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Vikram
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The fall of another North African regime seems imminent. The power of the people has once again taken precedence. A revolution is a change in the way we think. Elevated thinking can take us forward, in making this world a better place for us all.



   

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Ben Oscarsito (128)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 7:05 am
Thank You Vikram!
I wish that I'll live to see Freedom-Democracy-Human Rights coming to the People of Burma, Algeria, China, Belarus, Syria, China, North Korea, Saudi Arabia...
 

Ben Oscarsito (128)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 7:07 am
ooops, there's only ONE China, I know, but since that's a total Human Rights failure...
 

beatrice d (116)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 7:16 am
Thank you Vikram. Good points.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 7:20 am
Within the article it stated:

History provides abundant proof that human beings can collectively change the way we think. We need not remain prisoners of our own minds, living sullen lives in an environment of negativity.

Let us hope that this is a new awakening for all of mankind, an enlightment that will be felt around the world.


 

linda b (186)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 7:32 am
Agree with Ben, i also hope to see Scotland win her independance and i also pray the people rebel against this government from hell that we got.Thank you Vikram.
 

Jae A (316)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 7:39 am
Ditto to what Ben said.

Secondly..
"All that is needed is for each and every one of us, to earnestly find an answer to a fundamental question, “How can I change the way I think?”...and there begins the big problem. Too many do not want to change the way they think...they are fine with their fear, their hate and their greed for those things, they believe, are what can give them power..those who promise them that power, like Hitler did, will continue to have supporters. I would like to see that change in thinking on a world wide basis..but reality as it looks at this time to many....that is not likely to happen. Revolutions are ahead for many parts of the world...how they are accomplished...doesn't look good at this time to me. ..I hope I am wrong.

 

Raluca Anghel (84)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 7:57 am
noted
 

Vikram C (394)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:06 am
Ben, I doubt if in this day and age, such regimes will last. It may take time, but with the world getting smaller, changes will happen. :)

Jae, I agree with you that it seems impossible. We cannot really change the world. all we can try is to make changes within ourselves. Where I come from there is a great saying which when translated, says that conquering the mind is greater then conquering the world. Hopefully the changes we make within can spread to others.. :)
 

patricia lasek (317)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:11 am
Thank you Vikram. You've done it again! Your insight into people is amazing. Revolution always starts with a change in thinking. People need to realize this and first make changes within themselves in order to precipitate change around them.
 

Debra D (11)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:17 am
Thank you for your insightful article. The one person we can truly change is ourselves and we are each responsible for our part of making this a peaceful world.
 

Chien Chao (105)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:19 am
thank you
 

Krasimira B (175)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:24 am
Most people don't think with their own head - how could we expect they change the way they think?
 

Victoria S (19)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:39 am
Very well written, thanks for sharing :-D
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:39 am
This IS the awakening before we enter the 5th world. The revolt against greed is right on time.
 

Natividad P (104)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:40 am
Noted. Thank you Vikram
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:49 am
Thankings Vikram. noted & saved the article.
 

Brenda M (133)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 9:01 am
N'd, Thanks Vikram. There are always going to be people who resit a new way of thinking, for example I'd be willing to bet their where people who resisted and refused to believe a new way of thinking, long after it was proven the world was round. I just continue to do what I believe is right and hope that a few may come to see eventually, that there just may be a new way to think about allot of way to long lasted ideas.
 

William Y (54)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 9:06 am
noted
 

Ramona Thompson (210)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 9:10 am
Vikram thank you for this thought provoking article.

We have hope for mankind, until our last living breath. When we stop striving for change we cease to exist. We may have to stretch outside our own personal conformt zones, but it takes that collective action to make changes that impact the world.
 

bj. shaw (61)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 9:34 am
I have been saying it for years now people welcome to World War Three
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 9:41 am
Thanks for the green stars!

Hello Jonathan,
I write to ask about the recent, massive solar flare. While reading about all the rage and upheaval in the Middle East, I began to wonder whether there's a connection. Or are other forces at work? Sue

Dear Sue,
Other forces are at work, too - but Solar 'maximums' have long been associated with the collapse of oppressive regimes. Around the turn of the century, intense solar activity coincided with the overthrow of President Milosevic in Serbia. The solar flare peak in November 1989 happened as the Berlin Wall collapsed. And the current phase has only just begun!

