Sorry, perhaps I should make a correction in the post's title, "The World's new version of
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In reality the biggest decision-making job has always been every person on the planet. The old biblical text that says, "If possible, as far as it depends on you, be peaceable with all men," hasn't exactly been practiced in decades. Everyone's small choices and actions combined are what make any society. Nobody is prevented or forced away from showing compassion to famile friends and neighbours. Anybody can help the needy, or cooperate with your fellow brothers and sisters for a better community and world. Nobody is stopping any parent from raising their children with wisdom, love, and compassion so that they become better stewards of the Earth. I wonder how many parents did what Mrs. Nagy did the day after that election ? From watching the News Media headline stories ever since, I highly doubt many have. Take this ABC News headline just after the election:
ABC NEWS - "Hispanic Community in Los Angeles Reacts to President-Elect Donald Trump"
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As a Jehovah's Witness (Testigos de Jehová), 81-year-old Rudolph Anparano said he believes people should "respect superior authorities" when it comes to the president of the United States."Nothing I hear today is any different than I heard in my youth," Anparano said.Anparano and his parents were born in the United States, but his grandparents are from Spain.People should be "respectful of humans in general," Anparano said.
There's no getting away from this ugly subject anymore. Everyone seems to have opposing opinions and will threaten anyone who doesn't hold to the same ideological worldview. Even many of today's non-profit environmental groups are run by prosyletizing Ideologues who are more interested in politicking than teaching and educating people to love and respect Nature. I've personally pulled far away now from many of these so-called eco-institutions because their basic message of promoting love for Nature has degenerated into some kind of perverted murderous hatred of those whose worldview of things differ from ther own. This is the biggest problem with the so-called "Free-Thought Movent," where if your free thoughts don't jive with the prevailing Orthodoxy's version of free thinking, then you immediately identified by the Thought Police and are fingerpointed out & demonized as unfit to associate with.
People have got to stop wasting their hard earned money by donating to these organizations whose basic mission is nothing more than Sue & Settle. If you really investigate many of them, very little ecology or restoration work is ever actually physically accomplished by most of these folks. One leader of one ecology group went from being arrested for shop-lifting hiking boots at a Walmart in 1994 to earning $200,000+ a year salary today. His secret to success ? "Sue & Settle." Children don't need this type of negative influence from mentors. Unfortunately all around the globe the inexperience of youth has always been the main target of those obsessed with obtaining power and control. The infamous Abbie Hoffman is known for his infamus saying, “Kids must be educated to disrespect authority or else democracy is a farce.” His legacy lives large and long on today's High Schools & College Campuses. So when a teacher like Mrs. Nagy comes along with a positive message of taking the power of responsible decision making upon oneself and encouraging kids to have healthy respect for others, it's a refreshing thing to behold. The key here is getting to youth early in life. Both sides are aware of that. Children need healthy clean outdoor activity and responsible adults (particularly parents) need to be the ones instilling the basic fundamentals of spiritual qualities like love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and selfcontrol. Academia gave up on these qualities decades ago. You will not find many teachers like Mrs. Katie Nagy encouraging students to be respectful and kind to others irrespective of differences the way she has in most of today's elementary Schools, High Schools or other higher institutions of learning (Universities, Colleges, etc). One can only hope the parents of those kids when they go back home reinforce what Mrs. Katie Nagy encouraged from her class.
As one environmental lawyer admitted, Science for the most part when it comes to a discipline for finding ultimate truth has been disappointing. Parents, that should be your cue. 😉