There has never been a war long-lasting than that of democracy and theocracy. These ideologies have been fighting almost since the beginning of government. They have been the hidden agenda of leaders past and present with the intent of resolving differences. Democracy is where every person has a say in government and have equal rights protecting free-will by separating religion from governmental processes. Theocracy is where religious laws are the laws of the land and these strict laws suppress resistance and disobedience with severe consequences. The two clash at the heart of the Middle East and the reason for lack of enduring peace. Laws of the theocracy do not necessarily equip the laws of democracy. When religion rules the daily lives of an individual who does not choose freely then it becomes oppressive. Religion has to govern personal beliefs and opinions. It cannot be the law governing the land because we have seen throughout history how wars evolved from religion. The countless dead and immeasurable damage from nations against nations, and peoples against peoples. The current uprising in the Middle East is due to theocracy, not exactly the invasion of democracy. When oppressed people are downtrodden so long and they resort to violence because they lacked the necessities of life such as jobs, food, and housing to name a few, a revolution has to happen. Democracy is ever-changing, meeting the demands of its people while theocracy happens to get stricter and harsher to maintain order. When democracy is confronted by war, it adjusts and changes most of the time for the better. Democracy is not afraid of uniting with others who believe in their people and their economy. Theocracy maintains that life has to be sacrificed and traditions preserved over individualism. Theocracy encourages repeating the same atrocities of the past. The government must break through this wall of ignorance that democracy cannot be steadily guided and in fact, will make a nation unstable. This has been perpetuated by theocracy's supporters. We must remember that theocracy has divided nations against each other, people against one another, and social classes. Democracy can break all those barriers and unite economies and defend freedoms. This war has to end. This is the hidden battle of not only current wars but past wars. We are fighting for the sake of the world. Even Africa has faced the backlash of this war, with nations constantly trying to stabilize the extremists from the Middle East. The extremists find their power in being brutally carrying out the religious laws while breaking them to recruit the young. They use religion as a weapon and theocracy blindside helps them recruit more. We know that someday that one will rule and the other will be lessened. The world has this difficult decision to make but we have to make it. Human rights are born rights and they cannot be denied. The choice of religion is a born right and the government should not choose for its citizens because free-will must be protected and provided by the government. Religion governs consciousness and is the spiritual guider of all people. A religion can only be consistent when it respects rights and does not govern and does not force obedience. Every religion and belief in the world has hints of this philosophy. And we must not use warfare for religious purposes because it increases hatred and oppression in the world. Peaceful means bring peaceful resolves. We have to remind every nation, every people, and every tribe that we come from a common ancestor and we respect their rights ending the war between democracy and theocracy.
We have been given this unusual task passed down by those who love this country. Those who gave their lives, both leaders and veterans alike. We have to commit to this important and imperative task at hand for the future of our America is waiting for us. And they should not wait any longer for action must be taken now to guarantee the future of tomorrow. Everyone must commit to this and it is symbolic of voting. Our heritage and stability depend on America being more equal and more just than ever before. And though it comes with its toils we must strive for this nobility at whatever it may cost as those who did before us. A promise to turn away from fighting and dividing to unite as one for the good of all Americans, American Democracy, present, and future. And though the road is hard, we must keep this promise. This nation has to heal to lead the world in true harmony. We have to set aside divisiveness and lay down justice in a manner worthy of its cause. Many heinous things have happened in the past and that is why we learned from them and grow from them. We have to educate ourselves and our children so they will never happen again. We must tear down the lies of history and debunk the myths of America's past. This will remove the trauma from bigotry and hatred that have scared us far too long. The sooner we deal with its hurtful and wrecking mistakes, the better our nation will be for all of us. We all need to heal from the contradictions of the past, there are things that we were taught which blind us to reality. The more we move in that direction, the deeper our brotherhood and unity will be."Asked not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country," exclaimed John F. Kennedy. We have to look deep inside ourselves and find out who we truly are made of. We have to search the traditions and norms that our ancestors passed down to us and find out if they are truth or lies. Then we have to ask our family and friends to do the same, we must know our history then we can work on the history of our nation. It is when a person finds out their truthiness then they can lead others to the light. We can use that knowledge to open the eyes of our fellow Americans. It is a personal journey. It is not easy to discuss and be criticize for the wrongdoing of the past but it will bring about healing. The reasoning is the greatest advocate in this journey to restore order. We cannot ask a fellow citizen to answer what they have no prior knowledge on however we can make them think about their action and the root cause of their response. Our country has been known for caring about its people, respecting their decisions, and honoring their sacrifices. We must continue this motto and put action behind it. After citizens healed themselves then they can heal their government. Government is supposed to be a reflection of the people but how can it when many voices are shut out and ignored? This has got to change and we must realize that the government is the just consensus of the people. We must continually hope and believe in our country and consciously follow our leaders then as Abraham Lincoln once said, we will be "of the people, for the people, and by the people."