:) This is the end of WW3!
 

Carol H (229)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 9:55 am
Thanks Vikram, noted.
 

Ian Donelson (149)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 10:03 am
Great Article. Noted.
 

Jeannette A (137)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 10:39 am
Sick & tired of the spam that invades our serious topics... have reported...
 

Jeannette A (137)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 10:43 am
Thank you Vikram... the only way we can change ourselves is to change what we see, what we know, what we are aware of. By bringing us these articles, you help us do just that.
 

Ahmad Faraz (0)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 11:22 am
There are many dictatorial regimes in the world that are collapsing...lets see when USA collapses
 

Vikram C (394)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 11:28 am
Ahmad, I do not feel that anti-Americanism will do the world any good. It is the same as Islamophobia in the western world. Both sides just seem to love to hate each other and that is why there are so many problems in the first place.
 

David C (75)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 11:48 am
Elevated thinking can take us forward, in making this world a better place for us all -- and that says it all I think. Let us hope this sentence is brought to truth.
 

SAM LOVES PETER H (143)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 12:28 pm
AMEN !!! MAY GOD
BLESS US EVERYONE !!!
 

Penelope P (222)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 12:59 pm
Vikram 9/11 is said to be an inside job-the Arab revolution may be a Western move to change to more amenable figureheads without the cost of invasion,Osama Bin Laden AND lastly, Al Quaeda did not exist as a real threat before the FBI and CIA invented them and paid a debtor of Bin Laden's a huge sume of money to provide false evidence . The last is claimed by the BBC.
Most of this is on You Tube

Do these purporting facts change your way of thinking.?

Also do not forget that there have been over thirty peasant uprisings since Tienamin Square in China alone
the have been roundly crushed as were hundreds of peasant uprisings during the fifteenth,sixteenth,seventeenth and eighteenth century.


What got the British Revolution under Cromwell,the American Revolution and the French Revolution,and the Russian Revolution some success was that the upper classes took an interest in them and above all in the case of the American and the Russian Revolution foriegn forces at war with the country intervened.
Lenin was delivered by the country fighting R$ussia,Layfayette wasa major cause of the success of the American revolution and this was due to the French who were fighting the British

The British who were at loggerheads with the French when not at war with them also helped the French revolution by providing a refuge for people like Voltaire

It is not cut and dried- certainly we are what we think just as we are what we eat.
And certainly as you imply what we do proclaims what we really think and it is our own greed ,materialism,envy,emulation,avariciousness,pride and everything categorised as the "deadly sins" that have
got us all into the predicament we are in on a personal,national and global level.

And certainly there is the butterfly effect of small personal actions and thoughts that add up to the general welfare

However it may be questionable as to how much a change of mental paradigm changes things overall
 

Toni C (508)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 1:01 pm
Thank you, Vikram, for the great article... and everyone else for the great comments.! Changing one's way of thinking.. yes, can be a very difficult struggle for almost anyone. I know it was for me. It seemed it took a terribly long time to eliminate the negative, but it does work, if you're willing to work at it. The thing that's so hard for people to understand is... the only person you can change is yourself.
 

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 1:19 pm
Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela
 

M B (62)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 1:37 pm
thanks for the article !!
 

Glenda J (158)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 1:41 pm
Yes Indeed Vikram you are so right thank you for your sharing interest..
 

Julie Kirby (40)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 1:47 pm
Dawning of the age of Aquarius?
 

Vikram C (394)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 1:51 pm
Penelope, there will definitely be hidden secrets behind what we are told, however I feel that this is because of human weaknesses that can be overcome on the individual level. As Toni wisely said, it can be done even though it is very hard.

A revolution in the way we react to the world around us can make a difference IMHO.. :)
 

Jon Stewart (37)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 1:53 pm
Hopefully, as people around the world struggle and attain their initial goals of democracy, they will learn from the mistakes we are making here and now. The last thing the world needs is a global patchwork of plutocracies merely MASQUERADING as democracies.
 

Albert M (112)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 2:28 pm
Thank you Vikram and I agree
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Well known US medical doctor Dr Colin McDougall views it from a different angle. He recently wrote in his newsletter that political reform was not the primary reason for the North African and Middle East revolts. Rather their goal was to feed themselves and their families. 40% of the people of Egypt live on less than $2 a day and millions do not have enough to eat. World prices of basic staples have reached record levels and are beyond affordability for people on such incomes. Of course the people blame their autocratic and corrupt leaders for their predicament.

