THE opposite for RESPECT.

Today I realized what the counter/opposite/balancing  emotion, feeling or action is for the word RESPECT. The word is FEAR.

Fear vs Respect.

Every day I have stronger convictions that the world world hangs together because of the balance of nature. This is covered in the philosophy of YinYang which is a very significant part of TheCode and its understanding and application.

The importance of RESPECT and a relationship to LOVE and LUST is discussed HERE . There is a much more significant power to the word RESPECT when one relates RESPECT to FEAR.

We express our FEAR in many different ways. Consider the terrible situation that is escalating in the USA at this time. The FEAR that trump is inciting throughout the country is based on the FEAR of losing money/profits (GREED) or power (GREED) or superiority (RACE) or even perceived respect (ELITISM/SNOBISH/self-righteousness) or lack-of-understanding(IGNORANCE) or even a FEAR of change. All this FEAR is translated into anger, defiance, riots and mob action and used by trump to further strengthen his unbridled ego (being a total narcissist) and  his adoring fans. He has created a  “presidential idol” which now has a following of a large proportion of American voters who not only believe every lie that he utters but are even prepared to donate large sums of money to him to keep him going.

All of these FEARS can be redirected and handled with RESPECT. Respect any person for long enough to gain an understanding about where they are coming from. Why they believe what they do. Find out that the misunderstandings and/or misinformation which you were applying to that person, or situation, is NOT a threat to you, your family or beliefs. Understand that you did not need to act (or re-act) in any way. You have a CHOICE and possibly even an opportunity to correct someone else misinformation, misunderstanding or ignorance.

Turn all your FEARS in RESPECT with patience, tolerance and maybe support or even just silence and understanding.

Love vs. Hate.

The opposite of LOVE is HATE. Most religions advise that all situations can be resolved with LOVE. But it is very difficult to switch HATE to LOVE. There is very little personal satisfaction and usually lots of residual resentment which no amount of prayer can eliminate. However turning HATE into RESPECT and then resolving any issues with RESPECTFUL conversation or dialogue can go a long way towards a solution and will certainly avoid conflict and/or violence.

Jude

Polarization and politicization of RACISM

Elsewhere I have identified that RACISM is a product of Politics and continues to be “promoted” as what I call a “political football” (An issue which enables governments to justify the payment of large sums of money while they promote another achievement or political gain (one-up-man-ship) on “the opposition”.)

The real problem which is ignored and “never discussed” is exposed below with a “letter” from Jacinta Price.

TheCode provides a solution to the issues raised here because domestic violence, racism and sexism can all be resolved by addressing all of these issues in two ways; ONE – educate all people to understand and practice the code (for their own survival and their own DIGNITY) and TWO – provide the people to do the education AND the enforcement of TheCode while the education process catches up!!

Here are a couple of letters which identify THE PROBLEM and separates THE PROBLEM from the political agendas throughout the world:

These are the words of Jacinta Price – a very inspirational Australian:

Given we are continually being denigrated as a nation and bombarded by accusations of racism and bigotry, I felt it wasn’t only necessary to defend my home and the country I love but to also provide the overwhelming evidence that demonstrates these accusations are lies.  If we can’t have pride in our own nation how are we expected to evolve successfully?  If we keep telling a particular demographic they are victims of others of a certain skin colour we are effectively removing that demographic’s agency and that, to me, is completely un-Australian.

Here is a list of our nation’s achievements toward Aboriginal Australia and dare I say there’s very likely a whole lot that I have missed but we have to start somewhere right?

1856 – In South Australia all Men including Aboriginal Men were given the right to vote.

1896 – In South Australia all Women including Aboriginal Women were given the right to vote, 32 years before Women in England were given that right.

1948 – It is not well understood but no one in Australia was an Australian Citizen up until this year.  We were regarded as British Subjects until the Citizenship Act was passed.  Citizenship Rights were being extended to Aboriginal Australians gradually throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s by Coalition Governments.

1962 – Aboriginal Australians were granted the Right to Vote by a Coalition Government.

1964 – Aboriginal Australians were virtually granted full Citizenship Rights under a Coalition Government when the Aboriginal Ordinance was repealed.

1967 – The Referendum went through with overwhelming support of well over 90% of Australians voting to allow Aboriginal Australians to be included in the Census and for Aboriginal Affairs to become a Commonwealth responsibility.  Another successful Coalition Government initiative.

