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NEW PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE



"FINGERS" ... my current technogaian blog over at Blogspot


and today's fumetti is composed with archive images from:

http://russellhiggs.shutterchance.com/photoblog/sunday_15032009_/

http://russellhiggs.shutterchance.com/photoblog/saturday_16082008_/

http://russellhiggs.shutterchance.com/photoblog/thursday_18092008_/

http://russellhiggs.shutterchance.com/photoblog/sunday_29032009_/


NEW PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

comments (3)

  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 22 Sep 2009, 20:25
don't think I have ever seen anything quite like your collection here. I rather like the final one with flowers. :o)
russell higgs: I think my favourite is the dried leaves in the bottom left panel smile
Why do you do this?
russell higgs: Why do I do what?
Charter for Compassion

via http://www.ted.com/

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect.

It is also necessary in both public and private life to refrain consistently and empathically from inflicting pain. To act or speak violently out of spite, chauvinism or self-interest, to impoverish, exploit or deny basic rights to anybody, and to incite hatred by denigrating others — even our enemies — is a denial of our common humanity. We acknowledge that we have failed to live compassionately and that some have even increased the sum of human misery in the name of religion.

We therefore call upon all men and women ~ to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion ~ to return to the ancient principle that any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain is illegitimate ~ to ensure that youth are given accurate and respectful information about other traditions, religions and cultures ~ to encourage a positive appreciation of cultural and religious diversity ~ to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings, even those regarded as enemies.

We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensible to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.

via http://www.ted.com/
russell higgs: .......http://charterforcompassion.org/

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