His proposed solution is threefold:
1) Controlling population
2) Increasing food productivity
3) Switching from a meat-based diet to a starch-based diet.

See http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2011nl/feb/hunger.htm
 

Mike S (86)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 2:39 pm
Noted and thank you Vikram.
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 3:28 pm
Noted with thanks. Freedom is so dear, dearest of all....we live on hope for all those who have no freedom....everyday is a life of shackles.
 

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Wednesday March 2, 2011, 3:29 pm
Noted, thanks Vikram.
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 3:37 pm
Noted. If we could all, each and every one of us, change the way we think, even a little at a time, the results of the problems we could solve can be amazing.
 

wooddragon xx (88)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 4:19 pm
Cheers Vikram...

May I quote:

The final human revolution will be one in which we surpass the barriers within ourselves. It is our greed, which has destroyed the environment. It is our lack of kindness and compassion, which keeps the world a cruel place to live in. It is our tolerance of hate, which leads to war. It is our inability to love, which leads to suffering.

I am up for the Human Revolution! Anyone coming for the ride??? :0)

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. ~Abraham Lincoln

Peace to you...
wooddragon
 

Michael Carney (217)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 4:29 pm
Noted, thanks Vikram...And I totally agree with what Ben wrote...But I'd like to add one more Country to the list he posted, The United States of America...I really believe that the way the Republicans are pushing our Country to another Revolution, and I think It's coming soon, we just cannot go along with the Republican/Tea Bagger/ Conservative Right Wing Christian, Agenda, they are trying to force down out throats...Somethings got to give, and I think it's coming soon...
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 4:55 pm
Noted.
 

Walter Firth (45)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 4:58 pm
Noted .Vikram thankyou for the post .I think it was Churchill who said"democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others that have been tried",it is not perfect but it is our best option. We can only hope that one day it will become worldwide.I think it was Voltaire who said"greater than the force of armies is the force of an idea that has come into its time".We can only hope that the idea of worldwide democracy has come into its time. Albert is away I agree with you most of the turmoil in the African continent stems from poverty and lack of food ,In the middle east from oppressive and brutal regimes. Ben there there are two Chinas,the Peoples Republic ,mainland China,which is authoritian and repressive ,and the Republic of China,the island of Taiwan,which is democratic.I can recommend Taiwan for a visit to witness what China should really be.
 

Melanie Clark (13)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 5:47 pm
Noted thanks.
 

Abo r (107)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 5:49 pm
Noted,Thank You Vikram.
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 6:15 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Trish K (93)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 6:20 pm
Maybe we can change the world if we change the way we think about the world. Thank You. Love & Peace
 

Marti Williams (170)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 6:54 pm
Thanks Vikram for a thoughtful article...
 

Ann L (15)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 7:05 pm
Thank you for the post Vikram. If we spent more time looking after the earth and less on all our own wants, we could indeed have peace for all Earth's inhabitants. One nation, should read ONE EARTH!
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 7:14 pm
Looks like the revolution has started here in the US again. After nearly a century of the middle class being at war for equity it looks like just maybe we'll get it.
 

Linda G (187)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 7:16 pm
Vikram, I thoroughly enjoyed your article. Much food for thought. I do believe that if we were all to weed out our negativity, intolerance and fear, this world would be a paradise. Whether humankind will ever achieve this is doubtful but not impossible. As you said, it begins with each one of us. And my heart is with all who strive to achieve freedom of expression, freedom to care for their families and freedom to worship or not as they please. As Ann Lafave says, we are one earth and I feel that it is our differences and diversity that weave a complex and beautiful tapestry.
 

pam w (139)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:19 pm
Thanks, as always, Vikram. I'm afraid the problem is as much groups wanting to change the thinking of OTHERS to reflect their own. How to counter that?
 

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:28 pm
Thank you Vikram I really enjoyed your article.
The only part
All that is needed is for each and every one of us, to earnestly find an answer to a fundamental question, “How can I change the way I think?”.

