Wednesday, February 23, 2011

We Are Truly One!



I couldn't resist this photo and the words expressed by a fellow human being in Cairo. We are witnessing the greatest event in mankind's history - the beginnings of a new age where all people are One people. It cuts across politics, religion, and racial lines to unite us in our humanity. In the words of Muhammad from Cairo:

"If a human being doesn't feel the pain of his fellow human beings, then everything we've created and established since the very beginning of existence is in great danger," Muhammad wrote. "We shouldn't let borders and differences separate us. We were made different to complete each other, to integrate and live together. One world, one pain, one humanity, one hope." From the trenches of Madison's State Capitol Building, hope--and solidarity--are alive and well.

20 comments:

Pam said...

Wow.

Nancy said...

Pam - That's what I thought!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Love it. True solidarity!

Amanda said...

amen, nancy. a beautiful thought for the day and long beyond.

DJan said...

How incredibly uplifting! Thank you, Nancy...

Butternut Squash said...

Yes, I think we are witnessing the greatest ideological shift of our lifetimes. We are all one, beautiful.

Nancy said...

Trish & Rob - Big things happening...

Amanda - It is very exciting, I think.

DJan - I thought you might like this post.

Butternut - And it is happening FAST! Yay!

Brian Miller said...

nice. i really like that quote...and this is a beautiful thing to see...

leilani said...

Love this Nancy!

Jen said...

This is awesome!

ellen abbott said...

so encouraging. perhaps it is so.

maggie's garden said...

Yes...I've had the sense we are getting closer to truly becoming one and evolving with respect to our differences. I hear more stories of people using their power of solidarity to bring about positive change in many places as of late. I'm encouraged and hopeful.

m. heart said...

this gives me chills (in a good way). thank you!

susan said...

I would never have guessed that Libya would have been the next to go. We should all be praying for those poor people. When all hope is lost, all we have is hope.

Natalie said...

That is beautiful.... and so needed at this time.

Judy said...

I love this! Thanks for posting.

Pat said...

That is incredible!

Miss Sadie said...

There is a very significant difference between Wisconsin and Egypt. In Egypt, protesters were there day, after day, after day. Think Birmingham, Alabama, for an American equivalent.

Perhaps after three weeks of constant protesting, Governor Scott Walker will rethink his position. Or, if he lays off the 1,500 people he says he will, and every state employee walks off the job, he might rethink.

I don't think either of those things will happen in Wisconsin. I believe most Americans are too individualistic to keep up collective action. "My buddy has lost his job, but at least I've still got mine," will be the attitude. That's why Walker will prevail when even when Gadhafi is failing.

The Good Cook said...

I have a bit of a problem comparing Wisconsin to Egypt, Tunisia or Libya. Our (thankfully) citizens have every right to peacefully protest without the fear of government war ships firing on us.

With that said, big things are happening, changes are coming across the world. I for one plan on being part of these changes. In other words, I'm sick and tired and I'm not going to take it anymore.
Health Abuses
Human Right Abuses
Taxation without Representation
The rape of this earth
I've had it. It's time each and everyone of us take it to the streets - whether that means literally or figuratively - writing letters to our senators, congressmen, representatives, the white house. Making phone calls, planning a peaceful demonstration, marching on our individual state capitals or Washington.. whatever it takes. But I am done sitting on the sidelines and watching and waiting. I'm standing up, speaking out and doing my part of effect real change.
phew.. my rant for the day.

Nancy said...

Good Cook - I think the fact that you are mad and not going to take it anymore is the comparison. The Middle East is feeling the same way. And don't forget Kent State when we fired real bullets at our demonstrators. It can happen here, too. With Homeland Security they don't have to fire bullets - you just disappear into some jail, without legal representation. I am with you 100% on getting involved - I've been calling my local representatives for all sorts of things lately. I am probably a big fat pain in their @#$.

Miss Sadie - Yes, that might be a better comparison. But this may grow - it seems to be spreading. Several more states have joined in the last couple of days.