THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN RACE


The dignity of the human race is universal. It knows no boundary to any country, or ocean, north pole or south pole, or equator. The human race in every country has equal amounts of dignity. The northern countries do not have more dignity than the countries south of the equator. There is not more dignity for the human race in the countries east of the prime meredian, than for the human race who happened to settle in the countries to the west of the prime meridian. There are no borders on dignity.

The dignity of the human race encompasses all nationalities, and favors none of them. All nationalities have the same measure of dignity, and no nationality is excluded from the human race allottment of it. Dignity of the human race circles tall human beings, short human beings; human beings with red, brown, black, blonde, grey, white and blue or streaked hair; human beings with freckles, moles, dimples, bumps and bruises, or any other stereotype human beings are catergorized in.

The dignity of the human race is blind to economic, or any other kind of status. Financially poor human beings of planet Earth have the exact same amount of dignity as human beings who find themselves richer in terms of financial wealth. Human beings who have more buttons, or beads, or animals, or cars, or flowers, or boxes, or shoes, or clothes, or vacations, or food, or houses, or boats, or motorcycles, or anything else they can think of, have just as much dignity as those who do not.

The dignity of the human race crosses gender. The entire human race, which includes all human beings, not just some human beings, have equal amounts of dignity, regardless of being male or female, or any kind of division they can imagine.

Dignity of human beings everywhere does not come from other human beings. There is nothing a human being can do to earn dignity, nor pretend not to have it. Dignity for all human beings is a Divine gift, freely given, without conditions or reservations, and above all, is beyond human judgement. Human beings are not in charge of who gets dignity and who does not. Human beings are not in control of the Divine Creator, who created all human beings, with dignity in equal measure.

Over the centuries, some human beings have fortified, bolstered, promoted, and taught the dignity of human beings across the entire planet; while other human beings have misused their egos, their insane egos, to attempt to squash, step on, undermine, eliminate, mask or rob the dignity of all human beings given them by their Creator.

The dignity of the human being is not in the hands of the human beings with the most power or fear tactics over certain groups of human beings, for example at work, socially, civically, environmentally, politically, or even in their own families. The dignity of the human being is in the hand of each individual human being. It is God given.

Namaste

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Illegal Immigrants ~ Really? You Would Be Surprised


The note on Woodie Guthrie’s guitar notes that his music kills fascist ideas, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.

Let’s see, who are really illegal immigrants in the USA? Who are the people we count as illegal aliens? Who counts as legal residents of the USA? How far back should we look, to the

Just over 250 years ago, most of the central and southwestern USA was Spanish/Mexican.

Native American Indians? Well, no, we should not go back that far because we would all be illegal aliens. Looking back at the history of the United States of America it is easy to see why the USA border with Mexico is such a hot spot. However, Mexicans were here before we were, and many of them never left. They still live on their original homestead. Some Americans think they are immigrants when in fact, they were here for generations before we got here.

Spanish/Mexican land greatly exceeds the land mass of the 13 colonies in 1763.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shall we count the Spanish/Mexican people who lived here in 1763, prior to all our wars with them? Shall we include those people in the land before we arrived in all the conquests and purchases? When you think of it this way, who are really the aliens?

There has got to be a better way for people of conscience, to resolve our current immigration dilemmas, that do not include a gun to someone’s back or face, and deportation to this

Maps of the USA from 1776-1866, just 150 years ago.
nations’ children who are in this land of “freedom” trying to make a better life for themselves and their families.We can be so short-sighted. For Americans living here now legally, it was not that long ago, not even 200 years ago, when our very own grandparents and their grandparents were immigrants to this country.The scarcity mentality has infiltrated the minds and greedy hearts of a few of those among us. We need to broaden our horizons and find creative solutions that do not include the destruction of human integrity, that place all non-American people in the same category as drug lords.We need to address crime issues, but often it is the illegal immigrant who is the victim of the crime, not the perpetrator.

 

 

 

Here are the words of “This Land Is Your Land,” by Woodie Guthrie:

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND

words and music by Woody Guthrie

Chorus:

This land is your land, this land is my land

From California, to the New York Island

From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters

This land was made for you and me

As I was walking a ribbon of highway

I saw above me an endless skyway

I saw below me a golden valley

This land was made for you and me

Chorus

I’ve roamed and rambled and I’ve followed my footsteps

To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts

And all around me a voice was sounding

This land was made for you and me

Chorus

The sun comes shining as I was strolling

The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling

The fog was lifting a voice come chanting

This land was made for you and me

Chorus

As I was walkin’ – I saw a sign there

And that sign said – no tress passin’

But on the other side …. it didn’t say nothin!

Now that side was made for you and me!

Chorus

In the squares of the city – In the shadow of the steeple

Near the relief office – I see my people

And some are grumblin’ and some are wonderin’

If this land’s still made for you and me.

