– May 27, 2013 by Jerry Alatalo
What do I mean by “rock this place”? This is what I mean. Remember how you felt, the emotional experience, when you learned about events and conditions on Earth which you simply thought were horrible.
You who are reading these words would not be here now if you did not experience the emotions which I mentioned. You want to do something to change the conditions which in your bones and heart know are causing suffering. You have compassion for your fellow-man; you feel the pain of others because we are all connected.
The conditions which cause the emotional turmoil for us are the love of money, war, poverty, disease, pollution, lack of universal love and brotherhood, lack of compassion for our fellow human beings and lack of true peace for all people, all life and all things.
When I say rock “this place” what place am I talking about? First, I am talking about this place called the internet. Thanks to all those men and women who created this place. It allows people to combine their power and energy in magnificent ways that can literally change life on this planet.
This place called the internet offers every one of us the opportunity to literally use our creative power to articulate in ways that open the hearts of individuals and secondly the entire world. Surely everyone here has the wish to make the world a better place.
The children ask us what is the holdup. We look around us at the world and greed still exists. War still exists. Poverty still exists. Starvation still exists. Pollution still exists. Lack of universal love and brotherhood still exists. Lack of compassion for our fellow human beings still exists. Lack of true peace for all people, all life and all things still exists.
Ultimately the place I refer to is our planet Earth.
I am talking about rocking this negative bull crap out of existence forever.
I am calling for hundreds, thousands, millions, billions of people to begin rocking this world by feeling the same emotion that the blind veteran played by Al Pacino in the film “Scent of a Woman” expressed when he shouted that classic line “I oughta take a flamethrower to this place!”
The same emotion felt by Chief Joseph when he said “I will fight no more forever.”
The same emotion felt by the Peter Finch character in Network when he told everybody to “Go to your windows now, and open your windows, and stick your head out and yell…” “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
The same emotion felt by Charles Ferguson when he accepted the Academy Award for best documentary for his film Inside Job when he said to over a billion people, “It has been two years since the financial crisis of 2008 and no financial executive has gone to jail. That is wrong.”
The same emotion felt by Jesus on the cross when he said “Forgive them father, they know not what they do.”
The same emotion Martin Luther King felt when he said “I have a dream.”
The same emotion felt by the 200-250,000 farmers and fathers in India in the last fifteen years before committing suicide because genetically modified cotton destroyed their lives.
The same emotion felt by the grieving widow and her young children at the funeral of their young husband, father and soldier.
Combine these emotions and we come up with a feeling that we are going to banish this crap out of existence, and we are going to rally everyone on this planet, and we are not going to wait any longer, and we are not going to wait for someone else to do it, and we absolutely know that this is the time, and we are going to do this because it is simply the right thing to do.
We will decide to no longer live small lives through the turning away from what is actually occurring on the Earth.
We will decide that ultimately the only thing of any importance in this life is loving and helping our fellow-man.
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