Going back to Barcelona for a couple of days 😛
Missing a lot of people that I didn’t see since almost 5 months now 🙂
See you in a few hours bros !
I spent a 10 days with my wonderful little girl, it was magical, I truly was in a dreaming state. After 8 months without seeing her it has been an emotionnal shock, so far I used to say that I never had the pleasure to meet a true master.
Nashira, my wonderful daughter, you have remind me so much, so many lessons I ve learnt from you, your pure innocence and the exctasy of the unconditional love are from the greatest teachings and experiences I had in my life.
It was hard to leave you, very hard, I truly felt my heart splitting apart, my mind and body wanted to stay with you, it was too magical to give it up, I felt the sadness and loneliness coming from my heart, creating my thoughts, I cried a lot and it felt good (Until it remind me how headhache and crying for sadness was related) but I accepted it, it was and still is my choice, when I am spending my time in trying to change the things of our world, I feel like it is the most meaningfull act I can experience in my life, but being with you, I knew that it was the most pleasant thing I could experience.
I miss you so much, so so so much, from now on, whatever happens to me, I will always carry these beautiful memories that I have tatooed on my Soul.
See you soon my love, very soon …
Your innocence is a teaching by it’s essence,
Your blind trust in a context in which people fears their own brothers ,
Your way to love unconditionally in a world on the edge to celebrate their values and demonstrate their love in the condition of materialism,
You are the perfect image of pure awereness in a world of walking and consuming bodies,
You are a being full of curiosity and wander in a world full of fears answering every question with violence,
Your total self-acceptance in a world in which people go to surgery to redefine and accept who they are,
Your instinctive knowingness in world who only can believe what it sees and only understand what it can explain,
You are a model, I love you.
The way you have to call the moon as if it was your life-time friend, you don’t even wonder if it’s alive, you just know it, may be you even feel it,
You do not yet have the social barriers that will cut the sight from this pure and instinctive knowledge, you have yet no ego, one day you will loose a part of this, it’s the process of each of us, to gain individuality we must create and feed an ego (Then one day you might realize it only is a jail to your inner wisdom and power).
The feeling of the experience of oneness, I can feel that the same source is embedded inside us, the same energy drives us, one day I’ve read ” If you can not find God in a flower, in a rainbow or in another being, you wont find it in a religious book ”
I did understood the concept, but merely have the experience in my lifetime, surely not enough to convert the concept and experience in knowledge, I could never be grateful enough for this time of growing and loving, I found God into your eyes.
You remind me who I was, a cell in the cosmic body, linked to all other cells by the magic of our subjective individualilty of the eternal soul.
Thanks for the knowledge my love, a poem from Rabindranath Tagore, Love you.
“Where have I come from, where did you pick me up?” the baby asked its mother.
She answered, half crying, half laughing, and clasping the
baby to her breast
“You were hidden in my heart as its desire, my darling.
You were in the dolls of my childhood’s games; and when with
clay I made the image of my god every morning, I made the unmade you then.
You were enshrined with our household deity, in his worship I worshipped you.
In all my hopes and my loves, in my life, in the life of my mother you have lived.
In the lap of the deathless Spirit who rules our home you have been nursed for ages.
When in girlhood my heart was opening its petals, you hovered as a fragrance about it.
Your tender softness bloomed in my youthful limbs, like a glow in the sky before the sunrise.
Heaven’s first darling, twain-born with the morning light, you have floated down the stream of the world’s life, and at last you have stranded on my heart.
As I gaze on your face, mystery overwhelms me; you who belong to all have become mine.
For fear of losing you I hold you tight to my breast.
What magic has snared the world’s treasure in these slender arms of mine?”
I personally am not a fan of P. Coehlo (Too much catholic influences in his writings and a basic invitation to spirituality from my point of view, It´s to me a kind of Siddhartha novel in the style and message – I had great expectation and was [kinda] disappointed ).
I must admit I only have read The warrior of light and The alchemist, but I believe it´s enough to have my own perception.
I will return to my Deepak chopra´s book and if I want a book an entertaining book, I will wait for the next Dan brown.
