What a perfect transition from my News Special Report yesterday to today’s first news review. Yesterday, we discussed how Indigos are destined to help change our world for the better, and lo and behold, China is doing their part to dispel and eradicate corruption at the highest levels. Go China!
Being American, I want to be very clear: It does not matter from what country you originate …it is our entire world that needs a makeover! Start in China, start in Spain, start in Belize, start in Chicago –it matters not. We simply need to keep the ball rolling everywhere, all around the world, anywhere the baton is passed is necessary to continue the progression toward Nova Earth. Whether it’s one continent or one town at a time, or multiple regions across the world concurrently, we must maintain the push for change.
Under investigation for serious violations is Ling Jihua, 58, vice chair of China’s top advisory board. Sadly, it seems to run in the family, because Jihua has two brothers, Ling Wangheng and Ling Zhengce, and they all are under investigation. Wangheng for abusing his power for ill-gotten gains; Zhengce for severe violation of law and party discipline; and Jihua for trying to cover up details of a car crash that killed his son in March 2012.
“Ling’s fall sends a strong signal to the public that the anti-graft endeavor will be a long-running undertaking,” the editorial said. “The central government has decided to face its problems directly. Such an attitude gives hope and confidence to Chinese society.” Thank you China for not dropping the baton and doing your part to help our world evict corruption!
What will our government do with recordings of our voice print?
Now here’s something that gives me the weebie jeebies! Our governments are harvesting our voice prints …”what in the world for?” I declare in shock and dismay. Unfortunately, in a post-Snowden world, it seems governments continue to covet and record our personal data.
Biometrics is a booming field, where intelligence organizations are capturing our fingerprints, voice prints, and retina scans. As computers and software become more advanced and sophisticated, corporations have such technology readily at their fingertips –no pun intended! I must be honest: These revelations very much give me the creeps. I understand fingerprints; I understand dental molds… yet voice prints and retina scans?
Obviously, this technology strips more freedoms from us by losing something very private: The sound of our own voice. Further, this could lead to the loss of anonymity on crime and suicide hotlines. Sadly, big corporations are still creating the technology that “they” want, rather than asking the public if “we” want said software.
Is there something the US can learn from China over these past few days?
This story pulled on my heart strings a bit…. If I were on this plane and witnessed a man opening the emergency door just before taking off, then I’m certain out of sheer panic I would have darted over to him yelling “What the hell are you doing?” the whole time trying desperately to get him to stop his actions. Stories like these are most alarming, for obvious reasons of safety. Yet fascinated with the mind and having studied psychology, I’m sadly confused and troubled at how one can be so unaware and disconnected from social norms. Furthermore, how does a 50+ year old man not know “obvious” safety protocol?
This report stated he was never on a plane before, but in my book, that does not excuse his incredibly dangerous behavior. Is he on medication? Does he own a television? Did he listen to the instructions given immediately before take-off? …are just some of the questions popping into my head as I try to understand this unbelievable scenario.
Nonetheless, I am forever grateful nothing bad happened. I see a connection here and hopefully a pattern emerging: Two stories of hope and optimism that I reviewed today have originated in China. The first regarding anti-corruption probing, and this one about a gentleman having a happy ending, although his actions could have been literally disastrous. I know for a fact… had that man been in America, he would have been arrested –probably labeled a terrorist.
What’s my underlying message? Has China turned a corner that the rest of the world has yet to arrive? In certain, non-threatening areas of life, are they living a bit more compassionately than the rest of us. For example, by giving this man a second chance by listening to him, rather than reacting and arresting first and asking questions later? I sure hope so. Our world needs a heavy dosage of compassion and understanding, without so much cynicism, suspicion, judgment, and jumping to false accusations and arrests.
If your current situation is heavy, please know that this too shall pass!
We Are All One