An interesting item of note is that in the Bahamas, today is a public holiday known as ‘Majority Rule Day’.
One might ask, what’s that about?…. “Majority Rule Day became a public holiday in 2014. It commemorates The Bahamas gaining majority rule for the first time on January 10, 1967, symbolizing the promise of equality, a level playing field, and fair play for all Bahamians. Along with the emancipation from slavery in 1836, and gaining Independence from Great Britain in 1973, the achievement of Majority Rule is considered one of the most important events in the history of the country.”
There is a destiny that makes us brothers/sisters:
None goes one’s way alone:
All that we send into the lives of others
Comes back into our own.
I care not what are one’s temples or one’s creeds,
One thing holds firm and fast —
That into his fateful heap of days and deeds
The soul of human is cast.
~adapt. Edwin Markham, “A Creed,” 1901
The moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out. ~James Baldwin
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. ~Alexander the Great
The crest and crowning of all good,
Life’s final star, is Sister/Brotherhood.
~adapt. Edwin Markham
In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress. ~Booker T. Washington
Where beats a heart within a human breast,
There be Thou present, and Thy power adored!
And oh! since all are doom’d one common race
To run, and one eternal goal to reach,
May Thy prime attribute each bosom warm
With tender sympathy and truth; may man
Be link’d to man in fellowship of soul,
Till one vast chain of Love embrace the world!
~Robert Montgomery, “A Universal Prayer,” A Universal Prayer; Death; A Vision of Heaven; and A Vision of Hell; &c. &c., 1829
Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. ~Kenyan Proverb
Cheers to a Terrific Tuesday of consensus & concurrence that sings–ACCORDingly!