A letter to the UN

Dear UN,

Don’t stress yourself on eradicating diseases because there will always be new ones

More money will not make poverty go away

The wealth of the government of a country is not the wealth of the people

There is no country in this world where people (no matter how few) are not suffering

Dear UN,

A lizard in Gambia cannot become an alligator in Germany

There are non-profit ventures because there are profit ventures that makes mega profits

School education produces academic qualifications; academic qualifications produces professionals; professionals need a job

There are things you can affect to change but there are other things you can only arrange for in hope

Dear UN,

A discussion with one intelligent person is better than an opinion poll of thousands who don’t really care

Isn’t it wrong for someone who didn’t solve any problem to enjoy other people’s solution?

If you feed a poor man today, be ready to do it again tomorrow

People are not physical bodies; what is life without an adventure

The greatest crime to humanity

The worst and most humiliating thing that can happen to a person is for the person to have nothing doing to be responsible. Every social structure put in place by modernism to encourage the lack of responsibility (on the part of the person) is the greatest crime to humanity.

I think about the disgusting things many people do for money. Someone might say if they had the money they wouldn’t do those things. But you know that is very far from the truth. The problem is that they never have enough money, so they have to continue. In the end, a few of them realize that it’s not about the money rather it’s about what you do that other people find valuable.

People most of the time like to deceive themselves about the reality of life. I’m surprised at the thinking pattern of a lot of people who put themselves in positions where they make decisions for other people. People don’t always know what they need and hence ask for the wrong things a lot. It takes a visionary to see beyond what can be seen. So if you are not a visionary, what are you doing in that position?

When you encourage people to be irresponsible in matters concerning true social relevance, the people will naturally grow to become responsible in inverse social relevance. If you make being truly responsible difficult, then you should be ready to deal with irrelevant responsibilities (false responsibilities people have put on themselves). And that is much more difficult.

If you are in any of those positions or you are planning to be there, I hope you are hearing this. Selah 

Why won’t you get drunk?

Why won’t you get drunk?

You wake up every day into the same old routine

Basking in the false hope of a brighter future

Today goes like yesterday, and so does last week and this week

And so the liquor calls, and if it doesn’t, you do

Why won’t you get drunk?

You began your life with the thinking done for you

When you ought to take charge, you left your life to fate

When you saw that fate was mean, you began to blame

And on and on the blaming goes, and so does the liquor flows

Why won’t you get drunk?

When you first heard about God, you didn’t think you should know more

And on you went growing up, thinking it’s not a must

Now you’re 40 and you’re stuck, like car tyres in deep mud

So you sit with alcohol, wondering why you can’t stop

Why won’t you get drunk?

Raised in school, you started with a wishful thinking

‘Paid in full’ was your thought of the life of the city

You never thought of true people-relevance or ‘why am I here?’

Now you can’t tell what you’re missing nor what is making you get drunk

Why won’t you get drunk?

You deceive yourself you want to stop but you avoid the real questions

The government tweaks and you cry without even really knowing why

In search of laughter, you embrace the comfort of the bottle

A decision awaits; life or liquor  

The city, the monument and lessons from Babel (Part 3; Conclusion)

There you have it. The tower to the sky to stand as a monument and the city built around it. The only difference this time is; it doesn’t include everybody in the world, there has been an explosion of knowledge making each and every person free to make their own choices, and there is freedom of movement (at least to a large extent). The major problem with Babel is the impact it was going have on the people, especially the future generation. In today’s world however, lack of proper education concerning matters pertaining to life brings the Babel effect into people’s lives.

Living in a small town is very different from living in the city. You can live your life anyhow in a small town and look like a genius. But if you take that same thinking to the city, your life can be shattered beyond arrangement. The city has a completely different structure to life and many lack that understanding. They go to the city expecting it to be like a small town and it is not. Sometimes people are angry and protest (because of democracy) about the conditions of the city. Thoughtful people however look inwards and address their ignorance. There are things the city is not conducive for. But many don’t want to accept that.

