Saturday, 2 July 2016

The World's Trading Currency: People

Deep Thoughts

Disclaimer: These thoughts may offend and evoke feelings. They ignited my feelings and compassion for those persons who died or feel in fear for their lives by acts of hate, violence, persecution. Proceed with caution. These are the opinions and thoughts of the author, for respectful contemplation.

This smile...It all weighs heavily on my mind. The smile you see hides the depth of pain sometimes felt. It is a reminder that no one or situation can control the corners of your mouth but you.


Who goes there? What is your trading currency? Do you let yourself be used as a tool of fear? Has religious idolatry created it's own Armageddon?
Boom goes the airport, and we are filled with pain! Turkey
Boom goes the theater, and we are filled with pain! France
Boom goes the Club, and we are filled with pain! USA
Then boom goes the man trumping hatred and fear! Boom, boom! What more can we feel? USA

What is happening to life? When will we be able to live... without worrying for the safety of those we love and ourselves, others.

"When your neighbor's house is on fire, wet your own also". A local Trinidad saying meaning simply, you can have the same trouble as your neighbor so help your neighbor and yourself in times of trouble!

There is a traveler within my spirit who wants to see the world.Not this one, the one where I  can pass through an airport smiling as I take  my cab to the hotel. On that day  I would  meet  my friend Sema,  a fellow  MBA  student,  and  she would  show  me the beauty of  her country.
Now, I cannot dream to visit without becoming fearful as I recall  the footage  of the blasts.The wailing, the tears, the lives lost. The hopes and dreams of so many…boom!

I have  been  quite  fortunate to visit  Disney Beach and Golf Resort  some years ago.  I still have the photo of Goofy and  I in the lobby. The feeling  of happiness  and  elation as only a woman  well into her thirties can  feel  living  a dream.  I saw Mickey  and  Minnie  Mouse,  I still have  the key.
As I looked at the footage of the survivors speaking, shaking - the horror  of  the lives lost in Orlando club hurts. They went out to relax in what they thought was a safe public space ...‘boom’.

Aberdeen  is beautiful  and there was nothing bad to imagine  trumping  about. The people  were warm and helpful. Their dislike for the western  Trump-et I understand. Not everyone or everything can bought.
The sounds I hear on the internet, social media from a possible leader is filled with  bigotry, racism, hate, as the lungs roar with the news coverage… boom, boom boom,  "when  I am…"
The sentence  will never end, I hope, with the word ‘ president!’

A gateway  to Paris and  all my European dreams! I remember  trying  to get the details  to visit Paris.There was never enough  time.I want to  visit  the theater, the shops,  and sit in a cafe while listening to  the chatter of French  flowing from everyone.  

Spain, Italy, Norway,  Germany, the places with the people I dream to see. I dreamt of experiencing life and people. The trading currency  of experiences via people. It is the people  who  make the currency work.

The Trading Currency  of People
Who runs  the economies of the world? The continents,  languages,  religious beliefs, cultures,  are established by people, divided by people and united by people. If no one used the £ the value of trade would  be limited to  those in England. The € is an acceptable currency only because  of the strength of the European Union… then the people  said…Brexit - ‘boom’ we are out
The trading currency is too high… Immigration is a major problem with the ISIS crisis. A sovereign state needs to secure its boarders or it loses its sovereignty.Will you go into another's house without an invitation?  

We trade  in people all over the world.Learning from each  other. Sharing discoveries,  innovation, technology. Who brings the wealth in for others to export? Free movement  of people  has a cost. What will  the people  pay,  for the people to live.  The ones who  are not  trapped by religious beliefs, are the extremists because  they now control the people who hold onto their beliefs. Look closer at the people. It is but a few who wage war and anarchy - so why do we hand over power to the few.  

Extremists prey on those powerless to  defend  themselves.. Boom,  boom  boom your  life will be richer if you  die while  glorifying  our God. Who is this God you serve,  who is this one you will kill others for - let those who  feel extremely die unto their own  hands without  taking  another. Cowards,  extreme bullies,  who hate to love,  knowing hate as their love. If you  love people  and this world  so little, take yourself to your better place, but go alone. Do not  be afraid to  be selfish with your thoughts, to yourself. Be brave and  bold unto yourself. Do not mock your God by sending those who are not  as great  as you think of yourself. Guns, guns… Boom boom…
Life matters to extremists -their lives.

Please build a wall, to help keep the hatred out of your heart. Build a wall to keep the guns out of your lives. Build a wall by linking hands with others to show love, hope and solidarity for what is good.

As we face political, religious, racial, gender issues and crisis, remember, trade. For trade to be effective we need the people. The human capital. It is our trading currency for the world to be a richer place. We create, build, grow, and exist with each other, making each other better or worse.
I lay awake  trying to plan the places I dream to see,  before they become  a distant  memory. Armageddon.

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