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Still one of the best (and most beautiful) political statements ever (Original Post) MiddleFingerMom Jul 2012 OP
kick MiddleFingerMom Jul 2012 #1
k&r HappyMe Jul 2012 #2
This dismal world could use some John Lennon today. 99Forever Jul 2012 #3
I think of all those who were murdered waddirum Jul 2012 #5
I agree, it is both beautiful and right on point... Spazito Jul 2012 #4
Not wanting to rain on anybodies parade but.... zoechen Jul 2012 #6
You may say I'm a fantasizer... MiddleFingerMom Jul 2012 #7
As Richard Grenier referenced in 1993 zoechen Jul 2012 #8
It has this way for all time zoechen Jul 2012 #9
I hope you feel better soon. MiddleFingerMom Jul 2012 #10
Thanks for the concern zoechen Jul 2012 #11
they are Kali Jul 2012 #20
... MiddleFingerMom Jul 2012 #21
BWHAHAHAHA Kali Jul 2012 #23
I've had the same sig line since joining DU panader0 Jul 2012 #12
It's up to each of us to choose. Tierra_y_Libertad Jul 2012 #13
That is a truth that.. 99Forever Jul 2012 #14
So, if thats the case... zoechen Jul 2012 #17
I am ... 99Forever Jul 2012 #18
It's just a simple question zoechen Jul 2012 #19
BOOOOOOOOOOOOO BOG PERSON Jul 2012 #15
That's OOOOOOOOOOOOOB spelled backwards. nt hay rick Jul 2012 #22
Ah, libodem Jul 2012 #16

99Forever

(14,524 posts)
3. This dismal world could use some John Lennon today.
Sat Jul 7, 2012, 12:15 PM
Jul 2012

But like almost every decent and just voice of the people, he was murdered.

I still tear up every I hear the message we have failed so miserably to adopt.


waddirum

(979 posts)
5. I think of all those who were murdered
Sat Jul 7, 2012, 12:40 PM
Jul 2012

John Lennon, JFK, RFK, MLK, Ghandi, Harvey Milk, Anwar Sadat, Yitzhak Rabin....

Spazito

(50,290 posts)
4. I agree, it is both beautiful and right on point...
Sat Jul 7, 2012, 12:17 PM
Jul 2012

Thanks for posting this, reading it is a great way to start my morning!

 

zoechen

(93 posts)
6. Not wanting to rain on anybodies parade but....
Sat Jul 7, 2012, 12:48 PM
Jul 2012

It's not our choice.

It's like living in a rough neighborhood. There is always going to be someone that covets your stuff...or life...or whatever.

While the OP is nice to think about it is fantasy.

MiddleFingerMom

(25,163 posts)
7. You may say I'm a fantasizer...
Sat Jul 7, 2012, 01:35 PM
Jul 2012

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But I'm not the only one.
I hope one day you'll join us
And the world will live as one.
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zoechen

(93 posts)
8. As Richard Grenier referenced in 1993
Sat Jul 7, 2012, 02:10 PM
Jul 2012

As George Orwell pointed out, people sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.



Obviously there is some measure of confusion about the actual quote but the underlying truth to this statement cannot be denied.

Again, the choice does not belong to you or I, the choice belong to the one person (or the many) that would disagree.


William Ralph Inge,
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.

 

zoechen

(93 posts)
11. Thanks for the concern
Sat Jul 7, 2012, 02:39 PM
Jul 2012

It's much appreciated but I feel fine.

But I would like you to consider the question...

When it comes to peace, who makes the choice?

panader0

(25,816 posts)
12. I've had the same sig line since joining DU
Sat Jul 7, 2012, 02:47 PM
Jul 2012

wtf? where's my sig line?
How does a sig line disappear? I've had the same one since the day I joined. "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one"
Now it is absent, and I even checked old posts. wtf?

 

Tierra_y_Libertad

(50,414 posts)
13. It's up to each of us to choose.
Sat Jul 7, 2012, 02:52 PM
Jul 2012

To be a part of the problem or part of the solution.

Caving in to the establishment or defying it by living a life that doesn't contribute to the madness.

99Forever

(14,524 posts)
14. That is a truth that..
Sat Jul 7, 2012, 03:35 PM
Jul 2012

... violent people choose to ignore. The "I must be violent because 'the other' is violent"meme, is as empty as the ones that say it. It is the excuse to be inhuman.

 

zoechen

(93 posts)
17. So, if thats the case...
Sat Jul 7, 2012, 03:59 PM
Jul 2012

Your standing at a bus stop on a lonely corner.

I walk up to you and make it understood that I intend to do things to you that you will not survive.

Is it your contention that you will just stand there and take it.

What would be the point of that...pacifism?

Being a human?

Empathy for me being a violent "inhuman"?

99Forever

(14,524 posts)
18. I am ...
Sat Jul 7, 2012, 04:29 PM
Jul 2012

.. NOT "standing at a bus stop on a lonely corner."

Nor will you "walk up to me and make it understood that you intend to do things to me that I will not survive."

The simple fact that you are psycho enough to say such a thing to me, tells me all I need to know. You are dismissed.

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