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Freedom of WHO?? Freedom of WHAT??

http://link.email.washingtonpost.com/r/HXJVEI/8CCVF/EE6VYF/5I4KK7/LL6GK/T3/t Very seldom do we get the decidedly delightful opportunity of rubbing the collective noses of self-righteous pompous asses in it so I am going to take full advantage of it. Justice is seldom so swift or so clear. Not too long ago in the matter of the cartoons of the Prophet of Islam, we …

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Does right and wrong depend on who does it?

The headlines say, ‘Muslim organizations are marching in protest before the Israeli Embassy in Delhi.’ ‘Muslims protest Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla.’ ‘BJP protests the attack on the pilgrims to Amarnath.’ ‘The Bishop addresses a gathering to protest the attacks on churches in Orissa.’ ‘Sikhs present a petition to highlight the denial of justice …

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Dear Mr. President

Mr. Barack Obama President of the United States of AmericaThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC 20500 http://www.twf.org/News/Y2010/0531-Attack.html http://joti2gaza.org/2010/05/31/george-galloway-speaks-out-against-israeli-piracy-and murder/ Dear Mr. President, I am sure you know more about the situation with Israel’s attack on the Freedom Flotilla than I do. The question that I and the rest of the world is asking is, …

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Taming the lion – Socializing the guerrilla

This article is a thought share with a definition of the factors that accompany an armed struggle and some solutions to take care of problems that are born as a result of the very forces that need to be unleashed if the freedom struggle is to be successful. You need lions to fight. But those lions must be tamed once the fight is over if civil society is to live in peace. The guns must be melted and re-cast into plowshares and the killing fields must grow food. Paradoxes which must be faced and resolved, or society will degenerate into never-ending strife.

Living Thoughtfully – Maximize your ROI

Living Thoughtfully is not only about being goal focused but also about being aware and concerned about the effect of our actions. Of being conscious about the fact that while we need to accomplish our goals, we need to find ways of doing that without damaging, harming or oppressing others. Our problems today with global issues, be those related to wars, global warming, rapacious grasping of resources by those who have the power to do so and consequently more expenditure on military and weapons than on health, education and eradication of poverty; all relate to living thoughtlessly.

Living as if the consequences of our actions will not come home to roost on our own rafters. Just as they say, ‘When a butterfly flaps its wings in the Amazon, a tsunami is born in Indonesia’, whether we live thoughtfully or thoughtlessly, it has a profound, powerful and visible effect in all aspects of our lives. It is not possible to pollute the water of the lake we swim in without that pollution affecting us. That is the reason I believe that the most important thing for us to do and to teach our children to do, is to Live Thoughtfully.

Inspiration

So what is this strange inspiration that some people have which enables them to continue to work towards a goal that is often invisible to everyone else? Needless to say, this article does not contain the answer. It is more an attempt to share the questions in the belief that often the answer lies within …

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Change the Script

“If you always do what you always did you’ll always get what you always got.
If you want to get what you never had, you have to do what you never did.”

Many times we find ourselves stuck in a negative cycle, especially with respect to certain people; parents, spouses, parents in law, friends; where with great regularity we find ourselves miserable, angry or otherwise in pain. Every time this happens we tell ourselves, ‘Never again. I will never let that happen again.’ But lo and behold we find that the next time around, in the same entirely predictable way we are enacting the same script all over again.