What are You Capable Of?
I had this dream last night about being back in high school. This time around I had a special vision where I could see inside other student's souls. It was a dark, uneasy nightmare where I could look at other kids and get these visions of what they were capable of doing in the future. Not the good things, the bad things.
I could look at someone and see if they were someone who was capable of torturing other people. I saw visions of humans with my high school classmate heads affixed doing the most disgusting things to other humans. I saw them waterboarding people, hanging them upside down by their feet, and laughing about and taking pictures of their actions with their colleagues.
A couple classmates gave me visions of children being taken from their parents. These classmates, in my visions, would literally rip children out of their parent's arms and separate them from each other because they were desperately trying to find somewhere decent to live. I saw visions of some of my classmates putting these crying children into metal cages like dogs.
I saw visions of classmates guiding drone bombs into buildings occupied by women and children; visions of classmates putting the finishing touches on a nuclear bomb, a weapon of mass destruction; visions of classmates in police uniforms pulling their guns and killing black men who wouldn't strictly obey them; visions of classmates rigging stock market numbers to facilitate increased wealth going to billionaires and mega-millionaires; visions of classmates fixing/raising the prices of pharmaceuticals meant to save lives of children with cancer; visions of classmates putting chokeholds on defenseless citizens and tasing them for possessing illegal cigarettes and marijuana; and visions of classmates evicting families from their homes because they couldn't keep up with rent on poverty level wages, throwing all of their belongings into the street. I saw a vision of a classmate ordering the destruction of an entire village filled with innocent civilians. When I looked at one classmate I had a vision of someone whose job it was to kill half a million children as a way to achieve her employer's mission. I didn't seem to remember her and wondered where the hell she came from. Half a million children?
I remember tossing and turning while briefly glimpsing a vision of myself in a room. That's when I woke, I didn't see what was next. But I didn't have the same dark, uneasy feeling about briefly seeing myself in that dream with some of my high school classmates. Maybe that means something, I don't know.
Some say all humans are capable of murder under the right circumstances. Maybe so, I would do about anything to protect my children and grand children. Some say humans are inherently violent, even evil. I don't know about that, I don't think so.
But some people seem to be able to do things to other humans that others can't or won't do because of their moral "compass". Some evidently don't have a moral compass and can justify what they do as "worth it".
Life is funny, bees make honey. What are you capable of?