Yes…or the modern version of this…When you look at evil…you should be prepared for evil to look back at you.
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Manifest Destiny, and even today with Blackwater. (I was watching a little blip about Erik Prince, former CEO of Blackwater stating that he really thought he was delivering a noble mission.)
You should ask: Is it any wonder we end up like this…Giving into the seductive power of force? Yet I say, we must, if we are ever to have change, EVOLVE, and find a new way. My fellow human beings, I implore you to understand that once violence starts it escalates…many people are lost…and we start the game all over again. On the surface we may think we have change…but change doesn’t allow for a second Spanish Inquisition to occur…and it certainly doesn’t allow for genocide to occur over and over and over again.
Yet some may feel it is time, time for violence. Why? Because we grow weary…so very weary.
I think Author David Mitchell painted the perfect picture of how many of us feel: (A father talking to a son who has decided slavery is wrong and he is going to go out in the world to help free the slaves):
“Oh, fine, whiggish sentiments, Adam. But don’t tell me about justice! Ride to Tennessee on an ass & convince the rednecks that they are merely white-washed negroes & their negroes are black-washed Whites! Sail to the Old World, tell’em their imperial slaves’ rights are as inalienable as the Queen of Belgium’s! Oh, you’ll grow horse, poor & gray in caucuses! You’ll be spat on, shot at, lynched, pacified with medals, spurned by backwoodsmen! Crucified! Naïve, dreaming Adam. He who would do battle with the many-headed hydra of human nature must pay a world of pain& his family must pay it along with him! & only as you gasp your dying breath shall you understand, your life amounted to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean!”
……Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?
Let’s repeat that: The many-headed hydra of human nature. … But what else is any ocean but a multitude of drops.
This sounds scary, and we know, from history, those who rise up, those who fight against the injustice the world holds often end up dead…thus it is easy to conclude that if you are going to die anyway you might as well fight the good fight.
But as we said in the beginning: Be mindful of not becoming the monster you are fighting.
I’m going to give you an example. As we know I am totally completely against drugging children, Why: Well just because a little boy (oh and the majority are boys) has “behaviors” the world deems as “problems” (he doesn’t pay attention, he fidgets, he doesn’t like to sit still) and while the solution could be to add more physical activities during the day…You know every thirty-minutes the children get to play for at least ten…Or even every twenty minutes in class the teacher has the children stand up…do jumping jacks…or jump.,.Yes have a jumping contest…and go back to work…What do we do…We put these boys…on dangerous drugs that are slowly killing them. (Methylphenidate hydrochloride is a Central nervous system stimulant. It can cause and aggravate symptoms of anxiety, tension, and agitation. It can cause sudden death to those with preexisting structural cardiac abnormalities. It can exacerbate symptoms of behavior disturbance. Cause aggression. It can have long-term suppression of growth, can cause seizures, priapism: which is a prolonged and painful erection, sometimes requiring surgical intervention. It can cause Peripheral vaculopathy, including Raynaud’s Phenomenon, it can cause visual Disturbance, It has a black box warning on causing Drug Dependence, Though not shown in humans, yet, in a lifetime carcinogenicity study carried out in mice, methylphenidate caused an increase in hepatocellular adenomas and, in males only, an increase in hepatoblastomas. (But, per the package insert this only happened 30 and 4 times the maximum recommended human dosage.) https://www.pharma.us.novartis.com/product/pi/pdf/ritalin_la.pdf
I could go on, but in the interest of time I will leave a link for you to read. Also a warning: You should never quit any of these drugs cold turkey as they can cause anger, hypomania, anxiety, depression, migraines, and lethargy…you can talk to your medical doctor and he can slowly wean you off.
But so let us go back to the monster thing: So I think it is child abuse to give children these drugs, so let us pretend I am King, and so I round up all these children, forcing them from their homes, give them treatment. On the surface this sounds fine and dandy…but aren’t I just becoming a monster…the same pharmaceutical monster … who is robbing the child of his own mind…his own identity…robbing him of his future…forcing him to conform to a world who finds his energy an in convenient behavior? Yes, I am…because all in all, parents love their children and to deny this love and bond is to commit a travesty. I am not naïve enough to believe that a parent who drugs their child is not a loving caring parent, many have been brow beaten by the schools, doctors, told strange comparison like…Well if your child had diabetes you would give them insulin wouldn’t you (um yes, because without it…they die…and no child is going to die from a lack of speed) and some have even LOST their children for Medical Neglect for not giving these dangerous pharmaceuticals.
So what is the solution?
We need an evolution revolution. Sure this is the long road…and we will feel like a single drop in the ocean of life. We will be ridiculed, spit at, called a witch…Oh I mean: Tin-foil wearing conspiracy theorist… we will be called anti-science (even though science is based on questioning everything) We will be threatened…discredited…our characters will be attacked…We will be told we have the blood of children on our hands (that one is reserved for people who fight for the right not to vaccinate) We will be called stupid…and even lose a few friends here in there. We will have to jump through hoops…and yes…life will be a bit harder.
But we must Press on through education, because the only way too truly change the world…is through the changing of the mind.
I propose the following. Let us take a room of 26 boys who have been diagnosed with ADHD, let us make sure they have fully weaned from their medication, and let us tailor a teaching model to help them. You have two teachers…and they model learning around physical activities.
Sample: Early learning. Phonics: Easy words. Cat, hat, bat, sat, ….etc. Each boy, standing up…has a letter on his chest. They shout out their letters and sound. They each move…directed by the teacher move and form words….When they get a little bored….You have 3 medals…Gold, Silver, Bronze…and you have some kind of physical contest. Who can jump the farthest, the highest, etc…then you get back to the learning.
Many will say: We can’t have that because we don’t have the money. To this I say: Have you seen the budget for education? We spend around 11,000 thousand a year per student. That’s 286,000 a class, per year. (this number is from the National Center for Education Statistics)
Now this isn’t going to happen any time soon…but we can start small. I’ve seen change, though on a small scale…they are positive in nature.
An example: before I home-schooled I had Raven go to an on-line school. When she was in third grade there was a massive enrollment…and I wanted to know why…so on a fieldtrip I took an opportunity to talk to some of the parents. A big influx came from a certain town where they were locking students inside a “quiet room”(on the surface this doesn’t seem so bad) But the parents explained this room was like that of an insane asylums padded cell where the children would be locked up for hours, alone and isolated, then they would come home, act out, be frightened, and generally more angry. Parents didn’t like this…but the school said it was necessary…so parents…even the young parents with both working…rearranged their schedules so that each parent could be with the child for 3 hours to help the child get their school work done….and by the end of the school year these same parents…who were frightened, unsure, and worried…rose to the occasion, were happy, and boasting how well their child was now doing.
In closing…I think we should share our victories, are loses, and generally stand together and support each other…We tin-hat foil wearing conspiracy theorists need to stand together…give each other support.
So what about you: What success stories have you seen lately? What battles are you struggling with? Share, because you my friend are not alone.
And in closing: Remember, just because a room full of people wearing white coats voted on what is and is not an acceptable behavior… doesn’t mean they are right…Think for yourself, know there is another way…And remember Our boys have energy and this energy can be channeled to create great and long lasting things.
As always have a LOVELY DAY!!!!! XOXOX Elicia.