PART TWO-The superpower of Mediteranean - Island of Cyprus

Nicosia,full moon January 3Rd 2018

Part two

Cypriots abroad

 

Many years ago I had encounter in small, cozy, very well-known tavern in London. Famous for traditional Cypriot food, including original Cyprus snails (transported secretly in those late seventies), halloumi cheese etc..it was , and hope still is, the place where most of Cypriots and their guests, like me, have been. The owner, now deceased, was long time London resident, but his English was not enough to comprehend, sometimes, what native English were saying. And that night he told us a story while serving, tasty traditional Cypriot meze.  

You know, he started, when my wife gave birth to my second child I went to the hospital to see her and child and to enjoy the moments with the family. As I wanted to smoke I went out to light a cigarette. While smoking and organizing my thoughts about the future of the new born child, the nurse I saw in the ward passed by and smiling said to me “Congratulations, 5 pounds 10 ounces!” (2.551 kg – Big baby it was!). I heard it and immediately forgot what I was thinking before! I looked at her thinking that for the first child no one asked for extra payment. I put a hand in my pocket, and fortunately I had 20 pounds note. I gave it to the nurse with a smile of proud father and said, please keep the change! After that I learned what Ounce is as I knew very well what Pound was!

 

You can find Cypriots everywhere in the world!

 

From NASA, London School of Economics, Amazon jungle from all sides, Chiapas in Mexico, Petroleum platforms in Alaska, Restaurant in Shanghai, to Sakhalin, Moscow, Krasnodar, whole Australia , Cape town , Yaoundé, Accra, Istanbul, Kirkuk, Dakar, Tangier, and all of Europe and everywhere else! 

 

Not to forget that there is a Nobel Prize laureate who is Cypriot.

 

Or that there was a Cypriot who as FIFA International Chief Instructor in Football Management and Development was in the team which helped Iceland organising their football with the result being their first time ever participation in UEFA Euro 2016 and in the FIFA World Cup in Russia this year!

 

Where ever they are they stay original, devoted to their native, superpower of Mediterranean Island of Cyprus! And they all are proud of that!

 

They visit one another, form relationships which due to circumstances would not be possible in Cyprus, marry between themselves. Share good and not so good moments, helping each other no matter from which part of Cyprus they are. 

They work hard having a dream to go back and spend at least retirement years, or follow their children to Cyprus. You can meet many of those during summer holydays and, over traditional hospitality combined with master chef souvla, exchange views about Cyprus and how it changed from the last time they visited.   

 

A story, just a brief one but subtle, told to me by a son in law living in Xanthi while mother and father in law moved from Cyprus to Izmir(Smyrna). Whatever food mother in law was preparing was a traditional Cypriot food only! Whatever food they were eating and was not Cypriot, she repeated all the time, if the food is good, that “you know son we have this in Cyprus” and if it was not tasteful, “they should learn from us how to make this food”!

 

I remember that I had a continuous debate with sharp mind, strong common sensed Cypriot man about the origins of different things. Sometimes serious, sometimes just teasing and being teased by me he was saying “We have that in Tremithousa (village in Paphos district) or “Origin of this is from 

Tremithousa”. There was, and still it is, a kind of competition between different parts of Cyprus claiming origin to different things. These arguments are continuing worldwide, wherever Cypriots live!  

 

First what they ask each other when introducing themselves is “Where do you come from? “Then it continues to Father, Mother surname and then there is a try to find common denominator in order to connect more to one another. 

And the dream? As I said, dream is to go back to Cyprus! 

 

As one lady with more than forty years experience of living outside Cyprus said when we fortuitously met and started conversation: “We came back to Cyprus after forty years in England. We decided to sell our house and my husband’s business, to follow our son to Cyprus as he found his lady here. They got married, started their family! We wanted to be near them and to help. We did the right thing? Even that a lot has changed in Cyprus in last forty years and it is difficult for us to adapt in an age we are, I can say that it was a good decision! We are in our country! Our Island, we love as we love our son! But what we love more is our grandson! You will understand when you become grandfather” she said finishing her story and as a sign of friendship giving me as a present a holy water from Saint Andreas Monastery to sanctify my heart! 

This is what you can expect when in Cyprus or when meeting Cypriots everywhere in the world!

 

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The superpower of Mediteranean - Island of Cyprus

Cruciform figurine-pendant picrolite Cypriot Chalcolithic period 3900-2500 BC

Part one of three 

 

Welcome !

