November 23, 2012

November 23rd, Children's Day - Future Generations? / Thanksgiving

"I think about the generations
and they say they want to make it
a better place for our children and our children's children
so that they they they know it's a better world for them
and I think they can make it a better place"
Michael Jackson - Heal The World

Since 2002on the third Thursday of the month of November UN / UNESCO celebrate World Philosophy Day, under the declared objective " .... to honor philosophical reflection in the entire world by opening up free and accessible spaces. Its objective is to encourage the peoples of the world to share their philosophical heritage and to open their minds to new ideas, as well as to inspire a public debate between intellectuals and civil society on the challenges confronting our society" 
This year's theme was "Future Generations". The project sounds good, and worth following but international events just throws it into yet another event category instead of a headline sparking a much needed talk.

The European Union leaders are discussing the new budget and though I know there are a lot of issues, a lot of problems for the member countries that need attention and a very well balanced budget, the "solution" to cut development and humanitarian aid is just not the way to go. 
I come from a country within the European Union, one that has benefited greatly in rebuilding at all levels after the Iron Curtain fell from development funds for new members so I have experienced the benefits of these types of policies.

You can take action and help the campaign to keep the EU development and aid fund at One International. Already a petition with 143,021 member's signatures was delivered to the UK Prime Minister under the words of Nelson Mandela “our human compassion binds us; the ONE to the other”.
 Days before the "Future Generations" talk in Paris, France the conflict between Israel and Palestine intensified. Both sides fight for future generations. In the process they kill the future. 
Children get killed, hurt, live in fear and bare the emotional scars into the future. Future doesn't mean only generations not born yet. I guess being part of a so called "sacrifice generation" set to get lost in transition from communism to democracy, this strikes an emotional chord. 

"The child shall enjoy special protection, and shall be given opportunities and facilities, by law and by other means, to enable him to develop physically, mentally, morally, spiritually and socially in a healthy and normal manner and in conditions of freedom and dignity. In the enactment of laws for this purpose, the best interests of the child shall be the paramount consideration."
 We have legal framework, we have and create opportunities for talks and setting lines of actions.

The "It's All For L.O.V.E" blog team would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving !!! to all of you celebrating.
We are thankful for the love we share.

"For as long as we do not go beyond possible, beyond accounting, we will never conceive of or claim paradise" 
Nicolae Steinhardt, "Happiness Diary"


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