Letter to the Last Generation

Dear Girls,

You helped me through life. Through living. When things got hard I would look at you and feel your infectious energy and know that life was worth it. That all the trials and tribulations were for a reason. We have gone through a lot. Health care issues. Unemployment. Relocation. Wars. Global Warming. The uncertainty of the future of this planet. I have struggled lately letting you know what is in store for you when you grow up. I want you to have the hope and dreams that only children can have. I want you to make believe and dream big. I want you to feel as if anything is possible.

I have been around your childhood energy and it has helped heal me. I want you to know that being positive can get you through the hardest trials which is good because you will be facing the worst trials mankind has ever faced in the coming decades. I don’t say this to scare you. I say this because I want you to be prepared, if only emotionally. I want you to know that life as we know it will soon come to an end. That the culture we built is tearing itself apart.

That you will not be able to afford health care. That you will not be able to afford an education. That the country we love will soon collapse. That the poverty we now are experiencing will soon become the norm. That it will get much much worse. That the environment we have taken for granted will cease to exist. That the air and water quality will get worse. That the beaches we swim in will be contaminated. That the toys you have grown up with will not help you build a fire or grow food. That a college education will not be necessary. That you will see your neighbors looting and robbing. That you will see cities burning.

That you will see the waters rising and coastal cities being destroyed. That you will experience the worst decades mankind has ever seen. That there will be no need to procreate and that you will most likely choose not to. I want you to know that religion was a major reason why all of this happened. The main religions used fear as a controlling factor to dismiss the warning signs that this was all coming. The big corporations had no desire to help this world but only to fleece it. People no longer mattered. Currency and wealth became our God. I want you to know this on this Father’s Day to prepare you. I want you to know that it is my wish to see the end with you. I want you to know that this is in some way comforting. I want you to know that this was never our intention. We never wanted you to see so much epic suffering. We never wanted you to know this truth.

As you grow older life will seem tragic. The one’s you love will soon pass away. The world you now know will try to destroy you. I want you to accept this future. Not so you prepare for it as if it is you only mission, but so you enjoy the moment. So you look at the clouds and realize how lucky you were to be born during the last decades of the evolution of our species. So you can find the joy in another’s laugh.  So you can tell a good story and continue to light the fires of the future. You will be the hope of mankind. You will be the ones who tell the story of a civilization that was not able to sustain itself because of its greed. How we destroyed our planet in order to have instant gratification. If there is hope it is in you. Hope that you will stop the cycle. Hope that you will live to tell this tale.

I love you more than you will ever know. I pray that we will meet again on the other side. I do wish to be here to help you through the coming fall. I have faith in the genes you have been given. I know they will serve you well as you are tested more than any generation before you. I want you to remember your ancestors. I want you to think of the people before you and the talents you were given. I want you to remember the poverty they experienced and the hard work they did before the machine was set up to destroy us. I want you to take comfort in the adventure of making it through this and if you don’t you will surely die trying.

Thank you my loves.

Your Daddy.

Comments

  • Greg

    Hey Globa, Happy Fathers Day to you. I want to preface this by saying I am trying to be as respectful as possible. That said, I have three daughter, all barely grown now and starting their adult lives. I read your letter and I pray you never read that to your kids. Why would you want to burden your children with such hopelessness and despair? Mankind is not lost yet, we have made some errors but I believe in the spirit of mankind and as we move forward hopefully we will find better directions to go in. I actually told my mother (she is the die hard liberal to my conservatism) about this site and she would find it enjoyable. She is probably going to check it out. Anyway my mother is VERY spiritual and reads many texts and knows SO much. She is without a doubt one of the wisest people I know on the planet. So one thing she has taught me and I have tried very very hard to embrace is energy manipulation and manifestation. In essesance what you put out and ask for is what will manifest. All you have to do is truly ask for with all your energy and be open for it when it comes. I like to think of it as thought manifestation as reality. It does work as I battled for one of my children for the better part of 15 years. Her mother was quite unfit at the time and very dangerous to her. I can’t tell you how many times I called to my mother in utter dispair because my daughter was in danger and there was nothing I could do to help her. (Great I am fucking crying right now). Ok so my mother calmed me many times and reminded me of the energy principles and to want, work and believe my daughter would be safe, picture her with me and safe. Well it took two year and a lot of pain but finally my ex decided that it would be best for my daughter to live with me. That lasted for almost 11 years. When she finally turned 16 her and I had been having challenges. Her mother had finally grown, married a great man and was very stable. We actually got along and became friends again. My daughter asked to go live with her, letting her go again was the hardest thing I had to do, ever. She is flourishing now though and I am glad it was the right decision for her.

