Global Wealth Inequality

Those with extreme wealth have often accumulated their fortunes on the backs of people around the world who work for poor wages and under dangerous conditions. According to Oxfam, the wealth divide between the global billionaires and the bottom half of humanity is steadily growing. Between 2009 and 2018, the number of billionaires it took to equal the wealth of the world’s poorest 50 percent fell from 380 to 26.

Evolving Times, Learn2Love2Live together The Civilized Choice

Over 10 years in the making, this book has been a labor of love. Here we are in 2021 no greater time than the present to practice this mantra. I would like to invite you to be one of the first 25 people to receive an exclusive digital copy. Go to the contact page and leave your information and I will provide you the details on how to receive your free digital copy if you are one of the first 25 people to sign up!

DO YOU REMEMBER?

DO YOU REMEMBER?

Do you Remember?

Do you Remember?

a time not to long ago filled with joyous noise of family, friends and community. When we would gather and enjoy one anothers company just for the sake of it without arguing fighting and bickering. Do you remember when Family was the intimate core unit that kept everyone close and was the source where every member could gather strength and support in times of need.

Do you remember neighborhoods where everyone knew one another and as a child the neighbors would watch over you, keep, you, protect, and discipline you when needed. Do you remember when? Do you remember just yester year we raised our children with pride instilling precious values and morals that were passed down to us generation after generation creating strong unbreakable bonds. Do you remember? Do you remember when men were men and highly esteemed their women giving them the utmost in respect willing to lay down everything to edify his Queen. Do you, I say do you remember when a man would raise his family despite the odds that were against him. Do you remember when women would raise there family. Being the core unit in which all depend.

Do you remember the morning breakfast and evening meals prepared by loving hands, do you, I say again and again do you remember the touch of the hand that wielded healing caresses that calmed the nerves but could deal chastising blows to correct a naughty hand.

Do you remember?Do you remember the family and what role it played in keeping everyone together. How important it is to preserve and protect and how a race of people would face certain doom if they were to neglect. Do you remember how the families supported their communities and vise versa the communities provided structure and support to the families. Oh how soon we forget within a generation of neglect. So when you look out into the world and ask how and why it has come to be I need you to remember how it came to be. That in instances of neglect when we choose not to correct, an individual who has forgotten the code of respect then we do a disservice to ourselves and them. No man or woman is an island unto themselves as we all are linked and we will all celebrate together or fail together. PLEASE REMEMBER !DDM.(c) 2014 Do you remember?

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Clash of Civilizations: Samuel P. Huntington

The nature of Civilizations:
A civilization is a cultural entity, villages, regions, ethnic groups, nationalities, religious groups,

A civilization is thus the highest cultural grouping of a people and the broadest level of cultural identity people have… short of that which distinguishes humans from other species.

Protesting Rise of Alt-Right at Home and Abroad, Parisians Rally Against Trump

With an eye towards their own upcoming presidential election and the growing popularity of National Front leader Marine Le Pen, French citizens took to the streets of Paris on Saturday to protest U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, vowing to mobilize against the international rise of the far-right.

Source: Protesting Rise of Alt-Right at Home and Abroad, Parisians Rally Against Trump

Stories of Power: Women in Politics — Girls’ Globe

Recently, there has been a growing focus on the importance of reliable, accurate gender data on the situation of women and girls. There are many reasons why data is important: we need accurate data so that we can prioritize. We need accurate data to know where we are starting from, so that we know if […]

via Stories of Power: Women in Politics — Girls’ Globe

Lift up one another to get the job done!

United we stand divided we don't

“ It’s not about black or white, yellow or brown, being rich or poor, smart or dumb. What matters is that we work together and lift up one another to get the job done. “

If you understand what I’m saying then pass the word on!

