Posts Tagged human rights
Why aren’t more atheists in significant leadership positions in this world? Would it matter if there were? Only if they are interested in real solutions.
“An atheist loves himself and his fellow man instead of a god. An atheist accepts that heaven is something for which we should work now – here on earth – for all men together to enjoy.” “An atheist knows that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist knows that a deed must be done instead of a prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanquished, war eliminated.” (MURRAY v. CURLETT, Petition for Relief, 1959)
Cool, potential. But 1959 — have atheists really been working for Heaven on Earth all this time? How have they went about doing this? What the hell happened?
Let’s look at a few things atheists are focusing on: defending civil rights for nonbelievers; the total separation of church and state; addressing issues of the First Amendment public policy; church/state violations; bringing about change through activism to benefit the secular community. Within this, all Life is not considered, real solutions for this world are not being considered. Look at how many in this world have NO rights at the moment. Leaving the current system in place, and merely tweaking points within it, is absolutely unacceptable and is in no way an option. Church/state violations — what about all of the violations against LIFE? What about doing that which benefits ALL LIFE? What about bringing about REAL change, within and without? A completely new system that is Best For All Life, the Equal Money System, wherein all have equal rights, violations against Life cease to exist, all Life is actually benefited; that is a real solution — all Life is considered, as one, as equal. Wouldn’t feel the need to separate anything then; besides, religion will end with Equal Money.
Look at what actually becomes possible within such a system. Look at, for instance, how poverty immediately ends, war ends, how science will change. See, paragraph 2 (the above quote) becomes a reality; real ‘loving thy neighbor as thyself’, real ‘Heaven on Earth’.
Whether religious or atheist, or anything else, look: You are HUMAN; accordingly, you require to sort yourself out, to re-educate yourself, and to change yourself as who you are into a human being that is Best For All. The same points, for instance, that were jotted down in my previous post with regards to what the belief in an afterlife-Heaven reveals about humanity — abdication of self-responsibility, self-interest, acceptance and allowance of abuse, and so on — it applies here as well, with atheists. It is a human problem — and the human is the problem. Look at what exists here as a result of humanity. Yet, as humanity — as who did it, who allowed it, accepted it, who did nothing to stop it, as the root of the problems in this world — we stop, we stand up, we correct ourselves, and we actually change ourselves in a way where we become the actual living solution.
We become the human that this world actually requires and deserves — self-responsible, self-honest, a human that takes action, always, that actually cares, a human that is fearless and relentless in establishing that which is Best For ALL Life as ourselves and this world, a human that is unstoppable and immovable in this task, incorruptible, uncompromising, a human who has taken on their potential of abuse, who has taken on their ego and can work with anyone and anything, who always does what is Best For All Life in all ways as it has actually become who they are, with absolute self-discipline, dedication, self-stability that remains constant even in an increasingly unstable world, and solid self-trust where one can actually trust themselves and be trusted to always do what is Best For All Life, no matter what. A real leader. This world requires real leaders — as many as possible — who stand as a living example for humanity while each one wills themselves to stand up and become a real leader themselves, as equals, equally taking self-responsibility for themselves and this world.
Atheism is referred to as a “life stance”. Take a real life stance — stand up for LIFE. Join the Equal Money & Equal Life direction, where we’ll enter the political arena as real leaders, making a world where ALL LIFE is equally honored and supported, ensuring ALL live a dignified life from birth to death and that the Earth is actually cared for. We will not fail to make the world a better place.
Time to stand up for Life. If you’re unwilling to do so: don’t claim to have the answers, you should keep your opinions to yourself; the knowledge you may have is rendered useless through your inaction, refusal to take self-responsibility for what exists here, and failure to consider all Life.
“Use your 1 vote. Participate. Change the destiny of the world. That is why we are here — join us. We won’t stop, and we will stand by that which is proven mathematically, scientifically to be the Best For All — unquestioningly. Therefore, supporting us is supporting you. Let’s walk and get this done.” (from Oneness in Politics)
“We yelled, ‘We are peaceful! Peaceful!’ The women and children were attacked just like the rest of us,” he said. “They moved in as soon as the media left us. They knew what they’re doing.”
(Mahmoud Mansouri, a protester, in reference to his experience with the police)
“They were beating me so hard I could no longer see. There was so much blood running from my head,” he said. “I was yelling, ‘I’m a doctor! I’m a doctor!’ But they didn’t stop.”
(Sadek Akikri, a doctor, in reference to his experience with the police when giving medical attention to sick protesters at a medical tent)
Non-violent pro-democracy demonstrations have been held in Bahrain. They’ve demanded for fair elections and equal rights for all. The army locked down Bahrain. Police, via orders from the Bahraini government, responded to the demonstrations with violence — and lots of it. There’s been reports of severe injuries, torture, murder.
Those on the receiving end of the attacks have not had the medical attention that they require, as the Bahraini government made orders prohibiting it. There have been reports of ambulance paramedics and doctors being attacked by Bahraini police for treating protesters — some have even been killed. Activists who have been brought to trial were additionally denied contact with their lawyers.
Military aid from the U.S. in the amount of roughly $20 million was given to Bahrain in 2010. The program it was through is specifically for helping foreign governments to purchase American-made weapons, services and training; and thus, some of the military equipment that’s been used in this situation likely came from the U.S.
The Bahraini government is a monarchy. The al-Khalifa family have ruled Bahrain for almost 230 years. While the protesters want an end to this, the U.S. has interest in it being kept in place so that the benefits, such as military power and oil supply lines, from the relationship are kept in place as well. This relationship is placed above the lives of the Bahraini people who are calling for equal rights and political change — even when they are being attacked, tortured and murdered for doing so. Thus, U.S. support is not placed with the demonstrators; it’s placed with the Bahraini government, who responded with deadly force to peaceful protesting.
The U.S. doesn’t want to ‘cross the line’ where the established relationship is damaged. While the decision to do so could happen, it would only be as an effort to protect other interests/relationships/benefits that may be lost as consequence for not doing so. Decisions in this system are based on self-interest, not common-interest in the way of that which is Best For All Life.
In this current system, the strive for money, power and control takes priority. There is more concern over ‘making a killing’ than the real killing going on. The atrocities in this world are just disregarded, and belief and desire take the lead within humanity — where mere ego has been placed above LIFE. This is completely unacceptable.
It is time to put an end to the atrocities in this world — an end to abuse in all forms, an end to separation, corruption and destruction, an end to delusional belief and value systems, an end to the reign of ego. It is time for a new system; a system that actually makes this possible, a system that focuses on what really matters.
The Equal Money System has a solid foundation, a solid core principle that leaves no potential–and no tolerance–for abuse. Life is placed as priority. No need to demand equal rights in an Equality System.
It is the self-honest, commonsensical solution for this planet.