It's about time you realize that I am you and you are me, that we are all intertwined and connected in humanity. Whether you are from the East or from the West, aren't you aware that we share a planet and not a world? And, what is a world? It's not a planet or a spherical piece of land. Your world is your mind's heart, your sanctuary, your haven, your oasis of solace and belonging: your home. Your world is your idea, your dream that you nurture and color, your voyage of discoveries, your journey of sunrises and of sunsets. Your world is your mind's heart, a place of sharing, of compassion, of harmony, of coexistence, and of tolerance. A place where there aren't master tailored rights for privileged and powerful individuals, but universal rights for all human beings. A place where higher consciousness rules, thrives, and prevails in every soul's heart, and where love is the law.
Yes, we have to be bold enough to imagine and brave enough to act! We must govern not with incalculable wealth, but with priceless art; it is time now that power shifts in congruence with our collective awareness, and that the meek inherit the Earth. Movements such as Diplomat Artist, initiated by visionary Ambassador Muhamed "Mo" Sacirbey, reflect the current zeitgeist of a generation who see through traditional politics and demand creative solutions - a level of creativity that demands the skills of artists.
It has been said that the global power elite don't much care who governs nations as long as they can control the world's money, and, thus, its governments. And be it that money equals power, the average person seems relatively powerless.
But does the average person have the power and resources to violate human rights on a mass scale? When people are considered resources rather than persons, cattle rather than humankind, they will inevitably be used and abused.
The most common sociopolitical fallacy concerning the rights of man is that average individuals consistently violate each others rights to some relevant degree. My experience as a human and a humanitarian have suggested otherwise. In general, people love each other because they identify with one another. Therefore, the source of human rights violations is a minority faction of humanity that, by pedigree privilege, experiences a sociopsychological disconnect from the rest of the world. These international elite are so removed from the mainstream of common life that they regard the masses as an objectified, manipulatable commodity. It then becomes clear as to how those who fund governments and therefore have a say in the interests of nations can and do blatantly disregard the rights of said nation's peoples.
Only creativity, not greed, will subvert human rights abuses. We, the people must exercise our greatest human right: freedom from the tyranny of governments which have betrayed their loyalty in exchange for serving the insidious agendas of those who barely have the right to be called human. Not through bloodshed. But the way that humankind has always thrived: through the endurance, perseverance, and adaptation that is the creative spirit.
The legendary Charlie Chaplin said:
Greed has poisoned men's souls, and barricaded the world with hate. We think too much and feel too little. Do not despair, the hate of men will pass, and dictators die. And the power they took from the people will return to the people. Let us all unite!
Opportunities are never missed; we can always create and recreate new ones by being coherent, compatible, tolerant, helpful, reliable, and perseverant in order to achieve such an objective. The creative and uniting force are one, therefore only ingenuity can bring together the 99.9%, effecting an organic power shift that tips the imbalanced scales and disempowers the 0.01%. We don't have to wait for their political puppets to die and be generationally replaced by those who inherit their predecessors's agenda. Use your imagination to awaken someone. Imagine the impact you could have if you reached one heart and mind a day! We are being given an opportunity of a century - the Twenty-first Century! After all, a world is what we make of it.
Copyright © Lydia Canaan 2016