Rick Stengel’s musings on Barack Obama being named Time Magazine’s person of the year paint a picture of a more confident USA President.
On NZ news, a Time magazine reporter said, “Obama isn’t standing again as President, so he is able to speak from his heart now.”
Rick notes: ”Historic cultural and demographic changes see Obama as both the symbol plus architect of a new America… that found and forged a new majority, that turned weakness into opportunity. (more…)
Crazy sales shopping headlines USA:
You’d swear you were in an almost civil war when you read these headlines in the US:
‘Gang fight’ at Black Friday sale…
Man Punched in Face Pulls Gun On Line-Cutting Shopper…
Shots fired outside WALMART…
Shoppers smash through door at URBAN OUTFITTERS…
Customers run over in parking lot…
Woman busted after throwing merchandise…
Thousands storm VICTORIA’S SECRET…
VIDEO: Insane battle over phones…
Mayhem at Nebraska mall where 9 murdered in 2007…
Shoplifter tries to mace security guards…
Men Steal Boy’s Shopping Bag Outside BED, BATH & BEYOND…
Heckler calls them zombies…
Wow! Consumerism is totally full on, aint it?!
List: Matt Drudge. Photo: Shannon Stapleton, Reuters.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.11.12~
AUNG SAN SUU KYI CELEBRITY APPEARANCES NEWS – A THOUGHTFUL, INSIGHTFUL & CONTRUCTIVE MEETING FOR JOHN KEY
A celebrity is simply someone who is worthy of being celebrated. As a character on the global stage, Myanmar/ Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi is one such person. Against a backdrop of shocking human rights abuses, Suu Kyi was cast in a really bad house arrest movie that lastest fifteen odd years. Suu Kyi’s story created a tolerance icon of a new world. She has since become a leading figure on human rights enlightenment matters.
New Zealand’s Dominion Post published via Stuff these words: “Celebrated democratic reformer Aung San Suu Kyi dreamed of visiting New Zealand during her 15 years under house arrest.
Suu Kyi met with (New Zealand) Prime Minister John Key late last night (NZT) and took the opportunity to thank New Zealanders for their support during Myanmar’s struggle for democracy.
After the 30 minute talks at Key’s Naypyitaw hotel she told reporters she will come to New Zealand in the “not too distant future”.
“The two countries that I would think about were Canada and New Zealand. Because I thought those places were unpolluted areas and of course I have always thought that New Zealand was rather romantic – the land of the long cloud and so on. Not to mention the kiwifruit,” she said. (more…)
OBAMA URGES MYANMAR TO END MONOPOLY OF PREJUDICE & INEQUALITY, ALSO PARDONS TURKEYS ON TURKEY DAY USA 2012
Barack Obama on why racism and ’elitist clubs monoplies bullying’ culture doesn’t pay:
“I have confidence that as you do that you can draw on this diversity as a strength and not a weakness. Your country will be stronger because of many different cultures, but you have to seize that opportunity. You have to recognize that strength.”
–President Barack Obama on democracy and a non-racist society in Mynamar’s future.
Source: Mynamar Online Centre.
Obama’s latest photo is: A White House American Sins Absolution Day photo… Yes, t’s that time again where Obama pardons turkeys for the American people. Daughters Sasha and Malia look on as Obama pardons Cobbler and Gobbler. Photo: Reuters via Telegraph.Co.UK.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.11.12~
Barack Obama while in Thailand and Myanmar said Israel had the right to defend itself against Hamas’ missile attacks from Gaza. But he urged Israel not to launch a ground assault in Gaza, saying it would put Israeli soldiers, as well as Palestinian citizens, at greater risk and hamper an already vexing peace process.
“If we see a further escalation of the situation in Gaza, the likelihood of us getting back on any kind of peace track that leads to a two-state solution is going to be pushed off way into the future,” Obama said.
The renewed instability in the Mideast is likely to trail Obama as he makes his way from Thailand to Myanmar and then Cambodia, his final stop before returning to Washington early Wednesday.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.11.12~
Sarah Shahi clocks in at no.50 of the most voted stars of 2012.
