Friday, January 20, 2017

COURAGE




“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”
Maya Angelou




Friday, December 23, 2016

HELL HAS A NEW MASTER

Is this the new 'political correctness' - speaking one's mind?


Click the link above to read the full story, but below is what was said!

Artvoice: What would you most like to happen in 2017?

Carl Paladino: Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford. He dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to Valerie Jarret, who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady cell mate mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her.

Artvoice: What would you most like to see go in 2017?

Carl Paladino: Michelle Obama. I’d like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.


And then the man claims he's not a racist?
I'm all for knowing where a person truly stands but this is one of the saddest stories I've read this year, well, after the one that announced Trump as President!

Nuclear proliferation!

Trade Wars!

Gee, the future looks bright!





Saturday, November 19, 2016

YOU ARE A RACIST!


I've said it before and it needs repeating.

We are all racists!


Depending on our backgrounds and how we were raised to look at the world, each one of us has a bit of racism in us. 
I don't care what race you are, it's a fact of life!

Until we can admit our own failing - there will be no solution.

For someone to call the First Lady an 'ape in high heels' and then in the next sentence say, "but I'm not a racist" is utter nonsense, and yet highly intelligent people continue to deny the facts. 

Just as the voters who elected DJ Trump who say it was the right wing press who wanted to make him look bad, even though the footage we all saw was DJ Trump speaking in his own voice at his own rallies! 



NEAL GABLER said it better - These are his words:



No matter how the rest of the world looked at us on Nov. 7, they will now look at us differently.
BY NEAL GABLER | NOVEMBER 10, 2016

"America died on Nov. 8, 2016, not with a bang or a whimper, but at its own hand via electoral suicide. We the people chose a man who has shredded our values, our morals, our compassion, our tolerance, our decency, our sense of common purpose, our very identity — all the things that, however tenuously, made a nation out of a country.

It turned out to be the hate election because, and let’s not mince words, of the hatefulness of the electorate. 

We all knew these hatreds lurked under the thinnest veneer of civility. That civility finally is gone. In its absence, we may realize just how imperative that politesse was. It is the way we managed to coexist.

No more can we pretend that we are exceptional or good or progressive or united. We are none of those things."


Please read the entire post - just click HERE!




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The Bahá'í writings offers compelling insights as in the following examples:

"Veiled in My immemorial being and in the ancient eternity of My essence, I knew My love for thee; therefore I created thee, have engraved on thee Mine image and revealed to thee My beauty.

Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other. Ponder at all times in your hearts how ye were created. Since We have created you all from one same substance it is incumbent on you to be even as one soul, to walk with the same feet, eat with the same mouth and dwell in the same land, that from your inmost being, by your deeds and actions, the signs of oneness and the essence of detachment may be made manifest. Such is My counsel to you, O concourse of light! Heed ye this counsel that ye may obtain the fruit of holiness from the tree of wondrous glory
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All men have been created to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization. The Almighty beareth Me witness: To act like the beasts of the field is unworthy of man. Those virtues that befit his dignity are forbearance, mercy, compassion and loving-kindness towards all the peoples and kindreds of the earth." 

READ MORE HERE!
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Yes, I believe we are truly equal just as the creator intended but like a bouquet of flowers - we add our own distinct hue and aroma to the world.
It doesn't make us better - it just makes us - us!