Why Do I Keep Fighting the Good Fight?
I was taken to Calcutta and visited with Mother Theresa and the people who had lepersy. (FYI: The diary that was found and reported to be hers was written by someone in the cult.) Mother Theresa asked did I have a favorite poem of mine. I said it’s always the last one I finished. I read her Anyway. It made her cry and she asked me to put it on the wall. I painted it on the wall and then found out she meant hang it on the wall. Everyone thought she had written it until Kent Keith (probably a cult member) claimed he wrote it. This is my philosophy on life. People often ask why I even try, why I keep trying, and how I keep going?
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them, anyway.
If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind, anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank, anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy, anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good, anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you have, anyway.
From The Lord of the Ring
Frodo: “I can’t do this, Sam.”
Sam: “I know. It’s all wrong; by rights we shouldn’t even be here – but we are – it’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo, the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were, sometimes you didn’t want to know the end, because how could the end be happy? How could the world to go back to the way it was when so much bad happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow – even darkness must pass. A new day will come, and when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those are the stories that stay with you; those are the stories that meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now, the folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t, they kept going because they were holding onto something.”
Frodo: “What are we holding on to, Sam?”
Sam: “That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.”
Remember to Remember –
I am not better than anyone, and, no one is better than me.
I was told the saying, “It’s amazing the number of things you can achieve if you don’t take credit,” was first said about me. I’ve been thinking of some of the things I’ve done and the quotes and ideas I’ve given away over the years that have contributed in a positive way to humankind. Here are a handful of my accomplishments.
Peace sign and symbol – both the drawing and the fingers. I’m trying to bring it back.
The Coexist bumper sticker is mine. It took almost 50 years for that one to catch on. (the Satanic symbol that dots the i is not mine)
“Make love not war”
“Mr. Gorbechov tear down this wall”
“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”
Earth Day – (Boy, that one really took off, didn’t it!)
I sat next to Rosa Parks on that bus in Memphis and I wouldn’t let her get up. She was in the first row of the black section and there were no other empty seats – except next to her. I sat down not knowing the law and when I found out, I wouldn’t let her stand because she said her feet hurt. She got arrested because she “wouldn’t” get up, and the rest is history.
The Internet (That still has potential. For instance, Twitter was created with evil intentions but is being used for good. I thought of it as a means to an end goal of World Peace, but others took the reins once it was up and running)
Helped LBJ pass the Civil Rights Acts. (Did you ever wonder how and why a good-old-boy from Texas would pass Civil Rights legislation? To get back at the men in the shadows who caused the Vietnam War. There was a girl in the shadows fighting for what’s right.)
Helped to end war in Vietnam. The 18 year old vote (I knew Nixon)
Chose Bill Cosby as the second lead in I Spy.
Came up with the idea for Star Trek. Chose the Star Trek cast and wrote the episodes about race and war. (I named them and dressed them, too) I’m proud to have created the first integrated cast on TV. Developed Spock’s anti-war character the hand sign and “Live Long and Prosper”
Played with the Beatles and we went to see the maharishi and sang songs of peace
Wrote many songs about peace including Give Peace a Chance, Imagine, Ebony and Ivory, Do They Know It’s Christmas.
I wrote most, if not all, of the songs about Peace. Blowin in the Wind, Michael Row the Boat Ashore, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands. Wrote the second verse of We Shall Overcome the day before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot, while at the meeting about the march.
Played Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird and made the movie more equal rights oriented than the book.
The play Hair and the movie ET, Jonny Got His Gun, Mash (the Movie and TV show)
Helped legalize Gay marriage. Said to call the man ‘husband’ and the woman the ‘wife.’ Keep the terms ‘bride’ and ‘groom.’ I suggested instead of saying husband and husband just say legally wed.
I’ve been teaching people “spanking” a child isn’t necessary. I think that, that change in thinking will create fewer severely emotionally crippled individuals thereby shrinking the ability of evil to spread. Intergenerational Satanic Churches worldwide aren’t able to sustain themselves because of a lack of severely abused children. Without child abuse people are able to make decisions for themselves. Independent thinking is imperative to World Peace.
Still fighting for equal pay for women and minorities.
Still trying to get people to stop thinking of sex as dirty. The governments and religions who control sex control society. (that’s one of the evil intents to making abortion illegal)
Still trying to point out the inherent evil in thinking anyone is better than anyone else. Any organized religion that teaches superiority, is an obstacle to World Peace.