THIS WORLD SHOULD END

The Path to a New Beginning, Rich Paschall, Sunday Night Blog

Ask anyone what is wrong with the world, and you will certainly get an opinion, or many of them.  We can all point to things that are wrong with politics, education, religion or whatever it is that crosses your mind, but we don’t all agree on what those things are.  We are polarized to the max, whatever that means, and we can not reach consensus.  Worse, influential people will try to make sure the majority does not rule.

With an eye toward the concept that this world should end, the one that is full of prejudices and deceit, is a video that presents our problems in detail.  That You Tube video has gone viral.  A rap artist and rights activist who calls himself Prince EA has put out a video that quickly hit a million views and is reposted and shared everywhere.  It needs reposting again.

Richard Williams, a 26-year-old advocate for change, has taken a stage name, Prince EA.  It is not unusual for a rap artist to take a stage name, but this one has significant meaning.  For Williams it means Prince of the Earth, for it is the earth he is most concerned with.  The earth, and all of its problems, needs a mighty voice and that is what Williams aims to provide in a well produced video.  He wastes no time in coming to the point.  The video opens strongly:

The world is coming to an end
The air is polluted, the oceans contaminated
The animals are going extinct, the economy’s collapsed
Education is shot, police are corrupt
Intelligence is shunned and ignorance rewarded

The people are depressed and angry
We can’t live with each other and…

He will tell you we can’t live with ourselves. We can’t really communicate with others.  Do we not live in a world of “robotic communication?”  I see it all the time.  There are people too busy with facebook, twitter, tumbler, You Tube or whatever to have real communication.  So perhaps it is somewhat ironic that Williams’ message has gone viral on You Tube.

Presidents lie, politicians trick us
Race is still an issue and so is religion
Your God doesn’t exist, my God does and he is All-Loving
If you disagree with me I’ll kill you
Or even worse argue you to death

When we argue people to death, how often do we do it anonymously, via facebook or Twitter.  How willing are we to really face these problems and seek solutions?  The world we see is one Williams thinks should end.  Do you agree?

Our role models today
60 years ago would have been examples of what not to be
There are states where people can legally be discriminated against
Because they were born a certain way

There are indeed role models today who in past generations would not have been allowed to be seen by youth as a standard to achieve, if they were allowed to be seen at all.  And while we permit this type of role model, we see others that certain parts of society would like to suppress, because of skin color, sexual orientation or religion.  How can we popularize sex and violence while discriminating against love and religion?

So what can we do in the face of all of this madness and chaos?
What is the solution?

Prince EA asks the question and he is not afraid to follow with the answer.  It is a simple answer of course.  It is the answer we have known all throughout time, but rarely seem to apply.  “We can love
Not the love you hear in your favorite song on the radio
I mean real love, true love, boundless love
You can love, love each other”

This is why the world should end.  It needs a fresh start with love.  It is the love we must all provide.  Where do we start to write a new history? Where is that new beginning?  Where is that message that we need to go viral?

“Why I think the World Should End,” by Prince EA, Cinematography and Editing by Brandon Sloan

14 thoughts on “THIS WORLD SHOULD END

  1. So true but is the human race capable of living peacefully and in harmony with each other. Humans from the time it all began have been self centred and more willing to be aggressive to others than to love and understand each other.

    How many times are we fearful and not trustive of the unknown, creativing anger and violence, rather that trying to understand each other.

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      • Rich, the lyrics and the message are interesting especially with Election Day banging on our doors. The political spots lend credence to Prince EA’s frustration. Some of the wacko comments about the Ebola scare lend even more credence to the high anxiety of our times. Local, national and international acts of violence continue unabated. But ending the world seems like a simplistic answer. The same problems would be around for the next start up. I hate to say this — really hate to say this — because it may sound so very, very banal. But here I go. We need to roll up our sleeves, cast aside our prejudices, dump the rhetoric and work for our common good. I spent a professional lifetime reporting on the foibles of man. Ending the world isn’t the answer.

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        • It is not an actual ending of the world, but an end to present day madness. I saw this more like the song you know from another era: “What the world needs now/Is love sweet love/It’s the only thing/That there’s just too little of.”

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  2. Reblogged this on 61chrissterry and commented:
    Is the human race capable of living peacefully and in harmony with each other? Humans from the time it all began have been self centred and more willing to be aggressive to others than to love and understand each other.

    How many times are we fearful and not trustive of the unknown, creativing anger and violence, rather that trying to understand each other.
    But is the end of the world a step too far?

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  3. My fearful self agrees totally with this. My loving self knows that there are many many people who are good people, who may not be able to help others due to their own limitations (financial, mental, emotional), but who do no harm to others. My realistic self thinks that the end of the world is no where near. It’s got to get a lot worse for a lot more people before it hits rock bottom. There are a whole lot of people who have not been affected by the downturn in the economy: Hollywood types, NFL and other sports, CEOs, politicians, lawyers, doctors, etc. Until they, too, are affected, then things will keep on going as they are. Thank you for sharing this. Unfortunately, the people who ‘get it’ are not the problem. The problem people won’t ‘get it’.

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  4. My fearful self agrees totally with this. My loving self knows that there a lot more people who are good people, who may not be able to help others due to their own limitations (financial, mental, emotional), but who do no harm to others. My realistic self thinks that the end of the world is nowhere near. It’s got to get a lot worse for a lot more people before it hits rock bottom. There are a whole lot of people who have not been at all affected by the downturn in the economy: Hollywood types, NFL and other sports, CEOs, politicians, lawyers, doctors, etc. It will take these types being negatively affected before anything changes. Thank you for sharing this. Unfortunately, the people who ‘get it’ are not the problem. The problem people won’t ‘get it’.

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