Don´t get me wrong, not saying it is “bad”, senseless or with no spiritual meaning, or anything that could be interpreted as negative, I am just saying that´s not what I expected for a ” once in a decade book that changes worldwide consciousness “. May be if I´d have read it 15 years ago it will have had a different impact.
There are a two passages that I like in the warrior of light, and I believe them to be noticeable enough to share them, so here is one of them.
Nothing to add, I could not have said it better…
Few days left before Christmas, birth´s celebration of Jesus of Nazareth king of Jews.
Again I want to stress out the fact that being deeply convinced of Confucius Ethics does not make me a member of the Confucianism religion, neither considering Jesus of Nazareth as one of the most important example of our civilization makes me a believer of any of the Christian church.
JESUS CONTEXT – A PALESTINE ON THE EDGE TO EXPLODE
As for the previous blog entry on Confucius, I would like to give the context of Jesus life experience to have a better understanding on the fact and a better feeling of how people lived in this era. Jesus comes from a Judea-Romanian culture, in ancient Judaism culture and religion were the same concept, as it defined all aspect of human life, from social interaction to religious believes.
Jesus was from a modest cast in a time period in which life expectancy were around 30 years, Palestine was occupied by the Roman empire and the noble local cast were collaborating in the share of 2/3 of richness with Rome.
The lower classes were in conditions of poverty and extreme poverty, rendered to spend most of their energy and time in begging for survival.
At this period it is know that Rome contained several uprising in Palestine, an historical fact state a public execution of several thousand dissident.
The Jew population was divided between a minority of collaborators to Roman empire ( mainly nobles and priests ) and the people who suffered the occupation with starvation and daily struggle, politically, economically, religiously and culturally there civilisation was about to explode.
The Priests of the temple were chosen by Rome to conduct the internal Jew affairs in Palestine. This was the context in which Jesus of Nazareth started his life experience, which I believe to be quiet similar of our actual context, replacing Rome by the Financial power, the corrupted priest class by our political (corrupted) class, the noble by the actual private corporates to whom the economical crisis is one of lifetime advantage to make more profit spending less money in humans budget and the population by our working and medium class, we are (from my point of view) on the same edge.
JESUS MESSAGE – THE KINGDOM OF GOD
For many over the world, Jesus is the example of how a man should be, lives and act. Apart of the context in which he lived, available from historical Roman and Jew archives, we virtually know nothing about the first 30 Years of Jesus.
It is said that he studied in India where he discovered Hindu and Buddhism which shaped his perception of reality.
“ If your leaders tells you the kingdom of God is in the sky, the birds will precede you, If you leaders tells you the kingdom of God is in the sea, the fishes will precede you, the kingdom of God is inside and around you ” – Jesus
We must remember one fact, Greek and Roman translation changed slightly some meaning, for instance ” Kingdom of God ” is an English translation from the Greek, but in the Greek meaning of the original word, Kingdom does not imply a territorial connotation, it´s the meaning of ” Guidelines or Rules ” which is more adequate.
When speaking of the Kingdom of God or Kingdom of heaven (as in the ancient Jew culture the name of God was not called) Jesus was speaking about a place of being, a personal conduct and he predicted that one day on earth all people will lived in this state of mind or within these guidelines, which will convert the earth Kingdom of man into the heaven, the kingdom of God.
” I must proclame the good news of Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of God is near, live your life accordingly, change your ways, think and act as if the kingdom of God was already here ” – Jesus
They were a set of principles to this Kingdom:
” Give to anyone who begs on you, loan to anyone who borrows on you ” – Jesus
In the Kingdom of God the food is common and shared on a common table, eating is practised as a sacred exercise, it ties people together and promote social understanding and peace.
– Unpossessiveness and forgiveness
” Wealth is an obstacle to the kingdom of God ” – Jesus ,
He considered the forgiveness, like many as a discipline, a skill acquired by exercise ” Forgive 7 times, 77 times ” – Jesus.
– No retaliation
” Do not react violently to violence ” – Jesus
The above statement is clear, do not react violently doesn´t mean ” do not react “, it only means react in a way that will not injure people or hurt their emotions, resist in a gentle way.
