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Here is a song about attitude…the tendency of people to turn away from those who need help… the modern-day attitude of  “it’s not my problem”.

Sorry for the harsh picture, but how can this happen on our Earth, where there is enough food?

The song references issues of poverty and oppression, lamenting on the tendency of people to turn away from those afflicted with such conditions. We have to let go of such attitudes and move twards a new paradigm!

 The “new humankind” embraces all human beings, the Earth and all plants and animals as a part of one’s own family. There is no discrimination between one’s own blood ties and others. All life is seen as valuable and precious and love is extended all around.

I like this song, because it ends with a hopeful note: “no more turning away….”

It’s a seriously beautiful song…enjoy!



On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say
Which we wont understand
Don’t accept that whats happening
Is just a case of others suffering
Or you’ll find that you’re joining in
The turning away

It’s a sin that somehow
Light is changing to shadow
And casting its shroud
Over all we have known
Unaware how the ranks have grown
Driven on by a heart of stone
We could find that were all alone
In the dream of the proud

On the wings of the night
As the daytime is stirring
Where the speechless unite
In a silent accord
Using words you will find are strange
And mesmerized as they light the flame
Feel the new wind of change
On the wings of the night

No more turning away
From the weak and the weary
No more turning away
From the coldness inside
Just a world that we all must share
It’s not enough just to stand and stare
Is it only a dream that there’ll be
No more turning away?





I think that many of the current heads of State in Africa will not be so helpful in the difficult years which are beginning from now.

I think that way because most of them have personal agendas which do not place the human lives ahead of their own interests. In the past, much help which was offered by other countries in times of famine, for example, were stolen by corrupt leading figures. And even if our leaders were not corrupt, the rest of the world is also going to endure economic and physical natural disasters over the next few years and won’t be able to help Africa much this time…

So, who is really going to lead the world through this crisis?

For all crises in Earth’s history, there are people who have been prepared for some time before the fact. Some people have been  born specifically at this time with a life plan to serve people  and see them through the crisis. Even right now, across the world there are scientists, public personalities, farmers, environmental activists and even some presidents who have become more outspoken in urging global action to counter climate change and help poor countries to cope with its varied impacts. You will find that each one of them can play their roles beautifully and each will offer something special, especially towards the changing of consciousness of the Earth’s people. The leaders of the future are ordinary people, not presidents of countries necessarily, because changes in consciousness should occur at every level of society and in many different areas, such as farming, science, social policy and definitely in terms of attitude. It is not enough for Africans to take a victim stance, and to complain that they did not benefit from industrialization but are paying the biggest price. Even though it is a fact, focusing on that aspect will only encourage anger instead of focusing one’s energy towards constructive changes to help the current situation. Placing blame is not the solution.

 Who are our future leaders? Are there any special trends amongst them? Do they have anything in common and how can we recognize them?

 The future leaders of  the world will be those who are not motivated by material gain, by fame or by power, but rather, they serve some ideal that is in support of nature in particular and who show great love for human beings. They will be easy to see because they will naturally float to the surface when the timing is right. Many, even most of them are going to be females who naturally have a more nurturing motherly instinct.

One woman who I have always thought of as someone who is playing such a special role,  is a lady from Kenya called Wangari Maathai – she is the founder of the Greenbelt Movement and she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

The work she has done in the field of environmental sustainability is extremely important example of how people can survive in the future, by changing the way they use natural resources and by planting trees to replace on they use up. She is certainly a role model for Africa’s future and she has laid down a foundation and has been a female pioneer in male-dominated Africa, which will make the road a little easier for this new generation of Women to be accepted more easily by people.

 She represents many “firsts” for women in Africa. She was the first woman in central or eastern Africa to hold a Ph.D., the first woman head of a university department in Kenya, the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize in Peace… and more than that, she also served as national chairperson for the National Council of Women of Kenya.

