What is right and wrong? This is a question that every philosopher, politician, scientist, and theologian; not to mention every person in the human race, has at one time or another struggled with. It is too subjective from one family to another, or even one society as another to have a concrete answer.
According to all religions and science (thanks to String theory), we (every person on earth, nature, and animals) are connected in a large web of energy and consciousness. Christians call this the Holy Spirit. The Islamics call this the “soul and right of Allah”. The Hindu call it the Ka or the Chi. The budhist say that it is the chi or the energy. The transcendentalists (Thoreau, Emerson) described it as the Divine Soul. The scientists, if String Theory and Quantum physics are correct, have said it is the energy of sub-atomic particles called strings. In the end, regardless of belief or non-beleif, we are all part of an interconnected web; and everythign we do affects every one of us – period!
Right = Doing things positive, and with love in our actions. So as to produce a positive affect in the web.
Wrong = The exact opposite: Doing things negative, and with hate / jealousy / anger / vindictive spitefulness / and selfish in our actions. So as to produce a negative affect in the web.
Given these definitions and known truths, regardless of your theological beliefs, in order to improve our world we must, as Dr. King says, “begin the shift from a thing-orientated society to a person orientated society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” “There is nothing except a tragic death wish to prevent us from reordering our priorities so that the pursuit of peace will take precedence over the pursuit of war. There is nothing to keep us from molding a recalcitrant status quo with bruised hands until we have fashioned it into a brotherhood.” (“beyond Vietnam” speech, http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/publications/speeches/contents.htm) We have this power, the human people! As you watch the economy crumble, and the world implode – think carefully of the “people-centered” world that King spoke of. A world where “we the people” means thinking about the people, rather than a nice way to start a document.
We are on the precipice of change,
We The People can bring about this change if we want to. Just as one man through speech and non-violent action, recreated our world into the true racial melting pot it is today.
We the people can bring upon this new society and world of selflessness and harmony.
We the people, not one man, can bring upon the social revolution of love, kindness, thankfulness, and true liberty for all mankind no matter race, creed, sexual orientation, monetary status, geographical location, or intelligence level.
So on the celebration of the one man who said it could be done, enact his ideas! Create the peace-orientated world we should live in – NOW!
Teach the beliefs of the great teachers of the world: Dr. King, Gandhi, Buddah, Dali Lama, and Thoreau. Make the positive energy flow through the interconnected web so that only positive actions prevail!
Ignorance breeds ignorance, but knowledge breeds change and prosperity!
We are the only people that will be able to change this world. WE the people changed the country, and we the people can change the world!