Mr. Jolly, do you ever think the world will one day be completely at peace, with no wars, no killing and no hatred towards each other? Is it even possible for that to happen, and if so, what would it take to make it happen?
That is a VERY good question. In a world where we have to depend on each other to survive we are often our own worst enemies. We kill for different reasons, different views and different perceptions of each other. The heads of nations will initiate wars with other nations for reasons only they really know and send out the children of mothers and fathers to die for a cause that only they believe in. Many nations will initiate war to show their strengths, when in reality it only shows their weaknesses. As wonderful as the concept of peace sounds, we have to accept the fact that fighting is just in our nature. We claim to be superior to the other animals on this planet when many of us are even “more” barbaric and savage. If the world did in fact have one complete day of peace we probably would no longer recognize each other. Here in the states we just recently had an execution that went horribly wrong. The inmate who was being put to death was administered drugs to induce sleep first, but during the procedure he grimaced, tried to hold his head up and experienced grueling pain. They finally had to abort the procedure because it was too inhumane but the victim finally died from an apparent heart attack. For us, in order to teach people that they should not kill, we “kill” them. I don’t know about you, but I find a LOT of fault in that sentiment. I think the only way the entire world would unite is if we had to face some “other” obstacle or foe that would involve our attention. That is about the best scenario that I can imagine. Until then, we have to accept the fact that on this world “fighting is inevitable.” We invade other areas because of “weapons of mass destruction” that were never found and we use force to annex areas involuntarily for our own personal agendas. The world may never be totally right, but life must go on. Maybe one day this dream will come true, but until then reality will always be our “slap in the face.” I strongly believe in peace, and I sincerely hope that I will live long enough to actually “see it one day.” Thank you for your topic, and I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Kenny Lattimore, Wayne Brady and Brett Jolly in concert