THE EARTH IN MINIATURE
“The Earth In Miniature” was given to me by an earth angel from an anonymous Columbian Professor, where she said she came from, and just happened to be in Rome and across the hall at the “Y”, the most reasonable place to stay that I had been able to find in Rome, this time.
He had reduced the population of the earth to the size of a small village of exactly 100 people and said it would look very close to something like this:
“In this village there would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 8 Africans, and only 14 persons from the Western Hemisphere! 52 of these would be female, 48 would be male. 70 would be non-white, while the other 30 would be white or Caucasian.
Only 30 would be Christians, 70 would not be Christians. 89 would be Heterosexuals, 11 would be Homosexuals.”
(Note: Homosexuality, also known among animals, in the same % approximately. One’s varying sexual hormones are what most determine our sexual preferences.)
In this village of 100 humans, less than 5, mostly males, would own or have control of most of the Villages resources. They would be from or have strong ties to North America. Of the total 100 people in the Village 80 would live in sub human conditions, that is 80% of all people! 70 would not be able to read!
50 or one half, would be suffering from malnutrition with 1 person on the verge of starvation, while one person out of those 100 would actual starve each day!
One would be pregnant and another would give birth to a child. Only one of the hundred would be educated in a University.
By understanding and facing these facts, perhaps we will want to educate others? For can this be fully comprehended without some measure of moral concern for the well being of the whole, in this village we all must call our world home?
“Yes, to reflect more deeply, if you have risen this morning with good health, have enough to eat, and no disease that is in the process of destroying your body, than you are much more fortunate than many who will not be able to survive very much longer.”
“Even more, if you are not one of those who are caught up in an actual war, or in a violent conflict, be in jail or have the agony of being tortured, or the pain of slow starvation.
If you have escaped all this, than you are much safer than most of the people in our world”. “If you have food in a refrigerator, clothes in a closet, a ceiling over your head and a place where you can sleep tonight, you are richer than 75% of the people in your world. Still more, you are one of the most fortunate ones living, if you can even read this”. So work today as if you don’t need the money, Yes, even as if you have been really hurt like most, Dance now as if nobody will be seeing you. Sing now as if nobody is listening to you!”
My addition If you really want to know what it is to Dance and Sing in the most, best possible way, than you must help to see that all those in our world village, have enough to eat and a place to sleep.
This seems to me to be a part of all of our responsibilities. In some way to do what we can, the desire will be found in the expansiveness of your heart.
One of the more compelling reasons may be because you see this inequality as a grave danger and disadvantage to yourself, as well as to others, and the need to make this a number one priority today and every day until equal opportunity exist for all.
Like in a war for Freedom, you must be willing to give, even sacrifice, especially at this point in history for those of us here, the last chance we may have to end this terrible inequality, that threatens even our very lives and ability to love and to know freedom.
It starts in our relationships with each other. One by one, we must begin to treat each other with the universally known Golden Rule, with equal fairness.
For an inner Peace, more precious and lasting in our souls, or spirit, than all the hard cold physical gold we might think we could otherwise accumulate, only to find we will lose it all, when God calls for our next breath.
That great Light of The “I AM” we must all one day see, is summed up in “LOVE ONE ANOTHER”, to care for one another, not for God’s sake, that source of Creation needs nothing, but for our own sake!
It is the only way out of the Hell most of us are caught up in, or at least must now swim out of, to reach the potential eternal Heaven Here and Now, before we can have any possibility or hope of in a Heavenly life to come.
For the past 5000 years our history has been written, interpreted, and sometimes misinterpreted when the more competitive, and aggressive males were able to gain the reigns of controls, in the home, workplaces, religions and even in our governments.
A surprise to me was to find a lot of Archeological evidence of the mostly matriarchal cultures that proceeded this last Patriarchal age, believed also to have lasted for about 5000 years.
In our times, after as many as 10,000 years now since known cavemen times of humans trying to live together in different ways and now we have a desperate need for survival to come out of the most violent way of male only rule.
We now have a real opportunity, as well as a great need, to come into the equalitarian age, of Equal Rights, Equal Respect, and Equal Concern.
Not only for those who are like us, but for those who are not, in such a way that our rights are not intruding on others, or visa versa.
Everything begins within, we have to balance first our own excess or lack of, equal concern and respect for others, in our homes, work, community, so we can actually be able to treat others with an equal concern.
Living in such an unequal world as we have had is going to take some conscious efforts at balancing and creating equality in our relationships to heal, and then to share that healing. It makes sense to do so, because all of us can find ourselves in some kind of minority, if we are not already aware of some and have or will eventually have, a need to rely on others equal respect to be able to live in the best possible world.
Much of our past inequalities have been allowed to continue because of so many patriarchal power systems, as well as our natural fears of those who are different and how their ways might affect us, in our past quiet primitive societies.