1968 – The Equal Pay decision was applied by a Coalition Government.

1970 – A State Coalition Government in Victoria handed back the Lake Tyers reserve to the Aboriginal community.

1971 – Senator Neville Bonner, a Liberal, became our first Aboriginal Parliamentarian.  Since then there have been 43 Aboriginal MP’s throughout state and federal Parliaments in Australia.  To add to this 8 MP’s have recorded Aboriginal Ancestry but have not been identified as Aboriginal.  The Northern Territory gave us the first and only Government, at any level, led by an Indigenous Australian.  This is not widely known or celebrated because Chief Minister Adam Giles was with the Country Liberal Party.

1976 – The NT Land Rights Act was passed by a Coalition Government.  Under this Act around 45% of the land and 80% of the coastline of the NT has been handed back to traditional owners, I’m one of them.

1992 – The High Court overturned the Principal of Terra Nullius with the Mabo Decision.

1993 – A Labor Government passed the Native Title Act.

In Australia today we have experienced historically significant acts of symbolism that include the 1991 Reconciliation Walk Across Sydney Harbour Bridge.  For six hours 250,000 Australians of all backgrounds walked together to demonstrate the fact we are not racist but are overwhelmingly in support of Aboriginal Australia.  We have spent a week every year since commemorating this event and what it means.

A Labor Prime Minister said ‘Sorry’ on May 26th 1998 in recognition of the impact of the policies of forcible removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.  These days and others are commemorated every year to recognise historical injustices and to demonstrate that everyday Australians DO care for the plight of Indigenous Australians.

We spend days and weeks each year recognising Aboriginal Australia in the following ways:

National Apology Day – 26 May;

National Sorry Day – 26 May;

National Close the Gap Day – 17 March;

Anniversary of the Referendum – 27 May 1967;

Reconciliation week – 27 May to 03 June;

Mabo Day – 03 June;

Coming of the Light – 01 July;

NAIDOC Week – 05 to 12 July;

National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day – 04 August;

International Day of the worlds Indigenous Peoples – 09 August;

Indigenous Literacy Day – 04 September; and

Anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights of Indigenous People – 13 September.

Throughout Australia ‘Welcome to Country’ or ‘Recognition of Country’ is applied as standard ritual practice before events, meetings and social gatherings by governments, corporates, institutions, primary schools, kindergartens, high schools, universities, work places, music festivals, gallery openings, conferences, and so on and so forth.

Aboriginal Australia is a part of the daily life of us all in some way shape or form and yet we are still facing accusations of racism in our nation.  We have been hoodwinked into believing that somehow reconciliation means appeasing the aggrieved, those who refuse to forgive, and we are held to ransom every time the goal posts are shifted.

The good will and support of the Australian people is always on display and it has only gathered momentum along the way.

It’s time now to recognise the efforts of thousands of Australians throughout our history who have done what was in their power to support Aboriginal Australia including those who are not Aboriginal but who call us family.  It’s time to recognise that we cannot possibly be a racist country if over 87% of people who identify as Aboriginal in non-remote areas of Australia are in fact married to non-Aboriginal Australians.

We must also remember that our nation is not only simply black and white.  We are rich with the contribution of Australians of many backgrounds and this is one of our greatest strengths as a nation.  What of the 30% of Australians who were born overseas, from every country on earth.  Are they all racist too?

It’s time to stop feeding into a narrative that promotes racial divide, a narrative that claims to try to stamp out racism but applies racism in doing so and encourages a racist over reaction.  Yes, it is time for some truth telling.

We should be celebrating what we have achieved together before the good will of the nation runs out.

This  Interview with Paul Murray places this letter in more meaningful perspective. The message that “charity begins at home” is pretty clear BUT we (all of humanity) needs to understand the true cause of the BASIC PROBLEM WITH RACISM and understand that we can play a part in the solution.

And to provide another perspective on the unnecessary complication and polarization of the whole issue with regard to RACISM here is another letter. A cry from a different reality:

Michael Richards, better known as Kramer, from TVsSeinfeld does make a good point.

There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, etc.

And then there are just Americans..

You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction.

You call me ‘White boy,’ ‘Cracker,’ ‘Honkey,’ ‘Whitey,’ ‘Caveman’…

And that’s OK…
But when I call you, Nigger, Kike, Towel head, Sand-nigger,Camel Jockey,Beaner, Gook, or Chink ..

You call me a racist.