Animal activists are ahead of our times when it comes to compassion. We stand with those oppressed so I don't think any of us need to change our way of thinking:)
 

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:29 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Vikram because you have done so within the last week.
 

Eternal Gardener (734)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:38 pm
Noted.
 

Kim O (396)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 9:22 pm
Spammer nuked!!! Noted, thanks Vikram for the great article!!!
 

Robert O (12)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 9:55 pm
It's a domino effect and trust me there will no doubt be many more regimes to fall before the smoke clears entirely.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 11:35 pm
Thank you Vikram for the article which is an eye opener we have to bring change within our self and the way we think
 

Anna Smith (493)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 12:59 am
Great Article ! Noted..Thanks.
 

Krasimira B (175)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 12:59 am
The diskurs make the progress. Think with your own head! It's enough. But it is very, very difficult. It is very hard to be a person.

The way we think is dictated in the family, school, church, party clubs, in the army... - by the establishment and society. The thinking person is inconvenient and dangerous. Therefore the establishment and the corporations are against the middle class.
 

Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 1:15 am
So glad I checked in today! What a wonderful writing and thank you all for such thoughtful comments!

Can't speak for others but through horrifying adversity that I'd wish for no one, I have at times, been forced to make a clear choice between actively seeking peace within myself sometimes operating one foot in front of the other in an effort to just stay alive or simply go the much easier way that unfortunately numbs my humanity. It is because I know the difference that there really isn't a choice but even that knowledge is not enough all the time, at least for me. I need to find that little "extra" that persuades me to really look at what is. Most of the time, it's not my first choice.

Community, I don't like most people but find it rather easy when I'm in public to find commonalities with which we can agree. It takes effort and to be honest, the best I have found I can hope for is to be available when someone asks for my ear and to be an example of what I want to be, for my daughter.

I agree with you, Vikram, 100% The more aware of myself I can be, the more accessible I am for others. The rewards have been beyond anything I ever dreamed, and I've only received a glimpse.
 

wooddragon xx (88)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 2:16 am
Love your words locan sleeping-squirrel aka super hero!! :0)

There is a world out there were we are all living together peacefully sharing each others ideals and sharing each other's differences and loving them. I , my family and friends are living in that world now. I think it is how we all view others and their differences which causes conflcits. If you cannot change it, then change the way you feel about it in a positive way. Eventually, change will come about natually and you won't feel so conflicted. If we all were to all work together for that common goal, I believe the world would be a better place!

PS; No, I am not an old hippie - I am way to young to be of that era!!! ;0) - LOL

Peace and Love Man.... Woman/Child...
wooddragon
 

Julie Kirby (40)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 2:24 am
Changing the way you think or perceive an event can cause such less stress.... Now when the toilet overflows I'm grateful that I have indoor plumbing & a plunger...(most of the time:)
 

Sharon Balloch (127)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 2:59 am
I am an old hippie.. and I started the change with me.. I became a vegan.. I started using my water as if it was oil, not allowing any to go to waste. I think as long as there are those who do not have food and water I should never be wasteful. I want every child to be free and have enough to eat and a comfy bed to sleep in, until then I shall do the little things in my life to save this planet for them in hopes that some day it may pay off.

I think all Dictators and Governments should have to read all about the French Revolution... once a week just to keep it fresh in their minds.
 

Arild Warud (174)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 3:14 am
It makes me sick that so many people have to lose their lives,these dictators should leave peacefully.Thanks for the post Vikram.
 

Lika P (130)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 3:18 am
Thank you Vikram, and lets hope that we can use our social sites to bring people together. This is a great article about hope and human relations.
 

. (0)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 3:34 am
The next revolution? Hummmm

Would that be Armegeddon?
 

Agnes H (144)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 3:50 am
Thank you Vikram, this is a very good article although the trouble in the Middle East is still due to WWII. If the Jews weren't given part of the land where the Arabs lived we wouldn't have the wars with Israel and the Muslims (most Arabs) Now the Jewish people have their own land they won't intend to give it away again as Israel was their Promised Land! Thus the war in the Middle East.

