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Brandon Weber This is a pretty fabulous PSA made in Ireland that, to me, underlines the basic idea that we can support our LGBT friends and family (or, really, anybody who is being bullied) in some very simple ways that have a ton of power.

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Helen Porter (39)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 3:40 am
Resilient in each of us is the urge, even the nostalgia for righteousness and the beauty of heroism and all that is generous and kind. We all have memories of another place, another time, another realm where LOVE was the only law and we scampered and played and laughed in this ocean of LOVE. How can we be homesick for that we never knew? Ah, but we have memories.

Alas, we also have within each of us, the dark urge of drama, challenge, thrill. How many movies of gentle temperament have we watched lately. If they did not tempt us with their own drama, the answer would be none.

Those of us choosing uncounted personal sacrifice to redeem our planet find sometimes TOO MUCH drama, challenge, thrill. Yet there's joy in our victories. There's love in our comments and green stars which we lavishly exchange. Even when reading the darkest realities of petitions, I find a smile on my face. I fight the darkness and exalt in the drama as you do also.

Those who choose the darkness of desperation to feed the addictions of money and power and even the thrill of blood letting, find themselves often exchanging threats with their fellow addicts and earning the anger and danger of the 99%. We are not a few. True, they have their alcohol and drugs and expensive women whom they have to pay and often blackmail. When their addictions usher them into the dark world of Hades and they look down that long, long road of pain and despair and karma, they will cry aloud in the darkness.

While we are ushered into lands of protected beauty, contented animals and the soul ecstasy of genius art, exciting science and fellowship of great souls who count us as brothers and sisters in the kingdom of beauty. we find the dark urge is no longer there. We rejoice in love and resplendent beauty beyond our Earthly dreams.

Each shall receive that reward which they have earned.


SuSanne P (193)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 3:57 am
JL, Thank you for restoring my faith in humanity by this powerful video. You have truly touched my Heart today.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 7:26 am

Very well done! [Rising and clapping my hands.]

Thanks for posting, Judi.


Kit B (276)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 8:48 am

If you do not feel tears coming on, or have a few falling, I wonder why.

Bullies do not grow in vacuum, they are directly or indirectly grown in society. As adults you can show the way, take the responsibility of being an adult and teach that being a bully is never acceptable behavior.

It is not interesting that we know that some are born with problems, and now finally society wants to protect them by restricting even the clinically correct terms, because those terms have become hurtful insults.
People are also born LGBTQ - yes, born this way. Let's grow up and stop being complete jerks.
What Jesus said about LBGTQ - "_________" Not one word.

Thanks J L for sharing this one.

Athena F (131)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 3:32 pm
thank you! :)

Joanne Dixon (38)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 3:41 pm

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 4:08 pm
Wonderful JLA

fly bird (26)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 8:58 pm
bullying is damaging and serious. it must be confronted by stsnding WITH victims to show support because it's not o.k. to say, just 'ignore" it. That encourages it and isolates people, who are targets.
Courage means to stand up and not be silent. Bullying is social abuse.
thanks for posting this video. It moved me to tears, Kit. Sometimes, it takes just one person to stand up and do something, and others will join - and we see here that words aren't always needed.

Mary T (358)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 10:52 pm
thank you JL - the video made me cry, need to show this video here in the US. maybe it will change the minds of some children.

Georgina Burns (23)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 4:33 am
I am not a lesbian, but I do not think people who are gay or lesbian should be bullied (providing they are not harming anyone. I hate bullying.

kate K (481)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 4:57 am
i agree with Georgina .Hate all kind of bullies

Robert O (12)
Monday November 25, 2013, 9:02 am
Thanks a million JL. :)

Helen Porter (39)
Monday November 25, 2013, 11:56 am
There are those who would bully the bully.

Yet those bullies have probably been bullied since infancy.

Behavior is most often learned.

Jane H (139)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 11:04 am
beautiful video---I posted it on fb Green star sent

. (0)
Saturday November 30, 2013, 9:56 am
Pretty powerful piece-thanks
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