You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you….
So why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?

You have the United Negro College Fund.
You haveMartin Luther King Day.
You have Black History Month.
You have Cesar Chavez Day.
You have Yom Hashoah.
You have Ma’uled Al-Nabi.
You have the NAACP.
You have BET….

If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we’d be racists.

If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists.

If we had White History Month, we’d be racists.

If we had any organization for only whites to ‘advance’ OUR lives,we’d be racists.

We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce,
and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce.
Wonder who pays for that??

A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant,
but any color can be in the Miss America pageant.

If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships… You know we’d be racists.

There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US .. Yet if there were ‘White colleges’,
that would be a racist college.

In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights.

If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists.

You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you’re not afraid to announce it.
But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists.

You rob us, car jack us, and shoot at us.

But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer
running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.

I am proud…… But you call me a racist.

Why is it that only whites can be racists??

BE PROUD TO BE WHITE! It’s not a crime YET….But getting very close!

 

I really do believe that application of TheCode as a MORAL COMPASS can address these issues and get the world out of the “RACIST trench” which is being dug deeper and deeper every day. Polarization is not the solution!!

In Australia we have a Department of Aboriginal Affairs which is one of the most costly items in the Australian Government Budgets. As a THIRD (but probably the most significant, important and achievable) objectives of the Australian Government would be to remove all references to the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and any and all references on ALL government forms that relate to, or identify race. AND from then onward all Australians should get treated EQUALLY. This includes providing outback Australians with better facilities. The excellent service provided by The Royal Flying Doctor Service is not enough. Use the money saved on the administration costs for the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

Keep safe,

Jude

 

 

Lowlife

What are LOWLIFE? Also known as TAKERS. They are:

  1. People that are of little benefit to society – always taking and never giving.
  2. People who have such a low RESPONSIBILITY level that they have very little RESPECT for self and do little to look after themselves.
  3. People who are always pointing out that they have RIGHTS. Usually demanding their RIGHTS in some form or another. They do not understand that RIGHTS are GIVEN and not TAKEN.
  4. People that take other people for granted. Without any appreciation for what is/has been done for them. Usually, they have very little RESPECT for the person (or entity) that is benefitting them.
  5. People who frequently have very little RESPECT for animals (pets and/or wildlife). They are very happy about “owning” pets, for purposes of one-upmanship or purely materialistic reasons but they do not RESPECT animals and will frequently mistreat animals.
  6. People who consider freedom to be permission to do anything they wish to do regardless of consequences or inconvenience to any other people or entities. This attitude goes further than just being selfish because there is frequently very little advantage to self but always consequences to others. Freedom is a RIGHT which, like all other RIGHTS, is given and cannot be taken. The benefits of freedom must be enjoyed but, above all, must be appreciated and RESPECTED.

Lack of parental responsibility is what creates LOWLIFE and LOWLIFE are frequently ones that do not discipline their children. If disrespect for animals is demonstrated by children, for example pulling the wings off a butterfly or harming an animal is some other way, it is a character flaw that needs to be addressed as urgently as possible. This is why it is a very good idea to ensure that children have some form of pet that they must take full RESPONSIBILITY for.  One of the root causes of a LOWLIFE is that they were not disciplined as children. This is the reason that parents must teach their children RESPECT and discipline them for not taking RESPONSIBILITY for their actions. Every action is chosen and has consequences. And every action should be determined by the application of The Code.

The cycle of lowlife breeding lowlife is extremely commonplace and must be addressed. I do believe that strict application of, and education about TheCode can resolve this issue. TheCode must be taught in schools!

Jude

 

Respect vs Love vs Lust

Lust :

Is a psychological force which is considered an immoral desire whereas passion, similar in interpretation, is considered to be an acceptable as it is more intellectual rather than physical. The feeling of lust has no degree of responsibility associated with it. So in terms of TheCode, RRR (Respect before Responsibility before Rights), the word LUST has no significance or relevance.

Love:

Is a very powerful word and plays a very significant role in most religions. Love is considered to be the No. 1 priority as far as human relationships are concerned. Love has many interpretations and Ancient Greek philosophers identified five forms of love. There are many modern variations on the word associated with a large number of both good, and bad connotations. Thus love has almost a platitude and as such has two extremes: Firstly one of total servitude and the other being almost an excuse for dominance. The latter interpretation of LOVE can become a justification or Qualification of lust.

