The picture below stirs up many things within me as a human being, as a father, as an American, as a Marine. I want to jump into the picture, scoop up the child and save him or her, then take the weapons, and shove them in the guts of the ones pointing them as I fire the entire magazines.
I write 99.9% of the time on the positive in hopes that what I write makes a difference and I know that it does, on a small level.
No, it is not small for the ones that it helps but for my ultimate goal and desire it is small and it is when I see pictures as this that it motivates me even more.
It is when I see things like this that reminds me that although each of us are all part of the human race we have chosen to divide ourselves in thought, in faith and in many aspects of life in an attempt to be better that one or another.
My friends, ALL OF YOU! I do not give a DAMN what you believe or do not believe, what you think or do not think or want in this life when it comes to this subject. What I do care about is that you at this moment put your beliefs, thoughts and judgments in your minds closet for a bit.
All of us, no matter who we are, live by a set of rules called “Universal Ethics.” These rules apply to ALL HUMANS ON EARTH, whether secular or religious and is independent from any faith or belief. Somehow, these rules are coded within our DNA and drive our basic needs and desires in life.
Understand that the collation of Universal Ethics is not in any way a base for a new way of thought or a new religion; in fact nothing is said about metaphysical or liturgical concepts whatsoever. These rules say nothing about the existence of the Universe or of man. Mentions no ritual and does not deal with the concept of any God. Myths do not exist; stories are nothing but immutable dogmas. The best thing is that, Universal Ethics do not prescribe ANY changes to any existing or future creeds.
These are to be our Moral constitution which is articulated as a set of specific ethical principles that are to be held as acceptable to ALL HUMAN BEINGS.
My friends, it is my honest opinion that until we collectively learn these Universal Ethics and then force our Leaders, our Governments and even our Religious Leaders to move forward with them as our compass we, as a people, are doomed.
If they will not change for the good of mankind it is time for mankind to change for the good.
Let the change begin with you as it has begun with me!