 

Expression from the title, as far as I remember, has been used to attract attention of important person some years ago, and off course to extend time of first,  brief, courtesy meeting between two personalities. It stayed in my mind as an example of beautiful way to make your interlocutor to, at least, remember you and what you represent.

 

It is showcase of a beautiful, sharp, practical mind which is characteristic of the people of Cyprus confirming the quote “little things are not critical, they define everything”. Even if it is nicely hidden, it is there on alert to be revealed till intention of other is presumed. I will not analyze why it is hidden. There are always reasons, like lessons learned from the past.

 

I would like to help the readers to reason why island of Cyprus could be called “The super power of Mediterranean”. To share my deep impression that, even as geographical position is very important, without its people with curius, adoptable, practical , fast learning mind, Cyprus would be just one deserted, forgotten appellation.   

 

Always hospitable, ready to listen, to help with genuine interest if you share burden, people of Cyprus are the real power of this beautiful Island.

With still strong family values and by investing in education, mostly abroad, Cypriots are at the same time acknowledging their roots and widening their perception of the world.

 

If they come back to the island after finishing studies, they are ready to commence work, as experience acquired abroad is the source of high confidence and awareness.

At the same time the field of education shows that the people of the island are fast learners and great implementers of both, human and profitable business ideas. Namely, there has been huge increase of foreign students attending Cypriot Universities with numerous success stories reported, as graduates go back to their countries applying successfully vast knowledge they got. 

 

There are places in the world that are known as “never sleeps” due to a great night life. As you definitely can find amazing places to visit in Cyprus and have an amusing night, Cyprus is going for a sleep.

 

However something never sleeps! 

 

And that is Cypriot entrepreneurship!

It is on alert 24/7. 

 

Maybe you will have an impression that I am exaggerating but it is real.

That I could call an intuition combined with entrepreneurship!

If, let’s say, Cyprus is in need to have more astrophysicist, Cypriots will organise themselves and in a due time Cyprus will have ready new scientists to practically offer their knowledge where is needed. The same goes also for plumbers, car mechanics, hairdressers, accountants, football coaches  etc….

 

Cyprus is a small Island but variety of different services on offer and competition in the market place is so strong, explaining, why business organizer mind is always on alert giving tremendous, sometimes not recognisable, but definitely very real, advance to Cypriot economy and at the end to its hard working people.  

 

All above and many more to be presented in the next two parts would not be workable if it wasn’t combined, entangled with still strong family values. 

I will finish this part with a story of Father and son talk occurred some thirty years ago.

Father and son, than 8 years old, were talking in the car about education! Just a small digression, but an important one! I need to emphasise the word Education! 

 

Talk was about words, about vocabulary. Father suggested to his son to learn four new words every day, explaining that by doing so, in some years, he will enrich his vocabulary and widen the way of thinking.

 

There was a short silence before son asked :" Wouldn't words drain after some time Dad? 

 

“No not at all, as we learn every day something new. It will generally help you in all of your life " father replied.

 

After some moments passed son said: “Dad do you know what the last word the man learns is?

” No”, father replied continuing to drive the car.

“What it is?” father asked.

 

“Death” son replied.

 

This conversation passed to me by a beautiful mind person, who happened to be the father in the above story affirms another important characteristics of people of Cyprus. Genuine, highly human, common sense thoughts about meaning and purpose of existence starting from the early life and continuing till the last word the man learns!  

 

 

 

Part two to follow …

 

 

 

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December 2017

 

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Immortal Mika Antic

Spontaneous translation from Serbian 

"Let's divide the world like this:

Sky for You,  stars for me. 

Sun for You, light is mine.

The sea is Yours,  waves are mine.

But, no  it is better

All is Yours and you are mine." 

 

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Was wondering what the life is

Edo Ljubic

Below you will find video with the song "Mislio sam da je zivot " so gratefully presented to me by Mr. Dragan Stosic at Facebook. 

It is the song made by Dragutin B. Ilic Born in Valjevo Srbija 1910 and died from tuberculosis 1933. 

As Dragan Stosic said that even he lived only 23 years "on this planet"    (our remark) he left us with this music and rhymes which will last forever.

And it goes 

 

" was wondering that life is two three glasses of young wine 

Roar of girls on my knee 

Wail from the violin

Adio Mare 

Adio love

I am gone forever 

Forget it...."

Singing Edo Ljubic 

Enjoy.

 

October 2017

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THANK YOU

Unique visitors to philosophyofgoodnews have passed twenty thousand with aplenty of steady readers .

