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I started living the life THE I CHING calls us to in 1968. It is the same life Jesus of Nazareth calls us to.
THE I CHING calls us, as Jesus calls us, to return evil with good.
Why, because if I do not, I become evil.
Last year on my birthday I got the same hexagram I got this year, # 21, BITING THROUGH above.
Annie Besant was an atheist. She said, “Someone ought to do it, but why should I? Someone ought to do it, so why not I? Between these two sentences lie whole centuries of moral evolution.” “Someone ought to do it, but why should I?” Author and activist Annie Besant identified that sentence as the motto of people who are moral cowards: those who know about an injustice but do nothing to address it. Very few of us have completely avoided that behaviour. Most of us, including me, have now and then chosen to serve our need for comfort instead of standing up against corruption or unfairness. But I think it’s more important than usual that people don’t engage in such moral cowardice now. More depends on our integrity and bravery than people realize.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL has made it clear that the forces that have been attacking me are attempting to incite people to commit acts of violence upon myself and others.
Unfortunately Mayor Chow has everything in common with those who crossed the road in Jesus’ parable and nothing in common with the man who helped the bandit’s victim.
That man whom we refer to as “The Good Samaritan” was among a people many despised.
Those old Chinese sages who created THE I CHING knew a thing or three.
I have an Oriental soul in an Occidental body.
Anyway, this is not a warning from THE I CHING. The die is cast.
I am trembling because I know what is coming.
Jane Jacobs, my mentor and friend, by her example taught that to stand by and do nothing is to kill our soul.
Jesus taught we are to pray for those who oppress us, to return evil with good.
While I can not support the violence in Gaza I can and do walk with the people of Israel whose oppressor wants them removed not only from Israel but also desires every last one of them removed from the earth.Not only that but also every infidel which means Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Moslems, atheists, all  who do not accept their views.
In short everyone who is not them.
THE I CHING teaches the best stand alone and undaunted:
Thus the superior man, when he stands alone,
Is unconcerned,
And if he has to renounce the world,
He is undaunted.
Who am I? I am a voice crying in the wilderness.
I am number fifty on this list: . That means someone puts a very high value on my voice which is more than our Mayor and City Councillors seem to.
They are not alone.
For confirmation of the respect with which Jane Jacobs viewed myself view this: .
There is a genocide being called for. It is not being called for the People of Palestine.
It is the same old call to kill the Jews.
And after the Jews to kill everyone else.
–Reg Hartt 2024–06–12.

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