Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Here Comes November again and the Politicians are 'Mud-Sliding' Each other.

  There is an old believe that, every generaation preserve its values by passing it down to its young ones  both formal and informal way. Every November there is an election either to elect community, city, municipal State or National representatives and this November is not any any different. The only thing that sets this year's election apart from its predesors is that more money is spent by politicians attacking each other, than any time in the past. Instead of telling us what they will do if voted into office, they are telling us how their opponents are not good for us. And they do it by any means neccersary, through  TV,radio,newspaper, internet and of course by sending it to our homes  through the postal services.  Some of this attacks are lies, others half truths and some small part of it is true. Why cant we go back to the way things were done in the past  where election is about, what and how an individual is going to serve the people that elected them into office? is that the kind of values we want to live our young people who are learning  what this politicians are doing to each others careers through all the tools they have available?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Celebrating Aseel Asleh and Mahatma Ghandi

  October 2nd, means a lot to many people, to those of us who consider ourselves to be  part of the Seeds of peace (extended )family, we remember a young man: Ten years ago a 17 year  young Palestinian peace activist was shot by the Israeli police, as he took part in a peace protest.
  To the world, its the  birthday of Mahatma  Gandhi, the creator of the modern day peace protest. For me the  life of this  gentlemen teaches  one thing, you can never go wrong with peaceful protest , its the answer to many of the problems our world face today from Russia to Rwandan and from Brunei to Brazil all we need is  People like Aseel and Gandhi to lead and the rest of us will follow, even though they are not here with us, they both left behind blue prints of their lives for us to follow. Aseel in the form of a letter he sent to his friends  he met at  the Seeds of Peace Camp and Gandhi in the form of many of the writings he left behind and they both lived by what they believed in.  Please click here to see a video of Aseel's letter read by Peace activists from all over the world in many languages
   And my promise to  Aseel and Gandhi is I will continue to share their stories and their philosophies to many young people  I cross paths with in my life  and I hope you will do same , lets  celebrate their lives for generations to come.

 Quote of the Day
“Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong” Gandhi

 In memory of Aseel  I change the name of this Blog from 'My Thoughts' to  'Peaceful Thoughts'