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I'm just gonna leave this here - Tactical Ninja

Oct. 6th, 2011

11:00 am - I'm just gonna leave this here

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Lance Wiggs on how to avoid NZ becoming like the US.

He makes a valid point. Desperation is relative. Compared with people in Libya and Syria, those in the US have it pretty good. Compared with those in the US, we in NZ have it pretty good. Compared with some people in any one of the four countries already mentioned, plenty of us have it pretty crap. It's all relative and it's unfair to delegitimise the issues of those protesting in the US because their desperation is different from that of those in Syria, or those in NZ. Of course it is. Now can we stop slagging them off and get in behind their point? All of them? Because essentially we're all after the same thing here.

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From:pombagira
Date:October 6th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
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you are so right.. and awsome!!

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From:clashfan
Date:October 6th, 2011 01:54 am (UTC)
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There's a pop song, Ball of Confusion, originally done by The Temptations in 1970. Covered by multiple artists, notably Love & Rockets. There's this one line that goes: People all over the world/Are dying in the war.

It's maybe dumb and naive of me to get my beliefs from a pop song. But there it is. There is one war. And we all fight it, everywhere. It's the war against oppression, greed, injustice, apathy, ignorance, hate, and fear.

This war is harder when we fight these things within ourselves. But that's another post.
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