Mother’s Day and Random Thoughts
One can chart the ethics of this country’s history by comparing the intial thought behind a ‘Mother’s Day’ and the current environment. It’s truly sad that the intial concern behind the Mother’s Day Proclamation has been totally lost in the culture of this country.
"First I want to play an excerpt of a short film by Robert Greenwald called Mother’s Day for Peace. It features a dramatic reading of Julia Ward Howe’s “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” which was written in 1870 protesting the carnage of the Civil War"
From the 1920 "Mark of Zorro" movie produced by Douglas Fairbanks:
"Oppression -by it’s very nature- creates the power that crushes it.
A champion arises -whether it be a Cromwell or someone unrecorded-
He will be there.
He is born."
(Had an actor named Walt Whitman in it BTW)
"In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you" – Matthew 7:12
"None of you truly believe until he desires for his brother what he desires for himself" – Prophet Mohammed
"Do not do to others what would cause you pain if done to you" – Hinduism
"Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful" – Buddhism (Udma-Vargas 5:18)
"What is hateful to you do not do to your neighbor" – Judaism – "This is the whole Torah; all the rest is commentary" -Talmud,Shabbar 31a
Obviously, the ‘leaders’ of our country and others -even those that are supposedly ‘religious’ States- who profess and act out their ‘religious’ convictions ignore the spiritual lessons inherent in their religion.