May 15, 2008

Human Rights


"I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream -- a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man's skin determines the content of his character; a dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity; the dream of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of the human personality."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



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"Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighboring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free."
- The Dalai Lama

15 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

Beautiful blog..Ah, human nature and our flaws..It is amazing what greed has done to this earth..We can change it, one person at a time..something I always told the girls.

Sarah McBride said...

great blog today Miss Diva.
i agree with rosebud, one person at a time. Hopefully I can be one of those people who helps change it.

Victoria said...

Beautiful post.
And yes, all of our individual actions, from how we treat each other on a daily basis, what we consume, how we vote, what we teach to our children, what we take, and what we contribute back... all of this and so much more, if done in the spirit of universal love instead of greed, will hopefully pave the road to a better world.

I am so sad at how we, as a nation, have backslid so horrifically with this last administration, I pray we turn things around very soon.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

a dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity

Powerful words all around but this just struck a chord with me today. Rosebud is right and if all of us as "one person" came together we would have the nation of people Dr King dreamed about.

Hey Harriet said...

Great words. Great pics to go with the great words. Great post to promote a great cause.

willow said...

Beautiful and thought provoking post.

Sandra Evertson said...

Beautiful! Yes!
Sandra Evertson

picciolo said...

if only the whole world could read your post charmaine
: )

Karine said...

Lovely post.

Fog and Thistle said...

Wonderful message to put out there.

Mrs.French said...

Inspiring and perfect for times such as these.

Sweet Repose said...

As five-fingered humans, we are all the same.
Douglas Spotted Eagle

Why can't we see this, is it so hard?
sharon

Octavine Illustration said...

lovely post. and gorgeous tributes to great humans.

Lisa B. said...

Beautiful words! Thanks!

Vintage Sue said...

Thanks so much for speaking out!!! I'm with ya, sister! XOX