I HAVE A DREAM
Updated: Jan 22, 2018
January 15th, 2017 marked the 36th year of a Federal Holiday celebrating the exemplary life and man Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. He was an activist for civil rights for nearly 15 years before his death and then it took another 13 years for his name and his powerful message to be recognized and yet still to this day many people in our country struggle to heed his powerful message of unity and peace!
I was so inspired by all quotes and post people were making about #MLK this last Monday and was struck by one quote in particular saying this;
"Time itself becomes an ally of the forces of SOCIAL STAGNATION. We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do DO RIGHT".....
Wow this hit me deeply because this was a man not only paving the way for civil rights, but for the #evolving of the human race and our world at large. How powerful the words Social Stagnation and the time is always right to do right. So in essence it is always the time for social, ecological, and environmental evolvement and change for what is #RIGHT! I do believe that we woller in social stagnation, an"ignorance is bliss" mentality blind to the many truths that we face in our society.
"Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability"
The evolution of our society has not happened because everyone just waited around for things to change, no in fact it was all because of courageous people like Martin Luther King and the many others who didn't wait on the sidelines but who fought like warriors for what they believed in, for what they believed to be right. I hear the statement so often that "oh it takes time, things will change over time" but i believe that it takes right now to make a #change, this moment!
I also recently came across an amazing article about a women named Rachel Carson, the second female hired to work for the Fish and Wildlife Service. She was a marine biologist, author, and nature lover who wrote publications for the the government agency. She focused her writing mainly on conservation, natural resources and scientific research. After WWII, Rachel was enormously disturbed by the profligate use of synthetic chemical pesticides and the felt she had to warn the public of the detrimental uses so she wrote the book "Silent Spring" in which she challenged the practice of agricultural science stating the dangers of pesticides to nature as well as four chapters on the effects to humans including cancer.
She also accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation and public officials of accepting industry claims uncritically. She challenged the government as she promoted a change in the way we view the natural world. She was met with incredible resistance. She was attacked by the chemical industry stating she was a communist and threatened lawsuits against her. She was called an alarmist by the government and any ally to the chemical industry. Yet she was courageous and defended the truth and soon her NON SILENCE rallied awareness in the public eye. In 1963 she testified in congress to pass laws and policies to protect human health and the environment.
#RachelCarson died of breast cancer in 1964, two years after her book was published, but her legacy and her powerful voice for change propelled the ban of #DDT. The Environmental Protection Agency was created and the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act laws were passed. In 1980 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and her homes are considered national historic landmarks.
I'm so #grateful for these #courageous human beings standing loyally and undoubtedly firm in their beliefs for truth and what is right. They are powerful examples for everyone to not sit around in SOCIAL STAGNATION waiting for things to change but to have the courage to stand up and be the change. We can all be examples of this. We practice our rights everyday to stand for what we believe in and what we know to be true.
I too want to stand for and practice the things I believe in. I hope to be a voice of change and awareness for equality of humankind, for organic and sustainable agriculture and living, for cultural awareness and sobriety, for environmental awareness and connection to the natural world, and above all, peace and love.
I hope that you all will join me in standing for truth and the #evolutionary progression of forward walking into a better future for we are all connected to everyone and everything.