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12.17.2011

An Emai from SL to Occupy DC

Hello.  A thought for you, that occurred to me yesterday -

Pretty much by definition, to achieve what you want you must bring a fundamental change to the status quo, right?  And to do that, YOU must be a fundamental change to the status quo, right?

What is the fundamental problem with our status quo in America that is the cause of most or all of the ills you wish to cure? You aren't going to like this, but  here it is.  The fundamental disease is - looking upward.  Here's what I mean.  You've defined yourselves as the 99%, right?  Thereby, you've suggested that the problem is the 1%.  And what is the problem with the 1%? They act like they are the only ones that really matter.  Right? And this is true of them.  I know, I was one of them for decades. It isn't that they want to hurt the 99%.  It is that the 99% isn't in their field of view, don't matter, don't exist.  But the .01% above them, well, they sure do exist, and all they can see is that it is right and just for them to close that gap!

You are NOT the 99%.  You are the 5%.  The rest of the world is the 95%.  And you, YOU, are doing to the 95% exactly what the 1% is doing to you - living as though you are the only ones that matter.  You are the 5%, as I am, that consume 25-50% of  the world's resources. YOU are to the 95% EXACTLY what you think the 1% are to you.

My point isn't to chastise, or criticize, but to diagnose.  It is said that the last ones to discover water, are the fish.  I'm one of  those fish, trying to discover water, and slowly, I'm finding some success. 

You can, and must, NOW, change the otherwise suicidal course of America, but you'll only do it by becoming the change you wish to see.

You need to do the opposite of the 1%, which is to look upward, at who has more.  You need to focus your very being downward, and laterally, at who needs more, including, ESPECIALLY, those that need more than you - and that's about 95% of the world right now. 
 
This is not idle philosophy, tho if I really need to point that out I've already wasted your time, and mine.  This is the core physics, the radical truth of the matter.

I need you to succeed.

sl
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Palestine: Israeli army demolishes home in Jericho

The Muslim News -
The camp is located in an area that is under the full security and civil “control” of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

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Washington Post -
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Reuters India -
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed one Palestinian and wounded two in the central Gaza Strip on Saturday, local hospital officials said.

12.16.2011

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Thousands of kids abused in Dutch Catholic institutions, inquiry finds

Salt Lake Tribune -
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NBC Bay Area (blog) -
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The fears unleashed by the Arab Spring have brought Benjamin Netanyahu closer than ever to perpetuating both ideology and rule.

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Salem-News.Com -
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Bloomberg -
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Huffington Post (blog) -
Some of our politicians consider global warming a hoax. Our military leaders consider global warming a threat to national security.

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TIME (blog) -
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Christian Science Monitor -
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House GOP Voted 191 Times Against The Planet, Earning 'Worst Environmental ...

ThinkProgress -
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Jewish settlers set fire to mosque, defy Netanyahu Reuters

Jewish settlers set fire to mosque, defy Netanyahu

Reuters -
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CNN International -
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Link TV -
The Palestinian president attended the first flag raising ceremony of his country at the UNESCO headquarters in the French capital Paris.

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Iceland formally recognizes Palestine as a state

USA Today -
By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY Foreign Minister Oessur Skarphedinsson's announcement makes Iceland one of the first Western European countries to recognize Palestine. "This is the day I formally submit to you the declaration of Palestine independence ...

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Financial Times -
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CBS News -
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The People's Voice -
James E. Hanson The head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, James E. Hansen, announced the results of break through global warming research last week.

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Maryland robocall case spotlights GOP election scam Washington Post

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Washington Post -
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that President Barack Obama impressed her as a “good person” through his acknowledgment of attendants and security staff during his recent visit to Australia.

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Huffington Post -
Instead of putting anti-environment policies up for debate as stand-alone bills, they're trying to bypass scrutiny by sticking them into other pieces of legislation -- like appropriations bills -- that have to pass to keep key services or pet programs ...

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Suu Kyi's NLD party granted legal status

Hindustan Times -
Myanmar authorities on Tuesday gave the green light to Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition to rejoin mainstream politics, setting the scene for the Nobel laureate to run for a seat in the new parliament.

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Daily Mail -
In deep water, methane gas oxidizes into carbon dioxide before it reaches the surface. In the shallows of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf, methane simply doesn't have enough time to oxidize, which means more of it escapes into the atmosphere.

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World risks climate catastrophe: IEA

Sydney Morning Herald -
The absence of a global legally binding agreement on climate change, along with a rethink on nuclear energy, risks a failure to arrest catastrophic temperature rises, the International Energy Authority's chief economist says.

12.12.2011

'Israel must recognize Palestinian peace efforts' ‎ Jerusalem Post

'Israel must recognize Palestinian peace efforts'


Jerusalem Post - 1 day ago
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