A stream of consciousness post from my sci-fi side:
Thanks to “Harsh Reality” for asking the question:
“Who else is tired of all the killing and would like a little peace?”
One of his comments got me to thinking about whether an alien invasion would unite humanity and bring peace. It could, ultimately. But it would probably take a while, like when Darth Vader ultimately brought balance to the force as predicted. It just took a really long time for Vader to turn back into Anakin Skywalker and throw the evil emperor into the whatchamacallit. Luke believed his father could be saved when he said, “I know there is good in him. I have felt it.” He was right. But don’t let that keep you in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Luke didn’t live with his crazy, bully of a father. He only visited long enough to trick the emperor into getting thrown to his death. (Luke had huge faith in the Force.) If Anakin had survived, his torment would have been hard to live with.
I found this touching video of the death of Vader/Anakin where he recalls happier moments:
What I really like about this story is that while Anakin turning to the dark side brought despair instead of the balance the Jedi knights hoped for, this had to happen so that he could eventually kill the emperor many years later in order to save his son who saved him. Everything had seemed so wrong, but worked out right in the end.
So never give up hope. Speaking of which, let’s hope peace comes to our planet, without an alien invasion, unless it’s a invasion of logic from the Vulcans.
Has there been a time in your life when things seemed all wrong, but eventually worked out right?
September 16, 2014 at 2:25 pm
Thought provoking. Darth Vader made it look simple. As a realist, I don’t think world peace or tragedies and evil will cease as long as there is a world. The Garden of Eden was a paradise and we see how that went.
News is depressive and crimes against fellow man or woman are daily, seconds, minutes. How one human could harm or take the life of another is beyond me, but is ongoing and methods are beyond violent. It’s getting worse all over.
“Has there been a time in your life when things seemed all wrong, but eventually worked out right?”
Yes. Long story, but I’ve come through many freak occurrences and accidents that I didn’t have a chance of coming through, yet I did. Nine lives might be running out; they’re adding up.
September 16, 2014 at 6:28 pm
Thank you for taking the time to comment with wisdom. I believe there will likely be violence and bad news for quite some time. I also believe what we focus on gets bigger, and more peace is possible. Your history of close calls suggests to me that you are here for a reason of importance.
September 17, 2014 at 2:52 am
Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
I saw that hot air balloon on yahoo the other day and I want one badly. -OM
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September 23, 2014 at 9:17 pm
September 23, 2014 at 11:01 pm
No worries. 🙂
September 17, 2014 at 3:51 am
Peace will be found when people choose not to permit violence. Everyone in the military volunteered and the “leaders” were elected.
Just like health, it begins with a personal decision to change and from there inspires others to follow suit. We just need to be the inspiration and let go of fear.
Nutrition + Fitness = Health
September 17, 2014 at 4:20 am
Yes. Peace is a personal decision with opportunities in each moment. Thank you, for this thoughtful comment!
September 17, 2014 at 4:24 am
Thanks for re-blogging this in Harsh Reality, OM. It’s not every day you see a giant Darth Vader head floating around in the sky. I imagine it would be pretty impressive in real life. It might even make people stop fighting for a few minutes just to look up at it. Hmmm.
September 17, 2014 at 5:29 am
On alien invasion, often people will ask, “if THEY are visiting us why don’t they communicate?” It occurs to me that, like the Eloi in H.G. Welles “Time Machine”, perhaps the visitors have evolved beyond violence and any need for self-protection and are simply afraid. An outsider without a history of war, violence and the general mayhem that defines our activities might be reluctant indeed to dip a toe into our collective pool.
September 18, 2014 at 4:44 am
Indeed a possibility. From a Star Trek perspective, we are not ready for first contact. Something to aspire to? Thank you for your comment!