CrusadesI am agnostic, but I believe in good and evil…which is different from the dark and the light we see in nature.  The dark and the light, in nature, or destruction and creation, complement one another in a perpetual process of change.  As in nature, and in being a part of nature, we also have light and dark within us.   Those that become totally committed to either the light or the dark…suppressing or excluding the existence of the other…lose something…and become imbalanced.  History has shown those that are convinced they know the light…their version of the light…can in fact spread darkness on fellow-man.  And, there are also numerous examples, such as what we have unfortunately just witnessed, where those that become absorbed with darkness spread darkness, or more to the point, evil… on fellow-man and child.

EvilEvil, is man-made.  Evil, doesn’t exist outside mankind.  Darkness in nature isn’t evil.  Light, in nature isn’t good.  Mankind defines Good and Evil through action and behavior in the human world.  Good and Evil is human — an imperfect interpretation of the light and dark in nature.  People are looking for answers and solutions.  The problem is more complex than people will admit.  Gun control, armed guards, security systems…on and on and on…armed teachers (are you kidding me)…everyone pushing their agenda…businessmen, politicians, shrinks, pharmaceuticals, priests…looking for a Band-Aid…looking for a an “in” for their own agenda, ratings, another buck…rather than confronting the real problem.  The problem is one of culture and technology.  Culture…summarized as Hollywood…the action and violence…the entertainment…hip hop hip gangsters…video games…shoot to kill.  Technology…the gun…the bomb…loop technology around and tie it up with wrapping paper and a bow.  Mankind creates his own culture…he creates his own tools…this culture molds who we are…on both ends of the spectrum…and technology provides the tools for the two extremes and those in the middle.

Perhaps this is why I look to the past with a sense of nostalgia.  Man on a horse with a sword…against man on a horse with a sword…you can’t take out the dark…but you can establish and define the rules…less collateral damage…a fair fight…courage and bravery…nobility…skill…one life for another…for whatever the reason…not 20 children…mowed down with technology and the pull of a trigger…for no reason what so ever…other than Evil.  Evil…made more Evil through culture and more powerful through the technology made available for its use.  The real problem and solution will evade the media and political dialogue…for it goes to the heart of the matter…it goes all the way through what is and what is becoming…our culture and our technology…two things people can’t change without a deep philosophical awakening and related change of course.  Mankind thinks we are progressing forward…with our thought, laws, technology, culture…that time equals progress…that we are so superior and advanced to men and woman who came before.  I am not so sure.  They say the nuclear bombs dropped on Japan saved lives…how many Japanese children died from that act that reportedly saved lives?  Don’t look to the media, the priests, the technocrats, the businessmen, or the politicians to define the problem or the solution…for the problem and solution is philosophical…and you won’t find any philosophers in front of the camera.