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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Pollyanna, Pollyanna ! Where's Pollyanna ?

"We are all members of one human family that has inherited a planet rich in resources. We each have an equal claim to its land, minerals and raw materials. ... To assure equitable benefits every individual and institution should seek to balance rights and responsibilities. The long-term goal must be to restructure social institutions so that there is equitable return for services, efficient balance of supply and demand, and fair benefits from our mutual claims to Earth's natural bounty. One possible way to equitable benefits is for those who own land, oil, gold or other minerals to pay a 2 percent royalty each year on their income from these resources to a fund that will then provide the homeless their inheritance or stake in their planet. All will then join in responsible care of Earth."

---Earth Magna Charta by John McConnell, founder of the equinox version of Earth Day

2 Comments:

  • Pollyanna nothing. Is Karl in the house? Karl Marx?

    By Blogger hammerswing75, at 10:30 PM  

  • “should seek to balance rights and responsibilities. The long-term goal must be to restructure social institutions so that there is equitable return for services”

    What ‘responsibilities’ do the homeless have and how is it proposed that we determine the extent of there fulfillment?

    What ‘services’ do the homeless provide and how is it proposed that we evaluate there “equitable return”

    What self-aggrandizing feel good nonsense; it states both sides,” rights and responsibilities”, “return for services”, but then deals with just one. The only system that equitably addresses both sides is capitalism; deal with it.

    By Anonymous Anotmo, at 7:50 AM  

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