Monday, 27 October 2014

MORALE? Then let's address it.

Are we human? Then let us talk about morale. MORALE dictates the following:
~ If we are human, then compassion and sympathy are inextricable and cannot be estranged.
With exercises aiming for strategic power control, the gulf between the two grows wider and wider and rights to sympathy and compassion appear to become not only conditional but exclusive. There are those who nobly give their lives and then there are those whose lives are ignobly taken. If sympathy is lacking for one or the other, then all human compassion is instantly thwarted. Compassion does not bear a limited hallmark.

~If we wish to rid ourselves of humanity, then by all means let's all get on with pretending that our MORALE is dependent upon how glaringly we can each and everyone of us paint one side a brilliant white and the other(s) a jet black. Though easy enough to do, we can be sure that any triumph therein will be overshadowed by internal defeat, for a nation cannot be strong when large sections of it are demonised, whatever side of the many fences we may all be sitting on.

~If we are to retain a modicum of humanity then what we need is less hype and more balance, less judgement and more discussion. What we surely don't need is more and more censorship.

Moreover, it would behoove us to remember one thing: blood is blood~ and compensation, when/if present, is neither here nor there.

Compassion foremost, should lead the way. Moreover only with compassion can our morale ever improve; only then may we be driven to achieve some understanding and some understanding is better than none.

And in the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. 
On facing hate with love:
At the center of nonviolence stands the principle of love.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.
I have decided to stick to love…Ha
te is too great a burden to bear.
Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
If we do an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, we will be a blind and toothless nation.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.

On the fight for social justice:
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the wellbeing of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
The day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day we begin to die.
A right delayed is a right denied.
The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.
True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.