WOW! I know that it’s been awhile since my last post. I’d apologize, but I’m not really sorry. I’ve had some important stuff to deal with.
I’m not even in Colorado at the moment, and this weekend, was able to see some pretty stark contrast in this world.
Contrast is what I want to discuss. Really, I want to discuss the contrast in our way of life.
Have you ever been on a plane and flown over a populated area at night? Have you marveled at the cityscape and the amazing amount of lights that dot the earth’s surface, making it look like a really complex circuit board? How about uninhabited areas? Have you noticed the extreme darkness, and can you envision the contrast between rural, and populous cities?
I ask because as I flew over the Korean Pininsula, I noticed that when you look at the nighttime landscape of the Korean Pininsula taken from the air or space, you will see the same kind of contrast. Where South Korea is lit up like the Vegas strip, North Korea, including the largest cities, is Dark. I mean, really dark. If you were to overlay one of those night time pictures over a map of the Pininsula, you would see that it is a very sharp contrast that follows the border exactly.
It’s pretty mind-boggling.
Why the extreme difference?
The answer is filled with more Contrast.
South Korea is a free republic, North Korea is a dictatorship.
South Korea is Capitalist, North Korea is Communist.
In South Korea, Human Spirit is valued and nurtured.
In North Korea, Human Spirit is monitored and crushed when necessary.
You see, in a system that values Freedom, like in South Korea, or even back home in the United States, Happiness abounds and with it come Creativity, Enterprise, and Prosperity. Businesses expand, and with them the municipalities around them grow – More jobs are created through the expansion, as office buildings and homes are built, and contractors go to work, making money and employing people, who in turn spend that money at businesses and on real-estate, thus perpetuating the process. Free Enterprise is a Wonderful thing. If you ever question that, just google a picture of the Korean Pininsula at night and hopefully, that picture will bring this concept into focus and you can appreciate the Contrast between Freedom and everything else.
Until Next Time,