The disconnect  is that we are not quite grasping the fact that we need each other.  Rather than warring with one another and hoarding all the resources into a pile to pillage and plunder.  Rather than exploiting one that is weaker than you and taking from them, you will find it is much more rewarding to teach and nurture those weaker or less fortunate than you. In return, you will find they as well will share their strengths giving much in return as they have received.  An equitable exchange is fair and allows for mutual respect bringing all parties involved closer in harmony so that we may move and function as one.

We are one in essence and that essence is humanity.  Humanity consists of many different dimensions, depths, facets, layers, qualities, traits.  These diversities are so eloquently displayed in the myriad of beautiful cultures that exist here on this planet.  We are so blessed to be able to witness each other in our glory.  Do you not understand that when you extinguish one of those lights you kill off an integral aspect of the whole.  We all in our many diversities create the beauty that signifies humanity.  This world and the passing of this challenge is far bigger than one group, one race, one ideology.  It is only in given each other mutual respect that a natural peace ensues and the pieces are able to come together and work in harmony as intended.

Life is for a season this we know, how many seasons do we have left to get it right before that stage is reset, this no one knows.  But it would seem that we have lost our way blinded by the lust for power, greed, and control.

 

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In order for us to truly become a great nation we must overcome our fears, expanding our boundaries to new heights, depths and lengths never before were seen, nor imagined.  This can only be done by accepting the inevitable change before us.  Shrinking back into our old comfortable ways is not an option, press forward always.

(C)2016 Love2live2learn

Use them or lose them!

We The People

The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution by the framers in the form of amendments. The chief purpose of the amendments was to provide greater constitutional protection for individual liberties,to protect the rights of individuals from the government’s interference.  It has been said at some point in time during their  early creation, They were reported to guarantee rights such as religious freedom, freedom of the press, and trial by jury to all American citizens among other essential rights.  In todays system it can be argued if they are being upheld, let alone being fought for.

  • First Amendment: Freedom of religion, freedom of speech and the press, the right to assemble, the right to petition the government.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

  • Second Amendment: The right to form a militia and to keep and bear arms.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

  • Third Amendment: The right not to have soldiers in one’s home.

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

  • Fourth Amendment: Protection against unreasonable search and seizure.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

  • Fifth Amendment: No one can be tried for a serious crime unless indicted (accused) by a grand jury. No one can be forced to testify against herself or himself. No one can be punished without due process of law. People must be paid for property taken for public use.

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

  • Sixth Amendment: People have a right to a speedy trial, to legal counsel, and to confront their accusers.

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

  • Seventh Amendment: People have the right to a jury trial in civil suits exceeding $20.

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

  • Eighth Amendment: Protection against excessive bail (money to release a person from jail), stiff fines, and cruel and unusual punishment.

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

  • Ninth Amendment: Because there are so many basic human rights, not all of them could be listed in the Constitution. This amendment means that the rights that are enumerated cannot infringe upon rights that are not listed in the Constitution.

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

  • Tenth Amendment: Powers not given to the federal government by the Constitution belong to the states or the people.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

 

Other Amendments

Thirteenth Amendment (1865): Slavery shall not be allowed in the U.S.

Nineteenth Amendment (1920): Women have the right to vote.

Twenty-sixth Amendment (1971): U.S. citizens who are 18 years of age or older have the right to vote. (Previously, they had to be 21 years old.)

 

 

“https://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/founding-documents/bill-of-rights/.” Bill of rights institute. © 2016 BILL OF RIGHTS INSTITUTE  19Nov.2016

 

Can a divided America heal?

How can the US recover after the negative, partisan presidential election of 2016? Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the morals that form the basis of our political choices. In conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson, he describes the patterns of thinking and historical causes that have led to such sharp divisions in America — and provides a vision for how the country might move forward.

https://embed.ted.com/talks/lang/en/jonathan_haidt_can_a_divided_america_heal

Jonathan Haidt
Social psychologist
Jonathan Haidt studies how — and why — we evolved to be moral and political creatures. Full bio