I wonder how many “cows” out there in cyberspace are taking the time to read this. Are you one of them? Are you a cow? I know I am.
A Citizen of the World (COW) embraces humanity with a truly global panache. Many are transplanted into different cultures, attempting to respect or assimilate local customs and rituals. Some COWS minister from their native lands, pushing global commerce, concepts, and ideas. And there are e few reading this now who, after a brief bit of introspection, just had an epiphany. “Holy cow. I’m a COW. Favoloso”!
The global village is not an idea, dream or theory. It’s real. And it’s here. The COW-Herd is expanding rapidly, driven by three fundamental tenets. They are:
One Country, the World
Fish don’t swim with visas and the eagles don’t fly with passports. Acid rain cares not where the border lies between one sovereign state and another. The Rain Forest is an oxygen tank for everyone. Ice Caps impact the world’s ocean temperatures, shores and water supply. A COW knows this. Think globally at all times and act locally to advance the concept.
One Race, Human
Think about it. Race. Says who? The only races I know of are the human race, the rat race and a few Olympics track and field events. Without the concept of race, we can’t have racism or racists. No one can claim cultural or intellectual superiority over anyone else because all are Homo Sapien. Anyone who thinks differently enhances the “SAP” in Sapiens. Basta. A COW understands how essential this premise is. And how much fun it actually is as an alternative to hate, bigotry and repression. COWS always carry with them that Martin Luther King principle, “Judge not by the color of skin but by the content of character”.
COW Diplomats don’t need Credentials
Show off what’s great about your culture. It enhances the understanding and acceptance of others. And guess what? Vice Versa. From tolerance to acceptance to a celebration, the interaction with “other” peoples while being authentically “who you are” only reaffirms this. The more we think we are different, the more we discover we are all the same. A COW is almost always more effective at blending and bonding than attaches’ saddled with procedures and protocol-strapped personnel.
COWS know that they are the keepers of the planet. The most evolved species is challenged to act like a conserving force, not a locust. There is no place for unfettered greed and power. There cannot be a canvas of “have” and “have-not”. The herd heard this message long ago. It now marches under a green banner, carrying weapons of knowledge.
So graze on my fellow COWS. Feed on ideas of inclusion and missions of humanity. Spread the global gospel, “Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men AND WOMEN”! I am honored to be part of your herd.