I originally wrote this back in 2010, and I thought I would share it again.
Turning the Pages of History reflects how we might be seen or judged by the way we live or by what we do. The seeds we sow today will set a path towards a world that our children's children will live in.
When history is written, future generations might see something completely different then we see today. For never having to know sadness is like not knowing how important it was to create a free world. It will be like great stories from our past where you have your Kings, Queens, Knights, Damsels in distress, and castles so tall and mighty, we only think of them as fiction. Will they look upon our deeds of today and believe it to be fiction also? Will they read about the destruction of our great pyramids (The World Trade Center Towers) and wonder about how a small little vessels (airplanes) could knock something so big to the ground. (Like Joshua and the Walls of Jericho.)
They will hear stories of hatred, fear, and lies as they read about the Mid-east and the attack on America. Our world is filled with evil and Americans are on the receiving end of that hatred. Since September 11, 2001 we have lived in fear as we find ourselves vulnerable as never before seen. The lie that these enemies speak of is like a story of a thief in the night. We never know how, why, where, or when they will strike.
Dictators in the world consists of visionary blindness that is disguised to the rest of the world. We never really knew what went on in China until the 1970's. The citizens are yearning for the freedom and vision of life but are blinded by the communist regime. A blind man still has a vision of what life would be like, even though he is blind. They may be blinded, but still have a vision of what life and freedom are. The Chinese always put on a good face to the rest of the world. They are dominant, in the fact that, no one is able to experience, enjoy, or partake in the liberties of freedom that the rest of us take for granted. There faces seem to always look like a clay mask with no smiles and expressions of joy, but underneath the masks are people who cry out, with no one to wipe their tears away. Their faces are stained throughout the years with tears of oppression. The fear of the unknown is like, the feeling you get when you know someone is watching you, but you can't see whom. Silent music knows the music is playing, but you can't hear the sound. You only hear a whisper of the music underneath the screams that echoes through the night.
Today's common fear and the most dangerous is the refugee problem around the world. In Africa, the Hutu's are displaced by the hatred the Tutus' have for them, and now are forever lost with no place to go, as they wander lifelessly around a little stretch of earth never to rest. In the Middle East, The Palestinians has their land taken away and placed in refugee camps losing everything they owned. While living on the narrow strips of land bombs continue to rain down upon them, and at the end of the day, they have nothing left to show. They will be forever lost with no place else to go, even if a peace agreement is arranged. The Israelis do not want them on the land they took, and most of the Arab states are not willing to take them in for fear and danger of their own ethnicity.
We still have one last chance to sow the seeds of life that will reflect upon a great life in the distance future. The Americans have a unique opportunity to change the world's opinion by demonstrating who we really are. We must show the world that we will take away the fears, hatred, and lies that the entire world is facing and not be so arrogant in our beliefs. The entire world knows that if we are vulnerable to terror, then they must be vulnerable to attack. Let history judge us, with amazement, on how we overcame our tragedies and created a world that would be around for generations to come. For upon reading this single greatest event, history will look upon us, not with sadness, but as one of the greatest stories ever told.