Do you think there was ever a time when humanity was united? A time when the colour of our skin, race, tribe and all that divides us now, didn’t matter?
Recently, I was having a discussion about international politics with a friend (that for the life of me doesn’t want to admit that she is beautiful) on the whole deal with Trump/Putin/North Korea and everything going on. I then told her about an article I read on a prophecy that said: “World War III will happen this May.” Naturally, she doesn’t believe there’s going to be a war.. and truth be told, she’s not the only one. You can let me what you think by voting below!
However, to be honest, the fact that war is even an option that’s being considered by the “world power” countries actually baffles me a whole lot. I seriously hope I am not the only one.Do you think there was ever a time when humanity was united? When the colour of our skin, race, tribe and all that didn’t matter? A time when all that mattered was the fact that “we are all humans.”
Imagine that for a second. A world where nothing like states, territories and all the boundaries didn’t exist. Imagine if we all had the same zeal to protect and help each other (strangers) like we have for “our people” (family, friends, and anyone you can familiarise with even at the smallest level.)
We really don’t care about all the things happening in the world until “it happens to us or we are affected by it one way or the other.” Isn’t that just sad? Especially when we open our eyes and see that we are all human beings before all else.
I haven’t told many people this, but last year, an uncle of mine – whom I never met, or at least don’t remember meeting – was killed by the Fulani herdsmen. Before then, I had browsed through many stories of the terror the herdsmen had wrought. Killing babies, women and anyone who dares stand in their way (knowingly or unknowingly). Although I felt the pain in my heart and said a silent prayer for their souls, I did nothing else apart from joining the masses to dump on the president (do we have one?), government, and anyone in the position of power who is/was meant to make sure none of these things ever happen(ed).
What could I have done differently, you ask? Well, I could have joined the army, organised rallies, done something, started a revolution that demanded the government and people in power do their jobs, and many other things (like the ones you’re currently thinking of)… but I didn’t. Now a family member who I never knew or felt any connection to died, and I still didn’t feel the need to retaliate, nor did I feel helpless. I did nothing different from all I’ve been doing so far because I wasn’t affected. Now maybe at this point you’re judging and asking “who is this robot?” but ask yourself, “have you have done anything differently?”Do you think there was ever a time when humanity was united? When the colour of our skins, race, tribe and all that didn’t matter? A time when all that mattered was “we are all humans.”
Imagine a world when we genuinely helped each other? A world where North Korea and the “world powers” used the resources and finances at their disposal to eradicate hunger, HIV, cancer, etc. in the world instead of using their power to terrorise a world where people are already scared of the prospects of war. All because a few men whose egos need superhuman stroking may possibly make a decision that will affect billions of humans. A decision that will see blood, death, gore, young girls and women getting raped, more children starving and dying, men fighting for the honour of “the said few men’s” words that “it’s for the good of OUR country… OUR people.”
How can something that is good for OUR people affect in one way or the other, many people millions of miles away that want absolutely nothing to do with it?
Why do the decisions that people make today, from terrorist organisations to government officials, affect everyone else negatively in a bid to protect “our people”?
Was there a time – since the earth came into existence – that the decisions made were decisions that equally affected in a beneficial way, everyone on earth? Where the good deeds done by a people, rippled other good deeds through different other people, went 360 degrees around the earth and came back to the point of origin in the form of good? Was there a time when humans helped each other, gathered to achieve a common goal that was for the betterment of the whole world and not just a race/tribe/religion/people in your familiar territory? Devoid of bloodshed, and the many horrors that war, terrorism and the likes bring?
Do you think there was ever a time when humanity was united? When the colour of our skins, race, tribe and all that didn’t matter? A time when all that mattered was “we are all humans?”
I wish I knew the answer to this question. Do you?