|New Civilization News: Man On A Fence|
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10 comments25 May 2006 @ 22:42 by hgoodgame : From the Declaration of Independence -
This part has always stuck in my head.. The right to revolt - Prudence, indeed, will dictate, that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms, to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses & usurpations pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty to throw off such government and to provide new guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies, and such is now the necessity, which constrains them to alter their former systems of government.
Every one of us who recognizes ourself 'on the fence' needs to jump off and quickly; at the very least, to put out the flames around our own feet, whatever form they are taking right now, attempting to extinguish all we cherish. In my case - I rather like Jefferson's first draft.. We hold these truths to be self-evident *sacred and undeniable* that all men are created equal *and independent* that they are endowed by their creator with inherent & inalienable rights; that among these are *the preservation of* life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness. Well, it does not say we have a right to happiness, only the right to pursue it.. OK, start running!
And this, his original closing statement, also altered, "And for the support of this Declaration we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor." Wow! I mean, 'WOW!!' Our lives, fortunes and sacred honor? Yes, all of it for freedom from tyranny in any form!
What's happened to this 'all for one and one for all' consciousness? It needs to remember itself. Time for a new Declaration, or at the very least, a revitalization of the original. Ben Franklin said anyone who gives up their freedoms for security deserves to lose both. That's exactly what's happening to us here and now.
What current events tell me is we are giving up our rights, and lefts, and middles, having bought into fear programming and feelings of hopelessness/helplessness, turning our sovereignty over to the very people who will extinguish us without hesitation if we do not follow their demands. How often I've heard people say, 'yes but, I feel much safer now with the added security.' Pure horseshit!! I am so appalled by our government these days that I know not where to begin except perhaps by cleaning out my closets and then sweeping onward and outward from there.
But first I must get a very large fire extinguisher.
Heidi san that was a real treat to read. Written very beautifully...
Thanks, so much, for reading this. Your 'Fire Dept.' should be able to get you a good deal on that fire extinguisher. ;)
Yes, but will they help me put out the fire?
I always read, just rarely comment. This one moved me. ;)
One other thing I noticed in Jefferson's words is the use of the word 'sacred'. He uses it quite a bit. What does it mean to us? What do we hold sacred? from Latin, sacrum, "sacrifice"..
26 May 2006 @ 21:57 by p_i_c_n_z @22.214.171.124 : "forgive them for they know not.........
Adelaide: 1967: In a bar, I 17 yrs of age going on 35. The Double doors of the bar crashed open and in stormed five returned servicemen straight from Vietnam. Local lads they were. They stopped dead in their tracks, I watched as one of the muster scoped his eyeballs around the room. Something snapped in all of these guys. They started screaming out obscenities "You pack of !@#$%^ you don’t have a clue you lazy useless!@#$%" etc etc. They wrecked that bar within five minutes. What was the catalyst? A few of us had long hair! We were marked men, dished out the black spot, because we appeared different, because we hadn’t been part of, because we hadn’t been drafted or joined in, or what ever other valid sane reason these guys had, the oldest of which was 23.
Those events are emblazoned on some memory bank within the gray matter.
Six years ago we celebrated the life of a fellow brother on his passing. He died at age 86, cancer got him rather quickly. "Its only a spot on side of my forehead" he avoided using the term Temple. Only with days left to live I asked him " Have you found the answer to this thing called life?” Jack had traveled the world he was educated, He had a far greater level of understanding of life the universe and everything. A very human being. His reply, " no haven’t got any answers yet, no doubt they will come to me as I draw my last breath".
25million people have died from Aids.
I can’t quantify the trillions of souls lost in warfare.
26 May 2006 @ 22:01 by picnz @126.96.36.199 : forgive them (2)
I can’t quantify the trillions of souls lost in warfare.
If it wasn’t for the vacuum of space I am sure the collective wail of humankind might reach The Great Architects auditory centers, what conclusion might be drawn I can only surmise. Could it be?. "Forgive them for they know not what they are doing".
