Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I'm a big fan of science fiction, not that stuff that is fantasy thats a different thing. One of the best SF was B5. Why? I never failed to end up thinking a bit, and there are a few things that stick with me..

"Breen. You've managed to import breen from homeworld. How?"
"It .. isn't actually Breen."
"But the smell, the taste..."
"It's an Earth food. They are called Swedish meatballs. It's a strange thing, but every sentient race has its own version of these Swedish meatballs. I suspect it's one of those great universal mysteries which will either never get explained or which will drive you mad if you ever learned the truth."

-- Na'kal and G'Kar in Babylon 5: "Walkabout"

I always took that as a comment on how despite our global differences and all we as a species have a lot in common. Most of it's centered around surviving, having a life and maybe even doing some good. With all that in mind how is it that there are people who seem bent on destroying others because of ethnic, sex, sexual preference or just about anything difference that can be identified. There are those that would create laws to criminalize that and I tend to be for it but why even have to? Likely because those nuts would try to kill or maim if they thought they could get away with it. They claim it's it's doGs word, seems there are too many opinions of something that is just a word of mouth hand me down and a history of the old world that's less than pretty. But in the end it's using history or tradition as an excuse to abuse, hate or hurt.

I figure that light a few fires...


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