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11.17.2015

Occupation vs. Puppies

As much as I hope these blogs can inform the general public and help to make positive change in the world, I am reminded by several barriers that must be overcome. One, this is an emotional topic that will trigger people in many different ways. The media has sensationalized news in order to sell papers and get better ratings. What ends up suffering is the ability of the public to realize the truth of what is happening in the world and more importantly, ignoring those that suffer at the hands of those that own the media source or directly profit from the misinformation they sell as news. When the public hears, reads or sees news, they must always question the honesty of reporting and the omission of relevant information. In 2004, a US media source had the Florida Supreme Court uphold their First Amendment right to allow their broadcasters to deliberately distort news reports on public airwaves and further stated there were no written rules against distorting news in the media.(more

If I was reporting about cute puppies in Israel or sexy women in bikinis in Gaza, many more people would be reading my post than if I was posting about the longest
occupation in the history of the world. I get it, people want to be happy, to be inspired, to feel good about themselves and the world. However the reality is there is suffering and all of our collective awareness, all of our collective actions and all of our collective voices can do something to change this. We can make a positive difference. This journey begins with awareness. Populations are controlled by information. We base our understanding of life on what we are taught, what we read/hear/believe and what we experience. If we are indoctrinated with false stories of cultures, races and religion, we develop biases, prejudices, preferences and even hatreds. Breaking down those barriers to allow the light of truth into our understanding is paramount in moving forward as a loving human family. 

Secondly, If you are reading this blog, you are already likely to be sympathetic to the issues of peace and human rights, yet we must widen our circle of education to include those around us, those that have shut down, those that are disheartened and those that simply do not believe. The latter may be the most difficult because I believe the American people have been polarized between red states and blue states, between anti's and pro's and the "you are either with us or you are against us" mentality. One study found that, "misinformed people rarely change their minds when presented with the facts- and often become even more attached to their beliefs." (more

Never give up! The truth is the truth no matter how much it may be suppressed or distorted. Everyone can and does make a difference. Be impeccable with your words and experience life for yourself. Share what you have learned with your friends and their friends and create a growing network of awareness that will overshadow any attempts to promote ignorance, instill fear or distract people from their life purpose. 

Balance and Blessings, Blessings and Balance,
For from Balance, Comes all Blessings

2 comments:

meta-learner said...

The israeli military seem to be confused about the harvest permits. Does each permit exist as a paper document?

MaryHanna/MPT said...

Hi Meta-Learner: Yes, although what is honored and what is not is completely arbitrary.