speeches & say to ourselves "oh! he/she looks presidential" - or "He/she will do this for us".. but when push comes to shove they are sill politicians & will - like the scorpion & the frog story, act out of their own nature.  Be sure you know what that is before voting for them. Think about it! ... & then do something else the next chance you have to vote.
One of my favorite & most poignant scenes from Pink Floyd's The Wall movie is this one "Blue Sky"
... http://bit.ly/aGbwAS

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  1. war
  2. peace
  3. insanity

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Mark de LA says
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Karl Marx
 

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