I was slow surfing today and came across this clip on YouTube again.
I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible- Jew, Gentile, black men, white...
We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each others' happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men's souls; has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind.
We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery ,we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in man; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all.
Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.
To those who can hear me, I say "Do not despair."
The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder!
Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men--machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have a love of humanity in your hearts! You don't hate!
Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.
Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!
In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it's written "the kingdom of God is within man", not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power.
Let us all unite.
Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill their promise. They never will!
Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people!
Now let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance!
Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.
Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite!
I do believe, this thread needs a bit of feminine energy as well as wisdom
As I said in the comments - I'm in absolute agreement with @Fred; not only that, but the whole speech is full of irony. Fighting for a new world order ? Both sides always think they are right. War begins, lives are taken, the 'good' fight harder, war ends & everyone is left with only destruction. Look what happened to Atlantis!
I realize you said "this is not a call to arms"; but when a group of people tell another group of people what to think, feel or do, a fight usually ensues which could escalate into a war.
and to quote Einstein
Of course if you believe we live in a world of duality & you believe this can not change, then there will always be war.
What right does anyone have to tell anyone what to think, feel or do?
NO, I would NOT & it seems I'm in good company.
Remember what Mahatma Gandhi said?
To quote Ed & Deb Shapiro
To quote the Dalai Lama
To quote Seane Corn
To quote Marianne Williamson
Ed & Deb Shapiro concur
According to the basic principles of LOA, the last thing you want to focus on, is 'things' you do not wish for. You can only affect others in a positive way if you raise and maintain your vibrational frequency. Ever here of the Vortex @ursixx ? lol Vortex to the rescue once again. Moods are contagious. We all know how contagious laughter is. We all have experienced how down, negative people can make us feel. We can't change anyone other than ourselves, no matter how hard we try & it's not our job to do so. Would you like someone to tell you how to think, feel or what to do?
It's my job to expand my consciousness, magnify my own thoughts & feelings of love, kindness, compassion, harmony, cooperation & happiness and meditation is an important tool for us to use to achieve this state of 'being'. Once again, we can't change anyone else but ourselves. Then we allow others to choose to follow us or not. We all have free choice. You know how good it feels when we are around upbeat, positive & loving people, don't you? If enough of us change our 'consciousness' & our vibes, more people will want to be like us & this will certainly change the world.
"More than a prayer or a religious statement, this is a beautiful technology for teaching us to bring the presence of higher spiritual divine organized intelligence to the presence of every energy that is not of The Source." ~ Xavier Yartes
What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love
and you know I won't be able to end this post without this sing-a-long.
When you use your imagination, your power to manifest is unlimited. Imagination takes you everywhere and when combined with love, you make magic happen.
Love, Light, & Laughter
As you know, words can came have more than one meaning. I would like to clarify my first sentence before anyone jumps to the wrong conclusion.
1) I did not mean to imply any of the comments or answers made by the males members sucked. Quite the contrary. I especially like @Wade's answer - Love. Love is Always the Answer. (Yes, @Cal, I recall our convo on the subject & no reminder is necessary.)
2) As for wisdom, I was speaking of the wisdom of female spiritual teachers such Maryanne Williamson, Seane Corn & Deb Shapiro as well as male wisdom from the Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi, Rev Ed Shapiro & last but NOT least, the late John Lennon..
We all know how difficult it is to change anyone, including ourselves. People who try to change others often times have "control' issues. IMO, it's better to lead by example than be a control freak @ursixx.
Before you say anything @ursixx about my answer being wiki. I know my answer is very good as are most of my wiki answers. Not the point - it's more copy & paste than my own words. I think the message carries more weight if it comes directly from these teachers.
This answer is marked "community wiki".
I don't believe that the New World Order has to be fought for. It is coming slowly but surely. It is based on the great experiment (The Republic of America and Capitalism.)
The reason it is coming is the people want it the world round. The internet is partly responsible, the world's news is also. Other countries look to America and the people see the standard of life here. They see the success and want that for themselves. I believe that is why we are seeing revolutions in other countries, they want freedom and equality.
In that respect they are fighting. But I do believe the more the world responses in love, the easier the transition will become.
It was not easy for America to become what it is, a shining example. It will not be easy for other countries to follow example. The results of following will be worth it. When all are in harmony with compassion for every human (that all are considered equal and have the same opportunities) then the greatest human achievements can be made. Immortality, manned solar system exploration, I believe teleportation even. I know that was on the list of things that will never exist but so was the invention of real light sabers and MIT and Harvard just found a way to invent a real light saber.
I believe teleportation can be achieved not from dismantling matter and transporting it, but from changing its location frequencies. Every location is just a four dimensional frequency of time and space.
answered 29 Sep '13, 11:26
"War actually takes place more for the defensive than for the conqueror, for invasion only calls forth resistance, and it is not until there is resistance that there is war. A conqueror is always a lover of peace (as Buonaparte always asserted of himself); he would like to make his entry into our state unopposed; in order to prevent this, we must choose war, and therefore also make preparations, that is in other words, it is just the weak, or that side which must defend itself, which should be always armed in order not to be taken by surprise; so it is willed by the art of war." - Carl von Clausewitz
Define the moral code being defended by this "New World Order" as well as the objective conditions regarding the viability of defending it, and I'll be able to answer. I would like a New World Order where people could travel and trade freely, where property and life are respected and no man is made a slave of another. I would like a world in which the generous have no impediment to sharing the product of their labor but are not forced to do so. The objective conditions for defending such a world, even in such general terms, are extremely weak. This makes me unwilling to invest my energy towards establishing this new world order. I have therefore settled for living in enemy territory and pursuing my desires in it, obeying as necessary the dictates of the current world order. I am not a fan of democracy, so no, I would not fight "in the name of democracy".
answered 07 Oct '13, 18:37
No. Fight for peace? Antithetical to the desired outcome. Kill one dictator and you create more dictators.
The most I can do is to change myself to accept a world of peace. Then I can live in a world of peace, and mostly I do just that.
EDIT: In the Vietnam era I attended peace rallies, but never an anti-war rally. I think there is an important difference.
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