As Penelope said El Qaeda was a fiction of probably the CIA and American Government as they needed a group with w Leader they could blame for 9/11 which was probably an inside job all the time, but now they could blame someone. But no one could find the building in the mountains, of which they had such a good picture knowing exactly where the entrance and exit were and even where they got the fresh air coming in from so that they could live underneath those mountains. No one could find this though, not even the British who had the expertise they got in Northern Ireland fighting against the IRA. They found NO El Qaeda! How convenient because now America got Britain into the Gulf War as well. They had an illegal group which even Khadaffi blames for the uprising of the people in his country, eventhough that isn't the truth.

WWII never finished but is slowly going into WWIII as far as I can see and believe, unless the countries where the people are being oppressed can fight it out in their own country amongst themselves and the government. What one of the comments mentioned, if the Republicans keep on going the way they are going a Revolution in the US might be highly likely as the people won't stand for that kind of opression. They are wise enough not to take it or accept it although a lot of people came to realize too late what a big mistake they made with choosing the Republicans. There are problems all over the world either manmade or Nature disasters like we had in Australia. The prices of food have skyrocketed because of the floods. A lot of people are living under the poverty line although compared to the rest of the world we're still better off because of the extra help we get of our government. But even here there are problems, maybe different to the rest of the world but problems we have, also due to America.
 

Ben Oscarsito (128)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 4:13 am
"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere"
(Nelson Mandela)
 

Kerrie G (116)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 4:16 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Vukan Simic (121)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 5:52 am
Thank you Vikram!
 

Melissa O (43)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 6:08 am
LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS WILL PREVAIL!

WE THE PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD WILL PREVAIL.

THE GOOD WILL PREVAIL.
 

John Y (67)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 6:13 am
Thanks for the article Vikram.
 

Natalie Away J (125)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 6:21 am
noted, thank you Vikram. It's crazy that so many people lose their lives because of some mad dictator, but let's be positive that this will start to change now.
 

Vikram C (394)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 8:08 am
Thank you all for your wonderful comments!! I think Pam and Krasmira have raised pertinent issues about how many times others force us to think the way they want us to think, or at least try to make us do so. In such circumstances all I can say it would be best to take the higher path and not get into endless arguments. Easier said then done..:)

Agnes. Thanks for your wonderful insight as always. Its a joy to know you on this forum!!

Locan, Julie, woodragon and the rest of you, I am so inspired by your elevated thoughts and messages.

Kathy you are so right about animal lovers. If you cannot love animals, how can you love humans..?
 

Lynn Carin (366)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 8:46 am
Thanks, Vikram!
 

Ryan Nixon (4)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 10:03 am
Good read. Thanks.
 

Mary P (157)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 11:17 am
Thanks Vikram, excellent article. We indeed are, what we think. We can, change our fears and hatred, to love and compassion, if we really change our thinking patterns. In Every heart there is love within; sadly its concealed by fear of others that are different externally; but little do we realize that our inner beings are, ALL, crying out, for the same life of peace, love and security.

Peace will come only, when, the Power of Love ,overcomes the Love of Power.

Blessings and love to all.
 

Genoveva M (328)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 11:19 am
Very interesting information, than you Vikram for sharing with us.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 11:44 am
Elevated thinking is never so effective as when it is combined with large numbers of people willing to take to the streets.
 

ANA MARIJA R (200)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 1:04 pm
Thank You Vikram, again!:)
 

Barbara W (342)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 3:29 pm
Thanks for posting this Vikram.. Please note what I've added since it goes hand in hand with the movement of today! Please put on your calenders and move to your friends..Thank you..

Saturday, March 19, 2011:
Resist the war machine!

8th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq
http://www2.answercoalition.org/site/Survey? SURVEY_ID=8062&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS
ANSWER: Survey - March 19 2011 Endorsement Form (National)
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A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism)
.
 

Barbara W (342)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 3:36 pm
If the link does not work this one should..
http://www2.answercoalition.org/site/Survey?SURVEY_ID=8062&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 6:56 pm
Noted , thank you !
 

Bill C (93)
Friday March 4, 2011, 3:52 am
Good comments. Good people. Thanks for forwarding, Vikram.
 

Julie Kirby (40)
Friday March 4, 2011, 5:05 am
Compassion is my favorite feeling...
 

