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  •  sadly, the republican concept of (2+ / 0-)
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    Joe Jackson, Letsgetitdone

    "taking care of our own" only applies to the 1% and their offspring who will continue to hold the resources they have immorally garnered from obscene golden parachutes, inflated salaries and stock holdings and unearned monies passed down through their parents.

    EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

    by edrie on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 11:21:59 AM PDT

    •  I'm unaware (0+ / 0-)

      that "taking care of our own" was a Republican concept. Seems to me it originated with the New Deal, and in recent years has been grabbed by the US military in a battlefield context.

      Otherwise what you say is true; but, of course, I'm saying we need to make it apply to all of us, as implied in the post.

      •  mine was a snide comment - you and i know what (0+ / 0-)

        "taking care of our own" means - but to us it is a very different concept than the 1% who would rather build gates and lock everyone else outside.

        i follow the simple rule - what ever is within my sphere of touch, i own.  i can't solve the problems of the whole world but i CAN change that which is within my reach and it is my obligation to do so.  when i can extend further, i do that, too, but what i see, hear, feel - it is mine to become part of the solution.

        if everyone did that simple thing, there would be so far fewer problems and so much less suffering in the world.

        besides, when we can make a difference right now, right here - it lessens the burden overall, even if it means just stopping long enough to listen when someone needs to talk.  

        "walk on by" isn't my motto - won't and never will be... whether it be human, animal or the earth - stopping to pick up the trash in front of me because i can.  it is a simple philosophy but it works for me.

        EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

        by edrie on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 07:52:29 PM PDT

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