Respect:

Respect is a two way street. This makes it less ambiguous than LOVE and has the additional significance of being a desirable REQUIREMENT for any well balanced person. Thus RESPECT has a quality of balance which is in keeping with application of the Yin Yang principles with which I try to align TheCode.

Respect can be applied to all of the 8 dynamics with far more meaning than the word love. It is very difficult to love oneself (unless you are a narcissist) but it is pretty acceptable to say that you should RESPECT your body (by looking after it – exercise and good food) and your soul or spirit (by adhering to TheCode as a moral compass which empowers DIGNITY). In fact respecting ones SELF as a spiritual being is far easier and more manageable than having to know where you come from, where you are going and what you are doing here. You can just respect the fact of who you are and be grateful that you have the opportunity to interact (and RESPECT in turn) the world around you. The real power is that you can respect a view or opinion that is contrary to your own beliefs without reacting to it or wanting to change or destroy it. Loving XYZ because it has ??? when you despise ??? is very difficult to do whereas respecting that XYZ has ??? and being able to leave it at that is not demanding or restricting in any way.

Respect can be a very gentle process as well and can be shown or enjoyed in many ways. This description of an elderly person’s “attitude to life in general” is an excellent way to show the world some RESPECT:

I asked a friend who has crossed 70 & is heading towards 80 what sort of changes he is feeling in himself? He sent me the following:

1 After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children and my friends, I have now started loving myself.

2 I have realized that I am not “Atlas”. The world does not rest on my shoulders.

3 I have stopped bargaining with vegetable & fruit vendors. A few pennies more is not going to break me, but it might help the poor fellow save for his daughter’s school fees.

4 I leave my waitress a big tip. The extra money might bring a smile to her face. She is toiling much harder for a living than I am.

5 I stopped telling the elderly that they’ve already narrated that story many times. The story makes them walk down memory lane & relive their past.

6 I have learned not to correct people even when I know they are wrong. The onus of making everyone perfect is not on me. Peace is more precious than perfection.

7 I give compliments freely & generously. Compliments are a mood enhancer not only for the recipient, but also for me. And a small tip for the recipient of a compliment, never, NEVER turn it down, just say “Thank You.”

8 I have learned not to bother about a crease or a spot on my shirt. Personality speaks louder than appearances.

9 I walk away from people who don’t value me. They might not know my worth, but I do.

10 I remain cool when someone plays dirty to outrun me in the rat race. I am not a rat & neither am I in any race.

11 I am learning not to be embarrassed by my emotions. It’s my emotions that make me human.

12 I have learned that it’s better to drop the ego than to break a relationship. My ego will keep me aloof, whereas with relationships, I will never be alone.

13 I have learned to live each day as if it’s the last. After all, it might be the last.

14 I am doing what makes me happy. I am responsible for my happiness, and I owe it to myself. Happiness is a choice. You can be happy at any time, just choose to be!

I decided to share this for all my friends. Why do we have to wait to be 60 or 70 or 80, why can’t we practice this at any stage and age?

It is also interesting how the word RESPONSIBILITY crept into this narrative!

I hope that this helps to explain why TheCode has RESPECT as the most important factor.

Jude

A message from TheVirus

There is a lot of discussion about Covid-19. The trump’s total irresponsibility with regard to the virus has resulted in 227,682 DEATHS in the USA alone (30/Oct/2020). He is responsible for a large proportion of these deaths. And the White House are accessories to this fact. Like it or not. The Republican Party have ENCOURAGED this horrible behavior by their inaction and SUPPORT of an amoral sociopath. And they all knew this in Jan or Feb this year. Plus this brave attempt to get ALL of you to understand what you have done  Trump Insane is dangerous . You really should all be charged with genocide.  Seriously.

This is the Caronavirus !! speaking ! Please answer my question.

The American people are voting to show what THEIR UNDERLYING CHARACTER REALLY IS. The “outside” world is waiting with a high degree of fear because if trump does get “another 4 years” the whole world will be having a hard time.

Essentially America will show the world whether they are a selfish, narrow minded and ignorant country willing to live in isolation from the rest of the world – being the biggest bully on the planet guided by their modern Hitler -OR- will America choose a new President.

I am still a believer that people are basically good! With this thought I have faith in the good and I think (sincerely hope!!!) that the vote counts will be so overwhelmingly in favour of Joe Biden that the “late counts” will not be needed.

Jude