Chorus (2x)

©1956 (renewed 1984), 1958 (renewed 1986) and 1970 TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (

BMI)

Do You Own Things Or Do Things Own You? Repost


change is goodPossessions are a 2 way street. We can own possessions, and they can own us. At first this is obvious. We have carefully and often painstakingly selected the things we have. We have chosen the things in our home, including our home, and things all around us, on purpose. These things serve a purpose, even if that purpose is to make us feel good by looking at the art of it, or feel good by being in and around these things. But when do things stop serving us, and we start serving things?

This is a good question to ask ourselves from time to time; because it is by the very nature of time that things begin to own us. It is almost as if our things begin to take a life of their own on, require cleaning or maintenance, and demand replenishing. Our things can even begin vying for our affection, and can consume our every thought, if we are not conscious of it. Things need protection. The more they shine, or grow in value, not only do we want them, so do others. Then we transform from taking care of our things, to safe guarding our things, which is an entirely different matter.

When we recognize that we are serving our things, more than they are serving us, we lose focus of what is really important in our lives. Why do we have the things we have? Do we want to keep up with the Jones’, peer pressure, or for appearances’ sake? Are we hoarders?

The remedy is simple. Like most problems of life, decision is the answer. Indecision is the complication. Decide to solve this problem, unless you like being a slave to your things.

Begin. Begin anywhere. Begin throwing away everything broken, or torn. Get a dumpster. If we didn’t wear it last year we won’t wear it this year. Give away everything that does not serve us. Donate to humanitarian causes to help the poor among us. Go through your things, again and again.

When we streamline our life, then things will not own us. Our homes will not own us. Debt will not own us.

Being debt free is freedom.

Being item free is freedom.

Being free is freedom.

When we are free, we can truly reassess what is important to us, without the clouded vision of false values.

Illegal Immigrants ~ Democracy ~ Freedom ~ Dignity Of The Human Race


Here in the United States of America, the Fourth of July, marks the day that our forefathers were no longer illegal immigrants coming from another land, a day

An American Fourth of July means taking the oath of citizenship, like Nuria Mohamed from Ethiopia. (Seattle Washington) The United States of America is the land of freedom, democracy endowed with certain unalienable rights for all human beings.

they paid a dear price for our freedom from another country, enabling us to live in democracy today, and honoring the dignity of human beings that originated from across the sea. It didn’t matter if they came from Mexico, Canada, South America, Africa or any other country in the world. Our forefathers came here from England, and they did not have immigration papers.

What is the difference between most illegal immigrants of today, compared to your grandparents, great-grandparents and other ancestors in your own family tree?

Nothing.

Human beings from every country are human beings. Our forefathers sought a better life for their families, just like those in the world today are seeking to better their lives. We need to remember to keep the dignity of all human persons intact as we deal with the now complicated issue of illegal immigration.

The complication in our current immigration laws arises from our sense of entitlement, of wanting to keep people out, of trying to do the impossible, of trying to close our borders. There has to be a humane and organized way to safely allow people to become legal United States citizens that does not make it easier for current illegal immigrants to side-step this issue.

Yes, our country needs to be safe, and the laws of our land must be followed. Obviously this goes for everyone in this country, legal citizens and illegal aliens. Also, in this country, we believe that people are innocent before they are proven guilty, no matter what the color of our skin, or our ethnic background.

Why are we more concerned about the Mexican border of the United Sates than the border we share with Canada, or any coastal border? We need to recognize and acknowledge our prejudices in order to heal our nation.

Map of trafficking of females globally.Some point to crime, occurring at our southern border. The tophuman trafficking 2 three illegal activities worldwide are drug trafficking, gun trafficking, and human trafficking. All crime needs to be legally and humanely dealt with. But prejudice is also a crime against humanity, and far more of us are guilty of that.

This is a land of democracy. United States citizens value freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom to peaceably assemble, and freedom to petition the government among other rights in this great nation.

We need to also champion the fair treatment of illegal immigrants and come up with a better plan for our country, and treat all people with the right to human dignity.

Do You Own Things Or Do Things Own You?


change is goodPossessions are a 2 way street. We can own possessions, and they can own us. At first this is obvious. We have carefully and often painstakingly selected the things we have. We have chosen the things in our home, including our home, and things all around us, on purpose. These things serve a purpose, even if that purpose is to make us feel good by looking at the art of it, or feel good by being in and around these things. But when do things stop serving us, and we start serving things?

This is a good question to ask ourselves from time to time; because it is by the very nature of time that things begin to own us. It is almost as if our things begin to take a life of their own on, require cleaning or maintenance, and demand replenishing. Our things can even begin vying for our affection, and can consume our every thought, if we are not conscious of it. Things need protection. The more they shine, or grow in value, not only do we want them, so do others. Then we transform from taking care of our things, to safe guarding our things, which is an entirely different matter.

When we recognize that we are serving our things, more than they are serving us, we lose focus of what is really important in our lives. Why do we have the things we have? Do we want to keep up with the Jones’, peer pressure, or for appearances’ sake? Are we hoarders?

