"Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars." "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that." "Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Martin Luther King, Jr.
::::::::"I have never been afraid of bullies be they in camouflage, blue or green uniforms, in politicians' suits or writing abusively in papers.
"I spend a considerable amount of time rummaging through my head. I come up with bits and pieces, some of which make me happy, others make me sad, and some make me downright angry, and I mean angry."
"You can lose all the battles but only when you surrender do you lose your Soul."
(21 June 1951 -- 23 January 2013)
=========================================== "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment."
by W. Finnerty Thu Jan 31, 2013 07:27
Reply to Brian Clarke at Wed Jan 30, 2013 13:57 ...
Thank you for the excerpts from the DOLOURS PRICE ARCHIVE (by Dolours Price).
Until today I knew nothing of these writings, and I find them very interesting.
It is also with interest (for me) that I have found nothing in these writings to suggest that Dolours (Rest In Peace) knew anything of any worthwhile significance -- or anything at all for that matter -- about the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), and all of the associated national and international legislation which could have helped her cause (I believe): the cause which she appears to have so passionately, wholeheartedly, and so enthusiastically dedicated so much of her life to: had she been reasonably well-informed regarding these UDHR anti-bullying "instruments", that is.
Even though it is sadly several days too late now for Dolours to benefit from such information, I can't help feeling though that it might not be too late for her sister Marian (who is at the present time very ill in a Northern Ireland jail I understand) to be helped by the UDHR anti-bullying "tool-kit": provided enough people outside her prison walls get to know about it, and about her: and before it's all too late for her.
It was partly with this in mind that I sent some UN UDHR information in e-mails to a few different groups of people yesterday: including those in the groups shown in the e-mail at the following address: http://www.humanrightsireland.com/ UnitedNations /30January2013/Email.htm
As can be seen at www address just above, I tried to make Article 5
of the UN UDHR
stand out, which reads as follows: "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment."
Personally, and it's only a personal viewpoint which I have no wish to argue with anybody about, I don't believe there is a "hope in hell" of "the people"
ever defeating the "Forces of Injustice"
through armed conflict: if for no other reason than that "they" (the "Forces of Injustice" that is) are far, far better armed than any of the relatively tiny armed groups "the people" can, or ever will, be able to assemble.
However, there is another reason too in my particular case: which is that I believe there is a very large amount of truth in the old saying: "Violence (both physical and psychological) begets violence (both physical and psychological)"
and, that the "violent approach" seems to me to usually just lead further and further away from the "peace" so many (including myself) appear to wish for, and to deeply need I suspect, in order to be able to live the happiest, most useful, and most creative lives we are potentially capable of: "genuine overall peace"
of the kind that is based on "justice for all"
that is, which the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
) appears to me to support: as opposed to, and as an almost infinitely healthier alternative to, the very sickening and red-rotten with corruption-ridden, crime-ridden, cover-up-ridden, and impunity-ridden, "justice for some"
arrangements in place at the present time, in so many, many different places!!
Related Link: "Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Human Rights Ireland, William Finnerty": http://tinyurl.com/aum8q83
The above text is based on a comment dated January 31st 2013 at the following Indymedia (Ireland)
www location: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/103193#comment294321
Related Internet web site address: http://www.humanrightsireland.com/ h uman r ights i reland.com
William Finnerty is back living in the Republic of Ireland at the present time, which is where he was born and where he grew up.
His father was Irish (County Galway), and his mother American (New York City).
He has worked mostly in the electronics industry (on a freelance basis).
He enjoys travel, and meeting new people.
Hobbies include photography, reading, and walking (especially in woods and by the sea).
"If you really faced the world as it is, and tackled it, you would find it something infinitely greater than any philosophy, greater than any book in the world, greater than any teaching, greater than any teacher." (J. Krishnamurti)
"This above all: to thine own self be true." (William Shakespeare)
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." (Jimi Hendrix)