I think it can’t be a coincidence that her area of interest is environmental matters, in this era where the Earth is fighting for its life against humans’ destructive influence….. it is her role to send the message about sustainability, especially to women who will be the leaders in terms of making the cultural changes necessary to live sustainably. It is mostly the women in Africa who do the farming, who gather the firewood and who prepare the food, so when the women make the changes in African society, there is the potential for the culture to  change very fast into a good direction.Her role as a leader to woman is exceptionally admirable because she warned that educated women should avoid becoming an elite, and instead, should do work for the planet. She has encouraged the woman to stay connected to the land and stresses to them that nobody can afford to separate themselves from the earth, because all humans have to eat and depend on the soil. She is a truly noble leader and is exactly the type of person I believe will lead the world through the next few difficult years

I heard that her former husband, whom she divorced in the 1980s, was said to have remarked that she was “too educated, too strong, too successful, too stubborn and too hard to control”.  🙂

Anyway, I respect her a lot and have sympathy for her poor husband^^

I guess she would have had to be all of those things to fulfill her mission! She is a special lady indeed.

Thank you Wangari Maathai! I love you!



“I don’t really know why I care so much. I just have something inside me that tells me that there is a problem, and I have got to do something about it. I think that is what I would call the God in me.

All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet. It must be this voice that is telling me to do something, and I am sure it’s the same voice that is speaking to everybody on this planet – at least everybody who seems to be concerned about the fate of the world, the fate of this planet.”

Wangari Maathai






I would like to appeal to our survival instinct for a moment…

Looking at earth’s situation from another angle, we should be concerned about our future survival, due to our parasitc behaviour!

Inspite of having the highest level of intelligence on the planet – contrary to being the earth’s caretakers, we have rather abused the earth and we have behaved like a disease or a parasitic infection.

We have introduced toxins and distress to earth, instead of benefits

We have taken away from, rather than added to earth with our presence

and despite obvious consequequences to our behaviour, we have not changed our ways enough to make a difference to earth’s health yet.

This is why our existence on earth in in danger…

If an animal or ourselves discover parasites living on or in our bodies that harm us, we generally take action against those organims. It’s nothing personal against the parasite. Even though we know the parasites have a desire to live, we would still take action, if they were harming us.  There are various ways to get rid of parasites, as nature shows us…

There is the…eh…Physcial destruction method… 🙂

…crushing one’s parasites…



Taking a bath in mud

(…Suffocating one’s parasites with mud…)


Taking a bath or shower in water

(…drowning or washing away one’s parasites…)

Using one parasite to get rid of another

(…using an assassin…)

Tickbirds eat ticks off the big game, who sit patiently still while their parasites are removed…

Earth is also a living organism and we are behaving like earth’s parasites, but we are choosing to be like that…we not not have to live this way… we can change, but we have to do it quickly…there is no time!

I like this analogy from “Dirt: The Movie”. Please have look…


We better hope that a “United Organization of Organisms” isn’t organised by earth’s other inhabitants anytime soon! After all, we have been abusing them all for a long long time…

If the plants animals and other organisms who share earth with us could choose…I think we would definatley be voted out, and we would likely get evicted from Earth by nature’s own special methods…

The Physical destruction method (earthquakes)

…crushing one’s parasites…


Taking a bath in mud

(…Suffocating one’s parasites with mud…)


Taking a bath or shower in water

(…drowing or washing away one’s parasites…)


Using one parasite to get rid of another

(…hiring an assassin…)


In the case of diseases, bacteria or viruses use the host for their food and reproduction, before poinsoning or destroying the host….sound familiar?

Human population representation


 Perhaps there are even other methods which I haven’t thought of here…

So, I really hope that we come to see how our behavior has influened this beautiful planet negatively, and that we choose to change our culture very quickly.

By doing so, we might avert or lessen some of the more drastic cleaning processing which have already been scheduled.

Mother Earth is a mother, after all – and mothers have an enormous capacity for forgiveness

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