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Hopelessness…..

This is a word that has been known by many through the shifting sands of time. No nation is unaccustomed to the reach of the spiny cold grip. Even the nations who have risen to great heights can fall to vast depths. These feelings of hopelessness are usually brought about by our own hands, are manifested in humankind through sickness, poverty and war. It is the true nature of mankind in his lust for power, greed, which couples with his inability to see beyond our differences and gives birth to his desperate need for control that builds the wall between our hearts and earth’s peoples.
Last year on this day we celebrated 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The Berlin Wall stood for nearly 30 years, splitting the city of Berlin into communist East Berlin and democratic West Berlin. It was built in 1961 during the middle of the night, with street lights turned off so citizens could not see what was being done. Born of the splintering of Germany by the Allies at the end of World War II, the wall was a symbol of communist authoritarianism, the most visible element of the Iron Curtain. It separated families and cut off people from their jobs.

Today, we are still seeing the walls built by Corporate Capitalism and ignorance in our world, clearly so in the Middle East. 

Just think what the world would and could be like if the leaders of our world’s nations stood side by side with no financial or power-hungry pretenses in their hearts.

Can mankind ever rise out of the darkness of the “cave days” to look beyond the war games and see into the hearts of fellow mankind as simply that, other human beings who share in the gift of life?

Hope restored, the wall was broken and crumbled allowing families and friends to embrace after decades of separation.

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  1. November 9, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Great Post Sis!

    You know I don’t actually think we can overcome our in-built desire to own things and treasure them, we think more about our cars than our neighbours!
    Our species has thrived for thousands of years on trading desirables, I don’t think we have another thousand years on this planet. The planet, I’m sure, will become uninhabitable for us pretty soon, over-crowding and selfishness will be our downfall.

    It’s a negative thought, but I see no signs of us changing our selfish ways, we’re locked into this ever decreasing circle of greed and lust, it’s the forbidden fruit and all that jazz!!

    Respect and Peace!……would be nice!
    @dam

    • November 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm

      Thank you @dam! I love your comment. It is sad to me that there actually are those of us out there who are considered weak in our voice to promote a better world and the voice which is heard belongs to the money/power corrupted religious and politically heartless. I have envisioned in my mind getting a giant rope and tying the group us as a whole to let the “weak” ones see how far we could help things go in the right direction. I also think of a world in which money was eliminated and we simply relied on sharing.

      Anyway,…have an awesome day! 🙂
      (time to take kids to school)
      RA

      p.s. And I thought i was the only one who still used that phrase,”and all that jazz” haha

  2. November 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Wonderful post, very well written and inspiring. My dream and greatest wish for the world would be enlightenment for everyone…no more barriers, religious, financial, color, or ideological. Full disclosure in all money matters. Dare we wish for such a utopia?

  3. December 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    What a great post!
    I’m with you guys… I dare also! 🙂 There are too many walls by far. Humans need to realize that we are all humans… the same… and embrace one another.
    Have a wonderful wall-free day please!
    T.

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