Island Mentality

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God help you if men find you sexy, at least I’m not in Egypt, or India, or a Muslim country

That’s why I give thanks that I live in Britain. And that we are not steeped in pre-biblical traditionalism

That I wasn’t given away after my first period, to a strange family to begin breeding, cooking and cleaning for people I’d never met before, without my permission

And so my concerns are that with allowing so many eastern-immigrant and third-world countrymen into Britain without any kind of social, cultural, educational, orientational, integrational introductions…

As in a ‘heads-up’ concerning the Celebration of the emancipation and protection for women already domiciled in the United Kingdom

That they may bring with them their limited beliefs and a general disregard for women as lowly subservient, second-class citizens

Whom in their mind’s eye amount to nothing more than an object, or a possession

Bound by loyalty to centuries-old religious doctrines and cultural traditions, that without the proper preparation, adjustment, or decompression, that we as a nation risk application, maybe even transgression

Unless a nationwide awareness of feminism is acquired, an understanding that a deep respect for the independence and equality of women and girls, is already well established in the United Kingdom

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gender equal opportunity or representation The Truth About Feminism – Gender equal opportunity and representation – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/janelle-ann-mccarthy/feminism-exposed_b_6781340.html
  • feminism
  • ˈfɛmɪnɪz(ə)m/
  • noun
  • noun: feminism
    1. the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
    1. synonyms: the women’s movement, the feminist movement, women’s liberation, female emancipation, women’s rights; More

       
  • Origin, late 19th century: from French féminisme

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For as a nation we’ve come so far since the 1970’s innuendo days of: Benny Hill and Carry On Camping‘ 

Of not being allowed to wear trousers to school, or having to learn home economics, with shorthand and typing

Now women have ‘equal opportunity‘ to be who they want to be

The equal right to an education and gainful employment. The right to drive a car, show ones face, wear a mini-skirt, drink a beer and choose ones own faith

The right to fall in love and make ones own partnership choices, and-or mistakes

The right to decide whether or not one wants to procreate

And also the right to say: “No! I’d rather have a career actually,

Than give my life over to bringing up a family”

And it has absolutely nothing to do with Race or Religion

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race or religion

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It’s to do with how a male-dominated society regards, or disregards women

And how highly a woman regards or disregards her own self, and whether she is supported to devolop critical thinking and expand her skills

For when in England one is encouraged to behave like the proverbial educated English gentleman. Rather than the misogynist, sadist, controller, or narcissist

One is taught to temper ones own ego, and not become seduced by advertising illusions, aesthetics, or the Hollywood innuendo

Or bound by prehistoric male-supremacist conditioning

For it’s all about respecting oneself enough to respect other people, including ‘Women and Children’

(As well as young people, the elderly, the disabled, the unemployed, the LGBTQ’s community, the natural world and the animal kingdom)

Somehow, the World’s multi-cultures need to re-establish a balance of communal union. Like yin and yang, a complimentary co-operation

Empowered individual nations with their own unique identities, operating as a collective

So that this blue dot in the middle of infinity, can function. As a whole planet, starting with unlimited access to education

For both boys and girls, all men, and all women

To make better informed choices

So that women from under-developed countries, or dysfunctional families, can enter the work-place and support themselves without dependency upon a husband

Because do we really need even more new-born babies, when we already have so many displaced, unwanted or orphaned children?

When by the year 2024 the world population is predicted to have reached 8 billion?

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And for the first time, through the use of a And for the first time, through the use of a “probabilistic” statistical method, the Science paper establishes a range of uncertainty around its central estimate-9.6 billion Earthlings in 2050, 10.9 billion by 2100. There’s an 80 percent chance, the authors conclude, that the actual number of people in 2100 will be somewhere between 9.6 and 12.3 billion.

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What we need are free drop-in classes in English (the world’s Esperanto) and maths as this is necessary for the daily influx of new people, to bring everyone who may have missed out up to the same level

And community crèche facilities so that women can utilise their educations and have families without sacrificing their careers

Because the common illusion is that Britain can go back to how it once was, when it was great, when women stayed at home and only the men went out to work but Britain can never go backwards, it can only move forwards

We can’t go back in time, to a time when there was less world-crisis, less war, and less diversity, for there is more now than ever before, and pretending it’s not out there wont make it magically disappear

For only social inclusion can accommodate diversity

And only Peace is sustainable

And actually it’s all about taking responsibility and allowing individuality

It is about connecting with an inner-emotional intelligence that respects the Natural World, and all life, including women and children, as necessary, equal and complimentary