In my perception, I consider these principles to be Jesus guidelines for the ascension to heaven ( Which I interpret as enlightenment in his given context, rather than a kingdom in the sky govern by God and were the population are angels – Angels which I interpret as enlighten people). I can only notice that these concepts contrast as much in our present time that it does in occupied Palestine in the people´s routine.
For Jesus, the kingdom of God was a present reality that anyone could choose to experience “ The kingdom of God is among you ” – Jesus
JESUS THE MAN AND THE REVOLUTION
Jesus defined himself as ” The son of man ” and in some occasions ” A son of God ” and not ” The son of God ” . He believed in a personal relationships between God and the people of earth, he never thought himself to have a special or divine relationship with the creator of life, but he considered God as his father ( From the Aramean translation of ABBA, which his baby language to say dad, so we are closer than daddy or dad rather than the formal ” Father”).
Jesus practised a lot of spiritual exercise such as meditation and prayer to keep and to enforce his relation to divine wisdom, he also was know as an exorciser and healer, with 3 documented resuscitation.
He believed something was terribly wrong in his social context, people no longer cared about what God care about (Principles of kingdom), he believed people had gotten absorbed in ordinary concern about themselves, they had departed from God, which led his will to change his current context, to prepare the people for the venue of a new context, the kingdom of God.
” Aid your neighbour as yourself ” – Jesus
” Congratulations you poor, God´s kingdom will belong to you, Congratulations hungry, you will feast, Congratulations you in grief, you will have a laugh ” – Jesus
He was also referred to be a Messiah, this term comes from Arameen and Hebrew, it means the anointed one, the one anointed with divine insights to lead his people.
The King Syrius who freed the Jew of the exodus from babylonia, was entitled to this titled and many other Jew kings.
After the Greek, Roman occupations and the prophecy yet to be accomplished from Elijah, a new Messiah was expected, the one who will free Israel from the Roman occupation, Jew people expected a military anointed leader. In these times of revolution, they were several messianic claims associated to violent revolutionary movements, even if Jesus did not claim himself to be the Messiah, it is said that he did not want to be associated to these violent movements, it is also said that he did not see himself as the messiah ( The messianic secret ), both interpretation are from my point of view considerable and not necessary in contradiction.
The major incident in Jesus revolution took place after Jesus reach Jerusalem, in the temple, he overturned the tables of temple merchants and money changers, in the context we are talking about one of the most important site of the Jew civilisation, the temple of Jerusalem was destroyed 2 times during various war and occupation, it was a symbol of the Jew civilization which under Rome occupation had shift into a house of commerce and the house of the Jew leaders ( Priest designed by Rome ).
” It is not written ? My house shall be a house of prayer for all nations, you made it a dawn of robbers ” – Jesus
The citation above was addressed to the priests in charge of the temple, collaborating with the Roman empire to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle of luxury and power in exchange of misery and privation to the people of Palestine.
After this incident, Scribs and Priest chiefs decided to remove Jesus out of their present reality, he was arrested without any resistance and judged for several crimes in which no witness would stand, and so the last charge which could be sentenced was his answer to the question ” Are you the Messiah ? ” to which he answered ” You said so “.
He was condemned for blasphemy and it was required to the Roman authority is sentence to death, only Rome could take the decision of a death sentence during their occupation of Palestine. The Roman authority through Ponce Pilate, ordered the execution of Jesus (willing or not to do so at a personal level ), Rome could not afford an uprising.
Knowing that crucifixion was used for crime of sedition against the Roman empire, the execution goes in the sense of the fear of insurrection.
Pastor Jim Lincoln
November 8, 2009 Jesus and Revolution – Mark 6:30-44
Consider John’s description of the crowd’s motive in 6:15, “They came out to Jesus in order to make Him king by force.” They came to force Jesus to be their new
revolutionary leader. They had enough of Herod and Rome and they wanted to run both out of town and they were not going to take “No” for an answer. Liberation and revolution were on their minds.
Now these men were right about Jesus – He is a king and He is a revolutionary, although not in the way anyone expected. Revolutionaries hand out weapons and begin boot camp and gorilla warfare training. Jesus gives out His word and bread.
Jesus is not interested in liberating the oppressed so that they can merely take the place of the rulers they now despise. First, they have to be taught by Jesus before they can ever lead in a good revolution.
