We just heard of a beautiful idea.
Nick Jehlen is a peace activist in Massachusetts who decided to set up a direct “hot line” from the U.S. to Iran. Thanks to his great idea, passers by in a Somerville, Mass. mall had the opportunity to pick up a phone and speak directly to Iranian citizens Nick had met online. Nick pointed out that the Iranians he met online “wanted to speak to Americans”.
The Prophet Rael immediately said “What a wonderful initiative for peace and understanding! It’s beautiful and if more citizens from any countries which are experiencing tensions did this, the possibility for conflict would disappear completely. The people of these countries are speaking to one another instead of listening to the politicians who are hopelessly blinded by politics and special interests. This is real Iran speaking to the real U.S.A.”
In every case, citizens who spoke to one another agreed that the politicians are greatly amplifying the small differences between peoples.
People are not American, Iranians, Saudis, Israeli, etc. People are people! We are all human beings on this little blue planet which is on the outskirts of a galaxy which contains about 200,000,000,000 stars and itself lost among hundreds of billions of other galaxies in an infinitely large universe. So how can we argue over imaginary borders and religious differences? Human beings all have the same loves, hopes, fears and desires. It is the politicians and religious leaders who constantly prey upon these emotions in people and create more fears, convincing masses that we must fear others who are different from us. The opposite it true! We always have something to learn from those who are different than us – and the common man knows this as long as we are not biased by religious or political fanaticism.
Do you think Mr. Bush and Mr. Ahmadinejad would agree? )
Even if there are currently separations defined between any country, be it the US and Iran, Israel and Iran, North Korea and the US or any other country, it is due to generations of politicians and religious leaders - who are almost always inextricably intertwined - using these centuries old tactics where one politician or religious leader demonizes the other and convinces a population that they need to fear the other population. It’s not true! We need to fear politicians! That is to say, we need to be highly, highly skeptical of anyone who is trying to placing fear within us.
Many Raelians have also met citizens from allegedly “dangerous countries” online and in every case, these people are just - like - us. Reach out for yourself if you like! The internet is a wonderful tool which bridges gaps between people of any nation since it connects us all, reminding us that “we are one”. No surprise that politicians and religious leaders (even in the “free USA”) try to sensor the internet more and more. They know that if we connect with each other, they will be out of a job.
Oh…on a similar note…there are several examples of very great people seeing past politics and religious differences on this site. They are celebrities from many countries (some are even politicians!) who, at risk to their own careers speak up for human rights no matter what may be politically correct for their own country. These people are named as “Honorary Guides” of the Raelian Movement by the Prophet Rael for their acts of love and compassion. The most recent is the Israeli Conductor, Daniel Barenboim. You can read about him and many others right here on Raelianews!