Fareena Narine (58)
Friday March 4, 2011, 7:27 am
Thanks and noted
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 8:29 am
It will take a global revolution to purge national governments of the reactionary corporate drones who are presently leading humanity to the abyss. Our planet is presently teetering just past the edge; we are only one crisis away from global catastrophe. Otherwise, in a few centuries, there will be no one left to remember that our civilization was even ever here.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 10:04 am
noted and thank you.....i do have a few comments...of course i would.....when i hear revolution..i go to thinking "Boston Tea Party"...i know centuries ago, a very different time, but very similar issues involving individual rights and freedoms...one thing i have noticed and i think we all do this using a sort of verbal shorthand....we seem to use the word Muslim to mean a variety of different people.....when i think of osama, i think terrorist not Muslim...just because a few radicals have hi-jacked the Muslim religion doesn't mean that Muslims want to subvert individual freedoms. I find it rather despicable that these so called MEN (terrorists) are so manly that they choose to hide behind a peaceful religion, but this action shows them to be the cowards that they are. It is not the Muslim's that have ever been the problem as much as it has been the terrorists, the cowards, the ego-driven hate-filled radical terrorists who hide behind this peaceful religion. I'd just like all of us to get our terms correct. It is NOT the Muslim religion that caused the 911 attacks, but the cowardly men who choose to hide behind it. They might as well hide behind a child as a religion and I'd like us to do better. As for the revolution, I think we will see more as all people of the world have truly had enough idiocy from the "leaders" who have chosen to put their own greedy interests above the individual freedoms and rights of their people. I think we'll see more people in protest of their governments rather than less and it's long since past time that these evil monsters be booted out AND FORCED TO FORFEIT ALL THE MONEY THEY HAVE STOLEN FROM THEIR PEOPLE! No, these crooks should not profit from their evil deeds!
 

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Friday March 4, 2011, 11:42 am
Respect/protect all life forms, then we all win! We get what we put our attention on. What we resist will persist. Thanks Vikram.
 

Catherine Ignatowski (80)
Friday March 4, 2011, 3:49 pm
Noted. Man will never learn to live together in harmony because they'll never learn to accept that not everyone has the same opinion. It's sad. I wish that there could be world peace.
 

Nancy C (806)
Friday March 4, 2011, 5:46 pm
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” said the Buddha. If only humans could be satisfied with thought and transcendence rather than war.


 

Jill Vickerman (416)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 6:04 am
Thank you Vikram!
 

Ritva J (115)
Sunday March 6, 2011, 3:23 am
"Our thoughts define us" - so true! Thanks for the article. It has so many interesting points.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 7, 2011, 9:38 am
Thank you Vikram. I enjoyed reading your article. Greed is one of the most atrocious characteristic of a human being. It leaves no room for others. It doesn't refrain from destroying all that stands in its way of getting more. Greed is never satisfied. It doesn't know the meaning of the word contentment.
 

Edgar Zuim (47)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 4:23 am
Democracy and freedom ... are the key words. In a democratic society the responsibility must be divided among the people and government.
The insurgencies in North Africa shows that people no longer tolerate the dictatorship government, which castrates all the aspirations of a country.
Nobody supports for a long time, that their civil rights are violated. There will be a day when such intolerance violation of human rights becomes revolution, especially when they know that dictators enrich illicitly.
Democracy is a global trend? It is very difficult to answer because the paradigm change is too complicated for many people because we can not forget that those revolutions that are emerging in North Africa, there are many people loyal to the dictators who are ruling now. For a people who never lived in a democratic regime that is a cruel decision. I've lived with both systems in my country and I can say that nothing is more sacred than the freedom and right to express our thoughts.
 

Melody Aragorn (135)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 5:07 pm
Vikram You rock and your article too rocks!!Green Star to you!!
True..
Fact# It takes one to start a change..
Fact# It takes courage and strength to move it ahead
Fact# If Change is what we want then in the words of Gandhiji "Be the change one wishes to see""
Thank You..
 

Jenny Dooley (830)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 10:52 am
Bravo, Vikram!
Noted and shared.
 

Nancy C (806)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:40 pm
imagine
 

. (0)
Thursday March 31, 2011, 4:23 pm
yes imagine
 

Barbara W (342)
Thursday March 31, 2011, 4:47 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Dandelion because you have done so within the last week.
 

Barbara W (342)
Thursday March 31, 2011, 5:15 pm
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.

Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!

Soren Kierkegaard
http://www.iep.utm.edu/kierkega/
 
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