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From Diplomat Artist Buzz: Now, music has been employed as a diplomatic tool not to allow identity & the rule of law with respect to Crimea & Ukraine be simply erased. Read MORE on contest winner Jamala’s sensation. —

By, Susan Sacirbey via Huffington Post
This is my Valentine Love story dedicated to Gilligan who will always share a special place in Ambassador Mo’s and my heart. Follow him on his 2015 journey to Key West, The Everglades, George Washington Carver National Park,
and beyond.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-sacirbey/on-the-road-again-gilliga_b_9211622.html

More American than @realDonaldTrump?
By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
Is it about birthright or the values we support? If it’s a matter of birth, well then only Native Americans can truly claim to be the original or authentic. All the rest of us came here seeking refuge from political or religious persecution. — MORE–

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From Diplomat Artist Buzz & our “We’ve All Been Refugees” series – “Refugees – Their Lives Matter to All” – more–

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http://diplomatartist.com/refugees-their-lives-matter-to-all/

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Can UN Cite #CharlestonShooting as “Hateful Act”?
Ambassador Muhamed (Mo) Sacirbey for Diplomat Artist Buzz
As Americans we owe it to our society to counter hateful bigotry within our society, & when necessary be straight with ourselves about what still ails. As for the family of nations represented by the UN, keep in mind that the globe can benefit from the true model of diversity & higher ideals that the US represents, & part of that is self-reflection.
http://diplomatartist.com/can-un-cite-charlestonshooting-as-hateful-act/

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Cultural Ethnic Cleansing
Diplomat Artist Buzz: Genocide inevitably involves wiping away the cultural as well as physical existence of the people targeted. No continent has been spared & examples are too many to enumerate, from Native Peoples of the New World to the Holocaust.
http://diplomatartist.com/cultural-ethnic-cleansing/

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There is a conspicuous consumption in buying elections & denying voters – a Conceit of Money.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-muhamed-sacirbey/choice-between-voters-rio_b_6083352.html#es_share_ended

Is Sport Hunting a Sin? By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Religion may blindly cling to “tradition,” even when in contradiction, or it can help lead into a greater sense of the oneness of the life and the responsibility that we all have to our earth, other persons, and living beings.

Happy Thanksgiving

On this Thanksgiving, let us remember the Native Americans who heroically fought for the cause of freedom. Happy Thanksgiving to all friends and global family. —Susan and Ambassador Mo

CODE TALKERS FROM 33 TRIBES RECEIVE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDALS

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Gandhi & MLK as “global citizens” – As Gandhi helped shape struggle through civil disobedience against colonialism and oppression, MLK broke the silence that implicitly legitimized racism and bigotry in “free societies.” After exploiting colonies for commodity and human resources (slavery), the withdrawal of the colonial power was projected as delivering a fresh start and a relationship of equals. Of course, the exploitation continued in the former colonies and nothing equal about the relationship. More directly though, the disenfranchisement and/or marginalization of the former slaves, indentured servants and new immigrant labor extends into today – certainly neither as oppressive nor perceptible, but still persistent.

Self-Determination:

Self-determination in most of developing world has come through rebellion. Revolution is still not particularly an appropriate description as new elites have combined and/or substituted for old. “Self-determination” of states and people is a process of the last century – with collapse of Soviet and communist states bringing in the 1990’s the largest block of new UN member states in several decades.

Competing Claims Based on Race, Ethnicity, Religion History to Shared Respect:

It is easy to argue that many new states need to “realize their freedom” when observing from perspective of continued injustices and arbitrary borders drawn by colonial powers. However, that could unfold into an ever-expanding vicious cycle with competing tribal, ethnic, religious and national claims to the same land(s). What do minority populations do when their stake to any contiguous territory cannot be sustained, as for example in the case of the Roma? How about the “negro” or African/American? Presumed progressives of the 19th century encouraged sending back the African to Africa – that is how Liberia came about and by the way many of its problems. However, the African-American is as American or more than any – in his/her blood representing the greatest mosaic including Native Americans and having toiled the fields and mines.

The Voluntary/Involuntary Migrant:

The Arab, African, Turk, Asian in Europe is no less European or at least deserving of being afforded the opportunity to mark their own contribution. If descendants of Europeans mark the land and culture of Africa (for example Afrikaners) and Asia, then why does it not incorporate economic opportunity and social opportunity also in the other direction? The globe is increasingly borderless, and it is neither a battle that can be won by those who assert xenophobia as a national/political goal nor is it a benefit. Too many Caucasian Americans forget that from Texas to California to Colorado, the country was Mexico and most those denigrated as illegal’s are overwhelmingly Native American by genetics.

MLK’s “dream” has come true, but not exactly maybe as foreseen – it is dynamic and the struggle is ongoing. As the Holocaust’s legacy also is not just limited in its future meaning to Jews, MLK’s dream reflects global aspirations and an affirmative responsibility toward fellow man/woman. Malcolm X underwent his most substantive transformation when during his Hajj and global travel he recognized his place first among one indivisible human family  which progressively affected the development of his views on race and equality in one America. (Photo Above of MLK & Malcolm X)
I prefer to see MLK as one of first “global citizens” helping shape the standard. Being the architect of change, he remodeled America back to the vision of the Founding Fathers who were before their time and thus hoped to put this country in the forefront and sometime unwilling service of shared global values of tolerance and judging people for their inward rather than superficial appearance.

By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

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