Truth like bitter wine is hard to swallow…… As I have become quite bored with most of TV programing, PBS, History Channel, Green Channel, and Discovery Channel have become a staple for me. Today I was watching a documentory, time frame 1970’s, location Argentina, events political and civil unrest. RESULTS violence, killing, torture. Did I mention killing, killing killing……
My interest was sparked because of the time frame. All of the participants where in my age group. Continuing to watch my despair grew. The names and faces of real people my age all forms of conflict and eventually death for what they believed in. I felt the tears swelling up in my eyes and hard lump in my heart as I began to consider what I was doing at the time this was all happening. And how unaware I was living in a protective bubble of my own realities in middle class America. Believing in the American Dream and all the propaganda being fed to us through the media.
I can’t help but feel we have have been some what deceived. It is human nature to want everything to be alright. The sad part in that is we believe what we hear good and ignore the bad. Well, that is until REALITY shows itself. Sort of like today some 30+ years later.
My tears of compassion are now too late for them who have already passed, but it is a WAKE UP call AND A CHALLENGE TO ME. Now the question is now that I know, no excuses, what do I do now? May I be so bold as to ask what would you do?