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Japanese Practice Altruism

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Those of you who have followed me online know that I believe our struggles will never be resolved until we begin to practice altruism.  If you are unfamiliar with the term its simple definition might be the practice of doing what is good for all.  It is perhaps the only way we will ultimately eliminate selfishness, ignorance, and greed that has become so prevalent in our society today.  Meanwhile, Yasuteru Yamada somehow manage to recruit over 200 Japanese senior citizens who have volunteered to replace the Fukushima workers in an incredible display of altruistic behavior.

“The nuclear burden should be tasked to an older generation that has consciously or unconsciously supported the plant, and reaped the benefits of the electricity it’s generated”.

-Yasuteru Yamada

I wonder if our elected officials would ever be able to just do what is good for the people.  It is sad that our democracy has been corrupted and the dollar makes it easier than ever to circumvent the law, the people, and in do so it is destroying any sense of ethical behavior.  Of course, we the people of the United States of America should learn from Mr. Yamada and assume a leadership role.  Our Democracy belongs to the people and the people have become tolerant. Yes indeed, we the people of the United States have let our elected officials run over our constitution and the sign read, “Constitution issues need not apply!  Open for corporate business only”. It is time for us all to become more vocal.  We need to crank-up the volume in order to remove that hideous sound of silence that our elected officials enjoy so much.  Listen and do for the good of all.

“Remember: On any given night approximately 200,000 veterans are sleeping in the street.  You have to wonder about our elected Representatives who voted to go to war and failed to develop a plan that would ensure a place for veterans who were left homeless.  It’s not like we had no statistics on homeless vets or anything.  Let’s call it what it is……Piss Poor Planning!  Tell Congress that our vets should not be left out in the streets.”

-James J. Pond

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Written by James J. Pond

June 8, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Thank you, James, for your altruism in bringing this stunning quote to my attention.

    DebPond

    June 12, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    • Well I’m a little late with the reply but you know what they say…better late than never. Thanks for the comment!

      James J. Pond

      July 19, 2011 at 8:38 PM


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