Sunday, 22 July 2007

Suffer the Children

"Suffer the children, the sins of the fathers
Poison the seeds and you poison the harvest"
Directions In Groove

My sis-in-law is due to give birth any minute now and last night I watched Children of Men. Probably not the best choice of movies for an uncle-to-be as it paints a very bleak picture of the future drawing on references from the current state of global affairs. However it does end on a note of hope. If you haven't seen it, watch it.

For my yet-to-be-born niece or nephew, I have the following hopes:
  • society will stop being distracted by the unimportant.
  • the culture of greed that is perpetuated by governments and corporations will diminish.
  • individuals will stop judging others based on appearance, race, gender, sexual-preference and stereotype.
  • technological development will become focused on fixing the errors of the past and the betterment of the future.
  • decisions will be made with a world-view rather than being based on the betterment of any one particular community or country.
  • sustainable resources will be openly available and shared.
  • assistance will be offered unconditionally to those who need it.
I like to think that, whoever you are, where-ever you may be and whatever your circumstances, you would want the same for the children in your life.


Songs played while writing this entry:
"No Good (Start The Dance)" The Prodigy
"Face It" Sven Vath
"Mutant Was In Love" Taho
"Zebra" John Butler Trio
"Twilight" Canyon
"Naked In The Rain" Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Angel Particles" Hallyciongen

2 comments:

Megan Bayliss said...

What a beautiful wish list for your newest family member. I echo your sentiments.

Have added this to today's blog as my favourite thought for the day.

Joh said...

Ditto your hopes for kids. The Children of Men was a haunting film.

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