Aesop was a slave. A fellow who was that "deaf dumb and blind kid" and "sure plays a mean pinball." Morals such as these come from Ethopia. Ethopia is an incredibly ancient place, and scientists have found some of the World's oldest human traces here.
As many of us may already know, for those of us who follow the path of evolution, the oldest link between the human body and that of it's predecessor, the body of an ape, was found in Ethopia. The body was female:
As Jane Goodall says: "Especially now when views are becoming more polarized, we must work to understand each other across political, religious and national boundaries."
"The greatest danger to our future is apathy."
"Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference."
Jane Goodall went and lived with Chimpanzees to better understand their behavior, and I wonder if maybe that showed her something about us.
As Donna Harraway says, a Feminist Writer who looks at the dynamic relationship our bodies now make with technology, after she studied in-depth the zoology, philosophy, and eventually, the history of Science as a whole, who's ideas instigate debate among the widespread areas of academic discourse such as primatology (Jane Goodall) philosophy and developmental biology:
"Cyborg writing must not be about the Fall, the imagination of a once-upon-a-time wholeness before language, before writing, before Man. Cyborg writing is about the power to survive, not on the basis of original innocence, but on the basis of seizing the tools to mark the world that marked them as other."
— Donna J. Haraway
So I wonder if it just makes sense to follow simply:
Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You
I guess implicitly that means, what goes around, comes around.
As for lying Dean, or anyone else who cares to question the motivations of others, if we continue to hunt each other, and pursue one another as if we hold that kind power over one another, we will destroy ourselves and this planet.
I guess what I'm usually more concerned with, especially in matters this small, which as I hope anyone reading this can see, the issue here is more with why someone, Dean in this example, would care so much that I, or anyone in my position, would be lying.
All I did was make myself clear. What I was speaking about can be read as something more universal than simply Islam, as Dean pointed out, it can relate as well to the United States. Of course I'm more concerned with our Foreign Policy and how that can address the issues with our Spiritual Climate. We can explore our innards but only so that it can enhance our direction outward again.
Aesop was a slave. America had slaves. America had Slaves because of the British, if we really want to get into History. In fact, it was the British who really changed the entire world based on their use of Slavery. I myself am Jewish; my people were also slaves. The story of O, speaks about how through submission, just as Jesus was, Gandhi, we learn a valuable lesson about freedom. Freedom of speech comes with freedom to take responsibility for your speech. Just as an infant learns to speak, it simultaneously begins to learn of his/her/zir's own autonomy. Through the child's capacity to speak it also experiences the right to speak and be heard, and therefore becomes an individual. But in becoming an individual it also has to experience a different relationship to itself and to other's around them. It longer can simply be a sweet rolly-polly infant; the child must learn and come to love and appreciate, relish, the distinction he/she/zir has to everyone else, and to recognize the power and responsibilty, as well as the pleasure in all of this, to be the one in charge. Take responsibility for your body and therefore the words you choose to express yourself with, and no one really gets hurt.
Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can shatter a soul. -Earth to Dean
I think something which needs to change here in the US for our Spiritual Healing to Commence, is in our constitution.
That All Men Are Created Equal?
This isn't even true... we had to add amendments.
The original text should reflect the true intention of what is to become of our government's doctrine. If it is to be of the people, by the people, for the people, it should reflect all of the people, big and small, short and fat, bald and hairy, male, female, and the glorious indescrible reflection those two bodies have upon the entire ways and possibilities the human body can (and may) develop.
In this way it also is spiritual, and revives us to our most sacred and worthy place, that of wholeness, and the way of the Heart.
I'd like to repostulate myself, from a prior post:
The Hopi Indigenous Peoples' of this now called American Soil, say we are coming into the 4th world. The 4th world also matches the Heart Chakra, which is connected to Jesus, and also the word Earth, which is connected directly to the Goddess. Like the Heart we must return to our Ancient ways and then gracefully and happily move into modernity for all of eternity, just as the blood flows back to the Heart once it has been polluted with the body, to come back to center to be cleansed and flow out into the body once more. Just as the oceans move across the Earth, guided by the Moon the vessel of the innate rhythm to which the Earth and Sun speak to one another through, we must come back to our center and realign ourselves with what is and what is to be. You reap what you sow, and just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.