...the same U.S. news media that are conveying the preciousness of children so terribly harmed in Boston are scarcely interested in children like Guljumma.
I thought of her again when seeing news reports and a chilling photo on April 7, soon after 11 children in eastern Afghanistan were even more unlucky than she was. Those children died from a U.S./NATO air strike. For mainline American journalists, it wasn’t much of a story; for American officials, it was no big deal.
“Circus dogs jump when the trainer cracks his whip,” Orwell observed, “but the really well-trained dog is the one that turns his somersault when there is no whip.”
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.” He writes the Political Culture 2013 column.
“Just for today…dive into the experience of celebrating yourself. Do this for no particular reason at all. Just let go of your struggles, they are all imaginary anyway. Let go of your mind and laugh, dance, sing, express your gratitude and your love for life! You get to be alive! You can manifest ANYTHING you focus on! How amazing The Universe has given you soo much love, creativity, and joy…share it! The more you share this light inside you, the lighter you’ll feel tomorrow.”
Share your unique and beautiful light with the world; it's the loving thing to do. ~Dave Kenyon
As you align with your empowering intentions you create a powerful force for good in your life and in our world. This time calls for a value-added gift from each of us; add yours by being your beautiful genuine self and shining forth the expression of love that is uniquely you! ~Dave Kenyon
"Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find."
~Dr. Wayne Dyer