Truth is such a rare quality,
a stranger so seldom met in
this civilization of fraud,
that it is never received freely,
but must fight its way into the world.
- Professor Hilton Hotema
Historian and author of The Lost Wisdom of the Ancient Masters
and dozens of other books.
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This is a voice over recording a dear friend of mine created using a piece I wrote. He’s an amazingly talented person. He made my writing seem so much more interesting. Would love to read your thoughts on this.
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I was recently watching the movie, V for Vendetta. I’ve seen it several times already, but felt like watching it again. I must say, the experience was so new and amazing. It was like watching a movie I’d never seen before. Given all the things that are going on, it was strange to see our culture and world being played out in a movie that is a few years old. Even more frightening is the accuracy to which it conveyed the ideas contained.
I meditatively walked away with a phrase from the movie. Ideas are bullet proof. I thought about that deeply and realized the truth of the statement. As a woman of color who knows the history of brown people around the world, I can see this notion played out around the globe. Our interactions throughout the centuries gives credence to its validity. This country tries to destroy every vestige of freedom we hold dear, yet, its only recourse in the end is force. Why? Because ideas cannot be destroyed. They cannot be gunned down or atom bombed away. They can’t be given sedatives to make them incoherent. They can’t be degenerated through ever more clever means…our food, water and air.
Ideas are bullet proof. They outlast us, even as empires rise and fall. Ideas are the foundation of our human existence. They are the first creation…the thought made manifest. Ideas are the epitome of the phrase, in the beginning.
The movie clearly showed that when all is said and done, our government should fear us, not we fearing our government. And that is because the will of the masses, the ideas we hold dear, in the end, will spring forth and transform our nations.
We’ve forgotten the power of ideas. And the power of believing in them. As… Continue reading