Let Freedom Ring
"The time is always right to do what is right. - Martin Luther King Jr.
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
“Never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul
when we look the other way.”
America's dream was a land of the free, not inequality, injustice and violent, racist police.
The fundamental principle upon which the United States was founded is the belief that all men are created equal and that all men are endowed with the right to the pursuit of happiness.
This right is being eroded more and more each day under the false pretence of "national security" or "law and order". by an obscenely large government employing contractors and armed police.
Those who stand up for others, for what is right and just, must do much more than cry in the street. Work together
Shouting "black lives matter" may feel like a war cry, but it will not stop the systemic violence.
It won't stop them arresting and killing black people. Removing the oppressive systems will. We don't need them.
All "public servants" should be accountable to the public they claim to serve. If they are not, then they aren't serving us at all.
How do you hold the people accountable who enforce the laws?
How do you deal with corrupt judges, and unjust courts?
Become free from the systems. It is the only way.
How do we do that? Live beyond money.
We can keep fighting the beast as it works to take over every system and nation through mental manipulation or we can free ourselves and others by simply creating self sustaining alternatives. All of our food, energy, and shelter must be protected from corporate government and their agents (police, military).
Remove all forms of legal immunity from the Police.
The moment they use any kind of weaponry, place them under public investigation.
They must be held accountable for their actions like anyone else. Every use of a taser or firearm must be fully justified to the public.
Anyone who wants to stand up to the beast must be wise as well as brave. Creating freedom from oppressive systems takes people working together to build an alternative from within. A free and open society can only come from free and open hearts. Wisdom must guide their way.
To be effective in our labours, we must understand the systems they use against us. Politicians will not help us.
When you are asked to choose between evils then there is no choice but an illusion thereof. Evil itself has created this system, and that is why they win. We must quickly understand the deeper reality.
It will take educating ourselves on the greatest injustices of today, and demanding action until it comes.
what the opportunities are for tomorrow.
We don't live in strange times as the media would like you to think, but what the biblical texts call the last days - before a new world.
All of the brokenness in this world is finally being revealed.
Over the past few days a lot of people have been sharing terrible images and videos of police brutality against the people they are supposed to be employed to protect. If the police are not following the very laws they use to police us, then who will be there policing them? The brave and the free. That's who it's always been. Whether the Tyrant was in Nazi Germany or Red Russia, the British Monarchy or the East India Trading Company, it has always been brave and free souls standing up to oppression that delivered freedom to the rest of us.
Whether we appreciate it or not, freedom too often is paid for with life. Lives lived by the free. The warriors of peace.
What will we do now, as it all happens again - with a little different face. Law after law, control a top control, injustice after injustice, murder after murder.
Corrupt corporations easily bought government and through their ever expanding destruction of this planet have enslaved many people with the desire for empty things in pursuit of profit. Profit, in financial terms only. Even in the limited view of economic reasoning our financial institutions face perpetual debt. The west governed world, is most certainly broken.
Rahma remembered a friend from the refugee camp, who had won a scholarship to a university in Canada. She borrowed a neighbour’s Internet connection and contacted him through Facebook. Over the internet, the university student in Canada sent her $70.
At night, Rahma snuck out of her house, bought a bus ticket and set out on an eight-day trip back to the refugee camp — the only place she knew she could go to school.
Through the Sustainable Development Goals, our nations promised every girl she would go to school for 12 years. We promised that donor countries and developing countries would work together to make this dream a reality for the poorest girls in the world.
I know that politicians cannot keep every promise they make — but this is one you must honour. World leaders can no longer expect girls like Rahma to fight this battle alone." - Malala Yousafzi
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
“A riot is the language of the unheard.”
In this region it was common for women not to go to school at all.
Malala loved learning and going to school. She dreamt of one day becoming a teacher, a doctor, or a politician.
She learned three different languages including Pashto, English, and Urdu.
Her father always encouraged her to learn more and taught her that she could accomplish anything.
"To bring about real change, we both have to highlight a problem and make people in power uncomfortable"
- Barack Obama, former president of the United States
“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”
As the Taliban gained more control, they began to enforce new laws. Women would not be allowed to vote or have jobs. There would be no dancing, television, movies, or music. Eventually, the Taliban demanded that the girls schools be shut down. Girls schools that were not shut down were burned or destroyed.
“The principle of self defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi.”
"Just remember, this country was founded on protest: It is called the American Revolution" - Barack Obama
“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”
“I came to the conclusion that there is an existential moment in your life when you must decide to speak for yourself; nobody else can speak for you.”
Barack Obama recently said: "Just remember, this country was founded on protest: It is called the American Revolution, and every step of progress in this country, every expansion of freedom, every expression of our deepest ideals has been won through efforts that made the status quo uncomfortable"
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.”
In 2009 Malala wrote about her life during the Taliban occupation of her home in Pakistan and the ban on girls’ education.
In 2012, aged 15, she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman who boarded her school bus.
She recovered in Birmingham, England, where she and her family chose to remain.
On July 12, 2013, at the first ever Youth Takeover of the UN, Malala said:
"I do not even hate the Talib who shot me. Even if there is a gun in my hand and he stands in front of me, I would not shoot him. This is the compassion that I have learnt from Muhammad-the prophet of mercy, Jesus Christ and Lord Buddha. This is the legacy of change that I have inherited from Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. This is the philosophy of non-violence that I have learnt from Gandhi Jee, Bacha Khan and Mother Teresa. And this is the forgiveness that I have learnt from my mother and father. This is what my soul is telling me, be peaceful and love everyone".
In 2013, Yousafzai was awarded the International Children’s Peace prize and co-founded the Malala fund to champion the right of every girl to 12 years of free, safe, quality education.
In 2014, she received the Nobel Peace Prize.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Named after the famous Afghani poet and warrior, Malalai of Maiwand, Malala has become a symbol for women's rights and the enduraning spirit of truth amid suffering worldwide.
Malala was raised Muslim in the Pakistani city of Mingora, where her father ran schools for girls.