I woke up this morning with incredible inspiration to create and be real change for this planet.
As great as talking and writing about a new paradigm is, what can we do right now to start building one? I’m aware that people all around the world are creating real change for us all to benefit from, but I think we all need to be as active as them.
If you don’t feel like you’re in a good position to start creating change or to at least start contributing to this growing movement, think again. I’m confident in saying that even those of us with nine-to-five jobs can start contributing heavily if properly motivated and inspired.
There are no longer any obstacles in our way of taking our first solid steps, and as always, one of the best things we can do is to examine ourselves and ask if we’re acting as good examples of a new paradigm. You’re encouraged to constantly express the divine qualities, and beyond that, there’s a lot needing done to change the way our planet has run.
I think that true equality between classes and races is one of the most important changes for us to make. This isn’t as much about race as it is equality for everybody, and every race has been kept down in the name of the acceleration of the self-serving agendas of the few.
Africa, and especially South Africa, is modernizing and becoming ready to be a part of the “first world”, but there are also parts of Africa that desperately need help.
Just the other day I ran a story about a massive electronic waste dump polluting Ghana to no end. In a piece for the New Statesman, Russell Brand wrote about a relief trip he took to Africa and told us about an endless environment of trash and waste he witnessed.
The cradle of civilization is being trashed and polluted while economic warfare against its people causes widespread poverty and unemployment (or employment at unreasonably low wages), and it’s time for us to start fixing this and the many other problems we face.
Solutions to these problems won’t present themselves overnight, but the more confident and driven we are, the more we’ll get done. If we start talking about this, and I mean really talking about it, we’ll be that much closer to creating significant change that future generations can build upon.
The few work really hard to run this planet in ways that serve them and only them. Are we willing to work just as hard to be a part of a planet run by all of its people?
Try to imagine all of the things that need done and all of the driven effort we’re going to put into reintroducing equality to every nation. It makes the stagnation some of us currently experience seem counterproductive, doesn’t it?
Why should we remain idle any longer when so much needs done? Much of our population has been left to ruin by the few, but the many can lift each other up and thrive with growth and progress. What’s stopping us?
From my standpoint, in regards to creating a positive future of equality for everybody, we’re still at point A and need to take real and solid steps to get to point B. Our ultimate destination of love and equality for everyone remains to be reached, but I don’t think it’s unattainable. It won’t be easy, but positive and lasting change never is.
It’ll be hard work, but in the end it’ll be more than worth it because we’ll have evolved our talk and brought about fairness and prosperity for the common man.
As long as we remain inactive, it won’t happen. As long as any race, nation or person is left behind, forgotten about or purposely driven into poverty, a new paradigm will only be a neat idea. We could continue to talk and dream about it, but the problems will remain.
I’m going to post the lyrics to Bob Marley’s song “War”, which is based off of a speech Haile Selassie (former Ethiopian emperor) gave to the UN. I’ll also post a link to the song and encourage you to listen to it as you read along. It’s radical and revolutionary, but it contains a basic and powerful message that we all need to hear.
If I’ve been able to communicate that message here, then this writing has served its purpose.
“War” on YouTube:
“Until the philosophy which hold one race superior
And abandoned –
Everywhere is war –
Me say war.
That until there [are] no longer
First class and second class citizens of any nation
Until the colour of a man’s skin
Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes –
Me say war.
That until the basic human rights
Are equally guaranteed to all,
Without regard to race –
Dis a war.
That until that day
The dream of lasting peace,
Rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion to be pursued,
But never attained –
Now everywhere is war – war.
And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes
that hold our brothers in Angola,
Have been toppled,
Utterly destroyed –
Well, everywhere is war –
Me say war.
War in the east,
War in the west,
War up north,
War down south –
War – war –
Rumours of war.
And until that day,
The African continent
Will not know peace,
We Africans will fight – we find it necessary –
And we know we shall win
As we are confident
In the victory
Of good over evil”
Here’s a quote from the Haile Selassie speech the song above is based off of.
“In 1936, I declared that it was not the Covenant of the League that was at stake, but international morality. Undertakings, I said then, are of little worth if the will to keep them is lacking. The Charter of the United Nations expresses the noblest aspirations of man: abjuration of force in the settlement of disputes between states; the assurance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion; the safeguarding of international peace and security.
But these, too, as were the phrases of the Covenant, are only words; their value depends wholly on our will to observe and honor them and give them content and meaning. The preservation of peace and the guaranteeing of man’s basic freedoms and rights require courage and eternal vigilance: courage to speak and act – and if necessary, to suffer and die – for truth and justice; eternal vigilance, that the least transgression of international morality shall not go undetected and unremedied. These lessons must be learned anew by each succeeding generation, and that generation is fortunate indeed which learns from other than its own bitter experience. This Organization and each of its members bear a crushing and awesome responsibility: to absorb the wisdom of history and to apply it to the problems of the present, in order that future generations may be born, and live, and die, in peace.”
Lyrics source: http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/bob_marley/war.html
Selassie quote source: http://www.nazret.com/history/him_un.php