"Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All Men"
With the advent of the festive season of the year 2013 I decided to send my season wishes via FB and informedplanet.com. This is what I wrote just before the 25th of December:
"That long wished for and oft spoken message of Christmas can only ever come true, I believe, when each one of us decides, just for ourselves, to stop committing abuse.
Promise yourself never to abuse anything or anyone again.
Just stop that abuse and violence against women, men, children, the elderly, the underprivileged, the environment,
but also the so widespread violence against chickens, turkeys, prawns, pigs, tuna, whales, dolphins and in some cultures even dogs
and then the much more unthinkable, but all too tangible abuse and violence aimed squarely at the 'soldier', the 'collateral damage', the 'customer', the 'patient', oh sorry; 'the client', that kid with a limp.
Just stop it all... Stop it now...
That is the meaning of 'Goodwill to all Men'. Only then will Peace descend on earth through the opening of each one of our hearts. That, I believe, is the real message of Christmas."