There are hungers that political revolution cannot ever satisfy. Moreover, there is a significant danger by those who established political power without being taught by Jesus. Most are not ready for political power. I am not suggesting that Jesus is against political transformation. But when political change is not informed by the teachings of Jesus, it will never get its priorities right. Jesus’ kingdom is permanent, eternal, life giving and not just the replacement of one oppressor for another. Jesus is saying that if you know Me through My word, and through my deeds of healing people, spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially then you are part of My revolution. That kind of revolution was unexpected.
Be careful of putting your hopes in anyone who wants political power but who has yet to be
taught well by Jesus, especially those who do not know about how Jesus uses authority or how He combines exclusive claims of authority with an inclusive love, or the value He put on all people regardless of race, gender, wealth and social status.
Jesus gave these men His word and then He gave them bread. Jesus demonstrated that His revolution was also about acts of love and mercy. He fed 5,000 hungry men and perhaps more. Yet, healing sick people, cleansing lepers, raising up children or feeding some slightly hungry people are not the kind of miracles revolutionaries desire.
When we think of miracles, we think of the suspension of the natural order.
However, Jesus’ miracles are the only pure natural things in a world that has become unnatural and wounded. God did not make the world the way it has become. God created a world with no hunger, disease, poverty, injustice, leprosy, blindness and death. Thus, these things are unnatural! Jesus’ miracles are not the suspensions of the natural order; instead, they are restorations of the natural order.
This is the Jesus revolution; this is His bread. Those who feast on Him, who taste and see the He is good, and learn from Him will follow His lead into His revolution. Someday, in the fullness of His kingdom He will satisfy every good hunger and more than you can possibly imagine.
JESUS – THE STONER
Most Christians might hate me for what I´m going to talk about here, so I will not take a personal point of view (All people that knows me are aware of my position on weeds – I love it for these which doesn´t know me) but an article of the Guardian as a source ( For what is worth).
” Jesus was almost certainly a cannabis user and an early proponent of the medicinal properties of the drug, according to a study of scriptural texts published in January 2003. The study suggests that Jesus and his disciples used the drug to carry out miraculous healings.The anointing oil used by Jesus and his disciples contained an ingredient called kaneh-bosem which has since been identified as cannabis extract.The incense used by Jesus in ceremonies also contained a cannabis extract, suggests Mr Bennett, who quotes scholars to back his claims.
“There can be little doubt about a role for cannabis in Judaic religion,” Carl Ruck, professor of classical mythology at Boston University said.
Referring to the existence of cannabis in anointing oils used in ceremonies, he added: “Obviously the easy availability and long-established tradition of cannabis in early Judaism would inevitably have included it in the [Christian] mixtures.”
Mr Bennett suggests those anointed with the oils used by Jesus were “literally drenched in this potent mixture. Although most modern people choose to smoke or eat pot, when its active ingredients are transferred into an oil-based carrier, it can also be absorbed through the skin”
The ancient recipe for this anointing oil, recorded in the Old Testament book of Exodus (30: 22-23) included over nine pounds of flowering cannabis tops, Hebrew “kaneh-bosm”, extracted into a hind (about 6.5 litres) of olive oil, along with a variety of other herbs and spices. The ancient chosen ones were literally drenched in this potent cannabis holy oil.
You can find here the Chris Bennet´s perspective on the subject, make your own point: Chris Bennet. A good source if you more curious or sceptical on this topic.
JESUS – THE RETURN OF THE SON OF MAN
“ Truly I tell you they are souls standing here who will not taste death untill they see that the kingdom of God has come to power, in these days the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give his light, the stars will be falling, the powers in heaven will be shaking, they will see the son of man, coming in great power and glory […] Truly I tell this generation will not pass away until it has happened ” – Jesus
Jesus returns is expected by the Christian churches for the final judgement, but Christian religion from my point of view understood since thousands year the power of the fear over masses control, they adapted Hell and Heaven, Angels and Demons meaning to serve their purposes, so the final judgement to me is also a mean of fear control, If the kingdom of God as to be expected, the final judgement ( my opinion ) refer to the social transition which will be ( or is ) taking place in our era.