Born Aahoo Jahansouz, the actress who plays the character Kate Reed in TV drama Fairly Legal, began life in show biz as an NFL cheerleader athlete for the Dallas Cowboys.
Her father is Abbas Shahi, an Iranian, and her mother Mahmonir is Spanish.
Her father’s family exited their homeland two years before the Iranian Revolution.
Her name, Aahoo (آهو), means gazelle in Persian. This is Beyonce‘s middle name.
From her life we see: a cross-cultural multi-lingual artist who raises her children in English, Farsi (Persian) and Spanish.
She is also an oil activist for the environment, pointing out how Island coastal dwelling people are not safe when oil thirst in the world is so rife.
In November 2012, after two seasons, Shahi’s show Fairly Legal ended. She is now looking for work. Robert Altman discovered her in Texas and said she should move to Hollywood. She is married to actor Steve Howey.
Online she rates steadily as America’s guilty pleasure of sexy homegrown US-fusion.
Similar to Kim Kardashian‘s appeal, Shahi’s bikini pics as an American exotic get her noticed.
What a beautiful person.
Her message of peace and tolerance in the world is empowering for Mid-East women.
Sarah Shahi’s cross-cultural capabilities are outstanding in a very humble way as an entertainer and ambassador of the USA. She is industrious and also a symbol of World Peace and tolerance in the USA. Fascinating.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.11.12~
[Bikini Pic - Tumblr Blogging Community]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.11.12~
It's a crazy time, we live in. Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at art.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.11.12~
"Malala's courage inspires us to reinforce our commitment to rejecting ideologies rooted in intolerance and extremism... The people of Pakistan have paid a high price from terrorism and extremism. We will stand by all those who, like Malala, are courageously defending the rights of women, in Pakistan and around the world."
–Britain’s William Hague and United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan for Pakistan and women’s rights to education worldwide – Queen Elizabeth Hospital press.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.10.12~
This image is just all kinds of wrong. Swastikas on Jewish grave stones in NZ. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Deep. Angry. Wrong. Yet, a statement. In LA - this would have been major in an extensive Jewish community. In NZ, not of that scale.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, 19.10.12~
Philosophy: A palm tree is a symbol of peace. It’s fruit in the Mid-East feed people indiscriminately, providing shade in the harshest of conditions.
As a symbol of Peace in the world, it tots floats my boat.
[Photograph: My Own. Hollywood, California years].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.10.12~
There is only one Brooke Fraser, a uniquely-souled artist. There is only one Kristen Stewart, born and raised into a hard working, film crew family of California. A young lady, whose every quirks and turns of angst, are played out in the public and carry the box office of Los Angeles on her young shoulders.
Finally, there was also only one Jack Kerouac, a free-form literary artist, not afraid to break all the rules, splash his words across a page in a way that was like a liteary x-ray of science and creation fused together when creation is made.
Without chaos, there is no new life. In a world established on order, Kerouac embraced chaos. He was a misfit of the page, yet his art mirroring rare artists like The Beatles music songwriting trajectory, Jackson Pollack breaking art’s rules too, Kerouac and his contemporaries changed consciousness.
Their effect as artists would also open up new frontiers and create new economies and ways of percieving the great gift we should all treasure, life’s fun flow.
So, here’s a piece of Fraser, Stewart, Kerouac in this one post.
Top: Music – Brooke Fraser - Who Are We Fooling.
Photo: Kristen Stewart. -So after Paris fashion week glamour appearances, it was back into the Chuck Taylors for the return through LAX and California. The Cali look of Stewart’s home. Flame/ Flynet.
