How can telling your story, as one friend told me, protect others? I suppose that as one progresses, and learns
how to overcome, those lessons learned along the way can help prevent that same harm from befalling other
vulnerable people. But how?
Well, if the first childhood memory is one of sad anger, of loss, the green Caddy driving to NYC may impede, for a
lifetime, that love of large cars and of the Big Apple that so many Americans seem to boast. If that memory is
tied to a borough where the kids rejected you, and your next memory was of being locked in a room, at 4 years of
age, hearing your mothers screams as furniture fell and things broke in the living room, as her boyfriend beat
her, how do you use this to protect others?
By coming up with a plan for teaching children to protect themselves from silence, from shame, intimidation and
from exploitation, via:
A New Adult Rite of Passage: http://meowdate.dreamwidth.org/6177.html
If one was sexually abused at 6, and told not to tell, how do we protect children from parents who can protect
neither their children nor themselves? -Teach kids that Silence = Death, because silence can lead to
suicide, after a few years.
If one took refuge from bullies by running and retreating, how to undo that shame? -Teach kids that we ALL have a
right to our personal boundaries, to equal bodily respect, and to equal human dignity.
If one was refused self-defense because "young ladies don't fight" but they can come home in bruises that will be
ignored, how does one learn to stand up to intimidation? -Teach kids that if you stand up, you might or might not
be hurt today, but if you cower you WILL agonise for years to come.
If one was physically and sexually abused as a teenager, with all the blame heaped on a 15 year old, how to learn
not to exploit nor be exploited? -Gandhi and Frankl cite adult choice and power: UpHold your Values and Create.
6. Only then is one ready to be An Adult: http://adulthoodchallenge.dreamwidth.
(This is the real answer to Millie's question:
((and a summary of the Adulthood thread: http://meowdate.dreamwidth.org/tag/
April, 12015 HE (Holocene/Human Era)
This speech, treated as a sacred text, inspired me to write my first practice Novel RealDraft6Creator Friend or Foe Beginnings
Today’s ‘normal’ date is: Sat Dec 20 2014 12:59:48 GMT+0100 (Romance Standard Time)
Today’s U.N. Date is: Wednesday, December 20. 12014 H.E. (Holocene Era)
orignal post with both files at
Dr. King's Last Speech
"The problem indicates that our emphasis must be twofold: We must create full employment, or we must create incomes. Now, our country can do this. John Kenneth Galbraith said that a guaranteed annual income could be done for about twenty billion dollars a year. And I say to you today, that if our nation can spend thirty-five billion dollars a year to fight an unjust, evil war in Vietnam, and twenty billion dollars to put a man on the moon, it can spend billions of dollars to put God's children on their own two feet right here on earth."
"I want to say to you as I move to my conclusion, as we talk about "Where do we go from here?" that we must honestly face the fact that the movement must address itself to the question of restructuring the whole of American society. (Yes) There are forty million poor people here, and one day we must ask the question, "Why are there forty million poor people in America?" And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising a question about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy. (Yes) And I'm simply saying that more and more, we've got to begin to ask questions about the whole society. We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life's marketplace. (Yes) But one day we must come to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. (All right)
Now, when I say questioning the whole society, it means ultimately coming to see that the problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together. (All right) These are the triple evils that are interrelated. … In other words, "Your whole structure (Yes) must be changed." [applause] A nation that will keep people in slavery for 244 years will "thingify" them and make them things. (Speak) And therefore, they will exploit them and poor people generally economically. (Yes) And a nation that will exploit economically will have to have foreign investments and everything else, and it will have to use its military might to protect them. All of these problems are tied together."
Read, Write, Dream, Teach !
19 February, 12016 HE
<subject>Dr. ML King Jr -Gran Hombre; Buyuk Adam; Last book on Poverty in US (not just Black/Negro issues)</subject> <event>1. http://www.progress.org/dividend/cdking.html 2. Keyenes proposal of the Bancor after he demolished Say's Law 3. Nice collection of scanned books: http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/economics/index.htm Dr. King dice que el libro de George tiene razon y suporte la idea del dinero para todos! Pense que solo en Canada ha hecho asi. Ahorito intiendo por que fue matado. Estaba haciendo un march para los pobres cuando se murio y eso fue el verdadero razon por su muerte. Ahora lo veo por que. Si todos lo saben de eso seria el movimiento mas grande el EEUU para cambio economica fundamental. Y lo habia hecho si vivia. Unido con JFK (por eso el tb. fue matado por parar el poder del Federal Reserve Board) y los dos juntos habian cambiado mucho. -- He cited Henrey George's "Progress and Poverty" in calling for a Citizens Income! I thought only the Social Credit party in Alberta, Canada had done that. Ok, now we know why he was really assasinated. I had heard that he was organizing a Poor People's March when he died and that that was the real reason behind his murder. Now I can see why. If this became general knowledge it would have rocked the foundations of the US with an unprecedented call for fundamental economic change. And he could have accomplished it had he lived. Together with JFK's reform of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve (see Executive Order #11110, then see the date he was assassinated; ignore Myth #9 debunker: The US was on the gold std from the end of WWII until 1971, when Nixon nixed Bretton Woods...), the two taken together would have subtly changed the financial ballance of power from high finance to the public venue. I've also seen John Kenneth Galbraith cited in other books, but didn't realize that he was a contemporary of Dr. King. -- Also saw Richard Heinberg cited somwhere here http://www.globalpublicmedia.com/transcripts/richard_heinbergs_closing_address_for_2004_peak_oi
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15 February, 12016 HE