ZERO PLUS 1072 DAYS--New York, NY, Tuesday, August 17, 2004--Terrorism
has its competitors. One of them is the Olympics.
Nations from throughout the world—202
of them to be exact—are working together to battle Terrorism
in Athens, Greece.
Their motto is the Latin words: citius-altius-fortius.
Translated into English, they mean: Faster-Higher-Stronger.
Olympics is competing with Terrorism
The Olympic rings, representing the world’s continents,
are bound together in a unity that barks at Terrorism’s
goal of dividing and conquering nations with Fear, Intimidation
work together to battle Terrorism
But Terrorism faces some incredible competitors—Courage,
Conviction and Right Actions for the Children’s Children’s
These are the backdrops of the Olympic motto: Faster—Higher—Stronger!
They broadcast to the Beast of Terror that: Courage is Faster
than Fear. Conviction is Higher than Intimidation. And Right
Actions that benefit the Children’s Children’s Children
are ten-fold stronger than the quagmire of Complacency the Beast
of Terror tries to bury its victims in.
competing against Terrorism, we compete within our own
When any of us compete against Terrorism,
we face an Olympic competition within our own selves. Instead
of trying to “win” the Gold for ourselves, we face
the great challenge of Vigilance—will we fight the Fear,
the Intimidation and the Complacency for the future generations,
or, will we let the Beast of Terror overcome us because we lose
sight of the idea of Faster, Higher, Stronger…citius…altius…fortius?
Terrorism is about overcoming the Fear of competing against
What’s happening in Iraq and any part of the world threatened
by Terror Threats is only an external manifestation of what
happens inside all of us each and every day of our lives.
Daily, our minds are cluttered with varying degrees of Terror
Thoughts that make an attempt to clog our Vigilant pores. They
may be as small as the thought “I’m not good enough,”
or “how come that guy’s so lucky,” or, “I
wish I hadda’ or shoulda’ or coulda’ done
We pay little attention to these small, seemingly insignificant
booby traps the Beast of Terror plants along our daily path.
Even when we catch ourselves looking in the mirror and not liking
our own reflection, or, wishing we were someone else, or, being
too busy worrying about this or that we can’t hear our
children asking us to communicate with them, we often don’t
connect that these diversions are Terror Thoughts, that when
added up, become a bomb—a suicide bomb—that blows
up chunks of our self worth and self determination.
Olympic competitors are well aware of the Beast of Terror. They
realize that if you let the Beast of Doubt or the Beast of Complacency
or the Beast of Fear or the Beast of Intimidation take hold,
dig in, they have lost before they start.
That’s why they make the statement before competing: “Let
me be Victorious or my attempt Glorious!”
great weapon against Terrorism is.....
What will defeat Terrorism is not armies
marching through caves in foreign lands hunting down the endless
stream of “bad guys” skulking about. The great weapon
against Terrorism is the Olympic Courage, the Olympic Conviction
and the Olympic belief in taking Right Actions that benefit
Olympic belief in taking Right Actions that benefit future
When the majority of any society defies Terrorism’s Fear,
Intimidation and Complacency, then they are victorious over
To achieve that, we all need to ingest the Pledge of Vigilance
and use it daily to insure we are protected from the Beast Within—the
one that chips away at our character and tries to weaken us
so we cannot ward off the attacks that come when least expected.
an Olympic Sentinel of Vigilance and win the Gold
Medal of Vigilance
We can become Olympic Sentinels of Vigilance and win the Gold
Medal of Vigilance.
All we have to do is beat the Beast of
Terror at his own game. To do that means we must be Faster with
our Courage than the Beast is with his Fear; we must hurdle
Higher over the obstacles of Intimidation the Beast lays before
us; and, we must have Higher goals that incorporate future generations
so we don't succumb to the sinkhole of Complacency that threatens
us to give up just before we cross the finish line.
We can be Victorious or our attempt Glorious
by applying the three keys to the Olympic motto: citius-altius-fortius----Faster...Stronger...Higher!
And, by not forgetting our Vigilance Motto:
Semper Vigilantes--Always Vigilant!
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