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social inclusion

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For where we are now, is where we are now, it just is what it is. There is no going back to some nostalgic idealist memory, days of a former glory, we can only move forwards from here on in

And Britain is a tiny island, where the majority of its people are still clinging onto illusory memories of an empire long gone

Still with no effective measures in place for expansion, or cultural and social integration

You’d think we’d have figured that out by now seeing as we have such a long history since Roman Times, of immigration

But we’ve reached ‘crunch point’ and we literally can’t move forwards until such time we have a more progressive approach in place, that is humanitarian,

Otherwise ‘The Extinction Rebellion’ will not be the only rebellion

What is needed is a more integrated vision to assist ‘World Peace’

With more elevated thinkers in charge who can seek wise council

Without ulterior motive such as seeking financial gain, status-elevation, power, control or fame

Who are not singularly profit-orientated, but profit hand-in-hand with ecologically sustainable communities and futures. Built on humanitarian values

Repairing the family unit… But alas, is unlikely while the country’s decisions are fear-based and greed-driven

And not while Britain is so busy dis-integrating its once unified kingdom and exiting the European Union

For fear separates and love unites

Today the UK no longer stands united with Scotland or Ireland, and Britain’s dis-united Kingdom, whose majority vote to leave the EU initiated the crash of the GB£ overnight

It took two World Wars and 71 years to build the European Union

And I’m wondering how Britain can still be so Great? Having fractured the concept of social inclusion in preference of class segregation, by dismantling the NHS and making education inaccessible…. but maybe it’s not too late…?

To redefine the meaning of unity beyond the boundaries of the European community

Utilise this as an opportunity, to build global unity, turning ignorance around

Before the destablisation of the GB Pound drives our country even deeper into the ground

Because Britain is not a separate entity, no one country is, nor, no one person an island

Everything and everyone is inextricably interconnected, because separation is an illusion, a construct of the mind

For we are still one blue planet in the middle of infinity with nowhere else to go

This is ‘home‘, and therefore ‘Unity Consciousness‘ is the only way forwards, individuals as a collective, together

The left hemisphere of the brain cooperating with the right hemisphere

Northern hemisphere of the globe cooperating with the Southern hemisphere

And I don’t really see how the planet’s global ecological issues can be resolved individually

Only collectively, as a Whole Earth, One Planet, spinning through time and space

And what the planet needs is the united love and consideration of all her inhabitants in order to survive, otherwise no amount of referendums or exits are going to make a difference

And not unless the exploitation of the planet’s resources as a saleable commodity for profit and gain is a concept that is laid to rest

For eg: only ten to twenty thousand lions in the wild left!

What we should be doing is regarding the sustainability of Nature as the way forwards to invest, for without nature we are nothing!

And how is the disunion of Britain and the dissolution of the EU going to help the dwindling population of the Lions, and the Rhinos, or the elephants, or the Limas, and the bees, and all the other endangered species…

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Plus the en-mass deforestation, at the rate of two football pitches per second, we lose an area the size of New Jersey every year, to consumerism, (all trees are agents of anti-pollution, a major source of oxygen, and their roots also lock in moisture into the land)

And what about the two plastic islands the size of Texas, known as The Great Pacific Garbage Patches, one for the West and one for the East?

  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also known as the Pacific trash vortex, spans waters from the West Coast of North America to Japan. The patch is actually comprised of the Western Garbage Patch, located near Japan, and the Eastern Garbage Patch, located between the U.S. states of Hawaii and California.  
  • These areas of spinning debris are linked together by the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone, located a few hundred kilometers north of Hawaii. This convergence zone is where warm water from the South Pacific meets up with cooler water from the Arctic. The zone acts like a highway that moves debris from one patch to another. 

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And the bottled water industries and water exports of natural underground water tables, (no clean drinking water by 2025):

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  • It is commonly assumed that the world’s water supply is huge and infinite. This assumption is false. Available fresh water represents less than half of 1 percent of the world’s total water stock. The rest is sea water, or inaccessible in ice caps, ground water and soil. Crucially, this supply is finite.

water-pollution-facts

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And fishless oceans by 2048, where fish mistake degraded plastic for planton to feed on, and also of which there are 500+ toxic ‘Deadzones’ caused by animal sewage from factory farms, (instead of closed-loop farms), piped directly into the sea (instead of being used as fertilizer on crops), where nothing can live or grow:

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  • Overfishing, habitat loss, climate change (yes), and pollution are driving numbers of most species into a faster and faster decline.
  • Everything in the ocean plays a vital role – think of it like the greatest balancing act ever, and everything involved depends on everything else to stay in sync.
  • “A large and increasing proportion of our population lives close to the coast,” said Worm. “The loss of services such as flood control and waste detoxification can have disastrous consequences.” As creatures that walk on land, we need the ocean pretty damn badly. But, “if biodiversity continues to decline,” says Beaumont, “the marine environment will not be able to sustain our way of life. Indeed, it may not be able to sustain our lives at all.”

