First of all, HAPPY CANADA DAY! That is what I was thinking about at the time of this writing.
I’ve been trying to wrap my head around this thought for about an hour or so, and every time I try to think of a good start, I Cannot seem to do it.
Starting is the hardest part about writing, to try and find a great opening, in a world of so much conversational obscurity, where this odd form of pseudo english has taken over and now we express enjoyment in an instant and represent it as three quick swings of the finger. Instead of actually finding GREAT moments to TRULY laugh out loud, like spending time with family, or doing something ACTUALLY funny. Much of our lives exists communicating via a text, or Facebook, and for a person who genuinely wants to share interesting thoughts.
Trying to get attention can be difficult.
So trying to come up with an opening sentence that will make you go past the common “tweet” of 140 characters can be a challenge.
Beating a Cat picture in a contest for attention with a Facebook status of 420 characters! That’s hard, trying to get you to spend a good 20 minutes reading something? Nearly Impossible.
So I listen to music, and today, for some reason, I decide to listen to “Brand New Music” and then “Todays Club Bangers“… not my usual music. And it start with this REALLY badass song by Rihanna.
After I heard the song “Money falling from the Sky” it all clicked it like a clear line, and I knew how to communicate this idea. It was suddenly being to be able understand you can see the forest through the trees.
For years I have been trying to figure out what my wealthiest smartest friend meant when he said;
“You can’t see the Forest through the Trees”.
Suddenly being proven untrue and I had a clear line of site through the forrest. I guess thats why the original quote was; “You cannot see the forrest for the trees”.
When you end it with “Through” the trees it implies that you can. You see an image in your head of seeing through trees. It has the wrong effect. When you end it “….for the trees” You think of walking face first into the the trees in your way.
One needs to occasionally stand back in life.
We can do that here in Canada.
Money is literally falling from the sky, what a great country we live in, and now, an Amazing world! You have to think about what the world was like when America came to be. There was still widespread colonial living, servants and slaves, people who were so beaten down that all they did was exist to work and sleep. Never free to enjoy creative expression or emotion.
Here we are spending much of our lives experiencing laughter one ‘LOL’ at a time. Often barely showing any sign of REAL human emotion.
Yet, its is a lot better than what it was in many ways. Some people decided to spend their lives trying to find a new home. To find a land of opportunity, a fresh start. A new beginning for a higher intelligence, and respect for humanity. They came to North America and by comparison, attempted to build a land that would be considered Paradise, by comparison. A place where people could work, and be free, where people could be themselves, and have the freedom to succeed beyond their wildest dreams. For them to find out what they are truly good at and potentially enjoy limitless happiness…. again… in comparison to the way things were.
You could come here, and work really hard, and get lots of opportunities to create your own greatness, and you could also choose to be rather ordinary and participate in the greater good for a fair wage. Rather than just do what you were told because you had no choice and to not do so would result in starvation or persecution.
Princes had to be kings, not teachers, and Teachers couldn’t be porn stars too.
So as you can see, it was a dark time.
Now we have these two countries that start this new Idea of freedom, and enjoyment gained for effort expended. Where intelligence is valued more than simple entitlement. Where the spirit of the person can come out.
A place where a person from India can mix butter chicken with a Poutine, and not be stoned for altering a sacred recipe with a foreign cultures cheesy gravy filled concoction of greasy goodness.
But that is Canada and yes, EVEN Americas crazy greatness, how could you get a more Canadian meal that Maple dipped Salmon over Rice, or any of the shit that Hudsons Canadian Taphouse makes for that matter!
When North America was first being developed, Racism was slavery and war built around culture and colour.
Now? Racism is me saying that North America is great because brown people have found out how to make a fortune in convenience. Whether it be driving taxis, or owning 7-11’s they are amazing at capitalizing on the human nature of desiring convenience.
Racism today would be me implying that Black people have found a home in North America by exploiting their own ability to be a public physical spectacle. It’s like Chris Rock Said;
Foot ball basket ball soc cer golf track… soon as they make a heated hockey rink we’ll take that shit too!
but it’s TRUE!!! They get paid millions of dollars to do it too!
And of course, the Jews just made banks to finance the people who exploit their ability to create amazing things you can’t afford, and then lend you the money to buy it!
I am sure that most ethnicities from slavery and destitution would gladly trade a little racial satire for being beaten to death for being born with a tan.
We live in a truly free country that is only getting more free. People keep talking about the 1% and how many billionaires their are. They secretly know that its people PASSING them, but they act as if its them being greedy.
When slavery was abolished, your random white guy had centuries of established success. Yet about a hundred years later, there are millions of those people now surpassing you. Women, who weren’t really made free to work, vote, and be their own people until about.. 1970, are now fast becoming millionaires, ahead of the random white male.
How can we possibly imply that in our world, we are going in the wrong direction. The way we do things has infected the world and all over the planet people are getting more and more free than they ever have been. More and more rich than they ever have been. More and more able to work, live longer, eat healthier, have less physical work and more intellectual stimulation.
This world is faster than ever before, becoming a better place for everyone. By comparison, Money is literally Falling from the Sky…
…and it all started with the decision for a few hundred people to say FUCK THIS, and hop in a boat sailing off into the oceanic abyss, to come to this new land full of trees and empty land, to build something from scratch.
And you think your job is hard?
Be fucking thankful you come from the best Country in North America… CANADA.. and if you’re from the United States?
Well, we can be friends for a little While.
Happy Fucking Birthday North America…. Let’s drunk dial England 🙂