A Message for Soldiers and Policemen around the world

Funny-police-cartoon-resizecrop--This Christmas eve 2013 there is a message I would like to share with all the soldiers and policemen of the world. But before we get into the message, please allow me to take this opportunity to thank each and every soldier and policeman, irrespective of the country, city or system that you represent, for taking care of your people and helping justice prevail. It is because of your hard work and presence that many are able to live a peaceful life free from dangers, threats and tyranny. It is because of your commitment that many are able to operate freely and go about conducting  their just business’ everyday. Thank you and keep up the good work. Your people are proud of you.

But in these times of change, when people are waking up to the truth as it is, not as it is told to be, how awake are you as a soldier and a policeman of your people? How conscientious are you of the truth, the actual truth, not what is told to you and asked to be followed without questioning the authorities? How aware are you of the real reason why the wars are being waged and why people’s protests are being shut down? How knowing are you of the reality as it has been and as it is? How dedicated are you to fight for justice, the real, unbiased justice that stand in true light, not in the twilight of the laws made by the ones to protect their own interests? How willing are you to open your mind and re-examine what you have been told? How sensitive are you to the programming forced upon by the powers that control the system? How supportive are you of your people?

These are not just some questions that need answers. These are not just some points to make you think. These are not even some remarks about the current state of the world. No Sir! These are not for mere intellectual entertainment or for palatable debates either. These are just a few snippets of tips of the icebergs. The icebergs that a very small number of greedy, corrupt and powerful people have been keeping hidden, so they can operate as they please to meet their agenda while the rest of the world suffers even to afford bare minimum essentials of life like food, water, clothing and shelter. The icebergs that without people’s knowledge are slowly chipping away the very nerve centers of our planet’s life. The Icebergs that are depriving people of what they are entitles to. The list, of course, is very long, and the long list of negativity only goes to show the sad state of our world.

I guess the real question is, if the people in power really wanted to make the world a better place they would have already done it. For example: The world spent $1735 billion on wars in 2012 while it would have taken only $135 billion to totally eradicate poverty. I guess the real question is, if the people in power really wanted to punish the criminals and help the society they would have already done it. For example: Companies that embezzle or lead themselves to bankruptcy due to corruption, thus affecting several people’s lives, are being bailed out, and the ones responsible for such crimes are given a small sentence or a nominal fine to pay, while a simple person carrying cannabis is being imprisoned for several years.

Is this Justice? This is the real question you as a soldier and policeman need to ask yourself. Ask the question to your self, not the self that is programmed by the sociopolitical-economic system, not the self that is programmed and controlled by the military-financial-industrial complex, not the self that has been made to serve a system without questioning its ulterior motives, not the self that is conditioned to protect it’s own and immediate family and self. No sir! This question needs to be asked to one self as a HUMAN BEING, as a living being who is part of the planet and connected to every single creation on this planet, animate or inanimate. This question is for the human consciousness, the one created in the image of the creator. Remember, you are human first, before you are a soldier or a policeman.

It is up to you to find the answers. Don’t rely on the same system-of-controls for your answers. “Seek and ye shall find” said some of the great wise men of our times and before. All you need is a step in the right direction and you will find the truth and the way and the guidance to go about going forward. Once you are awake and stand in the true light of the truth and reality as it is, stay in your positions, do not leave, cause then you are in a position to wake up your fellow members. This way, one step at a time, you can tilt the balance and together you can serve justice in all its truth, with all your honesty.

I for one will say this, if the war is really just, then I will be happy to take up arms and be in the front line. But if the war is because we are opposing the retaliation of those who have had enough with our tyranny on them, then there is something wrong with that war. In that case, the war needs to be waged inside, because the enemy is within and not living in harmony with the world and its neighbors.
I for one will say this, if the protests are really anti-good and based on falsehood, then I will be happy to take the orders and work to thwart the ruckus. But if the protests are because the people are suffering, and raising their voices and opinions against injustice, tyranny and being taken advantage of, then there is something wrong if I work towards arresting those protestors. It becomes the duty of every policeman to protect the one fighting for justice.

It is up to you. In the end just remember these words of Francis of Assisi – “when you leave this earth you can take nothing of what you have received, but only what you have a given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage.”

Also remember, one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.
“Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God.” –  Thomas Jefferson
“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson


We do not even know that we do not know

Does it matter if I can jump a hoop, to qualify as a good manager? Does my drinking beer with the associates make me a great leader? Does my being a woman make me a better leader? Does the color or my skin, or lack of color, make me a better leader?

Then why do we care if we have a president who drinks beer with us? Why do we care if my president has had a hero’s past or unaccomplished past? why do we brand a person by his past? Do we want a leader to lead the nation/company/organization, or do want to have beer with the leader?

The character of a person makes him/her a leader.

The past is done and gone. We all have made mistakes in our lives. We all have had our share of ignorant living. Nobody is perfect. So is every leader.

Leader is to be chosen purely based on the merit of ability to think outside the box. Leader is chosen based on the character of a person. All these being in the present. Leader should be chosen based on what a person is capable of doing. What makes a leader is his/her ability to lead and be in harmony with his/her subjects.

Unfortunately, people go by race, caste, sex, past history, ability to drink beer with, etc. All those are nice to go by, but has nothing what so ever to do with ones ability to lead. Then there are ones who say, “Oh I want a woman president.” How does it matter if it is a man or woman? Being a man or woman has nothing to do with ones ability to be a leader. One should be assessed based on the character and ability. One man could be better than another woman. but that does not mean anything, cause there is always another woman who is better than a man. The whole creation is relative and the relativity resides in our mind.

We live in a branded world. We live in a world where most of the people spend a good part of their life mesmerized by TV. We are so out of touch with the reality that what ever TV tells us we believe it. Many of us have programmed ourselves in such a way that we refuse, even the idea, that TV may be giving you incorrect information. TV could be giving you what they want you to believe.

Going back to the leadership qualities: If I were tall, good looking and handsome, does it make me a hollywood superstar? No, it is one’s ability to perform and produce results is what makes a star out of a person. Whether ones is a performer, a leader, a writer, a worker, what makes one successful is the ability to understand, ability to perform in harmony and ability to think lateral when needed. Ability to analyze one self.

So analyze your self. Step out of your ego. Step out the TV conditioned mind. Recognize the truth and be courageous to take action. The right action. Action that is not colored by your perception. Action that is not clouded by your mind.

I’ve heard people say, “You know such and such is a good person, good leader, but the times are not suitable for such a leadership”. This is acting out of fear. We, in our infinitesimally small understanding with in an insignificant ego, think we know the eternal. We, an insignificant speck in the universe think we know the way and the answer. We think things should be the way they are in our limited understanding.

Think again!! Know that there are forces and things out there that are so incomprehensible that we do not even know that we do not know.

Think again.