Time is the most precious thing you will ever have. The opportunities to spend it perfectly are finite.
Distance is a possibility, illness is eventually probable and death is a certainty for us all.
If you’re holding someone’s hand right now, you’re probably spending your time well.
One last thought for the day, for those in power in Australia who still think it’s okay to imprison refugees and people desperate for help in prisons below the decks aboard war ships for political gain:
From the play “Sir Thomas More”…
Imagine that you see the wretched strangers,
Their babies at their backs and their poor luggage,
Plodding to th’ ports and costs for transportation,
And that you sit as kings in your desires,
Authority quite silent by your brawl,
And you in ruff of your opinions clothed;
What had you got? I’ll tell you: you had taught
How insolence and strong hand should prevail,
How order should be quelled; and by this pattern
Not one of you should live an aged man,
For other ruffians, as their fancies wrought,
With self same hand, self reasons, and self right,
Would shark on you, and men like ravenous fishes
Would feed on one another.
Haha this was a great episode of RT’s “Keiser Report” (Episode 665)… Lot’s of laughs with Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin as guests and some really important points being made as well!
Watch or download from RT here:
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As we are pushed into yet another extension to this war, a timely reminder to the current generation of politicians driving it of how we felt about your predecessors… This song was aimed at George W Bush, but the sentiment absolutely remains
Here is a fascinating Democracy Now interview with a former Israeli Combat Soldier named Eran Efrati. Good on him for having the courage to speak out against colonialism!
The interview’s unique in that it clearly defines for us the relationships between the land, the people that live there and the current governing body.
I think the most important point that I took away from watching the interview was that even a former Israeli Soldier understands that there is no difference between the colonialism going on there compared with the colonialism that goes on anywhere else.
“You can be American Jewish in Israel or you can be European Jewish but you can not be Arab Jewish in Israel”
~ Eran Efrati, Former Israeli Combat Soldier (@ 13 mins, 3 seconds into the video)