Such fears and insecurities, as well as inequalities can be dangers to our safety today. A safer world will require us to try to be more sensitive, intuitive, and tolerant to where others are, putting daily into practice the universally known Golden Rule.
On another mental and emotional level is bringing to conscious awareness and dealing with the violence and amount of force that has been used in the past to continue the unequal traditions and customs that are in our economic and political systems. These have been going on for so long, many of us are conditioned to accept it, and rationalize or feel we do not have the ability or energy to change it for the better?
Yet a non-violent revolution, to treat others more fairly, has also been going on and growing gradually, especially since the time of Jesus, but a quest for more peaceful living began to flourish even in the times of The Buddha.
One of the first deeds of Jesus after his resurrection was to send Mary Magdalene, a female disciple to be the first of the Apostles to the other Apostles. To be the first to announce the “Good News, of the resurrection of one’s individual physical-spirit body into Eternal Life, that is possible after this life!
When we are willing to put a God kind of Holy Love into our heart, Jesus said, even for your enemy’s. Then God’s Spirit will be able to guide such a loving heart to the fullness of Truth. This is where we can also recognize ourselves as equally part of the whole. Putting us in a state of being or feeling, as said in the New Age spiritual lingo of being “In harmonics with the whole”.
To love and do good to an enemy, is the only chance you have to make him a friend instead of an enemy”. This teaching extends our ability to love and care for others beyond just those who love us.
It is not just one accepted dogma, sect, or official organization, but for “A Way” of being Spiritually empowered, that can be found in both the Eastern as well as Western faiths, expressed in the universally found Golden Rule, and also even within any loving heart, whether they belong to a specific dogmatic belief or sect.
Allowing others to spiritually be where they are, without having to take on any cultural baggage, will help us to see our common humanity. For we can only have more physical safety and security when everyone has a security net or at least the basics necessities, as well as the personal freedoms of equal rights? For our individual “Equality”
Do just a few hundred, all males, with exception of one know woman, belonging to the elite of the elite have the right to take from billions of men, women, children, so much more than their share, not only in terms of economic wealth, but claim title ownership to most of our resources too, for those yet to be?
Or does such a small minority have the right to prevent the chance for everyone to become the best each has the talent and interest to be?
If you know in your heart the answer is No, then what is a higher goal, except for maybe stopping wars and nuclear disasters, than to stop this present economic inequality? Well, can not the two be shown to go hand and hand!
It will take the power of many to insist, in all kinds of ways, to create for our selves a better reality, a better world, and do it in the most positive way for all. What are some of the ways that this could be done non-violently?
I believe it will take many world wide Human Rights Groups! Networking with local groups of friends and trusted family members willing to work together in their priorities.
The first we tried we called the Golden Rule Family, as a legal non-profit, but doesn’t need to be, but a group of no more than 12 seems best.
With the intentions of when it became larger, one or two volunteers would break off to form another such group, as the best way to grow and still keep small enough to know and to be concerned about.
It also encourages each of us to form as many as 12 other small groups, of like-minded friends or co-workers, where groups can network with and yet work separate, to keep in touch or coordinate at times towards one decided upon goal, as much as once a month or even only once per year, for your area, or state, or nation, and being able to have at least one member networking with other local, regional and/or International Groups.
In this way contact is kept with your own persoal groups, but your primary efforts may be in the region where each one feels they have the most to offer and feel best working in that area, local, to national or world wide.
This is one of the best ways for such groups to sustain interest, to have the energy to go forward, and when necessary even doing possible fundraising for needed agreed on goals. As there should never be member dues, for these are the people’s parties and the poorest of the poor should feel welcome, without having to take needed funds from their survival.
Donations from those who have extra would of course always be welcomed, but as a free will gift, no such requirements. Such things as reasonably priced T-Shirts, maybe with a world design or local logo are possible items to be sold for fundraising, with other possible usable items, the majority in a group may have voted on, if there is a felt need for funds.
All profits from my book I have already dedicated to fund this site: www.worldwidehumanrights.org
To prevent the misuse of any group funds for maybe like eventual paid staff, best should be a well known member for at least a year, even then being voted on at each yearly term, best using yes and no secret ballots. As much work as possible should be done by volunteers. Could also have yearly held elections for each groups secretary and treasure.
We decided in our first group to have only one meeting a year as a requirement to maintain membership, out of an ideal twelve monthly meetings, which can be done by email, telephone, or by mail, as well as sometimes actually meeting for a potluck meal in person. A simple monthly newsletter might work best for most?
On this site, those who sign up for a monthly (or only an Occ. newsletter, depending on our need?) are the one’s who will be sent a vote on how any funds that might come in may be used. Each of us can start today to build a better life and world by sharing this message with whom we would like to build a Golden Rule group with, as we see ourselves as being one of the many necessary stones in the building of a better world, for ourselves, for our worlds tomorrows.
May this be considered your site too with an equal say and vote of what we do here for: www.worldwidehumanrights.org