Muslim eschatology discipline, which I personally find very interesting and pertinent through the lectures of Imran Hossein ( Islamic Scholar Imran Nazar Hossein
) announce the imminent return of Jesus, some student are talking about 20 years from now, others about much less time, I think the book ” Jerusalem in the Quran ” to be very instructive on this subject.
Jew´s prophecy announce the return of their king for the total recovery of Israel territory and are still waiting for their Messiah ( Jesus not being ever recognized as their Messiah due to the fact that Elijah shall have been present in the Jesus times to proclame his arrival, some texts affirm that John the Baptist was the reincarnation of Elijah, and so Jesus was the expected Messiah ). This prophecy led us to the geo-territorial war and illegitimate occupation of Palestine that is going on actually.
My opinion, I might be wrong of course but I am not expecting the return of Jesus in his physical form, but I can observe in my context the social changes imposed by austerity and financial powers, we are reproducing the same context, the poor are poorer and the rich gets richer to an unacceptable level, nations have more houses than citizens and yet millions of families are homeless, we produce food to feed 12 billions mouths and yet billions are starving, we pretend to be civilized and evolved, and yet billions spend their life experience in inhuman emotional and physical conditions, we are producing the context for such a Soul to enter into the game.
But as I can observe, social movement in streets prone the no-violent resistance (Coordinadora25S – No violent Civil disobedience – Spanish), 2000 years after the innovator, the message reached the masses, and for once it is not only into the words, but it take place into our automate reality, a very few minority of protesters uses violent means and if we remove the infiltrated cops, it becomes a few minority into a few minority.
I see here the return of Jesus values and actions, not only in one man but in millions, people over the world rise up against illegitimate oppression in a pacific and no violent way, using flowers against rifles, using love against fear.
We are the Souls standing here as mentioned in the gospel and proud to be with you millions people of the streets, because we all fight for what Jesus did, in different description but a world of dignity which removes misery and oppression against the weak, is the same direction.
” Truly I tell you they are souls standing here who will not taste death untill they see that the kingdom of God has come to power, […] Truly I tell this generation will not pass away until it has happened ” – Jesus
Of course they still are people who prone violence as a way of defending themselves against a violent oppressor, stating the no violence resistance is a social concept imposed by our leaders, you can realize that pacific resistance is way older than a new social concept, is has been the most repressed form of resistance in our civilisation, and today in any European town I go, I can see a church to remember me the power of Love against the oppression, so here´s my invitation, judge not, but educate people, make them realize the difference between Love and Fear, make them think about the wings they have when in love and the union that is creates between different person, make them remember how much fear can paralyse and the separation that it creates between two of us.
To me, those protesters in the streets are more Christian than the Pope himself who allows the Vatican to be owner of rifles factories, in their actions, from my perception of reality. What defines one is his actions, and going to a church is not what makes a good Christian, allowing a few to submit our futures generation to austerity by lack of will to resist, or because the church says it is the right thing to do, to support a government in place doesn´t make one a good Christian neither. What makes a good Christian (By Christian I mean a follower of Jesus teachings, not a follower a church) is the action we take in our daily life, are we acting within the principles of the Kingdom of God or are we acting without sincerity in the personal concern of our routine ?
Jesus teachings was a lifestyle inside certain guidelines defined by the unconditional love and forgiveness, the eternal wisdom and the deep insight of a spiritual life, he offered us the most simple path to enlightenment, yet we did not understood his message, may be because it sound to easy to be truth, or may be by a lack of faith in God ( Or the universe, for me ) but I truly can tell you one thing from my life experience, what you give away with the heart, will never miss you.
I will extend this subject on a further post about Christmas the celebration of Jesus birth in which we celebrate the materialism as a way of expressing love.
Jesus, if your Soul decide to send you back on earth to give us a hand on the current worldwide uprising, then please let us know ( I swear to my life we wont let them crucify you another time) , that would be a great honour to share a demonstration on your side, ( and a joint 😛 )
Otherwise, don´t you worry my dear and lovely Soul brother, we will make it in any case, we have no choice, we can not let them keep going on, we have allowed too much already.
PS: Wine and Bread are outdated in our times, you will have to try with cheeseburgers and coke …
Yesterday I was reading the blog of the ” Plataforma en Pie ” to keep myself updated of different ideologies and movement of the 25S.
