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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

On Another Planet, Far, Far Away

On the planet of Esperanza in the fourth galaxy from the dark side of our moon, the resident homogeneous race of that planet, the Gnirac, looked down upon us humans in confused and bemused amazement. They had little sense of humor, but a keen sense of perception, and what they saw us humans doing made no sense to them. Who could blame them?

The Gnirac were a small people by our standards measuring about four feet in height and weighing scarcely a hundred pounds. They were color blind, but could see sharp contrasts, varying shades of purple by our vision spectrum, and received sustanance by breathing in their nutrient rich atmosphere. They had four to eight arms depending on how well they were perceived to understand their environment by their peers, and sex between different members of this unisex race was usually consummated while their subconscious minds were in control of their bodies, and no one seemed to remember much about it except that it felt good and produced offspring from both participants.

Mating selection rituals were a mystery even to the Gnirac. It just happened. Sounds like a gigantic relief to me. Theirs was a society that was thankfully short on details.

I almost forgot to tell you that their heads contained two brains so that they could alternate from one reality to another at will. It was rumored that some of the secret elite, or high-minded as they called them, had more than two brains and were constantly tripping from one reality to another. I guess that’s what accounts for so many different worlds and concepts and different versions of reality.

They were rumored to live forever, but since they had no recorded history it was hard to tell. They relied on a meeting of the minds for a sense of their history and the important order of things big and small. It was rumored that their hearing and sight was so keen that they could see and hear things thousands of light years away. They had no sense of technology and relied primarily on their instincts.

The Gnirac couldn’t understand our problems between races of different colors. They wondered why we didn’t all become the same color whatever that was and avoid the conflicts. Their preference was for purple. They also didn’t understand our wars fought in part for religious reasons. From their perspective there was only one universe and one God no matter how differently we perceived Him to be. Why not just learn to pray to Him together as one people they thought. Their basic credo was of non-interference with the affairs of other worlds except when their elite were tripping so they didn’t tell us their thoughts. I wish we had this type of policy in regards to the various nations of our own world. Maybe we would all get along better.

To the Gnirac it was difficult to understand how a race of people such as us humans could be so technologically advanced and yet so emotionally immature. They decided it must be a genetic shortcoming and might account for our frenzied scientific attempts to understand our own genetics in the laboratory. They just took it for granted that they were perfect, and saw no reason to fight about anything. As someone who has been privileged to observe these Gnirac through the roaming of my imagination, I am prone to agree with them.

How about you? Wouldn’t you like to make peace rather than fight wars, or make love rather than argue? Why not agree that there is one God and pray together for our salvation. Why not view each other as different shades of the same color. Wouldn’t you like to be perfect, or at least think that you are like the Gnirac?

I don’t know about the concept of living forever in this world, but doing so in the next sounds like something we all want.

What do you want? How about coming together as one people? How about becoming part of a new reality? Imagine how wonderful that might be. Let’s use our brains to dream up a fantastic new world. Maybe the example of the Gnirac can show us the way.

Did you know that Gnirac spelled backwards means caring in English? Maybe it’s time to start looking in the mirror and caring about our fellow human beings.

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