Bus East: Society has good intentions Bureaucracy is like a friend 5 years ago - other furies other losses - America's trying to control the uncontrollable Forest fires, Vice The essential smile In the essential sleep Of the children Of the essential mind I'm all thru playing the American Now I'm going to live a good quiet life The world should be built for foot walkers Oily rivers Of spiney Nevady I am Jake Cake Rake Write like Blake The horse is not pleased Sight of his gorgeous finery in the dust Its silken nostrils did disgust Cats arent kind Kiddies anent sweet. April in Nevada -
EDUCATING A NEW GENERATION – GRANT HAWKE ON WHY DEVONPORT SHOULD CELEBRATE ITS FOUNDING FATHERS GENEROSITY MORE
Grant Hawke writes an open letter as to why Devonport should celebrate its Maori heritage more as a village with the return of a piece of land being given back to the descendants of Devonport’s founding fathers and mothers’ people. It caused a bit of a ruckus. So, Grant writes:
It is with deep sadness that I write this piece as I reflect on the difficulties some in the community of Devonport have with my people of Ngati Whatua Orakei joining them. We had hoped that once our Treaty settlement was concluded we could join the community in celebrating this milestone of tolerance and understanding between peoples.
Grant Hawke, Joe Hawke and Maatua (Elders) – Ngati Whatua Deed of Settlement Day signing, Orakei Beach – Tamaki Makaurau – Auckland City
Well… On Friday my mom, really did get to sign our Auckland Tribe’s (Ngati Whatua o Kaipara’s) Treaty Agreement with The Crown choosing to accept the spirit of an official apology (something both her parents and her late brother Tauhia Hill and sister Mihiwira Taogaga both hoped to see happen in their own Maori-Kiwi lifetimes).
Seeing mom sign, reminded me of my kuia and koroua’s fight for justice for Maori people and their Iwi, their entire lives as well as their children’s lifelong legendary battles in this process. Their lives and fight for a sense of fairness and justice in New Zealand has and does inspire many.
Then the same day, mom also got to see the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup at Eden Park in the evening with Mana Wahine of mom’s Ngati Whatua Iwi playing a key role in the opening ceremony. She said, “it was absolutely amazing.”
Later, mom went to the viaduct and saw Dane Rumble perform. She finished off her night at Soul restaurant, on Auckland’s viaduct after a spot of rugby spectating.
What a hoot! Mom even got a car park right outside Eden Park and also one at the viaduct too.
Talk about being totally looked after in every facet of her special day, after the signing. :)
[Pictured here with Pearl Nahi - Wahine Rangatira within our Haapu]
[Margaret Kawharu & Richard Nahi on hosting duties with a line up of representatives for The Crown]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.9.11~
Alright, I’ve just published the Simon Wiesenthal Center‘s list for 2010 via The Jewish Journal that lists who has been labelled the Ten Most Anti-Semitic people for 2010. Go here to read that very upfront and out in the open piece of literature. Shocking!
The list was prefaced by Rabbi Marvin Hier stating: “Never before, in recent memory, has the Simon Wiesenthal Center seen such a proliferation of anti-Semitism going mainstream,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Center adding that “Our list of top ten anti-Semitic slurs runs the gamut of well-known personalities including journalists, government officials, celebrities, a prominent film director, and academics.”
Many of the quotes are classic Jewish conspiracy theories updated to reflect current anxieties, blaming the control of the media and banking sectors on Jews. “Unfortunately, our list shows that anti-Semitic canards normally thought to belong to the lunatic fringe have, in fact, been bought into by major elements of Western society,” Rabbi Hier concluded.”
As we live in a mature cultural world, here are three things that Jews did to me personally when deciding to behave badly this year. I post these on Horiwood.Com as an open sign of fairness and maturity in America–denoting how Jewish people like everyone else need to grow up too in love concerning people who are not Jewish. Let’s put this under the topic of JEWISH GOSSIP for a laugh:
1. Once I posted a blog post about British supermodel Kate Moss attending a Hope for Charity event in support of innocent Palestinian children caught up in the cross-fire of war in Gaza. This post about Kate supporting innocents in war–somehow got this blog blacklisted on The Anti-Semitic website.
2. This year a Jewish boss who did not get his way with me screamed at me at the top of their lungs: “You are nothing but an Adolph Hilter.” It was not pretty.