If you live in a big city, I strongly advice you to have another house in a town not too far away. Even if you don’t have the means now, keep it in perspective. You may not be able to grasp the reason for that in this short post but you will as time goes on. That advice is very important especially if you have a family. The city is just not conducive for certain things that are vital to a well rounded life. It’s just an advice; you are free to make your own choice. If you recall the part 2 of this post, I ended by saying that it is necessary to detach from the city. There are some things you can never see clearly from within the city. You need to look from the outside to get a proper perspective of what is going on. The city life incorporates a certain hypnosis that deludes people such that they spend their lives over empty and useless things. You want to see people who waste their life, go to the city. The street beggar in the city would definitely live a more productive life in the town or village. He could be a farmer, he can be engaged in local woodwork, he can be a hunter, or even builder. But he is in the city. He has nothing to offer the city and the fact is that the city has nothing to offer him. Hence, he is at the mercy of nice people with some extra money.

The way the towns and villages are structured is very unique. They are small enough to incorporate a new person into their midst and can even help the person up in relevance. But the city is too big and too transaction-minded for that. That was the other wrong issue with Babel, the world of people at that time was not ready for a city. There is a time for everything and there are orders for every event. You don’t go ahead to build a nuclear reactor when you have not yet understood the basic laws of electricity.

In conclusion, Babel got it all wrong. The idea was not sound, the timing (of the idea)  was wrong, the motive was very selfish, the purpose was in the inverse direction of truth, the people were not ready, the stakes were too high, the method was zero. This is many years after Babel and I can only talk to you; don’t make Babel’s errors in your own life. The city and the monument exist today as many places in the world, there is a way life is supposed to be in those places. There are things the city is cool for but there are vital things it plays down. Be wise and make good choices for your own life. The city will never make any good choice for you. Embrace wisdom. Selah

**The photograph above was taken by Pedro Lastra

The city, the monument and lessons from Babel (Part 2)

This is how it looks. Or maybe how it must have really looked. Just that this time it wasn’t destroyed by natural causes over time, but it was discontinued far before completion. The project now lies in ruins and everyone involved in it has dispersed; each one going his own way. It is not a picture of failure, rather it is a picture of the end point of all wrong turns. Some may want to call it an end but it was a good starting point. It reminds me of a verse in the bible; many are the plans in a man’s heart but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

This is the story of Babel, popularly known as the tower of Babel. First of all, it was called Babel after the whole incident happened. The project didn’t have a name when it was under construction. And if you have read the first part of this post, you will understand that they were building a city and a tower. Many see the tower part but they don’t see the city part. What is wrong about building a city and having a monument? The main question is, what is the purpose of the construction of the city?

The last time we saw how the city makes people imprisoned in life and keeps them that way. And that is the way it is for most places in the world. Can you say you own your country? I’d rather not guess. But can it be said that your country owns you? Think about it. The world is gyrating towards something. I sense there’s about to be another starting point in the next couple of years. Hopefully it will not accompany violence but you can’t stop those who have a death wish and those who would rather die than see a change. Did someone die during the construction of the city and tower of Babel? There was no record. But if the construction got to a reasonable point, it’s almost a certainty that someone must have died. Maybe a number of people have already died. Imagine if the city was complete and the monument stands proud into the sky, it would be said that the city was built on the sweat and blood of certain people. Yes, they gave their lives to the project. But why did they do it? Anybody can give any reason after the whole thing was completed. But will somebody please seek to understand the dead?

What is this place to you? What is earth to you? Was man made for the earth or the earth was made for man? If man was made for the earth, then it means earth owns man. And that means the natural order would be for places to own people. It means that people will be owned and judged by where they were born. Which is what we see in today’s world. But if the earth was made for man, then it means man is in charge of earth. It means man is supposed to dictate for the earth not vice versa. And this means that people are supposed to own and control places not vice versa. I’m made to understand now that most cities in the world don’t like people paying up for properties all at once. They prefer people being in debt one way or the other. It’s good for the city, and the monument stands up for it but what is it doing to people?

I know many people love the way they are owned by places. They love their prison and would even chase away anything that wants to free them. That’s because they’ve become poisoned by information. And it is a rule that whoever has the prevailing information makes the rules. So unless people wake up and wise up, the end won’t be anything good. But this is to the liberty of the person reading; detach from the city.

[To be continued]

P.S. Published a piece of writing as an ebook about how government and economy concerns people. It’s short, easy to read and enlightening; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M5GIU82

**The photograph above was taken by Russ McCabe