Monday 1st October 2001 23-00 CET
The pc problem is slowly resolving...it appears more to be a Motherboard
fault than anything else. A couple of months ago our phone line took
a surge from nearby lightning. It took out our cordless phone and my
modem (I usually have my modem and pC unplugged at such times,
but this time I was not near enough to do it in the time allowed*). So, maybe
that hurt my pc as well (:
*Which all goes to show that good thoughts are no substitute for actions.
Similar words to these were used today by Mayor Guiliani as he spoke to
the UN about the need to act with resolve - pass the appropriate resolutions -
to help the international legal framework deal with the scourge of terrorism.
I guess any definition of Paradise would generally include that we were free
to do what we liked - except to harm each other. In my lifetime I have been
able to witness the growing awareness of our interdependence as human
beings, nations and creatures of the earth. I have witnesed the growing
acceptance of the sanctity of human life: presidents have fallen, nations
disintegrated, major movements have occurred in relation to international
intervention where a country has been decimating it's own populations.
The world has got smaller, closer and through the internet media we all
have friends - some very precious who we've never even met - all around
the world. Tolerance and understanding are blossoming in the hearts
of good folks and our reactions to natural disasters, worldwide, speaks
of a world of hope.
There are injustices: there are inequalities: there are divisions...but two
wrongs never did make one right! Anything, anything, that seeks to inhibit
the growth of respect for each other.....must be resisted with all possible
(and wherever possible non-violent) means.
When Gandhi spoke to Imperialist England he addressed a nation
with a heart, with some codes of morality. He showed us our
inadequacies by educating us into principles of respect for human
But how can you educate someone who has no respect for themselves?
How can you talk to someone about dignity and the preciousness of life
when they do not even see it for themselves? When in their hope-less-ness
they even deny hope to others?
In the face of such horror as we have recently witnessed,
actions do speak louder than words, manifestations more than
The United Nations need to be just that...united.
*In the oneness'
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