bill v. jon (the rumble)
watching two individuals with very polar views and beliefs debate each other was very meaningful (for me) at this time in american history. i picked up on very tender moments... when they were half-way agreeing, sharing a laugh, or even complimenting one-another.
what struck me the most was the ending -- maybe the last two or three questions.
when jon stewart said that he is glad that he is living right now, in this world, at this time in history... when jon said that he had full confidence in the present generation, it made me look at the current world climate differently than what is depicted (in the news/media).
that being said, i'm also glad that i didn't agree with every thing jon said, and i didn't disagree with everything that bill said. i've always felt as though most of the people that i've met in this world are very, very similar:
- most would want to help someone, in need.
- most do not want to kill the unborn, or murder the living (via things like collateral damage).
- most believe that a woman should have control of her own body, and that government should stay out of people's bedrooms.
- most understand that it would be foolish to have a 'middle' class pay for those who are lazy, or parasitic.
- most believe that the top 1% should pay their fare share, and that huge income inequality is problematic.
- most want to live, in peace.
- most want to experience good, healthy relationships.
- most have a 'live and let live' tendency ("...so long as your 'living' doesn't screw with mine".).
- most are fun-loving, and fun, and loving.
- most of us who have access to media are anxious/fearful of the future of mankind.
- most believe that mankind is polluting the planet, and having an adverse effect upon the planet.
- most believe that corporations are designed (primarily) to make $$$, and that will not regulate themselves out of their own prime-directive.
- most believe in taxation, insomuch as an individual cannot police his community, cannot provide fire safety, cannot create transportation systems, cannot be a farmer, and cannot do it all. the group (by pooling resources, together) is better off than the individual.
there can be hope for our future. we can take (individual) actions that help the whole. inclusiveness and division may actually be different sides of a multi-dimensional coin.