Thursday, September 8, 2011

Friday Peace Vigil, Youngstown, OH, and surrounding area:

Friday, September 9, 2011
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Belmont Ave. & Gypsy Ln.

Ray Nakley (330-506-1999) and Ron Dull (330-518-9881) will hold their weekly Peace Vigil this Friday, September 9, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Belmont Ave. & Gypsy Ln., Youngstown, OH. They invite anyone who is interested in showing their support for ending conflict in the world to join them. Hold out positive thoughts for that!

This week:

Jim is now in his last month of employment at the Gila River Indian Community, as he retires at the end of this month. That means we still have things to do to get ready for the next phase of our lives. Meanwhile, it’s sad to hear so many candidates spouting off about how much they want to destroy the very systems that are keeping older and/or disabled people from total starvation while they preach about granting more benefits to their wealthy contributors. If they really believed in shared sacrifice, they’d stop demanding so much more from the people who’ve sacrificed so much already and start demanding real help for the economy from all the rich people who made everything so bad in the first place.

On the other hand, if we finally began to focus on making things fairer for everyone, we could actually solve the problems we’re facing in our society. And we have to stop blaming Barack Obama. From the first day the Republicans took over the House of Representatives, they’ve done nothing but stand in the way of any progress Obama and the Democrats have been trying to accomplish. Moreover, the president is only one person. He cannot do anything alone. He needs organized support from people who truly want to solve economic problems, not just reward the rich in the mythic belief that they’re the barometer of a society’s economic success. As I explained in The World I Imagine: A creative manual for ending poverty and building peace, as long as anyone continues to live in poverty, we have work to do. It’s time for all of us to get it done!

Meanwhile, let’s all send out our most positive thoughts and, for those who are believers, prayers to support and benefit all those suffering in so many parts of the world!

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