3. Something Jewish people have said to me personally in Hollywood at least five times this year, when monetary deals didn’t go their way as they had rather forcefully wanted to: “Why don’t you go back to New Zealand?”
Yep, those comments were hurtful and at the time I would describe their intention as being “to hurt” and framed as being so manipulatively racist too! As I have been accused of being racist on this blog many times in the past–when I don’t deliberately try to be, I told each of these people who had offended me on the spot why I thought they were racist with such comments to their face and forgave them instantly too. Only way to go!
There’s a lot of work to be done by all people in Hollywood –Jewish people and gentiles alike.
Happy Holidays everyone! Let’s keep growing, loving, forgiving, extending courtesy and mutual respect across cultures within and outside of Jewish communities all year round and everyday. Especially, here in America. Despite these minor hiccups with some members of the Jewish community, (no community is perfect) I remain Pro-Jewish as a global citizen of the world, the way I was raised to be by Kiwi parents who are Pro-Jewish too.
It’s flattering that Jewish people feel comfortable and safe in my presence to be badly behaved. After all, that’s what friends are for. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.16.10~
Mel Gibson Movie News: “The Jodie Foster-directed flick Beaver about a man (Gibson) who befriends a hand puppet will have a limited opening on March 23 with an expanded release on April 8. The movie, which also costars Foster and Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), has been in limbo because of, well, you know—Gibson’s very messy and trouble-filled personal life. Understatement of 2010!
Mel Gibson and Anti-Semitic News: This year Mel Gibson kept Hollywood tabloids going playing the ‘scary villain’ construct of Tinsel Town for over half of the year. This role is important (believe it or not) as if there is no villain, than angels of Los Angeles look pretty dull and ordinary. Someone going ‘dark and rogue-ish’ spices up their glow. A villain makes everyone else appear shinier and brighter than they actually are. In playing the scary man of Hollywood this year, Mel was dubbed a wife beater, child neglector, anti-semetic and many other nasty names in a year that saw Gibson hit Twitter’s 4th most tweeted name of the year in the world.
However, when it comes to anti-semtic quotes of the year, experts on the topic, namely The Simon Wiesenthal Center don’t give Mel a top ten ranked spot this year on their list of Jew hurtful comments. Who made their list instead? The Jewish Journal breaks down the list of all of these people behaving badly:
1. Helen Thomas: Former UPI White House Correspondent: “Jews should get the hell out of Palestine. They should go home to Germany, Poland, America and everywhere else.” -May 2010 “Congress, the White House, Hollywood and Wall Street are owned by Zionists. They put their money where their mouth is.” -December 2010
2. Oliver Stone: Hollywood film director: “Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history and it’s been used cheaply. He’s the product of a series of actions. It’s cause and effect.” -January 2010. “Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people,” [there is a greater focus on the Holocaust than on Russian suffering because of] “the Jewish domination of the media.” “There’s a major lobby in the United States,” “They are hard workers. They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f***** up U.S. foreign policy for years.” -July 2010 (more…)
Apparently, if you have a long history in Hollywood this makes you industry fit. Wynona plays an aging prima ballerina replaced by the younger star, Natalie Portman, in Black Swan. Talking to GQ, Ryder says: “I thought it was a cool parallel. Being replaced by the young thing. I know that definitely happens in Hollywood. It’s harder to find good roles, and suddenly there’s new girls. I’m at that age I’ve been warned my whole life about.”
Winona also strikes her star against Mel Gibson‘s for a spark, re-entering the Hollywood ring, saying: “I remember, like, fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he was really drunk. I was with my friend, who’s gay. He made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about ‘oven dodgers,’ but I didn’t get it.
“I’d never heard that before,” Ryder continues. It was just this weird, weird moment. I was like, ‘He’s anti-Semitic and he’s homophobic.’ No one believed me!”