    Ok Christ this is like a therapy session. Look the point of this is this. Life is not over, our society and culture is not over, mankind is at it’s best when things are at their worst. So try to manifest some positive hopes of what you WANT for a future and you might be surprised that it is not as bleak as you make it out to be. There is an EXCELLENT book I suggest you check out, it is called The Energy Bus. It is a true story and I think it might give you something new to think about. Life as you mentioned in your article, is energy. IT is also knenetic in nature so whatever energy you put in motion grows and gains momenteum. You get to chose which energey to give motion to. ALright all that said, I am sorry if this sounded pretenious and arrogant, it was not meant to be. I just would hope you can look at those precious daughters of yours and just tell them with all your belief, “It’s going to be okay.”

  • greg, i found your comment vulnerable and sensitive in the highest…and i’m glad you have become such an invested member here.

    to globatron…on some level i agree with greg…but knowing you the way i do, i know if i was being hit with as many burdens as you have, i would probably be writing the same poem.

    but, as greg said, i have not surrendered to this bleak future, even though i see many troubles ahead…that might seem like a contradiction but i believe humanity is struggling to figure out how to be one world, and with human history, it is no surprise that this would be a difficult thing to accomplish.

    i invite you globatron to remain a part of the rebellion, and the solution. the empire (warning: star wars reference) made life in the universe horrible and scary, but the rebels had a way of life that gave them meaning, and ultimately good does defeat evil…and you are one of the good guys…don’t forget that, and don’t lose faith in humanity, even if they deserve it…love for humanity can only find its deepest transcendent beauty in the face of horror.

    we are going to get through this…don’t go to the dark side, and don’t give up on your life either…we absolutely need you…you are a leader in our lives, and i take great joy in being part of the community that you have built.

    akbar

  • Greg, I must say after reading your comment it gave me much joy. Thank you so much for sharing. I read it to my wife as well and we both were moved. I’m so glad things worked out with your daughter. I do have a hard time telling my children that it’s going to be okay right now. I say it, as it is my fatherly duty. I also had a seizure yesterday at my new job. It was extremely painful and I believe this has shaped this letter.

    I read this to my wife as well and she was shocked and stunned and a bit paralyzed that these were the thoughts of someone she is sharing her life with. I had to remind her that earlier I had written posts about aliens saving us, google creating a world democracy and most recently, living off the grid.

    This is only one view. I often times take on personas when writing. My ideas change from day to day. This was a response to a few questions, one from you greg about how can we be so pessimistic while raising children and another from a friend who had the same issues with her own children.

    I am also tired of the President telling us that everything will be okay in the Gulf. That it will be better than before after the so called “recovery”. I know deep down in my gut that it won’t be. I do have hope but it is not invested in mankind.

    It is the moment. The times we share together. This moment even to me gives me hope that it is all for a reason. Maybe my children won’t live to ninety and have great grandchildren. Maybe they will only live to forty. But I must say that these are historic times. They are lucky to be alive during them. They will soon find out the truth on their own. I will never read this letter to them Greg. Don’t worry. I wrote this for me, more than for them.

