Peace is Civilization: A Day of Peace

This post was a response to an August 14th Day of peace in The Neighborhood. Today, November 28th is another day of peace.

My views about the virtue of doing the work it takes to live in peace haven’t changed. The only thing I would add to this post today is Freedom from dogma.

We ALL have a contribution to make.

None of us is entirely right and none of us is entirely wrong.

If we can get past the quick fix of emotional appeals we might have a chance to fulfill our destiny as a species.

I believe we have one.

I am not a cynic.

I never will be.

Art by Rob Goldstein

Civilization is:

The Freedom to Self Expression

The Freedom to Self Expression

The Freedom to Find and Fulfill Your Destiny


The Freedom to Find and Fulfill Your Destiny
The Freedom to Read What You Please

The Freedom to Read What You Please
The Freedom to Learn


The Freedom to Learn.The Freedom to Play


The Freedom to Play with Identity
The Freedom To Seek Justice

The Freedom To Seek Justice
The Freedom to Seek and Find Help in Times of Need

The Freedom to Seek and Find Help in Times of NeedThe Freedom to Enjoy the Gift of Life

The Freedom to Enjoy the Gift of Life
The Freedom to Love

The Freedom to Love
The Freedom to Raise Your Child in Peace


The Freedom to Raise Your Child in Peace


This post is in honor of A Spontaneous Day of Peace, August 15th.

To join The Neighborhood and throw up your own sign for peace click here: Peace


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Headlines Do Not State What We Need to See

A second day of peace. Throw up a sign or make your own statement…Peace…:)

Politically incorrectness versus rudeness

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To permit himself to run down everyone else, Donald Trump has noted that the real enemy in America is political correctness. With all of our problems in the US and world, that is the largest problem we have per Trump. He has been joined in this belief by most of GOP competitors, including presumably more level-headed candidates like Dr. Ben Carson.

On the flip side, when two global leaders at a World Forum of some sorts were asked what were the biggest issues in the world, Bill Gates responded with lack of uniform access to technology. His co-speaker, who I must confess I do not remember his name, said, the lack of civility. When we start treating each other so poorly, conflicts become bigger and we are more at an impasse to solve the world’s problems.

Back to uncivil behavior with those who would prefer we do away with political…

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