The remedy is simple. Like most problems of life, decision is the answer. Indecision is the complication. Decide to solve this problem, unless you like being a slave to your things.

Begin. Begin anywhere. Begin throwing away everything broken, or torn. Get a dumpster. If we didn’t wear it last year we won’t wear it this year. Give away everything that does not serve us. Donate to humanitarian causes to help the poor among us. Go through your things, again and again.

When we streamline our life, then things will not own us. Our homes will not own us. Debt will not own us.

Being debt free is freedom.

Being item free is freedom.

Being free is freedom.

When we are free, we can truly reassess what is important to us, without the clouded vision of false values.

Exercising Freedom For All Humanity ~ Repost


Exercising freedom for all humanity is a necessary step.

Exercising freedom for all humanity starts with you, right where you are.
Exercising freedom for all humanity starts with you, right where you are.

Exercising freedom for all humanity can be done peacefully.

Exercising freedom for all humanity can be life affirming.

Exercising freedom for all humanity does not include suppression of any group, caste, nor class of people of the earth.

Exercising freedom for all humanity is an expression of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Exercising freedom for all humanity places all people before things.

Exercising freedom for all humanity places all people before greed and base addictions.

Exercising freedom for all humanity places all people before the tasks at hand.

Exercising freedom for all humanity places all people before work and employment.

Exercising freedom for all humanity places all people before money, materialism and consumerism.

Exercising freedom for all humanity places all people before all forms of pride: individual, family, corporate, civic, social, national, and global.

Exercising freedom for all humanity places highest value in the life of all human beings everywhere, in every country, because we are made and the Earth is made in the image and likeness of God.

Exercising freedom for all humanity recognizes equality among all human beings regardless of race, color, creed, gender, age, ideology, education, political expression or employment.

Exercising freedom for all humanity heals all spiritual divisions by tolerance and the practice of true love.

Exercising freedom for all humanity is different from the mock appearance of freedom that promotes anarchy and division driven by fear, lower emotions, and pure ego.

Exercising freedom for all humanity unifies the vast array of human potential.

Exercising freedom for all humanity is solution oriented in human concerns and expressions.

Exercising freedom for all humanity recognizes similar traits of human equality across the globe.

Exercising freedom for all humanity values the voice and speech of all human beings who wish to be heard.

Exercising freedom for all humanity promotes peace on all levels.

Exercising freedom for all humanity promotes understanding of the multi-facets of human opinions.

Exercising freedom for all humanity promotes life-giving and life-affirming possibilities to conflict.

Exercising freedom for all humanity promotes the value, and life-giving spirit of each and every human individual.

Exercising freedom for all humanity promotes equality in all nations.

Exercising freedom for all humanity promotes education and empathy in loving guidance and affirmation.

Exercising freedom for all humanity promotes justice in life-affirming ways and concepts.

Exercising freedom for all humanity liberates mind, body and spirit of individuals, families, communities, countries and the world.

Exercising freedom for all humanity frees each individual from fear of mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical harm.

Exercising freedom for all humanity liberates all humanity from the illusion of lack and disempowerment.

Exercising freedom for all humanity is the beginning of healing, one individual at a time.

I Have A Dream ~ Are You A Modern Day Slave?


Martin Luther King, Jr's Speech in Washington in 1963. Photo courtesy of the Navy.
Martin Luther King, Jr’s Speech in Washington in 1963. Photo courtesy of the Navy.
President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation January 1, 1863
President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation January 1, 1863
USA Today technology photo.
USA Today technology photo.
Recon Jet Google Glasses(Expected to cost $400 to $600)
Recon Jet Google Glasses(Expected to cost $400 to $600)

Today marks 50 years since Martin Luther King. Jr’s “I Have A Dream,” speech in 1963 in Washington, which at that time marked the 100 year mark of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation executive order in 1863. Both speeches addressed vicious racism that plagued the land. Martin Luther King Jr’s speech was punctuated with numerous, “Let freedom ring” sprinkled throughout it. There are so many things that make us slaves today, most of which are things that we enslave ourselves with.

How many of us feel free?

Are we truly free, or does today’s technology enslave us?

Do we know the freedom that being completely unplugged from todays latest gadgets makes us feel?

Do we recognize the enslavement that takes place when we give up our freedom?

Is an educational system demanding we participate in their programs by use of 24/7 availability of your time?

Do our family and friends, email, Facebook, My Space, electronic everything insist that we be plugged in 24/7 so you can answer their call?

Does our employment require that we be in constant contact at all moments of the day or night, during work hours, and private family time?

This post is not saying that any or all of today’s modern technologies are only bad. It is saying there has to be a time in every day where human beings can unplug, to personally recharge, listen to the birds, take a walk in nature.

Human beings are forgetting how to be fully human. Human beings are forgetting how to be free. Human beings are being blinded by the shiny new toys of the day.

Does this post create a sense of panic in us?

Does the idea of unplugging from these technologies make you feel abandoned?

Breathe, relax and heal from technology addiction.