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September 10 Matriot Day Proclamation

Matriot (ma´ - tri - at) noun 1: One who
loves his or her country. 2: One who loves
and protects the people of his or her country.
3: One who perceives national defense as
health, education, and shelter of all people
in his or her country. (Orig. FPA, 1991)
City of Santa Cruz,
California, USA

Mayor's Proclamation

WHEREAS ON DECEMBER 18, 2001, FOLLOWING THE HORRIFYING ATTACKS ON THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, THE 107TH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CHOSE TO AUTHORIZE THE PRESIDENT TO DESIGNATE SEPTEMBER 11 OF EACH YEAR AS PATRIOT DAY (PUBLIC LAW 107-89); and

WHEREAS ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2002, PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH PROCLAIMED THAT SEPTEMBER 11 SHOULD BE OBSERVED AS PATRIOT DAY; and

WHEREAS MANY CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA, ARE CONCERNED THAT THE ETHICAL VALUES OF PATRIOTISM AND NATIONAL INTERESTS MAY BE CONTRARY TO THE HIGHER ETHICAL VALUES OF COSMOPOLITANISM, PEACE, COMPASSION, AND UNDERSTANDING; and

WHEREAS THE INSTINCTIVE PARENTAL WISH FOR THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND HAPPINESS OF ONE'S CHILDREN CAN BE GENERALIZED TO THE BETTERMENT OF HUMAN SOCIETY; and

WHEREAS EVERY PERSON OWES THEIR LIFE TO A MOTHER; and

WHEREAS THE SPIRIT OF MATERNITY IS ANTITHETICAL TO MEAN-SPIRITED NOTIONS OF CONQUEST AND POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC DOMINATION; and

WHEREAS ALL OF SOCIETY BENEFITS WHEN WE EXTEND THE MATERNAL INSTINCT TO NOURISH, EDUCATE, AND PROTECT OUR YOUNG TOWARD ALL PEOPLES; and

WHEREAS WE AS A CITY BELIEVE THAT RESPECT FOR MATERNAL VALUES IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE PRESERVATION OF A COMPASSIONATE SOCIETY AND A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT, TRANSCENDING DIVISIVE PAROCHIAL LOYALTIES:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, EMILY REILLY, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM SEPTEMBER 10, 2003 AS "MATRIOT DAY" IN THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ IN COMMEMORATION OF THE COMPASSION AND HUMANITY THAT ARE TOO OFTEN FORGOTTEN AFTER GEOPOLITICAL TRAGEDIES AND ENCOURAGE ALL CITIZENS TO JOIN ME IN PARTICIPATING IN APPROPRIATE CEREMONIES AND ACTIVITIES.


EMILY REILLY, MAYOR
Signed & Sealed this 10th Day of September 2003
 
 


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Re: September 10 Matriot Day Proclamation

The patriarchal government has largely failed our beloved neighbors in Louisiana, leaving them without water for many days, without rescue or food; it began to feel comfortable only when it declared it would "shoot to kill" if they "took" things. Providing things would have been a matriarchal thing to do when our human family is in need, especially, one would think, our American family. As the poor, often working poor, these people give the most & get the least.
 

Re: September 10 Matriot Day Proclamation

Patriarchy is primitive, arrogant, cruel,outdated and is destroying the world.

The caring Mother must replace the Warrior as human prototype to be emulated.

Google "The Gifting Economy" to learn how gifting, as practiced by mothers goes even beyond barter since gifting is other-oriented and barter-even when fair-requires pay back.

Mothers (and animal rights activists) help children and animals and do not expect to be paid back. This is pure love in action and is the last hope of humanity.

A matriarcal event is taking place in TEXAS-of all places!

The Second World Congress on Matriarchal Studies

SOCIETIES OF PEACE
Matriarchal societies past and present.
Matriarchal spirituality. Matriarchal policy.

Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2005
Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

Presented by the Center for the Study of the Gift Economy, USA and
the International Academie HAGIA, Germany.

Contrary to the common prejudice which sees matriarchies as “women's rule�
these societies have real gender-egalitarian, consensus-based and peaceful
traditions. Their cultural genius can give the guidelines for a better future.
Please come to this groundbreaking congress which will bring together
speakers from Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America with a special
invitation to indigenous women and men from matriarchal societies worldwide.

Speakers:
•Yvette Abrahams, Khoekhoe, Khoisan Zaire, South Africa
•Jeanette Armstrong, Syilx,Okanagan, Canada
•Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen, Germany
•Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum, Italy/USA
•Hélène Claudot-Hawad, France
•Doña Enriqueta Contreras, Oaxaca, Mexico
•Susan Gail Carter, USA
•Wilhelmina J. Donkoh, Akan, Ghana, West Africa
•Max Dashu, USA
•Kurt Derungs, Switzerland
•Malika Grasshoff, Kabyle, Berber, North Africa/France/Germany
•Heide Göttner-Abendroth, Germany
•Lamu Gatusa (Shi Gaofeng), Mosuo, China
•Fatimata welet Halatine, Imajaghen (Tuareg), Sahara, N. Africa
•Kaarina Kailo, Finland
•Cécile Keller, Switzerland
•Annette Kuhn, Germany
•Uschi Madeisky, Germany
•Barbara Mann, Bear Clan of the Ohio Seneca, Iroquois, USA
•Ibu Ita Malik, Minangkabau, Sumatra, Indonesia
•Joan Marler, USA
•Bernadette Muthien, Khoekhoe, Khoisan, Zaire, South Africa
•Patricia Mukhim, Khasi, Northwest India
•Christa Mulack, Germany
•Vicki Noble, USA
•Antje Olowaili, Germany
•Gad A. Osafo, Akan, Ghana, West Africa
•Peggy Reeves Sanday, USA
•Marguerite Rigolioso, USA
•Lydia Ruyle, USA
•Rosa Martha Toledo, Juchiteca, Mexico
•Tamanese, Maori, Samoa
•Genevieve Vaughan, USA
•Claudia von Werlhof, Austria

Please register now at

_www.second-congress-matriarchal-studies.com
or
(512) 444-1672
Co sponsored by California Institute for Integral Studies Women's Spirituality Program, Indigenous Women's Network, Institute for Archaeomythology, Reformed Church of the Goddess International, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
 

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