Saturday, November 5, 2011

Remember, remember 5th of November, but lets not forget...

On this day a man of dedication died for what he believed. His name is Barry Horne and he lives today stronger than yesterday. His memory, conviction, and cause live on today in the hearts minds and most importantly the actions of all those who feel the empathy he also felt.
As so many are being arrested and standing on the front lines for Occupy... how many of them are willing to resist? Resist the life that governments, religions, corporations, so on are forcing us to live. Barry Horne walked away from the norm and gave his life for others. Let us not forget this is all of us or none of us. Together in dedication we will make our dreams of compassion come true for everyone.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

OWS Absurdity

Three applications for patents of the words "Occupy Wall Street" have been applied for. Nothing is more absurd than to join the enterprise in which you are against in a failing attempt to heighten your purpose. Go back to school and rethink what you are fighting for, otherwise we are fighting you.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

UNESCO and Palestine

I write this while in a UNESCO World Heritage Sight.
Most don't even understand what UNESCO is or does and just assume the UN is all they need to know. UNESCO serves to preserve and protect the natural and cultural aspects of our world. You may live in Baltimore, but you benefit from UNESCO through education and preservation.
The recent decision to allow Palestine to join UNESCO is a huge step for peace and preservation of a people that are being forced out of their lands and homes due to a UN charter allowing Israel to encroach on their lands. This UN charter, to put it simply, was created as a form of retribution for the holocaust and the retribution is justly deserved but not at the expense of others.
Now the United States in it's ever growing defense of Israel has cut funding to UNESCO for the allowance of Palestine into UNESCO. What does this mean for you and your daily life? The US funds a fifth of the UNESCO budget, therefor this cut limits the enforcement of laws in such areas as the Galapagos where poaching and destruction of the natural surroundings are happening on an hourly basis. UNESCO does little to enforce the laws and regulations of the preserves here on Galapagos and now will have even less resources to do such.
Palestine should remain a member of UNESCO, the US should look deeper into it's ties with Israel and with it's commitment to protect our environment and cultures of the world. The work UNESCO does is of world importance and goes far beyond the politics of individual countries.