Allen Roland
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Allen Roland


  • On September 11, 2001 - 36,000 children worldwide died of hunger.
    • Where: poor countries
    • News stories: none
    • Newspaper articles: none
    • Military alerts: none
    • Presidential proclamations: none
    • Papal messages: none
    • Messages of solidarity: none
    • Minutes of silence: none
    • Homage to the innocent children: none
  • On September 11, 2001 - we all reached a place of COMMONALITY.
    • Where: Most of humanity lives in poverty and is disenfranchised.
    • Where: Three out of five children receive no education at all.
    • Where: We are fighting an adversary that has nothing to lose .
    • Where: We can only WIN by creating a foreign policy whose aim
      is the well being of the disenfranchised.
    • Where: We can no longer individually, and as a country, go through the motions
      and be spectators in life - ignoring the plight of others.
    • Where: We realize that the first step towards self-realization and
      compassion is commonality.
    • Where: We can no longer deny our deepest urge to unite and cooperate
      with one another.
    • Where: We can no longer deny LOVE . . . and these words by Teilhard de Chardin;

Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them for it alone takes them and joins them to what is deepest within themselves.



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