I would like you to participate more with your comments , thoughts , writings ! Without fear, if any , of being published .

You are not alone . Philosophnoyofgoodnews short existence showed , reconfirmed, that humanity is eager to learn , to share, to grow no matter the age ,no matter the place.

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4th September 2017

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An hour with Ioan Carmazan

The title is actually not accurate! 

Maybe it was all together an hour, however the atmosphere, passion, common sense combined with vast experience, tremendous energy ready to create masterpieces in all segments of life, open eyes ready to learn every moment,amazing talent of passing vast knowledge in a way which makes you to learn how to learn,to think, rather just dull repeating of facts, can not be defined with the time frame. It is just not measurable neither with time nor with anything else exept volcano of feelings.This is the reason for this article to be written. 

And it is here !

Meeting Ion Carmazan in Nicosia Cyprus was an unexpected event.

I was invited to attend Romanian movies weekend and having visited Iasi recently where I met beautiful people and having absolutely amazing experiences ,I have decided to go and see two movies I did not know about.

There at the entrance , accompanied with ,know so usual smiles, were Romanians greeting us and in the small garden I noticed the lady and the gentleman ,as their manifestation, energy, their charming eyes  exceeded  the usual feeling somebody has when meeting new people. And we started to talk.  This is how I have met for the first time Mrs. Slavica and Mr. Ion Carmazan.

After having the opportunity to see both films , one of them being Mr. Carmazan “child” “The house from the dream” I had a privilege to spent some more time with him and his life companion ,his dear wife Mrs. Slavica Carmazan. 

The talk we had ,together with great people who organised the venue Mrs. Simona and Mr. Sorin, was so productive, passionate exchanging of ideas and events ,educational , practical  and emotional. Talk about life purpose , accompanied with lovely stories, each with deep meaning like the stories should be. 

Than I have decided to write just a few words about it. To have it published here at philosophyofgoodnews as it is definitely good , it is news and it has the layer of philosophy. 

As I said in previous articles we all should write about who or what makes us feel nice , motivates us to be and to act as better persons , awakes us without fear of being judged and does not act as “label driven” specialist who are telling the rest of us “what to do”, “what to eat”, “how to speak” , “how to think” ...( Quotes from Nassim Nicholas Taleb article ). 

Ioan Carmazan work is of immense importance . Not only as Director , Screenwriter , Writer but as multi talented personality who,  by having charisma not only to develop but to pass his vast experiences and knowledge, and to listen and ready to learn every moment, is opening new gate of life ,enabling us , encouraging to investigate further thus enriching our soul!   

If you want to define time when Ioan Carmazan was producing his work ,a lot of the “specialist” were , are and will be using ,unfortunately, era of this and era of that cliché. And , my opinion, all those that are using it are entrapping themselves from the beginning of their thoughts, making one sided conclusions  for daily use only. 

 

“Casa di vis” 

The human being , the Director is actually making us realize and feel the real meaning of the words which are on purpose inflated and used contrary of their pure meaning. He is not asking the questions , he is making us to ask it our selves . He make us ready to investigate further.

No time frame to use ! it is infinity in making!

His works have existentialism and patriotism of Sartre combined with deep knowledge of human behaviour and analytical psychology like Jung .  

Free your mind ! Awake and  use common sense . Feel ! Learn to concentrate . Investigate your soul , your experiences , your shadows. 

Love! In what ever form and shape ! But Love! With all your lungs chew the love! Love awakes! 

Follow tradition yet be your self !

Respect even when madly nervous ! Have that stopper somewhere ready to act ! Breath !

Be aware of self ! Be Authentic ! 

There is a place on this earth for all!

Be just genuine human being !

This above is all in one , being the work of  Ioan Carmazan.

The development which is continuing !  

 

It is not by mistake ,but rather by admiration and great love and respect for his work ,that Cineast Magazine has called him Bulgakov of Romania . 

 

“SANATATE SI VOIE BUNA”

“HEALTH AND GOOD WILL”

July 2017

D.K

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It is good news! Humble, anonymous,human!

Good morning dear friends. 

Below message has been  written some months ago and found at the car parked around centre of Belgrade Serbia. 

It is saying 

“ Controller has started to tipe the fine, so I have paid additional 2 hours(till 12.10 hours) parking for you ( by sms). When you find yourself in my situation, you help also somebody in order not to pay fine. “ smile ☺ 

 

Hope you all have a good time ahead!

 

D.K.

