Thursday, August 25, 2016
Do Not Deny Us: The War On Our Ancestors
Today, evolution is a dirty word that ranks up there in some groups of American society with words that we used to look up in dictionaries, that porn stars cry out, and cable television revels in using. The very idea of current human beings slowly changing over the course of four million years from an ape-like animal to us beautiful humans like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is downright repulsive and repugnant as rotten roadkill on an hot Texas summer highway. Hardline religious zealots, the non-educated, and the stupid feverishly craft their own self-image of history via the lens of their native dogmatic god and scripture.
On the other side of the globe, extreme Muslim terrorists like ISIS are destroying important cultural archeological sites due to the fact that they believe it offends their fake god. But, they deny the ancestors that suffered to arrive in the land of two rivers. Every year, major religions and cultures celebrate their ancestors in events like Tet, Memorial Day, All Saints Day, Bon, and Dia de Muertos...but where is the worship and praise for Lucy or Otzi the Iceman? Don't cry and honor Jesus or Mohammad when you deny, dishonor, and outright attack the four million year old line of people that painfully brought you to this point in world history. They are who we are. We are them and they are us...bone to blood. We are all one family and it is time to not deny our lineage, but honor it, celebrate it, and teach it. This is who we are.