Something Special

Hello World,

Something very exciting happened on Thursday. I was able to do something incredible:

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I am mid-speech with the UN Ambassador of India. The whole encounter was enlightening and he answered every question I had.

To keep my quote record in tow let’s interject this:

“You may say i’m a dreamer, but i’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” -John Lennon

I believe Law is sacred and those in the UN strive for peace (and a more consistent balance) between many cultures and nations. I was lucky enough to be able to ask Mr. Puri what his stance on the Central African Republic was. The mass genocide has warranted the influence of the AU to introduce peacekeepers; however, the UN is considering whether to intervene. His stance was that “When you are in a room where people are shouting, it doesn’t resolve the issue to add more people who are all competing to be heard.” And that the situation will be monitored closely.

Peace is not circumstantial, I believe it is a possibility. Whether it will be reached through the education of our youth with the Amala Foundation, or through the peace corps. I believe as John Lennon says that the world can live as one, and I will be keeping an eye on the CAR issues to see how they develop.

Good night world,

BTB

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Let’s make the World a better place.

Hello World,

Sometimes life can feel a little dull and I hope that that this video improved your day a little more.

Let’s look at the politics today and throw in the word Pacifism. More specifically: anti-war movements.

The IPB (International Peace Bureau) has existed for almost two-centuries. In 2014 it will be appearing at the Sarajevo Peace Event. It will be a fascinating meeting as it marks the 100 years since World War I.

Consider this:

“The American People ask, and legitimately so, why should we carry the heavy burden to ensure international peace and stability. You also profit from it, so you should also take your share in the burden. That’s Secretary Gate’s message. I share that message.” -Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

Re-introducing the “Out of the Box” ideal: also perfectly supports Rasmussen’s ideals.

My message for today is to consider whether World Peace relies on Politicians or People?  another quote to consider is:

“Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Fight.”- Civil War Southern Opposition

We could refer to economic stability, political tension, and it would be easy to pull up a plethora of examples where the poor are dying whilst the rich bank checks; however, I would like to focus on Christmas during World War I as much as I hate linking to Wikipedia (it probably won’t happen again.) But the existence of peace in the middle of such an awful event is truly inspirational. Where the Rich man’s war was not relevant.

To relate this all to the Train video: people have the power to improve other’s days.

Have a good night,

BTB.

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Changes

Dear World,

Consider this:

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”- Barack Obama

Who do we consider to be great? I know that Leonardo Da Vinci was commissioned to create the Mona Lisa today. Was he considered great then, as much as now? Is our fascination with Greatness left in a tangled mess among the dead and gone. We consider those of today to have potential for change. Yet we put a lot of pressure on the future to perform. If we consider Boserup’s theory of how we will be prepared for the trials and tribulations of tomorrow: she suggests that innovation must continually be considered.

So let’s look at the innovations of today:

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And This one too:

cheapsatteliteThe Robo-Bug and The Satellite Box are fascinating innovations that make the world more accessible. It could be argued that they could be used for good and bad, but for the sake of innovation they both are examples of nano-tech. We did not know until recently that this technology would be readily available for consumers.

I believe that Obama’s quote is correct , that we need to work on change now. Self determination plays a huge role in World Politics: Be able to support yourself before you support others. Socially this makes sense but with the ever changing state of affairs it easy to lose oneself.

Although, I will consolidate that this is not necessarily awful.

 

 

Impressive?

Good Night World,

BTB.

 

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Enduring Love

Dear World,

When was the last time you looked at the world and considered:

“God’s Love may take the form of wrath. It can show itself to us as a calamity. This is the difficult lesson it has taken me a lifetime to learn.” -Ian McEwan, Enduring Love

During extraneous periods of pain we often become the victims of those who conspire to attack your faith. Your faith may not rely with a God: It may rely on many, the balance of power, or even the stock markets. As terrible as it sounds, faith can be made quantifiable. Looking at this quote by Ian McEwan he uses God as being outside of the box. Politically, our suspended belief in Society has been an ever-lasting spiral into the condemned. Yet, how many of us have looked outside the box and rediscovered your faith?

I believe today is a prime day to do that. This link will take you to National Eradicating Poverty day: despite the government shutdown and unrest overseas, the UN has reduced poverty by half.