It appears history has repeated itself and the world is once again in the Dark Ages. Millions are sicked with this disease and hundreds of thousands have died from this disease. It seems like the end of the world and no end of its grip in sight disturbing the very foundation of government. Overshadowing the economy, businesses no longer can operate without customers and employees. With all the world's advancement, inevitable diseases find their way to disturbing humanity. So what do we do and who do we turn to? Science and history have shown that we need our Allies to forge a relentless alliance against such epidemics. It was both immigrants and citizens alike who partnered in the laboratories coming up with vaccines and cures. And now the world faces the question, be at war with one another or be in truce to fight this invisible enemy. And now we know what the old war slogan means "neutrality is death". We cannot battle this alone, we are not big enough and we are not great enough. The world has to come together. America does not have to be best at everything and frankly, no country is the best everything. And even when a country declares itself the best, it is tested by the pride it proclaims. We are better, the world is better when it comes together. If we see our reflection in the world then we can make gains. Our reflection might tell us what we are weak at and what we can do better. On the other hand, pride and strife create chaos because it distorts the reality of the situation. We cannot hide behind the fact that we cannot wait. Do we know that the coronavirus spreads in the body through protein receptors, then why not invest in research that blocks these receptors? We know that the previous coronavirus drains the body of its immunity and vitamins and minerals, then why not invest in research that builds up these areas within the body? Time is running out and refusing to trust allies might be a dire consequence. The sacrifice we make today will make it a better tomorrow for the future. We see the success in other countries, why not share in the success? America is not the first empire that dealt with fatal diseases. America has to empower its research now and reconnect to the world with funding. There is no other choice otherwise we will be held back and our people will suffer from a lack of accountability and transparency. We will be immune to this disease someday, no matter if it changes form if we prepare the science. Science is not the enemy of the state. Science saved us from wars, helped us win, and empower forward-thinking. Science has brought about knowledge and power that has enlightened the ages even though it had its flaws, true science is proven research that tells informative and effective and efficient information. Enough with war, this is about civility and livelihood. We must not fight each other or be partisan dividing we will lose our chance to normalcy. Every general knows, and every captain understands never to declare war on an invisible enemy because that enemy is untraceable. Instead, you must find facts and distribute the truth with diplomacy and eloquence and administer justice. Yes we must keep social distancing, and yes we must wear masks, and yes we must be clean of germs but also we must hurry the science and research that focus directly on reasonable and rational data. Every world leader understands that technologies, science, and research enables a nation to stand the test of time and endure.
