It’s ART vs. WAR in this song by Cary Vhugen. Who will win? Watch the video and find out. In this short film, I tried to explore the concepts of beauty, fate, nature and free will. We, as a human race, cannot deny our freedom of choice.

The future is not predetermined. Ignorance is taught and perpetuated BY PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD, the ONLY WORLD (with sweet sunlight, oxygen and natural resources) THAT WE HAVE! The images in this video contrast the beauty of life with the disturbing and dysfunctional state of the world circa 2010. This video shows the moment Benazir Bhutto was murdered. If such a brave and brilliant woman’s life can be extinguished, so easily, by raging religious zealots who live with so much hatred and ignorance in their hearts and minds, then this world has a serious problem. I SEE A FUTURE TIME where people in the Islamic countries will look back at this present time in history with shame. It’s a disgrace that innocent people can get blown up for simply going to market or to a school.

Some people see 2012 as “the coming apocalypse”. Others a U.S. Presidential race. I see it as the start of a new era of human enlightenment. With 2013 being YEAR ONE of the new era, so to speak. What we are seeing is a revolution of freedom in the world today. This is necessarily chaotic. The forces of freedom and literacy MUST DEFEAT the forces of tyranny, hatred and backwardness. There is no other way.

I’m an optimist. Despite all the crazy things that happen in this world, it’s all we have. One of these days people will wise up and attain enlightenment. I doubt it will be in my lifetime but I believe truth and peace will win over ignorance and war. If I’m wrong it’s alright, I would rather live my life deluded by optimism than consumed by hatred. If people erased ignorance and hatred from their hearts and lived every day with wonder and gratitude, the world would be a better place.

HOW DO WE GET PAST THE PRESENT DARK AGE?

1) Do good in the world and you will always have a clear conscience. 2) Choose wisdom over ancient dogma. 3) Try to become personally better, every single day of your precious life… and you too can be a part of the new enlightenment yourself.

There are paintings that islamic militants use to depict paradise, their twisted vision where the supposed virgins are waiting for them… In the meantime here on Earth, they fear and repress young girls and don’t let them get an education. Most likely because they are illiterate themselves. It’s a very sad situation for the year 2011, it’s ass backwards, and it doesn’t have a future. This video shows some of the beautiful artistic paintings that those militants use to brainwash their suicide bomber recruits. I thought is was relevant and quite perverse that they could use such lovely images of “paradise” to promote murder and death.

I sincerely believe that WE COULD FIX THIS situation IN ONE GENERATION. We  just need to educate all kids, all over the world… from kindergarden onwards and teach them proper and scientific human history… That’s it… Just as soon as we can stop being a divided nation ourselves. Like I said, EASY… if your enlightened.

Special thanks to Robert Hayman for use of his studio and one of his paintings. Space images courtesy of NASA.

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