06 Feb

Living in a united yet divided world – Arno

To start with, a statement : Do people travel because they want to escape their lives?

Or are they traveling with the hope of ever being able to get away? Why do people take drugs that ‘take them’ to a ‘better place’? To escape from a suppression of daily life, which we call society? And how can this ‘society’ be so rich and at the same time so poor?

Rich in well-being, food sources and other possessions that give us a false sense of happiness.

Poor to social contact. A vision about the outside world that is based on realism, not on prejudices or on-media-based nonsense.

Nonsense that we, the Western man, take in our brain because of our poverty in social contact, and remember. Prejudice forms and is accompanied by hatred. Hatred-filled hearts do not see the beauty of the world, nor the grief of it. The fact that sadness can be something beautiful proves that there is always something stronger coming back from the same pain. Adjustment. Evolution.

The media keeps us trapped in a world full of grief, pain, and death. But we should look over this. People are not made to hate each other. And yet we are the only species that kills each other in large numbers. We call ourselves the top of evolution, and let something primitive as territorial behavior co-decide our behavior. Strange!?

If only we could look further. Break our poverty of  social contact. Get rid of that daily routine. A routine in which we have developed speed,  in which we have locked ourselves in. People need to help each other. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. We should live to each other’s happiness, not to each other’s misery. We shouldn’t hate each other. The earth is rich and can provide everyone. Life can be free for everyone, rich and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned our hearts, hastened the world with hatred and gradually brought us into misery and bloodshed. Machines that give abundance have made us want more. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our mind, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little.

I see and meet people every day. People that want to change the world. Unite us all. But is there a place in society for humanity? Is there a way that we can all live together?

There are good people on this world, dreamers, and like one of the very first dreamer said :

You may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one ~ John Lennon

And we’re not. But neither are the people who divide this world. And if we think about a united world, how does it look for you? With a uni-language? Is that even an option?

We should not give ourselves to ‘society’. People who despise us, make us ‘free’ slaves, decide our lives for us. Who tells us what to think and how to feel. Our drills for a life that we do not want. Let us fight for territory. Do not fight for this, fight for the freedom of every human being.

In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written: “the kingdom of God is in man” – not one person or a group of people, but in all people! In you! You, the people have the power, the power to make machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the strength to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

So, in the name of democracy, I ask you to let us use that power, let us try to unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that gives people a chance to work, that will give a future to the youth and safety.

The richer of society make themselves too powerful at the cost of others.

Let us fight to free the world, to remove international borders, to crush greed, hatred and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world in which science and progress will lead to the happiness of all people.

And please, don’t give up the dreams.


Arno Demaertelaere

Gent, 8/01/2019