Friday, February 21, 2014

I have been absent due to sickness bugs and news that has occupied my mind, and now I emerge, it's to find chaos....


What is going on? It's all very unsettling. Where is the care?

Aristotle is often quoted as saying,

 'You can judge a nation by the way it treats it's most vulnerable citizens.'

And whilst this is true, it's just a starting point. Because I would also add that it's about equality and money too.

  'Seven Deadly Sins

Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Science without humanity
Knowledge without character
Politics without principle
Commerce without morality
Worship without sacrifice.'

Mahatma Gandi.

Don't be without. Because otherwise you are just a taker. And sadly, we all know people like that. People that are only there when there's something in it for them. But when the tables turn, they are nowhere to be seen......

And all's gone quiet on the North Korea front. And the nuclear reactors at Fukushima in Japan. Are we so occupied that we've forgotten? Because that's when things creep up and surprise you, and that surprise will not be good.

First they came for the socialists, 
And I did not speak out,
Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, 
And I did not speak out,
because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
And I did not speak out, 
Because I was not a Jew.

And then they came for me, 
And there was no-one left to speak for me.

Martin Niemoller

And this man knows what he's talking about, as he spent 7 years in a concentration camp as he was outspoken against the Nazi party. 7 YEARS!
We all have a duty of care to speak out about unjustness. Don't fail to speak out.

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