    We will laugh. We will cry. We will enjoy our lives together as long as we have them to enjoy.

    Thank you Akbar. Your kind words as always mean a lot to me. I have not gone to the dark side. I am just looking over the cliff and hoping that there is more.

  • Greg

    I appreciate your kind reply Globa, sorry to hear about your health difficulties. My best friend, who lives in Wales now, has a condition that gives him seziures often, the doctors are unsure why after a billion tests. Anyway I digress, I hope you find some hope and joy Globa, if I could give one peice of further advise from someone who further down the parenting journey than you. Enjoy these moments with your kids, believe me when I say it is but a blip in the span of life and soon you will look back, they will be 20 and you will wonder where all the time went. I do everyday. I look at the calendar and it was like their childhood was a blur. It goes by REALLY fast so remember to slow it down and enjoy it. As they say it will never come again. One thing I regret that I did not do is simply hold my kids and tell them it is going to be okay and that I love them. God jesus christ do I regret that to this day.

    Anyway I am glad I found someone that I could share that with. I know I found you on here originally disagreeing with your views on health care and was very argumentative and probably at little abusive. My apologies to you for that. I will attempt to frame opinions in a more respectful way because you do deserve that at least. Anywhooooo. Christ crying again.

    Yeah I will share something with Globa, this is the first Fathers day I will spend without my kids. They are both in different states and can’t get home for the day. I am not angry or upset but it does bring the passing of time even more to the forefront and how fast time passes. I look back and remember them being born and wondering where time went. There is book I read by Sliverstein about a boy who grows to a man then to an old man who shares his life with a tree. The tree is a metaphor for God and it I not sure why I mention it to you. If you can find and read it to you girls, it is a very simple and child oriented book. Any way with that I bid you good day, Happy Fathers Day and hope your spirits are high. Remember you are the nucleus of energy in your own reaction. Create what you want for the future and it will be. Believe me I was skeptical at first (part of being a conservative at my core) but once I embraced this truth I found how it does work. Alright Globa have a good one.

    Oh and Akbar thanks for the kind words man. May the Force be with you.

  • No worries Greg. Forget about it. I have found you insight about life to be beneficial to not only the site but to me as well. Thank you. I really appreciate you sharing so much more of your story. I appreciate your reference for the books as well. I understand how quickly time flys but I’m sure it’s even more evident after they are grown.

    Let’s all hang in there. If things don’t get better at least we had this dialogue. I try and take each moment as if it was the only reason I was put here for. Every person we meet. Every conversation, even if it’s online. If we can not figure the entire thing out if it’s a giant puzzle at least we can learn in the process.

    The seizures suck. But it is something I will have to learn to live with. I was lucky the day of the seizure. I didn’t hit my head or anything. It was my second week at my new job. My eighth day. I was turning in my benefits paperwork that day. I was about to leave my desk to go over to HR to turn it in. And zap I had a seizure that stopped the entire office. Twenty or so people from the department were baffled. My boss was kind enough to help me through the three minute process. The half hour of paralyses afterwards. Called all of my family for a long time before she reached my wife. We were able to turn my benefits in and I do believe I am now covered. It was my last day of COBRA too.

    So after four months of unemployment. Working hard to find a job. Relocating down here for the new gig. it would seem I am now employed with benefits again. The worst part is behind me. Everyone knows I have seizures. It’s a bit embarrassing. More shocking to the onlookers than to me but such is life. We are all human.

  • Greg

    Sorry again about the seizure Globa. Glad to hear you have a new gig and they are open enough to understand your medical condition. Hope your Father’s Day is blessed with many unforgetable memories with your daughters.

  • Buddy

    G:

    I know this letter is for your children, but reading this really bummed me out.

    Yes, I know modern culture is not at its greatest point right now. Instead of focusing on the negative, why not think of ways to fix whatever issues you might have? I know this sounds easier than done, but I really believe that we hold our own destinies. Perhaps, it’s better to be proactive than simply reactive and vent.