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And a massive hole in the Ozone, of which methane pollution is more problematic than emissions from all transportation combined, which also lingers in the atmosphere for up to 150 yrs, etcetera, etc.

Climate experts say that the annual Antarctic ozone hole has expanded to a larger size compared to last year, but that it is no cause for panic Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Climate experts say that the annual Antarctic ozone hole has expanded to a larger size compared to last year, but that it is no cause for panic Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Not forgetting the space junk that’s colliding, exploding and falling to Earth, (no it wasn’t a comet)

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  • All human-made space objects result from the near-5000 launches since the start of the space age. About 65% of the catalogued objects, however, originate from break-ups in orbit – more than 240 explosions – as well as fewer than 10 known collisions. Scientists estimate the total number of space debris objects in orbit to be around 29 000 for sizes larger than 10 cm, 670 000 larger than 1 cm, and more than 170 million larger than 1 mm.Any of these objects can cause harm to an operational satellite. For example, a collision with a 10 cm object would entail a catastrophic fragmentation of a typical satellite, a 1 cm object will most likely disable a spacecraft and penetrate the International Space Station shields, and a 1 mm object could destroy subsystems. Scientists generally agree that, for typical satellites, a collision with an energy-to-mass ratio exceeding 40 J/g would be catastrophic. Source – http://www.forbes.com/sites/jillianscudder/2016/01/06/astroquizzical-space-debris/#5cc7326f3ec6

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While everyone is just worrying and thinking about themselves, as we steadily turn our beautiful Planet Earth, our Garden of Eden, into a living hell

All our nations including the UK, the USA and European countries have been built on corruption and lies, that’s nothing new but surely in order to move forwards, these systems need restructuring with new improved values, so that they work in better more flexible ways, rebuilding them from the inside, bolting on each new section of the vision as one goes along… Thinking global not local

For when one votes from the perspective of ‘the self’ without taking into consideration the future of the collective, (ie) the whole nation, and how our nations effect other nations, and how everything is inter-connected just like the ecosystem, the unexpected and the unanticipated happens

Personally what I feel is needed are more active women in the community, who think and act like Jo Cox, from a humanitarian perspective, who live normal lives yet go the extra mile

It’s got nothing to do with lending one’s allegiance to a ‘Red’, ‘Green’ or ‘Blue’ party, competing just creates more division, it’s time now to try co-operation, and cross-party negotiation

Because it’s more to do with uniting one’s inner-self with the Energy of all creation to develop a softer internal dialogue and in turn cultivating self-love and self-worth, from a perspective of compassion, acceptance, forgiveness and tolerance, thus becoming whole on the inside, in order to contribute to the collective whole planet on the outside, making a difference by fulfilling one’s true potential

Integrity begins from within

Just like Peace and Unity begins within one’s own cranium

 

Peace Keeper

Peace Keepers

The integration of Women

As complimentary, unique and necessary

Is the mark of a civilised society

Providing protection and care, education and opportunity

Countries, nations or persons who persist in the subjugation of women

May not be considered as anything other than barbarian

And therefore underdeveloped, never to be taken seriously

By the community, or the super-powers of the West

For ‘social exclusion’ lacks ‘emotional intelligence’

And cannot be trusted as ‘Peace Keepers’

For Peace brings prosperity

Within a nation and between nations

Negation of ones own species can only be self-defeating, ultimately

Through a fundamental refusal to evolve

And indeed is all about cultivating greater self-respect

For the more one respects oneself

The more respect and compassion one has for everyone, and everything else

Women are people too

If we are going to see real development in the world then our best investment is Women

If we are going to see real development in the world then our best investment is Women

Written in response to Channel 4’s critically acclaimed foreign affairs series ‘Unreported World’ – ‘The Making of Egypt: Sex, Mobs and Revolution’, where men are being paid to sexually harass women at political demonstrations so that they wont take part and wont have a voice, and also where young women are regularly chased down streets and gang raped because young men, (even young educated men from well off families), believe that it is their right if they cant afford to get married, blaming their sexual urges upon how young and desirable a woman looks to them :: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/unreported-world/articles/the-making-of-egypt-sex-mobs-and-revolution

And in India where women are also considered to be sexual prey as in the recent Jyoti Singh Pandey case :: Pictures of the beautiful young Joyti here ::