Hollywood is a strange place. Here you have a Jewish girl who once shop-lifted and near over-dosed on pain killers daily for her kicks, talking “oven-dodgers” as a phrase that is not baseball related. Somehow this is Mel Gibson’s fault, her disappearance from Hollywood for the last half a decade? Huh?! I don’t get it. If you live in Hollywood you will know that (for reals) it is a virtual impossibility to be anti-semitic in Tinsel Town. Hollywood is proudly pro-Jewish and Gibson has mostly Jewish neighbors in his Mulholland Drive neighborhood. That’s a fact too. Mel was twitter’s 4th ranked star name for 2010. Out of over 6 billion other people’s names to talk about on twitter, people like talking about him–no one can take that away from Gibson.
Nice to see Winona back. Those eyes are so big and used to fame, they’d eat you. We’ve missed them.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.16.10~
In Oscars Hollywood history, the Cocoanut Grove was the venue celebrating Americans much loved art form of Hollywood’s cinema’s best awards for excellence.
From this image we see a Palm Tree as a symbol of Peace. Whether a palm is found in California, throughout The South Pacific, in Israel or Iran provides a message for us all to ponder as a symbol.
A palm tree grows peacefully in earth’s soil, irrespective of how people draw up maps of territory. Its a very humble tree. It just grows. Its leaves offer shade in extreme heat conditions for people and camels alike. It always signifies that water is found nearby, water being a symbol of life that all growing things need to live. A palm tree’s fruit is eaten by people of Californian, people in Iran or Israel alike. A palm tree does not discriminate. It looks after people equally.
May leaders of the world (G20 Economies Summit leaders included) all have a movie date with Peace, in their hearts concerning the future direction of the world and showing mercy to others, not all that different from ourselves.
This is California’s story in the City of Angels. We are peace messengers in The City of Angels–just like a palm tree is. May the art of peace be the most glorified American art of all and bring forth its fruit in due season.
I think an emphasis on water systems watering people who don’t have it in the world with clean drinking water, would be an intelligent thing of G20 leaders to obsess on at this point in World History. With the existing wealth all G-20 Summit leaders nations have, let’s leak some water these nations way who are without.
That’s smart leadership. Instead of just “World Economy, War Economy,” as buzz words, let’s think “Water Economy” too for all people in the world. A war on lack for the least in the world is what’s needed. That’s true power, to think that way and shows respect for basic human rights in the world.
[Image - courtesy of Vanity Fair]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.28.10~
In leaked excerpts from Sarah Palin‘s new book, on page 26 she writes:
“Certainly his [Barak Obama's] wife [Michelle Obama] expressed this view when she said during the 2008 campaign that she had never felt proud of her country until her husband started winning elections.
“In retrospect, I guess this shouldn’t surprise us, since both of them spent almost two decades in the pews of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright‘s church listening to his rants against America and white people.”
Um, does Sarah Palin give Native Alaska Indians and all Americans from Alaska a bad name or what? Let alone all Americans.
That’s so not cool. And this coming from a guy who praised her debut book for making Alaska sounding like such a cool place to visit. It’s a shame race and religion? are coloring an Obama smear campaign, and are a part of Palin’s armory now for the GOP’s causes.
The truth is, if you live in America, it’s such a diverse country. So rich and full of diverse cultures. Palin’s construct of anti-black doesn’t exist in reality. It’s archaic, so you can’t even take it seriously, unless you’ve never been outside GOP white states of America your whole life, of whom her book is written for to make a quick buck, while she claims she wants to be a future President of the US.
On the other hand, heroes are created against villains. So in a sick way, she’s acting as Michelle Obama’s star maker here too, while being a vampire and taking some blood for her troubles, to hawk a book. If black people don’t feature in her faith or flag or her family’s friends in good regard, than what nation does this women live in exactly. Not the one the rest of us do, that’s for sure.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.19.10~
“If we are what we eat, then our taste palate is increasingly becoming more global with festive ingredients, gleaned from the abundance of nature’s earthy table.
“Or put simply, a nation’s race politics can be directly linked to whatever ingredients are stocked in kitchens and found on the shelves of stores. Fair and frequent trading is needed then, between nations. Let’s work!–Horiwood 2010′s.
