30 March 2013 and the age of uncertainty

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That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every citizen, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there- on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate.

Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that life is a humbling and character building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.

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Flash Flood 30.03.13 Human Chain at Caudan le waterfront to help people to move to higher and safer grounds to avoid being pushed back, carried and drown by water forces.
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If this is how you celebrate ‘ Independence day ‘, then Hip Hip Hooray… MAURITIUS

Hip Hip Hooray… Today is the day where the sale of each parcel of this country land is for sale and gift vouchers…’Glory to thee, Motherland,OR motherland of mine’, offers unlimited to foreign contractors be it the sea, beaches, lands, rivers and why not the sea port.

Hip Hip Hooray… Today is the day where your Prime Minister uses no reading glasses upon a successful medical surgery in India. ‘Sweet is thy beauty,
Sweet is thy fragrance’, where thousands countrymen are laboratory rats, where mothers mourn their lost child due to the Mauritian Medical Hub services.

Hip Hip Hooray… Today is the day where hundreds of Mauritians are denied their national holiday due to profit and money making for some private sectors. But don’t worry, ‘Around thee we gather ‘, they will have a national holiday off when France and other countries will be celebrating their national day.

Hip Hooray… Today is the hippocratic day. In 365/366 days, its specialty is where many comes together ‘ As one people, As one nation ‘ and the rest of the 364/365 days, it is a ‘my’ community / religion thing, where you are employed and professionally respected upon the only meritocracy rules of ‘to which political party and views you adhere to.’

Hip Hip Hooray… Today is the day to celebrate liberty, where a vice vice prime minister/ minister value the Mauritius, ‘In peace, justice and liberty’, to be on the target list by participating to international military gathering in the quest of immortality, where an ex prime minister, ex minsters and actual ministers implicated in in legal cases roam free without legal sanctions.

Hip Hip Hooray.. Today, celebrate your independence day, raise your four coloured flag, sing the national anthem loud and keep your right hand near hear and say ‘Beloved country, may God bless thee
For ever and ever.’, where the rich gets richer and the poor dies poorer, where justice is meant only for classy coats, where liberty of expression is a threat, where crime is an everyday thing and where you fail as a nation!

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