    Will this world get better? Worse? I don’t know and simply don’t care. (WARNING! RELIGIOUS REFERENCE!) I have faith in a God that has a plan for me and this world. This God that you and your web buddies freely question is a beacon of hope for many. Without hope, one has nothing.

    It’s very unfortunate that you really feel this way. I don’t have kids (and don’t plan on having any), but if I did I would want to show them that the world is theirs for the taking. I’d tell them that they have the chance to clean up the messes we created. I would want to tell them that the world is a gift; that yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is unsure, but today is wonderful, and that’s why it’s called the present!

    Pardon my curiosity, but don’t you want to instill some form of excitement in your children? How do you think they would feel if they read this five years in the future? I remember when I was a child that I knew I could conquer the world because my parents believed that there was a society out there worth influencing.

    I know you are entitled to your opinion, but I am also entitled to mine. I just really hope that your forecast of the future is wrong.

    Have a Father’s day.

    B

  • hey buddy,

    again, i wish you would stop assuming that just because we don’t believe in the same interpretation of God that you do, that we do not believe in God…in other words, religion is not God…and there are a lot of people who love God and hate religion…

    although initially, i agree with some of your points concerning the post…after reading the commentary prior to yours, i think your dismissal of the context reveals a desire to find some way to further your agenda…

    where’s your blog, what creative risks are you taking that you can share with us as an example?

  • Buddy

    A:

    Oh junk! Akbar has arrived.

    Let’s get something straight. Just because I mention God in my post does not mean I’m attacking you. This blog is really not all about you. Criticizing someone because they have a strong faith (which you have a bad habit of doing) is just old and boring. It’s typical and not very becoming.

    Dismissal of text? What? Read my post again, jokester. The only thing I’m doing is QUESTIONING G’s reasoning and purpose of his post. I thought I was allowed to do that. If that’s not the case, then tell me now. The five minutes I use to add something to this site could be used for more productive purposes.

    Akbar, you REALLY need to get over yourself. I think I spend most of my time on GLOBATRON’S website arguing with YOU! Personally, I find you to be the commentator with the most closed mind. It’s very disappointing. SERIOUSLY. Particularly when you are the loudest one to harp about acceptance and tolerance. NOT! Shallow to say the least.

    I may be coming across as a bit terse right now, but unlike you I’m just being honest. I make a GENERAL assessment about a post, and AGAIN you go after me. RIDICULOUS!

    Have a Father’s day, Akbar. If you even have kids.

    B

  • if you could show me where i ‘harp’ about tolerance and acceptance i would appreciate it…honestly, as logocentric will tell you, tolerance and acceptance is not exactly my philosophical strongpoint…i focus more on pointing out idiocy as a means of showing the deepest respect for the intelligence that god has given us to ensure our survival.

    globatron has made me an a partner in this project, and i mostly attack those who come on here and attack this site without a desire to add something…

    i asked you to stop making an assumption about people on this site, concerning faith in god…

    i don’t know what a ‘strong’ faith is, but it does seem to allow you to pass judgment on us…

    you want to defend your God, but you make the assumption that you have a clearer image of that God than we do…perhaps you do….but perhaps you don’t…point is, you can’t prove it…so you have no grounding for a defense…this is what tolerance is, tolerating our own ignorance of the truth. this is what frustrates you, because you are trying to stop us from speaking up about our ignorance, doubt and concerns because they threaten your faith…

    we do not ask our contributors to agree with us, we ask that they respect us enough to take in the larger context of this site, and understand that we have a sincere interest in a dialogue with people who aren’t just passing through to pass judgment on their way to church

  • Buddy

    A:

    Judgement? Because I don’t agree with you? Oh boy.

    Ignorance? Ignorance indeed. You mentioned it not me.

    I do add something to this site. It’s just a shame you don’t realize it.

    Short and sweet. On to my next job.

    B

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