Eggplant dip with pomegranate, molasses and feta.
Color. Taste. Fusion.
For the recipe, travel here.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.2.10~
A rally to restore sanity and/ or fear. A concert on the National Mall, Washington D.C. Stewart as Obama’s cheer leader and sweeper man.
Hollywood entertainment and celebrity news as you voted worldwide today. Here’s our top ten, with some other rating news too (complete with 7 flaws and typos. :). Thanks everyone. Enjoy.
Humor post I: Mariah Carey shares pregnancy tips
Almost made it: Justin Timberlake kisses Olivia Wilde
Tabloid News Rater: Maci Bookout & Amber Portwood
Second fav love birds: Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green
Star quarter back (Hollywood believer): Jeffrey Lurie
France pick: Gaspard Ulliet for Bleu de Chanel
Rugby football heat: Stephen Donald
Talented & Relatively Unknown music artist: Phoenix Phenom
Casting Call: The Family We Are – by Sara de Janiero
Hobbit Hero News: Captain America – Chris Evans & Sir Peter Jackson
Mighty Men feature: A haka by Whagarei Boys High School collective
Literary Light Award: Flannery O’Connor unpicks racism
The humor of Wales: Hensen for Rugby
Tonga News: Ma’a Nonu
Samoa, NYC, Welly: Judi & Derek Jones, New York, Hekia Parata
Young Hollywood pic: 3D Filmmaking action man, Shia LaBeouf
Commentary on what is the purpose of this rally?: Undoubtedly, the man of the moment award this weekend has got to go to both President Obama & also John Stewart. The latter held a rally where 200,000 plus attended uniting community (always a good move in an impersonal IT age), allowing people to scream and vent frustration (healthy for the lungs and emotional cathartic purposes) and get their picture taken at a ‘historic moment’ (an essential in a media age, & good for phone companies). I kid.
John’s closing in his own words in the clip above, sums it all up. He describes “a reflected Image of “US” through a fun house skewing mirror of the carnivalesque-producing media. He says it is a distorted. True, as it’s ratings driven Media/ Sales propelled based on sensationalism. Stuart being one of the best at the game, which is why he holds the microphone in this clip. 30-40 somethings of the U.S currently love Stuart’s news the best. What a guy!
In summation: Why when we go to war (a polarizing matter) and all politicians love raising debate through intersecting two totally opposing views–to give a feeling of ‘change’, ‘progress’, ‘leadership’–as it gets leaders noticed, when they referee such debate –do we then act surprised when people manipulated by these political and media antics –lose a sense of peace and sanity.
It’s a bit rich. But I’m glad everyone at the rally felt happy about attending that’s awesome. Everyone who attended the Halloween rally? last night in West Hollywood, got exactly the same benefits from it, without political orchestration or interference or a noble man of TV Talk’s verbage either –cementing his own ratings, for further down the track of his career.
Gosh — I need another cup of coffee. That was harsh! Good to see the American people unite though. Together Everyone Achieve More– talk?
Seriously though – we live in an age, where a President must partner with a trusted person who has a platform, because us people are so easily distracted by social media, how else does a leader get their nation’s attention. So Obama-Stuart are a good combo, to give messages to the people.
On that note lets go, New Zealand–LOUDER! :)
[This image Sir Richard Taylor, Oscar Winner, at that Hobbit Rally, t'other side of world--doing what Jon Stewart was doing too, uniting hearts and community--for a future project coming up. We know what Sir Richard's is (Hobbit films in 3D)--I wonder what Stuart's is that he's been assigned. All eyes on Jon as well as Hobbits then. Rallies. Gotta love 'em. They're US.