MORE INFORMATION

India gang-rape: Five suspects charged in Delhi (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20896031

Verma committee flooded with suggestions on rape (News One India)
http://news.oneindia.in/2012/12/26/verma-committee-flooded-with-suggestions-on-rape-1120658.html

India’s ‘rape culture’ can be changed: women authors (Hindustan Times)
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Books/Chunk-HT-UI-BooksSectionPage-LiteraryBuzz/India-s-rape-culture-can-be-changed-Women-authors/Article1-984318.aspx

Activists woe low conviction rate, long trials (Times of India)
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Activists-woe-low-conviction-rate-long-trials/articleshow/17657522.cms

Delhi Gang-Rape Underscores Rising Sexual Violence Against Indian Women (IB Times)
http://www.ibtimes.com/delhi-gang-rape-underscores-rising-sexual-violence-against-indian-women-944030

Rise in rapes across India (ZeeNews)
http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/rapes-in-india-rise-by-873-percent-from-1953_817894.html

70% of women experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime (UN report)
http://www.un.org/en/women/endviolence/pdf/apromiseisapromise.pdf

Some say is a legacy left behind from GandhiWomen suffer from Gandhi’s legacy :: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jan/27/mohandas-gandhi-women-india An article from The Guardian 2010 explaining how Mohandas Gandhi held India back when it came to women’s rights – and his own behaviour around them could be bizarre

And in Palestine; Murdered in the name of Family Honour :: https://ipoem.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/palestine.jpg An article from The Guardian 2005. (And my reaction to the article at the time :: Womanifesto 2 :: https://ipoem.co.uk/2005/06/23/womanifesto-2/ )


And in the UK
2012, the Bishop of Bristol said he believes “the church will remain underdeveloped until women bishops are permitted” :: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-20572483 I believe that the Church needs to be seen to include females so that under developed nations may follow their lead and integrate their female population instead of what has become a normal practice of subjugation. Why is it OK for the West to stand by and do nothing while women are circumcised, denied education, career and vocation instead used for breeding to provide heirs (sons not daughters) who’s only purpose is a bed slave and unpaid carer / servant. How is that a life?


Beauty and innocence need to be protected
, when did it become OK to exploit it? The correct attitude towards sexuality is one of Gratitude and Tantra, a divine experience where one may experience Godliness through union, but only if the sponsoring thought is Love, and with consenting participants, for anything less is emotionally retarded behaviour. Yang supports Yin. If Yang subjugates Yin, Yang subjugates its own self.

One of Sri Sai Baba’s sayings is: “The health of the nation depends on the mothers” which is why nations need to care for the psychological and emotional health of women whom become all of our mothers. Emotionally, psychologically or financially distressed mothers pass on their distress, sadness, fears and neurosis, ultimately the power is with the woman, if she can gather the confidence to assert it.

THINGS YOU CAN DO:
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One Billion Rising :: http://www.onebillionrising.org/pages/about-one-billion-rising

AVAAZ
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http://www.avaaz.org/en/end_indias_war_on_women/?tUFDdab

Write to the United Nations :: http://www.un.org/en/ copy and paste the above poem and ask them to intervene with the governments of Egypt, India, Palestine and other countries to ensure that preventative measures against sexual attack may be put into place, with consequences for those who continue to allow the attack and subjugation of women because this is 2013 and not the middle ages! It is time for change and the end of suffering.

Copy and paste the above poem and write to The Church of England – Communications Office :: http://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/communications-office.aspx and The Vatican :: http://www.vatican.va/phome_it.htm tell them that their limited perceptions towards women and the rights of women no longer represent you, your family or your community and that its time they left subjugation behind in favour of inclusion and equality.

Write to your favorite actors and directors in Hollywood. Tell them that inuendo is no longer funny and graphic violence in the name of entertainment is not helping women in under developed countries because the consciousness of their country’s men means women are treated as throwaway products instead of people. The media is the fastest source of influence in society and needs to be utilised more responsibly. We are not without power in the reshaping or our humanistic values. Treat others as one would like to be treated oneself.

At the Vancouver Peace Summit September 2009, the Dalai Lama said something that ricocheted around the globe. He said that he is a feminist. And he opined that Western women will save the world.http://dalailamacenter.org/2009-vancouver-peace-summit/bring-summit-home

At the Vancouver Peace Summit September 2009, the Dalai Lama said something that ricocheted around the globe. He said that he is a feminist. And he opined that Western women will save the world.
http://dalailamacenter.org/2009-vancouver-peace-summit/bring-summit-home