Saturday, September 24, 2011

Web Site Shows Extent of Forced Labor Used to Make Everyday Products

Web Site Shows Extent of Forced Labor Used to Make Everyday Products

BRICS Considering Giving Financial Help to Developed Economies

BRICS Considering Giving Financial Help to Developed Economies

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Another Test for American Democracy

“Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, find its mission, fulfill it or betray it” - Frantz Fanon

Profound words by Frantz Fanon that still hold true today. In a democracy engagement on a local level is what creates change.

Knowing history is important. Slavery was legalized into existence. The North won the Civil War but the South won Reconstruction and the state legalized terrorism that existed against black people continues. You need to watch the documentary-Aftershock: Beyond the Civil War, Directed by David Padrusch.

During the debates of Republican Candidates for President, the GOP cheered for Texas Governor Rick Perry’s execution record. No apologies whatsoever and the stated belief that this is what Americans want.

Again there is a strong cry for “states” rights. People are being led into confusion about why we need a Federal Government.

Know the history of this country for it is alive and well.

Why in 2011 are there 600,000 UNREGISTERED African Americans in the State of Georgia?

Democracy is not a spectator’s sport.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Questions and More Questions

Americans have been questioning the competence of government since the founding of America.

As we criticize the government and how it runs certain industries, let’s be clear that the private sector would not exist without the government and has had more than its fair share of failures and corruption.

Which comes to another question is failure the issue or the response to failure?
Governments like business is owned and operated by human beings. Human beings are fallible; we make mistakes all the time. Mistakes are cumulative. Perhaps life is just about responding to mistakes and failures.

So at this time we should call into competence the people of the nation. How do you handle mistakes and failures? Have we created the world we live in? What have we done to create what exists in this nation at this time? Has the US lived up to the noble ideas communicated by the Founding Fathers? Are you the best person you can be? Do we just measure value by material gains? In measuring value by the standard of material wealth, what kind of world do we create? Are only a few lives valuable? We need to ask ourselves more questions every day.

I am disturbed by what I see, read and hear. However, since human beings created this turmoil, violence, poverty, inequity, corruption, greed, materialism, economic crisis and sometime chaos, then we can also create the solutions. We know the solutions, but fear controls us. Throughout humanity's existence on this planet we have created the same problems generation after generation after generation for more than a millennia.

Somehow the words from my FaceBook’s app “On this Day God Wants You to Know” provides some guidance.
‘A person can transform, a situation can transform, even the planet can transform. Never lose hope. Under the proper conditions of love, faith, and belief, transformation is quite possible.’

More questions – How can I transform my current situation? What are the proper conditions of love, faith, and belief that can make transformation possible?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Learning as I go a new way of living

It is so much easier as a child to be born into a culture than it is to embrace a new way of living as an adult.

The personal challenge is blind faith vs discernment.

Should I ignore my concerns or face them and seek guidance with working through them?


I need guidance in working through them. 
 My blind faith is in the Creator to guide me through my Life.
I'm Listening

Thursday, September 8, 2011

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." Aesop

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." Aesop

A member of my FaceBook community posted this tonight.

It hit me deeply.

Since time began this has been the battle for each generation. History teaches us about how we are currently living. It is not dead and gone.

The issue of the death penalty and the cheering of the crowd celebrating the Death Penalty in Texas is a modern day example revealed in tonight’s Republican debate.

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” Aesop

Our continuous challenge as human beings is to embrace and live the reality that WE ARE ALL GOD’S CHILDREN. WE ARE ALL SACRED. WE ARE ALL ONE.

Elevate your mind, free your soul we are interdependent it is the Creator’s plan.
“The choice is no longer between non-violence or violence. It is between non-violence or non-existence.” Ancestor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Questions for the day

The violence continues to increase in communities in New York and other urban areas.

If a person truly cares about their community would they commit senseless acts that harm others in their community?

What has caused the young people who are shooting at public events to not care about the community?

Have you or a family member experienced the violent death of a loved one?

How do we heal?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Thank you James Baldwin

"A person does not lightly elect to oppose his society. One would much rather be at home among one's compatriots than be mocked and detested by them. And there is a level on which the mockery of people, even their hatred, is moving, because it is so blind: It is terrible to watch people cling to their captivity and insist on their own destruction."
— James Baldwin

The words of our ancestors from the Harlem Renaissance are time eternal words of guidance. They did not only apply to that time period but to future generations, us. James Baldwin's words applied to all of humanity, not just America. We have all the guidance, past leadership, and history we need. Stop looking for someone else to be like them. You be like them.

We the people bear a partial responsibility for our current economic condition. We trusted others and not ourselves. We did not focus on us, we became distracted by the glamour and glitter of Hollywood ignoring the advice from the ages, “all that glitters is not gold”. We allowed ourselves to be controlled by the marketing campaigns of Madison Avenue to create wealth for the wealthy and not ourselves.

Those of us who achieved a miniscule about of prosperity, forgot to heed the warnings. We celebrated for far too long the accomplishments of the Civil Rights era and missed that the battle for human rights never ends.

We see today, the blindness of fear, paranoia, and disrespect published across all media globally. We see the blindness of fear, paranoia, and disrespect in how we treat each other.

The words of the authors and poets of the Harlem Renaissance are for all of humanity. Time for us to reawaken and hear their guidance, for the responsibility for a more just world is with each of us.

Time for us to be conscious of what we think, say, as well as, how we spend our time, money and energy. We can create a new reality with our thoughts in action based on prosperity for all.

Yes there are those that are threatened by that and have a negative label for it.
If we all contribute to building and sustaining prosperity for all, we are all working, earning and living the life of spiritual beings in human form. It is about so much more, stop being distracted. To learn more about how, read and listen to the Quantum Activist,

We are the change we seek. We have the power.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Freedom Equals Responsibility

Freedom of Speech is free for all sides of an issue. As with all freedoms comes great responsibility. We are free to say whatever we please, we are also RESPONSIBLE for it.

The test as a nation is how civilly can we disagree? For all we promote as good and right about us brings tremendous responsibility.

Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, and Freedom of the Press, Freedom to gather peacefully and to let your Government know about your concerns are all responsibility. The test of a democracy is not only the “intelligence or education” of its citizens; but the maturity of the citizens.

Only a mature person can debate an issue intelligently and rationally. Only a mature person can look at an issue and find a common ground for all to agree upon. How do we find common ground? Or do we hold on to our fears?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

True Freedom is Responsibility. How we define self-responsibility with our actions will determine the success or failure of our Democracy.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fear and Challenges

In life challenges are guaranteed. Individuals, families, communities and nations must work together to navigate through rough times. When fear hits, we think with our emotions of panic resulting in decisions and actions that often make matters worse.

If leadership reacts based on emotions, he/she is not guided by wisdom but fear. Policies developed based on fear and not reality are doomed to fail.

Change is always uncertain. Utilizing “emotional intelligence” requires individuals to push past the human limitation of ego and emotion, to see the broader picture to see with a higher spiritual sight to see a higher vision. Spirit isn't fear, hate or limitations.

“Where there is no vision the people perish”.