Here's Israeli artist Ofra Haza & some good MC 80's blokes: As critics say, they don't know what Stewart's rally was about, (it was a Seinfeld episode, done live en mass--a "buncha nothing"), this song can help shed light. The captions in the video clip are what Stewart's rally could be about, defining what to turn up the volume. Things like color, diversity, tolerance, peaceful ways forward, artistic authentic expression being shared equally and cross-culturally--while still getting loud for fun. I was 16 dancing to this song with friends. It's kinda jurassic. Still a goodie though. Lol! My point is--when at the place where all these sites can cross-over freely (in equal give and take opportunities) is where love can be found operating between people. That's still what the world wants. Can a government love us? Or be love teachers? Most governments in the world probably won't. But a good one can, will and does.
The governments that do, will rule the world. Love meets in the middle. Like Middle Ground or Middle Earth where two parties meet. Starting with loving the earth, is a good start. People-care goes hand-in-hand with this thinking of earth-care. There's work to be done. Traditionally family, Church, neighborhood, community--teach these values. We must never forget that. It's the government's to fix the economy and grow it, and then when that's done, philosophy about what love is, can be - should happen after that. There are more people qualified to define what love is, than many politicians spending 60 hours a week in a system that is often worn of love. A politicians desire to have love, tolerance, acceptance is an acknowlegement of the deficit in the political system they are married to, politically and spend all the time in. It's not necessarily what the people think, with different lives outside the political system. I think love ambassadors should be that, politicians politicians. Then cross-over, when all jobs are done. We have government, wanting more love--from the people (worship almost) in a way that needs to be checked. Fix the economy, than praise of the people follows. Alright, these are my thoughts. In the meantime, pump up the volume on "big hearted films" or "big hearted community-shared art" and stuff like that. Fun!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.31.10~
What does a New Zealander look like?
Namaste. Kia Ora. Hello. It’s a pretty overcast day in California. One of the rare days where it is raining. As I blog to you all, from my Hollywood window, mist clouds sit on the Hollywood Hills, wafting half way down The Hills. A picture of austere beauty, cleansing away the busy build up of Cosmopolitan, Los Angeles smog.
You’ll never see that on Keeping Up With The Kardashians or Sister Wives either for that matter (a Washington DC, TV series favorite, fancy that?!), but it is so pretty and reminds me of the mists of the Urewera mountain ranges where the beautiful Maori people of the Tuhoe tribe live. They are people where Maori is their first language in New Zealand. Stunningly cultured, rich, deep, poetic people.
This rather romantic Hollywood view of Tuhoe some of New Zealand’s most noble citizens, is disrupted today when I get online, and discover that Paul Henry, the talk show host of Breakfast (this nation’s version of Good Morning America) made some interesting comments about another New Zealander who wears spectacles too.
All was going fine and dandy, until Henry had to open his swarmy gate? and ask the words, “is he even a New Zealander?” concerning Sir Anand Satyanand. Outrageous.
A post for journalists to tweet, facebook send, email, share, digg and pass on to other journalists, friends in government, politics, and leaders of community worldwide:
With all of the peace talk going on in Washington between key leaders of America and the Middle East (President Obama, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Co), here’s more about a timely novel called Courage to Love by Robert Ellis that all serious journalists in the media could benefit from reading and commenting on.
I know on this blog, you’re very receptive to the novel’s message of love between centuries old enemies, who fall for each other as their love arose as they allowed the thorns of hatred in their fiercely socialized egos, to be fall away as the young hero and heroine transcend the socially prescribed behaviors of war, in this tale. Here’s words from the author.
“Courage to Love was written to make enemies friends. I am not naive enough to believe one love story can solve world problems – except for the fact that it solved this author’s problems with the world.
“The sleeping knowledge in this book needs to be told to each new generation to free them to make up their own minds about life.
“As I listened to the climax (more…)
“In every religion, there are those who would drape themselves in the mantle of belief and faith only to distort it’s most sacred teachings — preaching intolerance and resorting to violence.“–Hilary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, USA.
[Image courtesy of Kevin Lamarque of Reuters, with the photo caption "The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, said the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians would aim to 'resolve all final status issues within one year." via The Guardian, UK. Quote courtesy of Religious Tolerance.Org]