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Who first — them or us or …?

Sent in by a snoety user, Larry Carlson, this post thoughtfully reflects on how by impacting an election you can impact yourself and your world.  

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AS THE WORLD GETS SMALLER, DO WE …?

From Larry Carlson

Obama/Biden are working towards an inclusive approach that recognizes the world is getting smaller: We must find a way to understand each other better. There is no room any more for my party, my country, my stuff, but we must hold a view that we are all one, all connected. and what we do or say matters to everyone everywhere.

I don’t want my country first. I want my world first. This is what we have with Obama. This is why I have been championing his candidacy from the beginning. The economy, education, taxes, abortion, stem cell, health care are all important stuff. But….the most important stuff is how do we find a way to communicate better with everyone everywhere.

The choice is really quite simple for me. McCain/Bush: My way or the highway. McCain/Bush: Us vs. them. McCain/Bush: Fear mongering. McCain/Bush: Bunker mentality.

Or…how do we make the world a better place for everyone.

When I was young and filled with imagination I thought I could change the world, but the world wouldn’t change. I tried for years to change my country, but my country would not change. Then I just concentrated on trying to change my friends, family, acquaintances and loved ones; alas, they would have none of it. Then I lost JFK, RFK, MLK, Lennon was shot, Mandela imprisoned and I became apathetic, cynical, disinterested in anything to do with the political process. I became a non-voting member of the public.

When I see what we have become as a result of this behavior I have no one to blame but myself. When I look in the mirror I see the problem and the solution. Now at the ripe old age of 60 I realize that the only thing I could ever possibly have changed is myself, and in so doing I may inspire those around me to change.

Together we may be able to change our country and who knows……maybe even the world. I Hope you can join me in this effort to make our world a better place. I think it starts with understanding, communication and leadership. My believe is Obama/Biden are the ticket to this better place. The other choice is a ticket to nowhere.

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1 Comment
Karin Hibma Cronan says: October 3rd, 2008 at 5:26 pm

You are in good company: ” Be the change you wish to see in this world ” (Gandhi) ‘De toutes les exhortations qui t’ont ete prodiguées retiens seulement les vissitudes que le sort t’a montre ‘ (ibn Hazm Al andaloussi ) “Walk like you talk. There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men – true nobility is being superior to your former self.”
— an unattributed quotation from the radiohead site

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