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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Peaceful Activism

It seems to me that people have lost sight of what activism is all about, whether it be about environmental, animal rescue and advocacy, or social issues.  When I see posts on Facebook and Twitter that clearly show people fighting with each other and bullying and badgering each other because one activist said something that the other activist deems "glaringly wrong or incorrect", it is very evident that in-fighting is on the rise and is out of control.  The one element that is easily overlooked and forgotten is that we are all human with feelings and it is very inappropriate and cruel to treat each other as if our feelings don't matter and more than that, if we continue to behave this way, we forget the most important fundamental issue: the issues and innocent beings that are suffering and need our help and have no voice to care for and protect their needs.  

How can we honestly think we can take care of what needs to be done and help make a positive difference if all we do is attack each other about issues that are minuscule and unimportant.  Egotism solves nothing and it exacerbates the issues.  Peace is exactly the way it sounds.  Peace among each other is vital in order to continue the important activism work that is necessary for survival.  Instead, let's love each other and look at each other as fellow brothers and sisters who are on the same team doing very important work.  Granted, the work each activist does may be different from each other and the focus may be different, but we're all working hard for the same goal:  to protect Mother Earth and her beautiful children, fight for our freedom, fight for what's right, and protect our dignity.  I, for one, personally prefer to write and use my unique writing voice as activism for what is important and as Mother Teresa said, "I will never attend an anti-war rally; if you have a peace rally, invite me.I think her quote says it all.  Don't you think?

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