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Sea Cape Cod by Michael Mosier

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November 16, 2015

A November Rose

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:43 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the once again delightfully sunny, cool, pleasant island of Nantucket! Very good to be with you on this Monday morning down here at the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s)–the 16th day of November, 2015–coming to you LIVE from the ‘dock’ as it were, as we watch the “Iyanough” fast ferry, via ‘the Steamship Authority’ steam it’s way to that fabled island 27 miles nautically south/southeast of this hub of the Cape.  A famous island once known for hunting whales, but now just tourists and wealthy real estate prospects, as 02554 is now considered the richest zip code in the United States of America…

Go figure?

Things do have a way of changing and even though it may look grim at the present moment in France (Sea Cape Cod sends it’s best Rose to you from the Kennedy Memorial below deck!), a better day is always on the horizon.

The horror that Paris faced down this past Friday is still in the minds of many around the world.  Many fearing that ‘it’, a random terrorist attack, could happen to them or their loved ones at any minute is a not only valid question and/or concern, but also is quite understandable in this ever faster paced planet we all inhabit, and it is precisely that fear stirring the great stew of emotion ushering in boots on the ground, ever and more and more mission creep, fueling an even more urgent need for even more security, and, like in the United States, a disappearing act of many if not most of OUR Civil Rights in this so called ‘free society’…

For in an age of encrypted messaging and a rising hatred of the ‘way things are’ presently in the human civilization we have built not so much for all, but moreover for the few, i.e. that growing GRAND CANYON gap between the haves and the growing number of have nots, we must be vigilant that it could and most likely will happen again.  And this fact cements that equally daunting fact that it will be a monumental task for intelligence agencies worldwide to stop this kind of vicious ‘acting out’.   The sad part of all this hatred and violence is that most of the victims have nothing to do with international policy creation–monetary, humanitarian, military or otherwise–hence the tragedy is amplified.  The softness of the targets, the social media slickness of these killers, the disenfranchised and under-educated youth that are lured in by the promise of ‘brotherhood’ and ‘glory’, all combine with the aforementioned points to fuel this evil terror group known as ISIL and hence where “it” wields it’s greatest power.

And that is where the real fight must begin, with hearts and minds of our young people; not bullets and brawn, but with love and kindness.

In another passage taken from Rhonda Byrne’s book, “The Power”, comes by way of an old proverb stated by an ancient Chinese philosopher.  Perhaps lending some credibility to this argument of inclusion rather than exclusion…

“When all the people in the world love one another, then the strong will not overpower the weak., the many will not oppress the few, the wealthy will not mock the poor, the honored will not disdain the humble, and the cunning will not deceive the simple.”

~Mozi

(circa 470-391 BC)

Have a great Monday and rest of the week folks!  Be safe, but have fun!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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