If humans were a peaceful and forward-thinking people as a race.

Michael Trigg
6 min readAug 6, 2021


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John Lennon wrote the song “Imagine” back in 1971. The opening lyrics were:

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

The following lines of interest are;

Imagine there’s no countries
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
Imagine no possessions
No need for greed or hunger
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
And the world will live as one
Credit: John Lennon

Human animals are a troublesome and warlike race. In some regards, we are going forward, in others — backward. Just reading this morning’s newspaper (yes, I still read an actual daily paper) the following are some of the less notable headlines that popped out:

Al-Qaida Fighters Helping Taliban in Afghanistan as US troops leave.
Canada Begins Airlifting Out Afganistan Translators Threatened With Death By Taliban.
Inquiry Ordered Into Rape And Murder of 9-Year-Old Girl in India.
By Avoiding Oil, Investors Setting Stage For Higher Inflation.
New Deviant COVID on the Rise.
Is There Another Mining Disaster In The Making?
COVID Vaccination Holdouts On The Rise.
44-Year-Old Cyclist Killed in Hit And Run While On Charity Ride.
Hurricane Season May Be Worst Ever.

This is just one section of today’s paper. There are many more but I think you get the picture.

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Michael Trigg

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