We spent a night in a campground called “Elk Country RV resort, and campground”
We did not see an elk during our stay but it was extremely clear that they lived there…. it IS their country. 💩💩The campground worked very hard to keep the peace with the Elk and so they gave out a sheet called Elk Rules…. What to do and what not to do around elk.🦌🦌🦌🦌 AKA keeping peace with Elk.☮️
There is a lot known about Elk and how they respond to people, and how they respond when they are provoked. Apparently if you look them in the eye it is seen as a challenge, and so it is suggested that if they are looking at you, not to look back, just look down and keep walking away.
What I wonder though is 🤔….. if you DO look them in the eye (even though you know it is seen as a challenge) and they DO attack you (as they are known to do), whose fault then is it if you get hurt? You have challenged them in exactly the way that would cause them to attack, and you know it.
I cannot help but wish that the world leaders would think a bit like the clever people in this campground and how they are encouraging people to be like.. in this campground.
You know the risks, you know what they will do, and you continue to challenge them, and then a whole lot of people get hurt. Its sort of like the people do not matter.
While this is totally true about Elk, it is purely metaphorical about the world, so have fun with it. When I was writing songs, I used metaphors to explain things. I am sure ….often….. they were poorly understood. Metaphors are just stories that one can fill in the characters according to the events of our own lives.
I have included the lyrics to what I feel to be one of the best anti war songs ever written. Universal soldier by Buffy Saint Marie in 1964. It was made famous by Donovan. Sainte-Marie said of the song: “I wrote ‘Universal Soldier’ in the basement of The Purple Onion coffee house in Toronto. It’s about individual responsibility for war and how the old feudal thinking kills us all.”
War has never achieved peace and it never will. I am frustrated with the way the world leaders are recklessly challenging each other, ……….as if there are no consequences. Its like the lives of all of these innocents do not matter. ☮️ ☮
The MOST important line of the Universal soldier is the very last one “And brothers, can’t you see?
This is not the way we put the end to war”
The Universal Soldier lyrics
He’s five foot-two and he’s six feet-four
He fights with missiles and with spears
He’s all of 31 and he’s only 17
Been a soldier for a thousand year
He’a a Catholic, a Hindu, an Atheist, a Jain
A Buddhist, and a Baptist, and a Jew
And he knows he shouldn’t kill
And he knows he always will
Kill you for me, my friend, and me for you
And he’s fighting for Canada
He’s fighting for France
He’s fighting for the U.S.A
And he’s fighting for the Russians
And he’s fighting for Japan
And he thinks we’ll put an end to war this way
And he’s fighting for Democracy
He’s fighting for the Reds
He says it’s for the peace of all
He’s the one who must decide
Who’s to live and who’s to die
And he never sees the writing on the wall
But without him
How would Hitler have condemned them at Dakau?
Without him Caesar would have stood alone
He’s the one who gives his body as a weapon of the war
And without him all this killing can’t go on
He’s the Universal Soldier and he really is to blame
His orders come from far away no more
They come from here and there and you and me
And brothers, can’t you see?
This is not the way we put the end to war
Sorry not to have had any pictures of elk, but they just were not there while we were.
Also very sorry to hear of the death of a friend yesterday, a friend who definitely knew how to keep the peace with Elk. Rest In Peace Dana. 💔
Thank you for reading my blog, Ken and Tucker and I are currently just south of Gilroy California. Every now and then I get carried away by politics and it comes out all over my computer.🤔
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I recently watched a doc on Buffy St Marie and was so impressed at how she rode and rides the waves of fame and fortune and always speaks her truth. How advanced she is – fer gosh sake – breast feeding on Sesame St…. She is a gift, and and a light to us all about what is important. Nice to read her words again. Nice to read your words of Dana in connection with Elk…. I love that…. Thanks for being who you are!