May 2017

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Thanks to a friend we have it here! ☺


Year of good news!"The third wave" experiment and Pancyprian Gymnasium theatrical performance

 

Everything in this life starts with love and from genuine need for people to be hugged ,as one of our young actress so bluntly and hearty have stated in beautifully performed “The third wave” play , done in Nicosia , Cyprus by students of PanCyprian Gymnasium.

In Greek “ Trito Kyma” !

This experiment have started, should be, out of love for a job young Professor Jones , brilliantly performed by David Anastasiou , had!

As performance is so powerfully ,so creatively played by the students of PanCyprian Gymnasium the public,me included, have lost the feeling of time and followed blindly  the acting.

I would say that we all have participated for some moments in the manipulation of consciousness which is actually the aim of the experiment. Different Strengths , like Discipline , Involvement , Team ,than Salute , special Songs etc... are just the means to achieve the manipulation as those words and acts taken separately are beautiful and acceptable by disorganized masses.  

We were brought to the state of “waking sleep” as word LOVE was missing from vocabulary of the play.

Maybe that Mr.Jones had a secret thought and  desire to discover hidden forces not only in his students and in himself , but by performing the play tried to discover hidden forces in general public as well , making it participant in the experiment.

My feeling is that in todays world , as in previous worlds and any other future worlds inhabited with us homo sapiens , we all will have moments of felling lonely and have the need of being loved , being hugged , having need for psychological boost in order to feel alive and ,maybe, awake. When this is met and boost received we become more easily manipulated with a fear of not losing what we have.

There will always be people who like being manipulated and in constant sleep. That is absolutely human, like it is human to try to awake oneself and to try to find people with the same feeling to achieve awakening .

And for those which are trying to awake themselves and the people around them

Remember to smile ! Even if you have the people who have “forgotten how to cry , but have not yet learnt how to smile”(Green Face Book)!

Remember to remain true to yourself !

Remember not to have fear to express your thoughts!

Remember, instead to be the wolf , be the brother to fellow man!

 

By being an audience at this so effective play we have learned how the manipulation technique ,one of many, unfortunately, is applied and ,would hope, have learned that smile and love toward fellow being are two important ingredience for walking the path of awakening .

As “being awake is everything” .

One simple moment of a need for being awake and a need for love have happened during the play, and it is showing how nice human beings we all are. Namely a son needed to leave the theatre and my eye have caught the moment when mother fingers have tried to touch the son leaving, in so smooth , human , full of love way,only mother can give. This made me feel warm and positive that humanity is not lost and it can not be lost whatever manipulation is applied ! 

As love is arround us and in huge quantities and it will always find it's way back! 

Just AWAKE! 

And a kind rewrite of a part of our previous article regarding frog behaviour!!!  Yes frog!  

I would like to be in position to say that my feeling was right and that we will now have a period of awakening and maybe, why not, new Renaissance. Whatever we do in our life’s has got some kind of opposition at the time. It is normal for the state of mind we humans are exercising currently. New ideas, fresh air, revolutionary moves ,are all, always, in the past as now, faced with antagonism. That is encouraged  as long as it is genuine and productive for common good. When it becomes a part of manipulation of consciousness, than we need to react immediately in order not to have the life of the frog! When you put the frog in the boiled water it will jump out of it immediately ! But if you put it in lukewarm water it will swim with the pleasure in it and will not notice that the pot is put on fire as warmth will increase gradually. The frog will enjoy so much the heat till it has been cooked!

And I have a feeling that somebody just switch off the fire under the pot we were in! 

 

 

March 2017

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The third wave

From the closing of play TRITO KYMA


YEAR OF GOOD NEWS ! THE LEGENDS OF TOLEDO !

Church used by inquisitors

Toledo ,capital of Spain from 1522 till 1561 is a city of many legends which you can feel if you have your sensitivity antennas open when visiting. General sentiment is that of great admiration and respect for the city and its history.

There is a power of mystic , veil of secrecy still. And the power you can observe ,  is quiet and strong as real power is to be , and it is covered by overwhelming amount of tourist visiting this absolutely amazing , gorgeous city. Strange , but it is happening all the time and becomes logical , is that people usually do not recognize the importance of , they miss , they overlook  what is in front of them , in front of their eyes ! Hope this will help the readers to investigate further and gain the knowledge not only about Toledo but about themselves as well! 

There are some photos enclosed with this article first being the door of the church where at the time of inquisition , inquisitors were deliberating.

