Honie Briggs

Seriously!

5-DSC_0209

So, it is Syria now, is it? We haven’t made any headway in our other wars, the wars on drugs, on obesity, on women, on Wall Street, on the Big Gulp? We have to focus our warring on yet another regime and all its regimey type behavior?  Regime just sounds ominous, doesn’t it? We’d never expect to hear of an organization called the Peace Regime. No, regime is reserved for manipulation, domination, and flatulence. Yes, The Farting Control Freak Regime, that sounds about right. Generations from now will remember the Bloated Badass Brigade that ended the pissing contest between two regimes on some hill or in some valley. A monument will be erected and mothers will tell their children of the day the battle between the penises ended with one loud, gassy blast.

4-DSC_0176

What if, just for one minute, leaders (I use that term loosely) leaders everywhere stopped to consider what all of this posturing does to people? People, who for no other reason than they are geographically disadvantaged enough to be in the line of fire, would otherwise be peaceful. AND what if all of the good intentioned people of the world who are overwhelmed by the circumstances of their lives, by being unemployed, drowning in debt, outraged over the corruption they see and feel powerless against the violence that is erupting all around them, what if they focused on a single goal? But what goal? Ending poverty? Ending addiction? Ending loneliness? Ending isolation? Ending violence? Ending Greed? 

The list of things that need ending is endless.

What if instead of becoming overwhelmed with good intentions to end something the good intentioned people of the world actually start something? Start practicing non-aggression with themselves, start talking to their neighbors, start working together for safer schools, safer streets, start an effort to make a difference in the life of a child, a senior, a stranger? Imagine the effect of a Peace Regime. Violence Ended, film at eleven.

You bring the popcorn; I’ll bring the Big Gulp. YES!

9 thoughts on “A Match Made In Washington

  1. I am weary of the posturing. I am weary of war. I am weary of the war machine and the economy of war. I saw Willam Ury’s TED talk previously, I wish our psuedo learders would pay more attention to our thinkers and less attention to chest beating, posturing and blovalating.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      It makes a body weary, doesn’t it?

  2. lylekrahn says:

    Some great ideas in that Ted Talk but but it just seems like such a long distance between taking those small steps and dropping chemical weapons on your own people in Syria.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Asking the right questions may bring us closer to an answer of how such atrocities can be allowed to occur in the first place. Are there no people standing around when these decisions are made who say, “Hey something is terribly wrong. Why are we allowing this to happen?
      It may be improperly attributed, as many famous quotes seem to be, but I think Einstein is quoted as saying, “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”
      It may sound absurd to think that something as simple as taking a walk or even asking a question could prevent war, but isn’t it worth a shot?

  3. I do NOT want to get involved in another war. They’re never the answer (or haven’t been since Rosie the Riveter was all the rage, anyway). I agree with you: let’s END wars and START focusing on human kindness and good deeds.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      I know you are speaking in earnest, Mr. Petruska. The economy of war is serious business. Too bad not even a going out of business sale would do us any good.

  4. mairedubhtx says:

    I honestly don’t know how I feel about Syria. I think the use of chemical weapons is terrible. But is it something we should be involved in? Again? Remember what happened in Iraq? I just don’t know. Will firing missiles at these people help anything? I think not. There has to be a better way.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      You are right, there has to be a better way. If you have time to watch William Ury’s TED talk at the end this post, I think it shows us a step in the right direction.

Go Ahead, Make My Day!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Editor and writer. Interested in tiny things, nineties nostalgia, old jungle mixtapes, my little homestead, and my cats. Not to be fed after midnight.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple

Growing older is inevitable. Growing up is optional.

Swinged Cat

"South Dakota is a swinged cat, better than she looks."

fabricating fiction

Louise Jensen - Writer - www.louisejensen.co.uk

Granola Shotgun

Stories About Urbanism, Adaptation, and Resilience

Math with Bad Drawings

Lover of math. Bad at drawing.

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Björn Rudbergs writings

Poetry and fiction by a physicist from the dark side

TheDustSeason

All the Blogging That's Fit To Print

Amanda Mininger

Writer | Author

The Brown Road Chronicles

Stories about country living, old houses, dirt roads, fresh air and other amusing (and possibly even inspirational) anecdotes!

What's So Funny?

Russell Gayer, author speaker

Elan Mudrow

Smidgens

TALES FROM THE MOTHERLAND

Straight up with a twist– Because life is too short to be subtle!

This, that and the other thing

Looking at life through photography and words

ironwoodwind

Just another WordPress.com site

Midlife Crisis Crossover!

Viewing the non-geek world through geek lenses. And sometimes vice versa.

She's A Maineiac

just another plaid-wearin' java-sippin' girl

erinlearywrites

Writing for my life

patrickprinsloo

Wrought words and images

Broadside

Smart and surprising

Geometry & Silence

Photography by Quintin Lake

AmyReeseWrites

Stories, poems, photos and bumbles for the soul

QBG_Tilted Tiara

Philosophically Speaking the World in Motion

Georgette Sullins's Blog

My view of the cow parade

Meeka's Mind

the passions of a science fiction writer

rona black photography

occasional visual essays

Michael Lewis Glover | Fine Art Photography

Architectural, HDR, Nature, & Landscape Photography

the eff stop

Adventures of a shutterbug

S.W. Lothian | Books | Movies | Streaming

Author of YA thrillers and Teen Time Travel

The Blue Page Special

Savoring books and food

%d bloggers like this: