16 Apr: Upd Re: Bridges of Peace link in your Biblical Banner Letter to the Mayor

* Colin & Colleen Martin
* 16 Apr: Upd Re: Bridges of Peace link in your Biblical Banner Letter to the Mayor
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From: EoP MILED Clerk <eop.miled.clerk@tygae.org.za>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:46:13 +0200
Subject: Upd Re: LJ Re: Bridges of Peace link in your Biblical Banner Letter to the Mayor
To: Colin & Colleen Martin <m**m@iafrica.com>
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Colin & Colleen Martin (m**m@iafrica.com)
Re: 03 Apr: LJ Re: Gods Word study group Letter to the Mayor about the removal of the banner

Colleen:

Upd Re: LJ Re: Bridges of Peace link in your Biblical Banner Letter to the Mayor.

Summary

FYI: Bridges of Peace UNESCO Jerusalem page [Bridges of Peace: Twenty five mayors from five continents criticize Unesco’s Jerusalem Resolutions: archive.is/pzUw6] you referenced in your draft letter to the Mayor about the banner [George Herald: Biblical Banner Evokes Emotion] and another Bridges of Peace UNESCO Jerusalem page [Bridges of Peace; Jerusalem Holy sites removed contentious UNESCO resolution: archive.fo/ovt3j] have been removed and replaced with “Can’t Find What you are looking for? Try searching here. It is the first step to get where you’re going!” message.

How I noticed:

I was busy drafting a multi-tasking email to Rabbi Richard Rubenstein via Berkley Ctr for Religion Peace World Affairs answer to Rabbi Rubenstein’s ‘will someone please explain MLK v JA peacenik treatment’ question [Counterpunch: Julian and Martin: Reflections on the Arrest of Assange]. I did a Google search to find more info about Richard Rubenstein [My Jewish Learning: Radical Theology: Confronting the Crises of Modernity; Mordecai Kaplan: Founder of Reconstructionist Judaism]. Reconstructing Judaism had articles about Mordecai Kaplan [Reconstructing Judaism: Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan as an American Thinker]

Will someone please explain to me why Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered a hero for violating laws sustaining the system of racial discrimination, while Julian Assange is considered a villain for violating laws sustaining the system of imperial war? Thus, my earlier question: why is lawbreaker Martin Luther King, Jr. a hero and lawbreaker Julian Assange a villain?  Intelligent people whom I’ve asked about this give the most convoluted and irrelevant answers!  “Dr. King never threatened American security the way Assange did.”  “Dr. King submitted to arrest, but Assange fled to the security of an embassy.”  “King loved his enemies, but Assange hates America.” The assumption disguised by these rather scholastic distinctions is that Martin attacked an obviously evil system – American institutional racism – while Julian only attacked . . . the American Empire.  So if you don’t want to admit that the empire is evil (or even that it exists), you talk about national security or journalistic freedom or something. Anything but imperialist warmaking. Julian Assange is no saint, and neither was Martin Luther King.  They were very different personalities, to be sure.  But both put their “lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” on the line in order to expose the inhumanity, violence, and lies of the powerful elites that rule the globe.  On the scale of human values, both ranked Truth and Justice well ahead of Obedience to Authority. Listen, Schumer and the rest of you!  If you honor Martin, you must also honor Julian.  And if you don’t understand why this is true, what is the difference between you and Trump? – Counterpunch: Julian and Martin: Reflections on the Arrest of Assange.

The findings of modern science and the tragedy of the Holocaust led some Jewish thinkers to redefine God. In the second half of the twentieth century, some Jewish thinkers took radical approaches to God and religion. Influenced by the realities of modern science and the experience of the Holocaust, thinkers such as Mordecai Kaplan (1881-1983) and Richard Rubenstein (b. 1924) redefined God and created theologies that differed greatly from classical Jewish thought. – My Jewish Learning: Radical Theology: Confronting the Crises of Modernity.

Since the issues included Christian and Jewish thoughts on peace and traditionalism; I thought of including Bridges of Peace in the correspondence. I went to Bridges of Peace and found that the Bridges of Peace UNESCO Jerusalem page [Bridges of Peace: Twenty five mayors from five continents criticize Unesco’s Jerusalem Resolutions: archive.is/pzUw6] you referenced in your draft letter to the Mayor about the banner [George Herald: Biblical Banner Evokes Emotion] and another Bridges of Peace UNESCO Jerusalem page [Bridges of Peace; Jerusalem Holy sites removed contentious UNESCO resolution: archive.fo/ovt3j] have been removed and replaced with a “Can’t Find What you are looking for? Try searching here. It is the first step to get where you’re going!” Google search function page.

A transcript copy of all Ecology of Peace Truth and Reconciliation negotiations informal and formal legal correspondence is documented at EoP Leg Sub [eop-leg-sub.tygae.org.za]: Correspondence [eop-leg-sub-corr.tygae.org.za].

Respectfully,

Lara Johnson [EoP Oath PDF]
Former MILED Clerk & Acting Clerk

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