Walk a mile in someone else's shoes before. Pulling the trigger... Pressing the button. Pulling the chord. Drawing the sword..
27 May 2006 @ 01:48 by jobrown : The only Antidot i know of....
....is in the willingness to a higher consciousness. Each person has to say yes to choose it for themselves, though... the proverbial drinking for the Horse -thing, you know, eh?... *!*.. Anyhooo. We all act and behave according to our own energy/ frequency ("consciousness")and today in the Mainstream we call it 'Psychology'. All 'religion' is Psychology (of the Old Times) observed, then written down as a dogma -or Spiritual Insights/Scripts. Indeed, every religion has all the different frequencies expressed in written form. Still today we all functionin perfect accordance to this Cosmic truth-reality: our own psychology!
What today is called Higher Consciousness has now -finally- been written down down by Someone (-I don't know by whom though I will work on finding out and share the source with you all ASAP-) as well. I have not found anything that better would express what the NEW way responding to Life is all about than this.
This -following text, is my "Bible" by which I adjust my life daily, to hone my Response Ability ever more, incrementally, a little better for each passing day -hopefully! : ) This is my NorthStar;
Call to Planetary Stewardship
The Earth Council is being formed to include planetary membership of all women, men, and children who want to honor the Earth by living in harmony with each other and all of creation.
When you become a member of the Earth Council, you step up into your role of steward of the planet. You take responsibility for your actions and declare your willingness to work with others for the highest good of all life on the planet. You declare your willingness to share your ideas, thoughts, labor, prayers, and resources in this effort.
You declare that you are willing to listen to others with respect, to relinquish all positions or considerations that some beings are higher than others and other begins are lower than others.
You declare that you are willing to change your ideas in order to change what is happening on the planet.
You declare that you are willing to cooperate with others to bring in equality, liberty, and goodwill for all people and life on the planet.
You acknowledge the Earth as a being with four bodies like yours: physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental, and that these bodies need to be healed, cared for, and balanced like your own.
You acknowledge that you are one of the aspects of this planetary being, as are all other people, elements, animals, fish, insects, plants, trees, rivers, mountains, seas, and land. You commit yourself to a process of bringing harmony and balance to the Earth, of loving, honoring, and cherishing all life and the creative force that imbues all life in the cosmos and in all dimensions.
You renounce all wars and killing of other people, including executions by governments. You renounce the use of torture and all forms of coercion and the use of force to control others and cause suffering. You renounce the use of weapons that destroy life. You no longer cooperate with people in positions of authority who force others to comply with their edicts when it is obvious that they are not serving the highest good of all. You no longer support governments that destroy life.
You embrace the credo, "Honor the Earth. Honor the Life force. Honor all creation." You accept your role as steward of the planet.
When you agree to take personal responsibility for stewardship of the planet, you will then become a member of the Earth Council and you will henceforward be called an Earth Counselor.
Earth Counselor are the meek who will inherit the Earth. Earth Counselors are lovers: lovers of peace, lovers of harmony, lovers of truth, lovers of all people and all forms of life. The planet and the future of humanity needs your commitment. Are you willing to step up on her Behalf?
28 May 2006 @ 21:36 by jerryvest : Rah!!! Blueboy this commitment to
preserve our planet's resources and respect and love her as we do our human mother is so necessary. Let's all step up, make this commitment and invite everyone to join the Earth Council -- no time like the Present to bring some sanity to our serious predicament.
29 May 2006 @ 17:42 by jobrown : Alright, Jerry,
now we're at least three!....: ) "When/where two or more gather...... I shall be too" Not to forget: "What two or more ask in my Name......" Powerful Stuff!
(BTW; the 'third' one is Redstar; our NCN friend in MAlawi, who sent this "Call to..." to me. And now I have the URL as well. http://www.aei.ca/~cep/MeditationFocus152.htm
Much more to read there than "just" the "The Call to..." Enjoy! w/Love/A-d /: )
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