It may be your family, your mother, your father, your friend, your brother, or your sister. Anyone can be affected by poverty and poverty has no respect for anyone. We can all be victims of its grip. Economies can be built up and they can fall. Poverty knows no boundary and poverty has no race, no color, no creed, and no sex. No one is immune to poverty, it can take anyone by storm and devour their livelihood. Poverty is a victimize and strike the very young of our world and people. Every day young children are born into poverty and even when they are educated they are still victims of its grip on their life. Young children die daily due to a lack of food, clothing, medicine, housing, and shelter. Every day children waste away and parents have to see their children starving and dying in front of them. And some children lose their parents and caretakers becoming orphans at a young age. Where is the compassion for humanity? Where is the love for life and respect for life? We all must take responsibility for not caring enough to give and share our wealth, what we take for granted. Many may be asked why should they care because we benefited from cheap labor and we benefited from cheap wages and our livelihood may have to answer to the crimes of poverty that built our economy. It will behoove us to care and amend what we have done and the lack of care we have shown. We can change the world with one act of kindness. We can shed light on the darkness of poverty. Its culture must be brought to justice. And we cannot lose this fight for the children's lives are at stake and the future of the world depends on them. We must band together and reach for those whose lives are burden with impossibilities. What kind of legacy is passing down to your children? If you want them to care about the world then you must show them how to care. You must take the time to pass down charity. Who knows if that child you save may become a doctor who eradicates cancer? Who knows if that child you save becomes an educator and lift a generation out of poverty? We must understand that this battle is real and happening every day. We cannot become complacent with our care and neglect the need of the impoverished. Every day is a day of change, change those impoverished lives by helping them out of poverty that has been generational and lifting. Who knows if we have much so we can build up others? Who knows if we might have so we can change the world? The legacy of the world is at stake, those who are in need happens to be in dire situations. Even babies are dying because their mothers lacked the necessary nutrition. If we don't take up this fight then we will regret it. Isolating ourselves from the problem only makes the problem worse and it refuses to disappear. Do riches matter when most of the world is poor? Do riches matter when poverty could come at any time? A man is measure by his greatness and not by what he owns. A woman is seen by her charity and not by what she possesses. We can no longer hide the light of doing good. It is time to reach further and dig deeper. You can change eternity for those impoverished, do so today.
In the immortal words of Dr.Martin Luther King, "Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere." We live in a time, where police brutality is ever-present in our communities. Most people are wondering if they will ever feel safe in their community again and if their children will survive. We cannot demonized officers and we should advocate for their education because knowledge is power and accountability. However, the news shows a constant reminder that minorities are not entirely free when the enforcement of the law is unjust. When the people of the community cannot hold accountable fellow officers for unjust acts, this is a weakness in democracy. The point of a democracy is everybody contributed, everybody matters, and everybody has rights. We must work together or we will fail. Too many countless victims from incidents that required less force. What do we do in a crisis like this? Where do we turn in what seems like a race war? "Be the peace you want in the world," proclaimed Gandhi. The protest must be peaceful as activists must foster new legislation with those that hear the people's demands. We have to use the tools and foundations of the Civil Rights Era resisting weapons and rioting. If there's one thing that prevents justice then it is rioting because it causes a force against bringing peace, we must understand and fix the justice system. We have to denounce racial profiling. We cannot judge someone based on the color of their skin and what others did who are apart of that race. If we are to win this new Civil Rights then we must fight all "ism" dividing us. We must stand up for the poor who doesn't have housing and healthcare. We must stand up for women, who received their rights a hundred years before and now maybe force to have children without consent. We must fight for all to choose who they love and to be what they desire to be because it is every one of our birthrights. We can make it possible to live in a world, where we will be fully and duly protected from hate. Hate should never be lifted, never given a place in society otherwise it will evoke chaos. For decades, oppression has been instilled into our communities and now it must be confronted by justice. You can break the chains of bondage,you can tell someone they are free, and you can proclaimed liberty but if their minds are bound and they are given no tools of that liberty then they are bound and not free. It is time that we free everybody living in peace with one another. Love is the greatest weapon for peace and proof of that love is hope in each other that this nation can be a better place. All this plays into the bigger picture, a better democracy, and hope for the future. We must show the children how to survive, not teaching them ignorance and blind obedience but civility and nobleness. In the fulfillment of Dr.King's dream, we must take the evil in this world which robs us of life and turn it into good that gives everlasting peace. One day police officers will be looked again as heroes and heroines. One day all children will be allowed to live freely and equally. One day people will remember to love always and never hate but it's going to take all of us to win this fight, every last ounce of strength and we shall overcome.