by Sharon Lee Davies-Tight
Segment of A PLAN FOR THE PLANET
- If you think everybody should like you because you’re gay, or black, or Jew etc., then when somebody doesn’t like you, you’ll blame your sexual orientation, color or religion, instead of looking to your own behavior as a possible or probable cause.
- What seems prejudicial to one may not seem prejudicial to another.
- You don’t have to admit to having a disease, disorder or disability; none of them are crimes.
- I don’t have to worry about what’s going to happen down the road, if I concern myself with what I’m doing right now.
- If you can’t figure out what a sign means, and given that you think it’s a sign, don’t worry about it; God will find another way to sign to you. God does know all things, but not all things all at once. God makes mistakes, just as we do. I get a kick out of people who say the Pope is infallible. If God isn’t infallible, then neither is the Pope.
- Dangling carrots you’ll never get, while beating you with sticks? No thank you Hillary. I don’t like to be beaten with carrots or sticks. The line of difference always blurs.
- Strong individuals produce strong groups. However, the responsibility does not lie solely with the individual. It is the responsibility of the group dynamic to respect each individual’s right to develop at their own pace, using their unique talents and gifts to advance their own selves and the group in positive, forward moving ways. No one can be left out.
- Discipline is the key to all success, and corruption is the flaw that ultimately undermines that success, if not checked.
- Contribution cannot, nor should it, be measured or rated. A paralyzed person confined to a bed continues to make a contribution to all of the lives who encounter him or her. A brain dead person makes a contribution to all life by forcing us to demonstrate the compassion we feel, by compassionately being their bridge to a new life in the beyond.
- Senator John McCain negated his own torture bill by inserting ‘reserving the right’ to do just that. Once again, the tortured became the torturer. It’s time for John McCain to return to the Senate and fight passionately for the cause he became destined to fight. On the other hand, maybe the one who has experienced torture isn’t the best one to be fighting against it. Why should he keep reliving the nightmare? Let others who haven’t been tortured do that. Romanticizing torture, making it a badge of honor, is not unlike the suicide bombers who become martyrs.
- If three hundred million Americans are ready to sacrifice their lives for the tenuous state of Israel that was formed out of a holocaust against the Palestinian people, a holocaust that continues every day with no end in sight, a tenuous state that imprisons millions of people in Camp Gaza and Camp West Bank, then I say Israel already has a state and everybody living in it calls themselves Americans.
- The American Jews need to stop acting oppressed when they’re not. The American Africans need to stop calling themselves slaves, when they’re not. Both groups dim the cries of other oppressed groups, and enslave a nation and a world by screaming about their own past that is over. Neither the NAACP nor the Anti-Defamation League engage in any meaningful long term efforts to facilitate the freedom of other groups or individuals. There’s no time like now to start.