I think we've grown up thinking we had all these rights and forgetting how many people died for them. Especially today for example it's Remembrance Day in Canada.
I'm not talking just wars, I am talking the Civil Rights Movements in the 60's and the Women's Rights and many many people who have stood up for injustices and I just know that in my 30's when I got out of college...as a mature student...I worked 11 years...got hurt, got screwed over by WCB, then went to school, huge debt, screwed again and I was like "what" I thought I had all these rights? and then to have a child and living through a system that is meant to keep people weak and insecure...but not knowing that and thinking it was me...we just grew up believing in a dream and taking it for granted..we were taught that and we teach our kids...so when the reality bites us in the ass, we are like wtf. It confuses people.
That's why things like Standing Rock are so important, people are waking up...but Standing up and Standing Together is scary, isn't convenient or fun, and we really are at a crossroads in time...maybe we've been here a lot in the past..like in Europe, Egypt, Rome...Ancient times..we've just forgotten..or it was all erased, burned..like the Mayan codecs in Mexico.
With everything that has just happened and is happening in the US, it's important to realize what is happening worldwide.
The knowledge has been revealed- the Apocalypse occurred or as the actual word means "disclosure of knowledge" has occurred. -An apocalypse (Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω meaning "uncovering"), translated literally from Greek, is 'through the concealed', meaning a disclosure of knowledge, i.e., a lifting of the veil or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities"
And the whole war thing is difficult, no one wants to support war, I sure don't want to endorse war but I do want to support and send love to people who died trying to bring justice and rights to people when they were being and are being oppressed.
That's what Remembrance day is for me. That's what I want to Remember.
Here's a couple of my posts from previous years.
Other important links
So in light of what is happening in the US we must watch for signs and be forgiving. Raging against your neighbour will never bring peace. http://katu.com/news/local/protests-set-to-continue-thursday-meeting-point-set-downtown
But taking on the system might http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/11/after_trump_victory_oregonians.html
And forgiveness is huge. We must remember to forgive, but not forget.
And watch for signs, we have many signs but people discount them and we suffer for that
And Teach your children love, kindness, respect. Teach them we are all equal, that no one is more important than another. Teach them to have a voice and to unite and protect each other against the injustices of the world. It's the only way we will have peace.
I had to come in and update this. With the news of the BCTF win in the Supreme court I ask that we remember the Residential School Survivors for their strength and resilience to survive a war that was waged on children for the entire history of Canada. Please keep them in your hearts and prayers today. For the First Nations who fought in the war but upon their return had to give up their status.
And for everyone who has stood up and fought against the Social Injustices of the world, let's remember them especially The Survivor's Totem Pole - Pigeon Park- DTES
A Survivor's Totem Pole raised by communities struggling for justice and dignity in the Downtown Eastside since colonization, it honours First Nations, LGBTQ, Japanese, Chinese and South Asian survivors of racism and injustice.
On Nov 5 2016, a historic moment in time occurred. Here are some of the interviews and photos and videos I created to document this, so that it can live on and never be forgotten. https://mylangaratrccarvingjourney.blogspot.ca/2016/11/the-survivors-totem-pole-pigeon-park.html
And for all the Teachers with kind hearts and souls, who truly care about children, let us remember all the hard work they have done and the sacrifices they have made.
Teachers Federation of BC Wins in Supreme Court!!!
And for our parents, let us remember the lessons we learned and the lessons we have taught...