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Forum Post: A thought on common cause/need/benefit.

Posted 2 years ago on June 17, 2012, 11:41 a.m. EST by DKAtoday (22338) from Coon Rapids, MN
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We find ourselves in the desert - we come upon a scene - an individual lying on the ground in the blazing sun and heat - this individual is dying of thirst.

Another individual passing by - notices the person dying of thirst and rushes over to offer water and help/aid.

The dying individual asks this person who is offering help:

Are you a man or a woman I can not see you clearly - what color is your skin - do you believe in god - what is your sexual preference - did you vote in the last election - who did you vote for?

The person offering water and aid answers these questions.

The dying individual then refuses the water and aid - saying - I can not take your water or aid as you are not like me.


Do differences really make sense as a reason to turn down aid?

Do differences really make sense as a reason to deny aid?

Do differences really make sense as a reason not to unite in common cause?


OSTA

CorpoRat personhood

Fossil fuel subsidies and pollution

Conflict of interest

Living Wage

Outsourcing jobs

Free trade that undercuts domestic business

White collar crime that crashes the economy of the world

For profit health care that denies treatment

For profit insurance that denies coverage

For profit education that denies access

The above are just some items of common cause - the resolution of which can be beneficial to all - like clean water is beneficial to all life.


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http://www.barackobama.com/contact-us/ or email info2012@barackobama.com

You can also make contact here:

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[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (22338) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Clean water is beneficial to all life.

Is it not common sense that clean business should be the same?

Is it not common sense that clean government should be the same?

Is it not common sense that we should all band together to see that it is So?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (22338) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Sent this day 6/17/2012 An Open Letter Addressed to The President of the United States of America and to all of the currently seated members of Government and to all of the citizens of the USA. Please Handle and deliver/share as you would a letter delivered by the USPS.

Mr. President and all currently seated members of Government and to all the citizens of the USA,

1st let me state that these letters I send to you I also send out on social media to all of the citizens of the USA to read as well - and I suppose it could be considered as open letters to the people of the world.

Anyway today's subject: Food for thought - introspection.

We find ourselves in the desert - we come upon a scene - an individual lying on the ground in the blazing sun and heat - this individual is dying of thirst.

Another individual passing by - notices the person dying of thirst and rushes over to offer water and help/aid.

The dying individual asks this person who is offering help:

Are you a man or a woman I can not see you clearly - what color is your skin - do you believe in god - what is your sexual preference - did you vote in the last election - who did you vote for?

The person offering water and aid answers these questions.

The dying individual then refuses the water and aid - saying - I can not take your water or aid as you are not like me.

Do differences really make sense as a reason to turn down aid?

Do differences really make sense as a reason to deny aid?

Do differences really make sense as a reason not to unite in common cause?

OSTA

CorpoRat personhood

Fossil fuel subsidies and pollution

Conflict of interest

Living Wage

Outsourcing jobs

Free trade that undercuts domestic business

White collar crime that crashes the economy of the world

For profit health care that denies treatment

For profit insurance that denies coverage

For profit education that denies access

The above are just some items of common cause - the resolution of which can be beneficial to all - like clean water is beneficial to all life.


How much of our labor is thrown away?

Not given away - thrown away.

How much of our labor is thrown away as money given to foreign regimes as aid for their people which their people never receive?

How much of our labor is reinvested here at home? Upgrading and maintaining our infrastructure. Investing in new business to make energy and industry clean? Seeing that our environment is not poisoned.

These are issues to be faced for a healthy government, business, population, country, world.

Are these not items of common cause?

Are these issues not worthy of banding together to correct for the benefit of ALL?

Do we refuse to drink this water because we can not share it with each other?


Clean water is beneficial to all life.

Is it not common sense that clean business should be the same?

Is it not common sense that clean government should be the same?

Is it not common sense that we should all band together to see that it is So?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (22338) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

How much of our labor is thrown away?

Not given away - thrown away.

How much of our labor is thrown away as money given to foreign regimes as aid for their people which their people never receive?

How much of our labor is reinvested here at home? Upgrading and maintaining our infrastructure. Investing in new business to make energy and industry clean? Seeing that our environment is not poisoned.

These are issues to be faced for a healthy government, business, population, country, world.

Are these not items of common cause?

Are these issues not worthy of banding together to correct for the benefit of ALL?

Do we refuse to drink this water because we can not share it with each other?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22338) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Good Morning EverBody.

Another fine day to continue the fight against greed corruption and crime.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Good to see you. Was wondering where you were. Slept late? Slackin' off? (just kiddin' ;)

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (22338) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

{:-]) No - just taking a moment to get in tune with the day. I see you and others have been quite busy this morning.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

I've been busy on my roof gardening but I have responded to a comment or 2.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22338) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Gardening - peaceful and productive - a nice way to gather ones thoughts.

Did you have a look at my latest BS ( I mean philosophical ) post?

No "I" don't consider it to BS - but the attackers - the supporters of the corpoRATs will.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

The letter below?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22338) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Yes it was a compilation of my original post and follow-up comments - which I then combined as a thought exercise to send out.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

I did read it. Very deep and profound. Good analogy. Important issues. But with me you are preachin to the choir. and if the corpoRATs object you know you're on the right track. well done.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (22338) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Thanks - I just think that part of today's troubles are due to the fact that few are stopping to think and examine - they are to caught up in the act of survival.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

And in America we have been conditioned to "blame the victim", to lionize greed, and selfishness, We have lifted "greed is good" to an american value. It is disgusting. I got mine you must have been lazy. The homeless choose to be homeless, The unemployed don't want to work. It creates a convenient reason to not care. And these concepts reside firmly in the most religious of our population. Everything is upside down. Wow

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22338) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Yep - we have been taught to be lost. As I commented on another thread:

Thread: Some thoughts on wealth: [-] 1 points by DKAtoday (9205) from Coon Rapids, MN 28 minutes ago

Part of the problem of living "for" the fantasy of extreme wealth - is that wealth - material possessions are pushed at the people every day - nonstop. This has become the approved god of America and much of the civilized (?) world. The gospel as presented and taught by the CorpoRATs.

You can only have a quality life through riches - so sayeth the god money.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Through riches, and happiness is yours only as long as you have a little more than the joneses. New car car regularly, Mcmansions, more luxurious vacations, newest fashion, most expensive college for kids. Newest I gadget. We are on a merry go round, a hamster wheel of death. If we can't keep up, we need a pill for our anxiety, If we can't afford it we are willing to steal. This insidious reality has our poor people driven into the underground illegal economy. It encourages people to buy bling instead of saving for the future. It creates the need to use credit card debt instead of doing without. The consumer economy I suppose can lift us out of this "great recession" in the short term but it is a vacant, directionless, shallow existence that needs to be replaced with something else. ASAP.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22338) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Psychological warfare practiced on society - how to control the masses - at least until the corpoRATs fuck up and destroy their own illusions by destroying the economy and bringing down their own house of cards - smoke and mirrors.

This is what we are trying to reverse - decades and decades of psychological warfare.

[+] -4 points by shadzhairart (-357) 2 years ago

This post is stupid and a waste of time. No wonder it got no comments except from the original author.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (22338) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

And now from trash.

YOU.