Second one is the photo of romantic poet Gustavo Adolfo Becquer who have visited Toledo first time at the age of 19 in March 1855 and have felt that some anonymous lady was looking at him from the window covered with the curtain(Photo number 3). He came back to Toledo some years after and remembered  the place and the window and went to see it again and as nothing happened he just passed by ,  but at the last moment have noticed that the curtain has moved and  went back to see the silhouette of a lady. There he wrote first and second date rhymes about the love he felt for this anonymous woman. His third visit did not produce anything when he visited the square where the house with the famous window was situated but his attention this time has been given to the songs heard from the near by monastery. He went in and saw the act of drawing the nuns to the monastic life. There he asked if there were some  ladies from the neighbourhood and got the answer that there was one lady living at the flat with the,  now famous,  window and that since she was without parents church has proposed her to become a nun in order to save her from difficulties she could encounter. He saw that one of the nuns to be have looked at him and ,as he first time saw the face of her, he realized how beautiful she was and there he wrote the third date disappointed that he did not capture the moment to meet her before! Here below you will find some beautiful Becquer rhymes! 

Enjoy!

For A Glance, The World

"For a glance: the world;

For a smile: the heavens;

For a kiss I don't know

What I would give for a kiss!"

Know If Someday

"Know if someday your red lips

Burn invisible burned atmosphere,

That the soul that can speak with the eyes

Can also kiss with the glance."

What Is Poetry?

"What is Poetry?' You ask as you nail

Your blue pupil on mine.

And is it you who ask it to me?

Poetry is you!"

 

The forth picture is a statue of Juan Lopez de Padilla who has lost his life because he was demanding , along with other deputies of Toledo , from the King Charles V to administrate the economy of Spain themselves. They presented the demand to the king and he started the war against them resulting in Padilla death. It is known in the history as Castilian War of the Communities 1520-1521. Here King Charles used one saying after beheading Padilla- " another bad grass" . A lot of interpretations for this saying which originaly is to be quoted as " Mala hierba nunca muere " in English "A bad weed never dies".

 

And the last but certainly not the least is the Photo of the MOSQUE CHRIST OF LIGHT.

I include the site where you can find all details about this building and learn a lot about the history of Toledo and Spain in general!

http://www.toledomonumental.com/mosque.html

 

Wishing you a pleasant day with lot of research and refreshing knowledge !

February 2017

 

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Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

Gustavo Adolfo Becquer famous window

Juan Lopez de Padilla

MOSQUE CHRIST OF LIGHT


It will be the year of good news!

Madrid,  February 2017

 

Even that we are bombarded with discouraging news about state of all segments of our life, even if media maintains this heaviness to all of us, even if everyday life is difficult as the obligations rise and time is the same(or is it?), even if unbelievable characters are having influence over our elected officials due to their economic power,  even all that and plenty more,one thing is definitely certain ;

The Earth will survive and we with her! 

Very positive feeling is coming out of caves, figuratively speaking. Expressions of the people I had the opportunity to see,  to feel in the last couple of weeks are so refreshing, so natural,  so awake that the language is not an issue. 

Meting Polish,American,Argentinian, Spanish, Russian,  French, British, Greek, Cypriot, Serbian, Peruvian, Venezuelan,Indian,and other people I did not get their origin, one is certain! We are all the very same. Same thoughts about existence, same concerns about security of them selves and their families, same smiles of joy and expressions of fear and unknown. Same. 

Majority of them are quiet,humble,truthful people living their lives in the best way they can.

It is definitely nice feeling to be a member of that human club. 

As in our recent history thing after thing have gone wrong now it looks like that we have started to awake, to realize that we, each and everyone of us is the master of this place called earth, and that with togetherness we can manage any issue arising.

And do not forget love!  Love, pure love is the best healer and motivator. Love between father and daughter, son and mother, love for life, love for being yourself.Love,love,love! As Beatles said ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE!

And as this site is Philosophyofgoodnews and we love great minds who are awakening others, I will quote Oliver Stone thoughts passed to us at recent Writers Guild Awards! 

“I urge you to find a way to remain alone with yourself, listen to your silences, not always in a writer’s room. Try to find not what the crowd wants so you can be successful, but try instead to find the true inner meaning of your life here on earth, and never give up on your heart in your struggle for peace, decency, and telling the truth.”

Have a nice day

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Good news?

Since French revolution 1789 we have been "taught" to think and react about Left,Centre or Right ideas and their derivatives.

We have been given options in order to chose which one to follow and participate , all in order to keep the concept alive and masses busy.

We have aslo been "taught",instead of advancing with harmony and peace, to advance using antithesis and conflict.

