Last year’s war between Israel and Hamas killed an estimated 2’205 Palestinians and 71 Israelis. Reconstruction is only just getting underway of the estimated 18’000 housing units in Gaza that were destroyed or severely damaged during the 50-day conflict. One of the big mysteries of life! You can kill and destroy as much as you want but Spirit lives on! The human Spirit and hope is alive and thrives. Here’s proof of that. Don’t you ever wonder how some people can survive the worst of atrocities done unto them and they still survive, not only that, but hope and create beauty to boot? I am always in awe of the human spirit! Here’s an article crossed my desk this morning about a colourful neighbourhood in the middle of Gaza Strip.
The injustice, horrors, indignities and humiliation that these people have to suffer on a daily basis and still…… Read the article and watch the videos. In a video from the Institute for Middle East Understanding, an American non profit org that aims to increase the public’s awareness of Palestinians, Saedi, a Palestinian artist, explains just how his vision for an environment filled with beauty came to spread. So far 30 homes in the neighbourhood have been painted, much to the delight of Al Zaytoon’s younger residents. They call it Al Zaytoon neighbourhood. Zaytoon is the arabic word for olives. Gaza StripTheir olive farms, their livelihood, that have been taken from them by force by the Israelis driving them out of their homes of many generations. These Palestinians have no army no navy and no air force so how can it be called a war? It’s like David and Goliath. Goliath has stepped in, massacred destroyed occupied and taken what they ever want regardless and exercises an apartheid regime to boot, to trample some more on the weaker. Let’s just say it how it is. No matter on which side your sympathies lie you have to see this injustice for what it is. How can we find peace in our world if these things continue based on pure ugly hate. What leaves me speechless is the very fact that nobody ever mentions. The Israelis say nothing about what the Germans did to them, all their hate about the holocaust has shifted to the Arabs. Are they too scared of the Germans and they don’t dare, so they vent their hate against the weaker and now do the same unto the Palestinians? Or is this subject taboo? Not to mention so many other just as bad atrocities that people have suffered all over the world that have been forgotten and are never mentioned.
The way things are going for us today I think we have many other dangers that we need to really worry about, dangers that are much more serious and much bigger than what we can imagine, that are threatening our very existence and civilised way of life. Not enough attention is given to that. Again I wonder why. Give me beauty, peace, laughter, harmony, love, compassion and joy, any time all the time. That is what we are here to enjoy. To live and enjoy and let others live and enjoy too. Sounds naive, I don’t think so. Just aware and practical. From the stones of the destruction we will build plant basins to grow flowers. Said told IMEU. True to his word they are off to a good start. Here’s the video
Now here’s something that I did not know and perhaps you didn’t either. And even if you did perhaps it’s good to be reminded. Man Dead 20 Years Still Manipulating The Masses: Coercing Citizens To Believe In Phoney Wars & More. Here’s what Noam Chomskya man I admire, had to say “Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self-defence to protect themselves from manipulation and control, and to lay the basis for meaningful democracy.”
The man they’re talking about is Edward Bernays(never heard of him before now) one of the most influential people of the 20th century. So few have heard of this man who has manipulated much of western society into compliance. His philosophies and understanding of the human psyche still shape public policy, political campaigns, and corporate integration to this day. How corporations deliver their messages, how politicians coerce citizens to believe and enter into phoney wars, how terrorism is promoted and engenders fear into the masses, and how Think Tanks are used to manipulate citizens were all in the realm of Edward Bernays. hmmmm…. He happens to be Freud’s nephew! I am not a fan of Sigmund Freud.
I found this article on this website collective-evolution.com(and I love this footnote) powered by a Bunch of Crisp Kids and as for copyright…who needs a copyright? they say.
Now to get back to Bernays
Bernays Wrote “Propaganda,” A 159 Page Manuscript On How To Manipulate The Masses (tried to find that on google couldn’t find it) here’s what it said: Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe.)
Scary stuff…scary because the majority live in total ignorance of being manipulated. They really live in a fantasy world where they think they’re free, masters of their decisions, making their own choices. If you’re one of the few who have not watched the movie The Matrix, then it’s time you did. Are you one of the zombies walking around asleep? Many are waking up but it’s still not enough we need many more, many more, to WAKE UP!
15 May, 2015
A must see video for everyone who is interested in what goes on in our world of economics why so many suffer famine at one end of the world and why others are obese from over eating at the other end of the world. Or why only the few rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Why we have terrorists etc. This video is in English with French sub-titles. Here what famous economists and philosophers are saying. If you care about your own future and that of your children and grand children watch this. This is not only about the United States but about the whole world you included.
Architect Takaharu Tezuka creates imaginative and versatile personal spaces.
Brilliant architect who has kids in mind!Look at his original idea of how a kindergarten should look like for kids! I hope others around the world will pick up his ideas! I for one love it. I love him saying ‘children should not be controlled too much.’ We’ve come a long way from when I was in kindergarten.
Rupert Sheldrake a well known famous British scientist dares to speak his mind and the equally famous TED talks ban his speech! I won’t say what I think about that.
Listen to the scientist’s banned talk on TED below, where he speaks about life and the human and tells it how it is as far as the dogmas of science are concerned. I love it.
If and when you have time grab a cup of coffee and listen to American philosopher Terence McKenna too. It’s easy to find him on youtube.
Also below is another video about animals and telepathy. All cat and dog lovers will love this one. Many humans are good at telepathy and have been so for aeons. If you’re not one of them, then I suggest that it’s time for you to rediscover this God given gift? Anybody with the right training can learn this.
Rupert Sheldrake – The Science Delusion BANNED TED TALK
Brigitte Gabriele gives a FANTASTIC answer to a Muslim woman claiming all Muslims are portrayed badly »
This should open some eyes for many to make them think! Even if we are idealistic and want nothing but peace for all on earth, we still should keep our minds open to what is going on around us and not hide our heads in the sand! Listen to what she says loud and clear!
There are no limits to how creative a human being can be. The story of Nick has been around youtube for a some years now but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded. I don’t need to say more. Just watch if you haven’t seen him before and there are more videos about him on youtube. Watch learn how to be creative, to dream, to act and be inspired.
Took time out for an hour to surf the web and look what else I found. A totally different topic but is also of interest to me as I am sure to many others. I have a close relative of the family who has an autistic child so it touches my heart. This is a story about Carly – watch this video about her story which explains it better than I ever can.
and then watch (must) of course if you are interested, and you should be, with so many autistic children being born all over the world, to experience what the world looks and sounds like to them. On the last video I couldn’t bear the loud sounds it hurt my ears, I had to cheat and turn the volume down. Couldn’t take it.
I think it is wonderful that an autistic child who can’t speak is now able to type with one finger to communicate her thoughts and feelings with the world and her mind does not seem to suffer any setbacks like her physical body does or brain! That should be educational to the medical experts who really speaking had no clue!
Carly has two face books and I think a blog as well and she is writing a book! How about that.