The purpose of National Womens History month is to let freedom ring. To allow for differences, to not blot out or erase certain parts of our history. No matter who’s history it is the story should be told. No matter whether it is a proud proclamation or a story filled with shame and embarassment and fills the hearts of many with anger, it should be told.
After all the history of women is a rich and alive heritage with all the blood and guts and hutzpah of any hero story that may be alive and kicking right at this very moment. It is known that more than half the population on the planet at any given moment throughout history has been of the female gender, you can not get away from that one fact.
No human being or soul should be laid aside or shut out because they are made to feel as if they do not belong or do not matter. We all share in the knowledge that we are all in this to learn and grow together. There will always be the few that want to try and lead for the controlling sake of nature, but thanks to our many faceted history we should be paying attention and are learning our lessons along the way. We are learning still and growing each day, for just when we think we may have the ways of the world down nice pat and tight, there is sure to be a new dilemma on the horizon. Something to so that should draw our hearts to one, to work together for our common future.
We were a small a baby nation one time. One that grew up in leaps and bounds, mighty fast, and we still struggle with the remembrances of all of the growing pains today. We left mother England a rough sort of so called disobedient bunch, in the name of a better way, The right to certain freedoms we felt the old way no longer afforded us, freedom to grow and allow for our differences but mostly that meant the freedom to choose our own religion, not just because the king practiced it and said so.
Now speed time up a little bit and now we have our own struggle amongst each other to be reckoned with. It is a case sometimes of “you can not see the forest for the trees,” in that we get lost in our causes, there are so many of them we are sure to ourselves. But should the rights of the few out weigh what should be for the many? Again we say no one wants to feel as if they are not being heard or that their own story does not mean something somewhere to somebody. But no one’s struggle and fight is more important that the guy or woman sitting right next to you, and we are all sitting next to somebody.
Our lessons of being heard should be under our belts now for we have bigger issues that us to face these days and that is for our survival and the survival of our children. All of that history can be set aside for a time and that means war too because a larger than life threat stands before us all. Something we no longer can put aside and keep finding ways to block our views from it. If we are to keep digging and raping and pillaging the earth for more water, more oil, we are not going to have a place to live and grow and struggle with each other any longer.
If the one universal over lord could not bring us all together under one united nation for justice and liberty and to be civil to one another, we are sure to be taken aback with the next one on our plate.
Can we all come together in agreement to see that we all need fresh clean water, that some of our species are dying out, that we are not very good at taking care of our own selves let alone the planet. Can we all just learn to lay down our burdens? What we think are burdens down by the water’s edge? What is left of it? Or how ever clean or contaminated that water is next to you,yes right there by you that you laid you struggle by.
Will it matter that you were charged five dollars for your prescription while the man on the hill in the suit gets his for free if we do not have the clean water to swallow them down with. Does it matter to you that a normal human being will produce 60,000 aluminum beverage cans or plastic bottles over a 20 year period that lay to waste in the land fill across the street from you. Multiply that times the number of people in the United States alone and you see the true legacy that has been left to us and that will be passed on to our grandchildren to deal with if we do not stop and start “doing”something about it right now.
It is very real, you may laugh at Gore all you want, but you know it is true and you chuckle out loud to yourself and everyone because you live in fear, real fear of our futures. Some of you think you will be long dead and gone it will not matter. But to some you can not turn your back, you will not look away any longer.
Some say they can not stand to be around the garbage truck for the stench of the garbage and oh what a filthy job, but it is because in your hearts you know the cause lies deeper. It lies deep seated in our country with a very self centered, self deserving nature, that allows some bad awful bad habits to continue to exist.
We can not afford to chop down any more trees, or destroy our mountains , soils and our lakes. Our very lives are depending on it. Maybe global warming has become to stale of a word, to cliche. What about death? So how can it not be said, “do not panic.”
It is not planning to fail, it is failing to plan. How many cups or cans will you purchase to day for you and your family, that includes your famous coffee and the bottle of beverage that were consumed while watching your favorite game. Even infants are using their baby bottles over and over gain. This is not about only the teens drink that stuff, we all use paper cups and aluminum cans that come to us form the fast food we drive up to purchase. That sentence in and of itself poses a lot of questions about the way life is every day right there.
Can we give the woman of the world something better to warm their hearts with at mothers day, can we give the women a better history, something brighter for all our futures to talk about on next years National Womens History Month? Women will we help each other by leading the way?
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