I came upon the ” Caja de resistencia ” ( Spanish term to design the piggy bank of resistance ) topic page and was really pleased to read that they were for the transparency of their finances. Until I found out they were nothing more than a reference to transparency, but actually no information at all about the finances, donations or even expenses.
The text above can be translated as ” In order to insure transparency in the use of the ” Caja de resistencia ” and to show our respect and thankfulness to everyone who will donate, we will publish in this blog all the (financial) movements occurred in the bank account, once a week and providing a explanation of each transactions.
That entry was dated on day first of October 2012. Yet, on day 12 of November 2012 the only traces of this ” caja de resistencia ” was the comments made by donators, no other reference on the whole blog could be found.
I then decide to let a comment, sharing my worries about the transparency mentioned above. Today on day 13th of November, the problem has been “solved” but with slight changes in the design and in the definition of transparency…
The text mentioned above can be translated in ” We will not provide de details of received transactions, for confidentially of donators and because we do not believe these data to be of interest for those who wish to know what we are doing with their donations. In this page you will find every week the update balance of the bank account, and the page ” Gastos ” (Fees) our costs and how the funds have been spent ”
Sounds like politician speech and action way, “I say something and I do what I feel like “, literately it sounds to me like PP for Spain or UMP for France, we are quiet far from the transparency from my point of view, and from the weekly transaction report on bank account.
I do understand that to protect the donator´s confidentiality name shall not be reavelled and I agree with this obvious fact, but this is not what is asked here.
Now let´s have a look “fees” page
This is the fees page at it was a couples of hours earlier, I can see that the box starts with an amount of 2013,50 euros on day 1, day 1 also correspond to the blog entry of the original ” Caja de resistencia ” page, which means the 2013,50€ does not include the donations made after the first of October 2012.
Week 2 demonstrate that only fees has been taken out until the day 22 of October, no incomes has been made as we can clearly see above, from 2013,50€ to the 1636,50€ only deduction are made.
However, when reading the post on the previously available page, we can see donation confirmation on several and distinct days.
Donation made on 1st of October 2012
But there are no references to the several transactions mentioned they decided not to reveal them, ok, but it should be reflected in the balance of the ” Caja de resistancia ” it does not take over 20 days for a bank wire transfer in spain, it takes 3 to 5 days when account receiver and holder are from different bank entities.
The last actual balance available reflects: Saldo a día 08/10/12: 1.823,50€
Then they are no available proofs of the costs, a simple and basic concept is shown, no available receipt, no traces of expenses, no bank statement is provided, ” Trust my words ” is the core concept of this kind of transparency.
The accounting is incoherent and virtually unavailable, there is lot of question in my opinion that stays unanswered.
This simply is my opinion and no offence intended I respect all that you represent and the work you have done, but you are pretending to reject this government, do not act like him, teach by exemplarity, do not fight with the same strategies, you will find yourself thinking like them if you keep acting like them, referring here to the Spanish government.
I truly hope this critic to be constructive, it´s not intended to damage and I´am no one to teach or give lessons, I merely offer my perspective to share a point of view, sometimes we need to shift our sight a few degrees to see the mountain.
For a “Caja de resistencia” there are a few points I´d consider, just for moral sense and ethical values, just to demonstrate the way such a group like yours shall fight, by being a living example of the message given into history.
– Weekly screenshot of bank account transactions inputs/outputs ( Donator´s name can easily be covered or paint over with any editing tool )
– Detailed and provable tables of fees and costs (Each expense shall be public, traceable and accountable)
– Public accountability in a sense in which any citizen could know on a weekly basis have total visibility on finances. That would be what I call transparency.
I believe in a transparent economy, I´am a dreamer that´s a fact, but I can easily imagine a society in which the money is not a taboo, in which I would see in the supermarket the price of production, price bought by the shop and price sold, in which I could have access to all the salaries of the workers of my workplace (If I would have one of course), to be able to see the same points mentioned above on corporates and government.
German are about to suppress the cash of their economy, that is planned so far for June 2013, which means only electronic transactions, the government will finally have the last piece of the identity they gives us, our finances.
