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01-20-12, 06:05 PM
I really like reading about Haile Selassie I.

Emperor Haile Selassie visits US President John F. Kennedy, October 1963 pt. 1

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Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

01-20-12, 08:35 PM
Haile Selassie I on TV show "Meet The Press"

01-20-12, 09:03 PM

Haile Selassie I attending JFK's Funeral

01-21-12, 07:59 AM
Haile Selassie I (ኃይለ፡ ሥላሴ, "Power of the Trinity")

But if only you could see them
You would know from their faces
There were kings and queens
Followed by princes and princesses
There were future power people
From the loved to the loveless
Shining a light 'cause they wanted it seen
Well there were cries of why?
Followed by cries of why not?
Can I Reach out for you
if that feels good to me
And the riders will not stop us
'Cause the only love they'll find is paradisewho will lead a future golden age of eternal peace, righteousness, and prosperity.Well there were cries of why ?
ADD - the emergence of a social animal-*- necessitating a change in social infrastructure to a
home + vegetables offered to all as planetary birthright.
Followed by cries of why not ?.

He s....

01-21-12, 08:08 PM
Haile Selassie I (ኃይለ፡ ሥላሴ, "Power of the Trinity")


He s....

Human Diversity

"The very diversity of the worlds peoples today constitutes one of mankind's great resources; the different philosophies with which nations approach their problems lead inevitably to a vast array of methods and techniques. These variations are necessary, for each people must find solutions which are responsive to its particular needs... each nation will inevitably pursue that course which appears best suited to its own unique characteristics, but no nation can pursue its course in isolation, and no nation can develop and prosper with its back turned to the rest of the world in terms of trade, techniques, resources and ideas. Each of us depends on the other, can learn from the other, and in pursuing it's own destiny will go further and succeed more quickly with others, Indeed, the free exchange of support and ideas is an essential condition to world understanding and equally to world progress."--Haile Selassie I

01-21-12, 08:13 PM
United Nations

"When I spoke at Geneva in 1936, there was no precedent for a head of state addressing the League of Nations. I am neither the first, nor will I be the last head of state to address the United Nations, but only I have addressed both the League and this Organization in this capacity. The problems that confront us today are, equally, unprecedented. They have no counterparts in human experience. Men search the pages of history for solutions, for precedents, but there are none. This, then, is the ultimate challenge. Where are we to look for our survival, for the answers to the questions which have never before been posed? We must look, first, to Almighty God, Who has raised man above the animals and endowed him with intelligence and reason. We must put our faith in Him, that He will not desert us or permit us to destroy humanity, which He created in His image. And we must look into ourselves, into the depth of our souls. We must become something we have never been and for which our education and experience and environment have ill-prepared us. We must become bigger than we have been, more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community."-Haile Selassie I

October 6, 1963

01-21-12, 08:22 PM
Step by Step
"The standard of living enjoyed in the highly developed nations of the world was not achieved overnight, nor was it won easily nor without immense toil and sacrifice, Economic and social growth is a laborious and slow process. Development is the accumulated result of intensive long-term efforts. it is not enough that a nation desire development and economic maturity, any more than a child, in wishing, becomes a man. Time is required, and experience, and trial and error. The processes and requirements of nature cannot be ignored of evaded. The child must first crawl, then walk, before it can run. So, also, must a nation progress through the successive stages of growth before the stage is reached where rapid and ever-accelerating development is possible.
"The advancement of a nation, in addition, demands certain essential preconditions: political stability; a coherent, rational and efficient structure of government; and peace, both internally, within the nation, and externally with her neighbors.-Haile Selassie I

01-21-12, 08:28 PM
"The third, and perhaps the most impressive instance of the desire and willingness of Our people to progress and change, is found in the local self-help campaigns which have spread so rapidly across the face of the nation. the drive to local self-help programs has sprung from the people themselves as flourishes because of local initiative, imagination and effort. It is a vivid and encouraging testimony to the vitality of the Ethiopian people. Roads have been built, schools and public buildings have been constructed, public health facilities have been undertaken and fulfilled with funds locally collected and locally administered.
"As a complement to this manifestation of the will and spirit of the Ethiopian people at the lowest communal unit, Our Government embarked, several years ago, on the study and later the gradual implementation of a system of local self-government, designed to bring into ever more effective focus the local energies and resources thus displayed. the local awraja revenue legislation, so essential to the full implementation of this program, is pending before you, and We urge that the highest priority be accorded to this vital law."-Haile Selassie I

01-21-12, 08:33 PM
"Try all, choose good"-Haile Selassie I

01-22-12, 06:44 AM
All of Selassie's words above make PERFECT, SIMPLE sense and are CORRECT.

Is anybody (though) listening ?

Presumably there comes a time when we see that the inspirational idea is not there to comfort us in our mundane lives
- but to be implemented.

Failure to implement ideas which we all recognize to be desirable, make us the instruments of our own malaise.

'We do it to ourselves' through social inertia.

It's excruciatingly painful to watch - as the followers of the religious prophets, the great scientists, great philosophers, driven revolutionaries, wise leaders (Selassie), insightful authors, incisive writers, observational comedians fail to see that their 'idols' are all on about the exact same thing.

The formation of an equitable society.

Lines 2 and 3 of the signature below represent the single most necessary (and hardest to achieve) impediment towards achieving the world envisioned by all of the chappies pointed to in the section above.

And a house + veggies to all as a birthright just isn't that difficult to imagine delivery.