The Path to Freedom through Peace


The world has had many people who have held aloft the Light of Non-Violent Freedom in this world.  The loss of Nelson Mandela will not stop our Journey towards our destination of Peace throughout the Earth.  Nor will his passing extinguish the Light, because those who knew him, both personally and through his words and deeds, have already lit their own candles from his torch and together, we will kindle a new torch to lead the way.

To remind us that the path of freedom began prior to the birth of Nelson Mandela, a man of reconciliation and forgiveness, I am including some others whose words and deeds have shone a light in the world. I have added Duran Duran’ s song and lyrics because they are a band who has worked with Amnesty International for decades. People like these men/women will hold aloft the torch and pass it on until we have created a world where everyone is free and we are at peace. Rest in Peace, Mr. Mandela.

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One Love

–Bob Marley

One love, One heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
Hear the children crying (One Love)
Hear the children crying (One Heart)
Sayin‘ give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
Sayin‘ let’s get together and feel all right

Let them all pass all their dirty remarks (One Love)
There is one question I’d really love to ask (One Heart)
Is there a place for the hopeless sinner
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own?
Believe me

One Love, One Heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
As it was in the beginning (One Love)
So shall it be in the end (One Heart)
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
One more thing

Let’s get together to fight this Holy Armageddon (One Love)
So when the Man comes there will be no no doom (One Song)
Have pity on those whose chances grove thinner
There ain’t no hiding place from the Father of Creation

Sayin‘ One Love, One Heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
I’m pleading to mankind (One Love)
Oh Lord (One Heart)

Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
Let’s get together and feel all right

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“Proposition”

–Duran Duran

“Bring back that child,” she said.
Spare me the price of freedom.
Cold is my baby’s head,
Blown by the wind of reason.
Even the rage behind
Cries out to see
We’re still standing
Under the closing edge.
Pay for the crime of feeling.When all your pride is dead
You must be scared instead.
A quiet word is my Proposition.
A promise made of a fierce day.
A body bleeds for this coalition.
Without surrender if you stay.
“Show me my youth,” she cried.
Wasted for desolation.
Hold up the sacrifice.
Pull down your institution.
Resting while anger flies.
Question’s the same.
Who’s deciding after the clouds have lain.
Shame on your generation.When all your guilt lies dead
You must be scared instead.
A quiet word is my Proposition.
A promise made of a fierce day.
A body bleeds for this coalition.
Without surrender if you stay.
When all your pain lies dead
You must be scared instead.
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“Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore depends on unreasonable people.”
 –George Bernard Shaw .
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Peace Roses in Memory of Man of Peace – Nelson Mandela