Every transaction you will make in Germany will be electronic, the system is adapted, you will be able to pay your bread with it.
That system was tried in France near than 10 years ago, fortunately people did not really get into it, it has been a failure, but that is the future we can expect.
But there is another advantage for the governments it severally damages black economy and make a lot of black money to surface into the system, no more cash means a lot more than a ” Tech advance ” as it is sold by the economical power.
The same applied to our leaders now ( Which they will of course not impose themselves ) removes financial corruption, not the materialistic one, yet that´s a step, but the main point is that it will reveal who owns what, and that would trigger worldwide revolution all over the world, the people will be able to put faces on the famous 1%, to see the biggest pictures, ” Familly X owns corporate A which owns corporate C which owns D which owns 90% of the market of Z ”
People would be able to visualize the financial rape that has been going on since a few centuries and understand that economic crises are human made and not the consequences of a unsustainable system.
That would end the political, economical, social and religious life as we know it today.
Yes I am dreamer, but hey, you never know as I´am living my dream …
Be the change in your actions, make your page merely a reflect of them
” The dignity resides in one´s actions ” Muhammad.
” The message is the man, not the beliefs, but care not to confuse the message and the messenger ”
I´am not an humanist and I do not like label, they are restrictive as they condition or format one into certain limitations, but I believe these rights are given by the miracle of birth.
They have been written after the French revolution of 1789.
Nowadays, Rights of Man have been modified and updated, and still are every years, it has been reduced of 5 articles but filled with additional laws and protocols. Fundamental rights such as the right of Insurrection has been removed and buried into social abyssal forgetfulness.
The little story about it, I wanted it since a few months now but I truly wanted it to be drawn by someone set in my way through life by the universe, I wanted it to be made by a special one, not by someone. I could have enter in a shop at any point before I left my social life, but that was not what I wished for, I wanted the universe to put the right person on my way.
When I arrived at Madrid at beginning of September one of my brother had a friend who tatooed him, he gave me his contact and we both were really glad to share this experience together, he was supposed to be my artist, I was supposed to be his support. Sadly we could not meet, he had to be in Germany during my whole stay, we then could not meet each other.
I then followed my path, till I met a beautiful Soul who always wanted to do something similar, a holy text, a meaningful scribing or a poetry, it was one of my Mum´s friend (How funny is the universe), when we talked about the project, we directly matched, we were completing each other deep desire, her artistic one, my spiritual one.
I wanted it to be handwritten and I could not dream of a better way of writing, I wanted it to reflect who I am and to assemble with my first tatoo, I also wanted it to be a demonstration of who I am, a basic scholar education which reflect a point I like to make:
” Personal experiences successes where modern education and scholarship fails, in providing personal values and ethics ”
I also wanted to include the OM symbol, the meaning of oneness and to play with the French ” Droit de l´homme ” or ” Droit de l`OM ” as I believed any creature of the universe shall be entitled to rights by birth.
Plaza Del Celenque – Madrid – In reference to Article 21 “Public relief is a sacred debt. Society owes maintenance to unfortunate citizens, either procuring work for them or in providing the means of existence for those who are unable to labor”
You can find here the full declaration ( Slightly shortened on my back in order to fill )
Declaration of the Rights of Man from the Constitution of Year I (1793)
The French people, convinced that forgetfulness and contempts of the natural rights of man are the sole causes of the miseries of the world, have resolved to set forth in a solemn declaration these sacred and inalienable rights, in order that all the citizens, being able to compare unceasingly the acts of the government with the aim of every social institution, may never allow themselves to be oppressed and debased by tyranny; and in order that the people may always have before their eyes the foundations of their liberty and their welfare, the magistrate the rule of his duties, the legislator the purpose of his commission.
In consequence, it proclaims in the presence of the supreme being the following declaration of the rights of man and citizen.
1. The aim of society is the common welfare. Government is instituted in order to guarantee to man the enjoyment of his natural and imprescriptible rights.
2. These rights are equality, liberty, security, and property.
3. All men are equal by nature and before the law.
4. Law is the free and solemn expression of the general will; it is the same for all, whether it protects or punishes; it can command only what is just and useful to society; it can forbid only what is injurious to it.
