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People are people..

Not really a photography related post, sorry! Just something that has been on my mind, that I wanted to share with the world.

I was raised to believe that everybody was equal. Granted, this country has come a long way in equality over the last two hundred years, but we still have so far to go. There is obvious fear and hatred (against gays and middle eastern individuals) and there is hidden fear and hatred (various racial, economic and religious reasons). I guess that all anybody can do is continue to promote love with their own behavior, and hope that others will join them.

A couple of my favorite songs:

Depeche Mode – People are People

Okay.. the video is pretty awful.. but it doesn’t take away from the meaning. 🙂

Depeche Mode – People are People

People are people
So why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully
People are people
So why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully

So were different colours
And were different creeds
And different people
Have different needs
Its obvious you hate me
Though Ive done nothing wrong
Ive never even met you
So what could I have done
I cant understand
What makes a man
Hate another man
Help me understand
People are people
So why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully
People are people
So why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully
Help me understand
Help me understand

Now youre punching
And youre kicking
And youre shouting at me
And Im relying on your common decency
So far it hasnt surfaced
But Im sure it exists
It just takes a while to travel
From your head to your fist (head to your fists)
I cant understand what makes a man
Hate another man
Help me understand
People are people
So why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully
People are people
So why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully

I cant understand
What makes a man
Hate another man
Help me understand
I cant understand
What makes a man
Hate another man
Help me understand
I cant understand
What makes a man
Hate another man
I cant understand (people are people)
What makes a man (why should it be)
Hate another man
Help me understand…

Cruxshadows – Resist/r

striking back for the last
heart attack
first you tip the scale
then they tip it back
this escalating trend
will never end
if they take from you
then you take from them

with less concern
for what is fair
to an unconsidered
blame you bear
this escalating trend
will never end,
if they take from you…
you take from them again

waking up from a dream into another day
never taking to heart all of the words they say
it’s so hard to believe if you never see
that the truth is split on the in-between
waking up from your dream into another day
never taking to heart all of the words they say
it’s so hard to believe because the truth is this:
what hatred breeds you must resist

Who was the first
and who was the last
did you count yourself
or omit the past
this basic concept
begins again
when your actions flow
from the hate within?

I don’t understand
why do you try
to make hatred and intolerance seem justified
I don’t understand your prejudice and lies
tear down your ignorance open your eyes

if the heart is rich
then what you think you are
in your core beliefs

should not become a sword
this basic concept
is where it ends…
if you close your heart
then you begin again

I don’t understand
why do you try
to make hatred and intolerance seem justified

I don’t understand your prejudice and lies
tear down your ignorance open your eyes

waking from your dream state
waking to the truth

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