“If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.”
– Thomas Jefferson
I have always loved this quote, as it does not only speak to the necessity (in my opinion) of civil disobedience when facing injustice within a society’s legislative system or culture, but when we come across a religious doctrine, or accepted idea or action within our society that is or supports injustice. As spirits engaging in human experiences, it is our duty to promote love and positive universal law and to resist all that contradicts the truth and presence of the Most High universal law known as “God” or “Allah” or “Yahweh” or “Great Spirit” or “The Great I Am”, etc…
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“A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. With righteous indignation, it will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa, and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say, “This is not just.” It will look at our alliance with the landed gentry of South America and say, “This is not just.” The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just.
A true revolution of values will lay hand on the world order and say of war, “This way of settling differences is not just.” This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation’s homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Great day everyone! I know I have neglected our soul food servings for the past week and I truly apologize. Things have been quite busy. I found this old gem and found it quite apropos. As we start our work day, and our work weeks–according to the schedules set for us by others (if you’re not fortunate enough to work for yourself), I think we all need to remember what is an illusion and what is real in our lives. Hope you enjoy!
“Money had never made man happy nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has, the more one wants.” – Thomas Jefferson (who was wealthy and used his wealth to enslave others, ironically :-/)