5. All citizens are equally eligible to public employments. Free peoples know no other grounds for preference in their elections than virtue and talent.
6. Liberty is the power that belongs to man to do whatever is not injurious to the rights of others; it has nature for its principle, justice for its rule, law for its defense; its moral limit is in this maxim: Do not do to another that which you do not wish should be done to you.
7. The right to express one’s thoughts and opinions by means of the press or in any other manner, the right to assemble peaceably, the free pursuit of religion, cannot be forbidden.
The necessity of enunciating these rights supposes either the presence or the fresh recollection of despotism.
8. Security consists in the protection afforded by society to each of its members for the preservation of his person, his rights, and his property.
9. The law ought to protect public and personal liberty against the oppression of those who govern.
10. No one ought to be accused, arrested, or detained except in the cases determined by law and according to the forms that it has prescribed. Any citizen summoned or seized by the authority of the law, ought to obey immediately; he makes himself guilty by resistance.
11. Any act done against man outside of the cases and without the forms that the law determines is arbitrary and tyrannical; the one against whom it may be intended to be executed by violence has the right to repel it by force.
12. Those who may incite, expedite, subscribe to, execute or cause to be executed arbitrary legal instruments are guilty and ought to be punished.
13. Every man being presumed innocent until he has been pronounced guilty, if it is thought indispensable to arrest him, all severity that may not be necessary to secure his person ought to be strictly repressed by law.
14. No one ought to be tried and punished except after having been heard or legally summoned, and except in virtue of a law promulgated prior to the offense. The law which would punish offenses committed before it existed would be a tyranny: the retroactive effect given to the law would be a crime.
15. The law ought to impose only penalties that are strictly and obviously necessary: the punishments ought to be proportionate to the offense and useful to society.
16. The right of property is that which belongs to every citizen to enjoy, and to dispose at his pleasure of his goods, income, and of the fruits of his labor and his skill.
17. No kind of labor, tillage, or commerce can be forbidden to the skill of the citizens.
18. Every man can contract his services and his time, but he cannot sell himself nor be sold: his person is not an alienable property. The law knows of no such thing as the status of servant; there can exist only a contract for services and compensation between the man who works and the one who employs him.
19. No one can be deprived of the least portion of his property without his consent, unless a legally established public necessity requires it, and upon condition of a just and prior compensation.
20. No tax can be imposed except for the general advantage. All citizens have the right to participate in the establishment of taxes, to watch over the employment of them, and to cause an account of them to be rendered.
21. Public relief is a sacred debt. Society owes maintenance to unfortunate citizens, either procuring work for them or in providing the means of existence for those who are unable to labor.
22. Education is needed by all. Society ought to favor with all its power the advancement of the public reason and to put education at the door of every citizen.
23. The social guarantee consists in the action of all to secure to each the enjoyment and the maintenance of his rights: this guarantee rests upon the national sovereignty.
24. It cannot exist if the limits of public functions are not clearly determined by law and if the responsibility of all the functionaries is not secured.
25. The sovereignty resides in the people; it is one and indivisible, imprescriptible, and inalienable.
26. No portion of the people can exercise the power of the entire people, but each section of the sovereign, in assembly, ought to enjoy the right to express its will with entire freedom.
27. Let any person who may usurp the sovereignty be instantly put to death by free men.
28. A people has always the right to review, to reform, and to alter its constitution. One generation cannot subject to its law the future generations.
29. Each citizen has an equal right to participate in the formation of the law and in the selection of his mandatories or his agents.
30. Public functions are necessarily temporary; they cannot be considered as distinctions or rewards, but as duties.
31. The offenses of the representatives of the people and of its agents ought never to go unpunished. No one has the right to claim for himself more inviolability than other citizens.
32. The right to present petitions to the depositories of the public authority cannot in any case be forbidden, suspended, nor limited.
33. Resistance to oppression is the consequence of the other rights of man.
34. There is oppression against the social body when a single one of its members is oppressed: there is oppression against each member when the social body is oppressed.
35. When the government violates the rights of the people, insurrection is for the people and for each portion of the people the most sacred of rights and the most indispensable of duties.
Source: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution, Jack R. Censer and Lynn Hunt, eds. (American Social History Productions, 2001)