When there is nothing to oppose we are "programed"to invent it in order to function. Like famous Greek poet Constantine P. Cavafy have beautifully said in his poem

" Waiting for the barbarians"

"What are we waiting for , assembled in the forum?

The barbarians are due here today.

Why isn't anything going on in the senate?

Why are the senators sitting there without legislating ?

Because the barbarians are coming today.

What's the point of senators making laws now?

Once the barbarians are here they'll do the legislating.

 

Why did our emperor get up so early,

and why is he sitting enthroned at the city's main gate,

in state wearing the crown?

 

Because the barbarians are coming today

and the emperor's waiting to receive their leader.

He's even got a scroll to give him,

loaded with titles,imposing names.

 

Why have our two consuls and praetors come out today

wearing their embroidered, their scarlet togas?

 

Why have they on bracelets with so many amethysts,

rings sparkling with magnificent emeralds?

 

Why are they carrying elegant canes

beautifully worked in silver and gold?

 

Because the barbarians are coming today

and things like that dazzle the barbarians.

 

Why don't our distinguished orators turn up as usual

to make their speeches, say what they have to say?

 

Because the barbarians are coming today

and they're bored by rethoric and public speaking.

 

Why this sudden bewilderment,this confusion?

(How serious people's faces have become.)

Why are the street and squares emptying so rapidly,

everyone going home lost in thought?

 

Because night has fallen and the barbarians haven't come.

And some of our men just in from the border say

there are no barbarians any longer.

 

Now what's going to happen to us without barbarians?

Those people were a kind of solution. "

 

 

So , we forgot how to function in a balanced , rational universal human way. Beautiful theories have been "watered" ,or made more complicated with an idea of intriguing the mind,and taking away felling of common sense ! 

"What is going to happen to us without barbarians?"

Again good news!

Awakening from decades of manipulation. Awakening from rotten educational system. 

Subtle felling of being member of human race!

" All for one and one for all"

 

Let me recall famous , and maybe forgotten speech of Charlie Chaplin in " The great dictator" movie.

"I'm sorry but I don't want to be an Emperor, that's not my business. 

I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. 

I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. 

We all want to help one another, human beings are like that. 

We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. 

We don't want to hate and despise one another. 

In this world there is room for everyone and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone.

The way of life can be free and beautiful. 

But we have lost the way.

 

Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate;

has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.

 

We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in:

machinery that gives abundance has left us in want.

Our knowledge has made us cynical,

our cleverness hard and unkind.

We think too much and feel too little:

More than machinery we need humanity;

More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness.

 

Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

 

The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. 

The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood for the unity of us all. 

Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. 

To those who can hear me I say "Do not despair".

 

The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress: 

the hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to the people and so long as men die liberty will never perish . . .

 

Soldiers: don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you, who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think or what to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder.

 

Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts. 

You are not machines. You are not cattle. You are men.

You have the love of humanity in your hearts. 

You don't hate, only the unloved hate. 

The unloved and the unnatural. 

Soldiers: don't fight for slavery, fight for liberty.

 

In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written:

- "The kingdom of God is within man"

Not one man, nor a group of men, but in all men; in you.

You the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness. You the people have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. 

Then in the name of democracy let us use that power. Let us all unite!

Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. 

By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie. 

They do not fulfill that promise, they never will. 

Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. 

Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. 

Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. 

Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.

 

Soldiers! In the name of democracy: Let us all unite!"

 

 

10/01/2017

 

OUR ATTIC , OUR LADDER  


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

 Dear Readers,

 

We would like to wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous new year with a special wish to be the year of good news for each and everyone of us as well as for our Earth as a whole. 

 

The purpose of this site is to challenge all of us to take time and think, talk with one another, read and write about feelings! Diaries are great to use whatever your writing abilities are as they will gradually improve if you are consistent to write every day about your feelings! Any type of felling’s ,no restrictions . As feelings are GOOD NEWS!

 

We will write about being romantic, about being human, in love, about all those words so simple and at the same time ,especially in todays world ,so rarely practically applied. We want to encourage feeling and awakening ,awareness of us as human beings. It would be nice to become Ginger group to actually ginger up our friends and people around us! Here you will not find dull, obtuse reporting. Here you will find feelings . Plenty of them.

 

So for the beginning let’s start producing Good News ourselves! Let us say to every one we meet in the street when going for work or morning coffee one simple GOOD MORNING! And think and write about other people reaction to that! Good News will grow with our good feelings!

 

03/01/2017

 

OUR ATTIC , OUR LADDER !