To My Fellow Humans...
“It is important that people know what you stand for. It's equally important that they know what you won't stand for.” - Mary Waldrop
Yesterday I called myself a hypocrite and after further reflection I consciously realized I was right; I am a hypocrite and potentially a coward with a full cup of ignorance… or at least I will be if I do not take the stand my heart, mind & soul believes I should.
A few days ago I read this article from a Mr. Dave Pell titled; “To My Fellow Americans…” and in it he wrote:
“The hell with caution, the hell with worrying about the risks. The hell with worrying about what they say about me on social media and on cable news. I’m more worried about what they say about me in the history books. Let historians write that someone had to have the personal conviction to take a stand;”
I love and value bravery in people, moral or otherwise and I found this indeed brave of him. A blogger & writer with thousands of viewers, likes, followers etc. and here he is taking a moral stand for humanity and risking his large fan base. Inspired! This is exactly what Planet’s Choice is after, “recognizing people who make a positive difference on the right side of anything.” (IE: PC!-N396T, PC!-NIQDJ )
So I replied;
Later that day, I was telling my wife about Dave and his stand for humanity and as I was praising him, it slowly dawned on me that even though I myself decided to take a stand on Nov 8th 2016, Planet’s Choice has not.
I’ve been advised before by many experienced individuals that if you want to be successful in whatever you are selling, make sure you can sell it to everyone; you will make more money if you do. And so, I continued to build Planet’s Choice with this thought in mind; I was looking for a systemic answer to a certain problem after all...
I’m not in this for the money (anymore; and I eventually found my answer PC!-TOGFL); now I’m in it because it’s what I do and I see the end result and it’s worth it. If there ever was an endeavor of the impossible worthy of achieving then I have it and after 18 years I have become the vision behind this dream. The moment I adopt to follow the sales advice above or if I continue to do “business as usual” then without a doubt I will become a coward and a hypocrite and a greedy one to boot. That is not the man nor the person I want to be or the image I want left behind in my children’s memories.
Current world and social events have become so divisively inconceivable and outside the bounds of sanity and morality that the very nature and business of Planet’s Choice has been forced to no longer maintain a neutral stance but rather we have been inspired to draw a line in the sand not 12; but exactly 803 feet back.
From this day forward, Planet’s Choice vociferously stands with all those who stand against anyone or thing who are or would be inhumane to people or animals in any manner, way or fashion or form. This includes bullies, (old and young), Racists (of any Color or Race because All Lives Matter), Greed (in anyone or thing), Misogyny (and Misandry), Inequality (& Injustices), Deceivers (including those with Alternative Facts), Hatred (& all evil in general) and just about everything else not mentioned that is holding humanity back from achieving that Jetsons’s future we all can have together.
Planet’s Choice will also be implementing the following business rules and practices into our Archive Precepts and Precepts of Use;
Before I made Planet’s Choice available to the public, I made a promise in my Introductory letter that we “...will make every effort to be a humanely responsible company”, and I believe that in taking Planet’s Choice 803 steps back is in keeping with this promise and is also the right thing to do.
And so, if you believe in these words and the direction Planet’s Choice is going, then I humbly ask of you to proudly bestow upon us the Public Nomination of HIR2Z in your social feeds for I too want the History books to know exactly when and where we Stood Up for Humanity.
The Choice is yours;
#PassItOnHIR2Z @(You Decide)
Lead Archivist, I
#PassItOnHIR2Z, #Humanity, #StandAgainstRacism