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A Common Sense Platform May 3, 2008

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I am adopting Common Sense as my party of choice.  I am disgusted with the donkey and the elephant.  The Dems are behaving very badly and the GOP has never appealed to me.  The following is what I think – the short version.

If it seems wrong or not a good idea then don’t do it.  If you have a strong feeling about people being free and  those who want others to be free too – then go for it.  Embrace integrity.  If you have none consider getting some.  Don’t blow people up.  Don’t brainwash children.  Don’t use them for sex. Don’t use racial slurs. Give up lying.  Women and children are not chattel.  Pets are not chattel.  Don’t steal unless it is to feed your children.  Nothing else is important enough to steal. Your children do not require beer, Jack Daniels or snack cakes either.   Other people have opinions and if they don’t impact your world negatively let them be.  All slavery – mental or physical is wrong.  The police make mistakes.  So do the courts.  We still need both.  Not all countries have to be homelands for other people who want them. And you should not invent homelands.  Pakistan was non-existent before 1947.  It didn’t turn out well either.  Israel was Israel before Christianity and Islam even came along.  Let it belong to all faiths who love it but let the Jews do the statecraft.  .   Jerusalem is a Holy city – no one should be kept out.  Not everyone agrees with the Jihad approach.  Leave Jesus out of it – he died for people’s sins once – don’t force him to relive the moment forever.  God may have moved on to other projects.  Don’t think he will bail us out every time.  If you don’t believe in God – why should it bother anyone who does?  Black people get treated poorly in this country.  This is not a myth.  China should not have been awarded the Olympics because they are a repressive regime.  But we should not do business with them and then expect  them to be like us.  If we don’t like them – and no one else seems to,  then  we shouldn’t go there.  When in doubt – ask what the Dalai Lama would do and do it. Try to age gracefully. If not, choose your plastic surgeon as though your future depended on he or she alone.   Babies after 40 may not be the best idea in the world.  Get a pet.  When this planet has been used and discarded like a Styrofoam cup – you will not get a free trip to Mars.  If you live on Earth then everyday is Earth Day. You do not need that huge car.  If airline travel is going to resemble subway riding then it should be a lot cheaper.  Read more books.   Get a real life and reduce your need for tabloid news. Money can buy happiness and better health.  Sad, but true.  If you want political power you will need to toss some bones to the public.  Health care, better distribution of assets, jobs and taxes that make sense.  Donald Trump should not get any loopholes. Avoid Wal-Mart.  George Bush was not the right man for the White House. Even the GOP knows it.  Sex education works better than abstinence.  If abstinence was a solution we would see a drop in sex-related matters.  Everyone who wants to be married should be entitled to do so.  Who they choose is their own business.  The media makes things up for profit.    English does sound better with a British accent.  Rethink Justice Antonin Scalia – he blows hard but some of what he blows makes sense.  Not every mishap is a cause of action. 

Common sense.  No purchase required.  Rated for all ages. Pass it on.

“Without relying on religion, we look to common sense, common experience and the findings of science for understanding…”

Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama

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1. Vincent Lagana - May 5, 2008

You write “China should not have been awarded the Olympics because they are a repressive regime. But we should not do business with them and then expect them to be like us. If we don’t like them – and no one else seems to, then we shouldn’t go there. When in doubt – ask what the Dalai Lama would do and do it.”

This puzzles me. I have come across some information by scholars that shocked me concerning the Dalai Lama. Before I address that I also get a sense of “common anti-China syndrome.” Yes, China’s civil rights record leaves a lot to desire however, no one remembers how many times China has been opressed by foreing powers and how many times China has tried to unify itself from the opressive powers of Britain, USA, Japan, and others. No one remembers the Opium Wars, the Boxer Rebellion, or even when Rockefeller sent free oil lamps to China so then the Chines would be forced to buy his oil. China has over 1 billion people to feed and unite. Not an easy job when outside forces continue to disrupt its unity because the world knows what a major power China can be and is at the moment. I feel that this “anti-China syndrome” that is popular today is nothing more of Western civilization brainwashing so the G8 pwers to be can continue to suppress the entire globe with their opressive capitalistic swine mentality. China, being a communistic based society does not mesh well with the capitalistic greedy westerners who themselves opress their own people and millions of people around the globe. Western capitalist around the world have increased poverty worldwide, use forced child labor to make their products, try everyway possible to diminish worker’s rights, consistantly fight social programs that benifit workers and their families. Just look at the USA for example, the so called richest and most powerful country in the world. There is no guaranteed pension, government constantly uses the Social Security funds as they please, there is no social health care system for all, medical bills and pharmaceuticals are the most expensive in the world, education is basically for the rich and if not those who persue higher education are put in debt for the next 10 years after they graduate, there are few work unions left, minimum wage increases are constantly lobbied, the USA has THE highest infant mortality rate of all the industrialized countries, education is at its lowest levels, the USA has the most crime, violent crimes, and sexual crimes in the world!
Therefore, who are we to judge China!!
The Dalai Lama, ex-ruler of tibet (ShangriLa) does not have a very stellar track record. Basically, until China moved in, 99% of his people lived in the lowest poverty levels that not even China permited. The common person in Tibet was a SERF and under extreme control by Tibet law overseen by the Dalai Lama. Torture, mutilation, eye extractions were common practices under the Dalai Lama. The common man was extremely taxed without any representation. When surfs got married they were taxed, when they wanted an animal they were taxed, when they planted a tree they were taxed, and so on. In addition, the Dalai Lama has been on the CIA’s payroll receiving millions of dollars to live in his lavish 1,000 room palace and to travel around the world to spread his anti-China speeches. If it wasn’t for China the common Tibet would still be living in huts.
Common sense tells me that we should research our history before we judge others.

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