Big TNC’s such as Coca-Cola bring a little humour and stupidity back into the world:

I hope this improves your day that little bit more, because I believe that faith can be found outside the box, what the world focuses on in the media, and what is right in front of us.

Until next time World,

All the Best,

BTB

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World Politics and Feminism!

Dear World,

As always, I was keeping one ear to the ground and I heard a stampede. I am shocked and horrified that people can be so disrespectful towards women. To build on this I also discovered this gem. To summarize the first article: he (Matt Forney) believes that women should be insecure because men do all the “real jobs.” The other article refers to both Men and Women in Japan seeing matrimony and child-making as “game over.”  

This is insane! I believe the feminists are wrong, the anti-feminists are wrong, and not having sex isn’t the answer to everything! Why is everyone resulting to the extremes? You, Matt Forney, you will find that a large majority of men do not have “real jobs” they are as much of a part as the Service industry as Women! Japan, I understand the pressure to always be optimal, exponential, and successful. I hope that there will be a day when your bosses do not “relinquish you” when you commit your life to another person. 

I have neglected to add a quote until this point because I cannot stress how significant taking a step down from both extremes is. I believe in fifty years sexism will be as taboo as racism. It will probably still exist but instead rely on your humanity to consolidate your image of a person. Often I can be shy and stutter– I thought my stammer was gone until I arrived in college. Yet I am still here, tripping over my two feet being confident that I can do better. Feminists, take a hike. This one is on me today, your role in World Politics can be admiral. I’m sure if Hillary Clinton is elected it will be a “huge step for women-kind.” I should let you know that I will rely on my qualitative reasoning and claim myself as an a-sexualist: who will never judge someone on their gender. 

“Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it.” – Frances Wright

 

Sorry World, 

Until next time,

BTB

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Let’s make it Right.

“We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.” – Will Rogers

Hello World,

Today is currently ending on the East Coast. To those in the West, enjoy the next few hours. In 1964 the 31st President Herbert Clark Hoover died. He was in office at the beginning of the Great Depression, he was also a millionaire, he also owned six silver mines. Hoover lost favour with the public because he did not want the people to rely on the state. 

Some may say he made the right decision and others may say he didn’t recognize the rights of others. I am not referring to the rights that are listed in the constitution, I am referring to the Universal Human Rights he denied many Americans dignity and security as they lost their jobs, their savings, and their homes. Yet is this still the case in the World today?

I believe you as well as many others will agree that we have many unattended issues that rot in a locked box in a filing cabinet in a toilet stall in the basement of an abandoned building with a sign on the door saying “beware of the leopard.” For intentions sake I did not recount the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy verbatim. I would like to believe as the Improbability Drive makes more improbable things happen we see more rights being protected positively. 

 

Good night world. 

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How many want in and how many want out.

“A simple way to take a measure out of a country is to look how many people want in… and how many want out.” Tony Blair

Dear World,

Today my mind chanced upon illegal immigration. As an immigrant myself I am always faced with stereotypes and hard hitting facts that “hit home.”

So I took a look at “home” and how it deals with illegal immigration and I came across this picture:

From The Guardian, depicting how England is combating illegal immigration

From The Guardian: How England is combating illegal immigration

This is my home country’s method of dealing with illegal immigration. Sending vans around London with pictures of handcuffs,  statistics of recent arrests, and fine print at the bottom offering support if you turn yourself in for deportation.

I am disgusted with the Tory approach to illegal immigration: there is always a plethora of reasons why people end up in the UK. Whether it is for safety, security, or opportunity that is not available in their “home country.” Home is where the heart is: if your home is Sierra Leone and you were a child soldier or a Jew in Nazi Germany it is understandable why you cannot stay in your home. Yet when people look at immigration today, they believe that immigrants take away jobs. Instead of threatening to send them home, society should offer them a shoulder to integrate with society efficiently.

Despite Tony Blair’s history, he is correct to assert that if there is an influx of people into a country it is powerful and influential. If people are leaving, then it suggests they cannot support their citizens.

I am hesitant to see the next steps that the English take with regards to immigration. Will they favour the BNP’s viewpoint, or will they open their gates again?

All the best,

BTB

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