God has not divided the lands, but each man has his house and meadow. Horses and dogs do not divide the fields into parts. Let not a man glory in that he loves his partition, but that he loves his kind. All are of one family, one race, all are human beings. Difference as to the partition of lands should not be the cause of
separation among the people.
One of the great reasons of separation is colour. Look how this prejudice has power in America for instance. Animals do not quarrel because of their colour. Surely man who is so much higher in creation should not be lower than the animals. What ignorance exists. White doves do not quarrel with blue doves because of their colour. But white men fight with dark-colored men. This racial prejudice is the worst of all.
' 'Abdu'l-Baha in London September 4, 1911
The Cherokee legend of two wolves.
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Peace in 39 Languages
Stephen Spoonamore, Computer Security Guru, Election Theft
with Voter Machines
why a ‘paperless world’
still hasn’t happened
"We should look for a peace movement to join. Really, look for some peace organization to join. It will look small at first, and pitiful and helpless, but that’s how movements start. That’s how the movement against the Vietnam War started. It started with handfuls of people who thought they were helpless, thought they were powerless. But remember, this power of the people on top depends on the obedience of the people below. When people stop obeying, they have no power. When workers go on strike, huge corporations lose their power. When consumers boycott, huge business establishments have to give in. When soldiers refuse to fight, as so many soldiers did in Vietnam, so many deserters, so many fraggings, acts of violence by enlisted men against officers in Vietnam, B-52 pilots refusing to fly bombing missions anymore, war can’t go on. When enough soldiers refuse, the government has to decide we can’t continue. So, yes, people have the power. If they begin to organize, if they protest, if they create a strong enough movement, they can change things."
At Boston University November 11, 2009
An 83-person Risperdal ElderCare sales team was formed—creating a countrywide unit whose explicit, unabashed mission was to get Risperdal into the mouths of an off-limits population. Its only targets, according to internal budgets and sales plans, were doctors who primarily treated the elderly or who were medical directors at nursing homes.
An’ here I sit so patiently
Waiting to find out what price
You have to pay to get out of
Going through all these things twice.
Bob Dylan, ‘Memphis Blues Again’ (1965)
"Ring the bells that can still ring, forget your perfect offering, there's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in."
- Leonard Cohen