They gathered in mass on a cold Friday night in Palmerston North.
The purpose was simple, the purpose was easily understood.
The purpose was to express in a meaningful way the real meaning of the word 'love'.
Love for ones fellow human beings accepting that, that word stretches across all humanity, across all borders over all man-made walls.
Families are made up of parents and children in various combinations. If you forcibly separate families, as the Nazi's did for example, as US pretend President Donald Trump attempted then you will create a backlash. A reaction based on a inbuilt sense of justice, fairness and compassion because love based on these attributes is what makes us human.
It was these wonderful emotions that drove myself and others of a like mind to take to the streets and express our sadness and distaste for the behaviour being employed by the US President in his efforts to close the border with Mexico. His hateful and childlike language used to describe Mexican people as criminals, dope addicts, drug pushers etc. proves just how tormented his tiny uneducated mind has become.
While we should note that the great bulk of thinking citizens of the United States disagreed with the crazed view of failed border walls and his crazed infantile behaviour and plus because of his cunning but insane and inhuman step of separating parents from their children, was simply a step too far and so they like the rest of the world spoke out. And of course like all insecure and big headed populists he quickly crumbled and for the time being brought to a halt his child domination dreams.
He had gone from a cartoon character and laughed at showman into a actual monster demon when he introduced a 'child separation policy as a tool to achieve his now infamous wall between the US and Mexico.
Of course the private prison industry loved the policy, as did the private security companies now a vital part of the ICE force that prevails all across the US. The various arms industries welcome with open arms the US push to militarization of state police forces
So the question still remains who will be next? Will it be Canada? go to:
On Saturday I attended a workshop day organised by the Anglican Church, I was astounded by the size of the crowd. As I was only involved with a Workshop being conducted by The Rev Andy Hickman at 1.30 pm the lunch break was still underway when I arrived, by my count there was at least 300 to 400 people present. Since I'm from a Anglican / Catholic back ground seeing this number of people has helped to restore my faith in humanity.
The workshop related to being an activist and all that that word implies...it was great to have the chance to listen to and share with others just what it means to convert a desire for social change into some actual changed behaviour.
I feel sure that many came away from the exercise of defining ones emotional feelings regarding 'activist' behaviour into comfortable, uncomfortable, I feel many quickly realised that you can't have social change without having social justice.
This was particularly relevant after early this week hearing the US Vice-President quote the bible suggesting that obeying the law was a key part of christian behaviour... bad laws, like separating children from their parents should not be obeyed... Non violent activism includes taking non-violent action to prevent unjust laws being introduced, Of course in the main police and the military are used to enforce desired behaviour that those with political or financial power to get their own way. So they use these forces [Police Military Security] to enable their backers to achieve specific goals.
To counter the ever growing fascist / dictator style of government [US etc.] we as individuals need to seek the ways and means of developing social justice rules for society. Those rules need to be based on just and well thought out laws via our democratic systems.
Some of our fellow citizens contend that democracy is dead, that elections are useless because money and greed now rule the roost. This attitude is understandable when one see's the amount of money needed to get elected...and when ones see's how much money is spent on ensuring that people can't vote or that their votes are not counted, you quickly realise just how important a vote can be in controlling the economic structures in various countries around the world.
Democracy as we once understood it has been recreated and diluted, but it still scares the hell out of the fascists and dictators on the world stage. Read Noam Chomsky's on the subject from Truth out:
After 18 months of Trump in the White House, American politics finds
itself at a crossroads. The United States has moved unmistakably toward a
novel form of fascism that serves corporate interests and the military,
while promoting at the same time a highly reactionary social agenda
infused with religious and crude nationalistic overtones, all with an
uncanny touch of political showmanship. In this exclusive Truthout
interview, world-renowned linguist and public intellectual Noam Chomsky
analyzes some of the latest developments in Trumpland and their
consequences for democracy and world order. That's the introduction now go to, its well worth the effort.
On 18 June 2018, the Zionist Federation of New Zealand (ZFNZ) issued a statementcondemning “the latest anti-Israel resolution by the UN General Assembly on 11 June 2018.”
The online pro-Zionist website, J-Wire (describing itself as Digital
Jewish news daily for Australia and New Zealand) gleefully introduced
the statement thus: “New Zealand believes that Israel should allow Israelis be killed proportionately to satisfy the international community.” The
statement issued by ZFNZ did not actually go that far, but its tone
certainly implied as much. Rob Berg, the President of the ZFNZ, claimed
that the carnage was the only way Israel could ‘defend’ itself and,
referring to Jacinda Arderns' concern over “the devastating, one-sided loss of life”, told J-Wire that “New Zealand has yet again sided with terrorists”.https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2018/06/23/zionists-claim-nz-sided-with-terrorists/
After reading the reference I'm sure you'll recognise crap when you see it, I use it to simply point out how groups like the Zionists twist the truth for their own ends. It's called propaganda and its very very effective in taking our eye off the ball.
I think I've given you enough examples for you to decide for yourself just how corrupt some political behaviour has evolved. But if you really want to be effective you need to become activated to actually do something.
Well that's it for this week, look after you self and keep warm.