If not us WHO and if not now WHEN???

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mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 5, 2013 - 12:59am PT
I always have admired most climbers I meet regardless of their political leanings because they are at first glance: driven, smart, diverse, strong, happy, educated, cultured and seem to be LEADERS!!!

so who is gonna make changes to our society and world???

should it not START with people like US??

If we aren't willing to take a risk (financially, socially, culturally) to make a difference in our changing world WHO will??

Are we to procrastinate and let someone else take THE SHARP END??

Who will be willing to make the hard choices for the common good...politicians (who can't be trusted) or climbers who seem to emulate the people who fought for the masses in past encounters that threatened the masses of weak, feeble, disadvantaged people...

now is the time to ACT!!!

DR. F said he would protest in the streets for change and asked who would join him...regardless of political leanings we should be protesting for the betterment of our country and world...the strong should stand up and fight for the weak...

Do you look at a crying (infant--truly a newborn) and try to talk politics or do you just try to do something to quiet the baby??

Strong people don't care about spotting the problem...they care about solving it!!!

LET'S DO SOMETHING!!!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jul 5, 2013 - 01:27am PT
Three kinds of people in this world:

1/ Those who make things happen
2/ Those who watch what happens
3/ Those who wonder what happened

Magic Ed

Trad climber
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Jul 5, 2013 - 01:34am PT
You can protest in the streets or you can actually do something to make your corner of the world a better place. Think globally, act locally.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jul 5, 2013 - 01:40am PT
Forever "us and them" mentality sickens evolution.

Help someone today and you become the cure.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jul 5, 2013 - 01:59am PT
say what?


mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 5, 2013 - 02:07am PT
rSin I agree that the rich do not allow any debate to occur and then the strong of every stripe and color fall in line for the $$$

here is one theory that I ascribe to:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Theory_of_the_Leisure_Class

this is what has occurred and why...

but that is problem spotting...

what about problem solving???








Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jul 5, 2013 - 08:41am PT
You're right mtn lion.

And the first step is communicating. Which you are doing.

Organizing writing campaigns can be effective.

If we could get Donini I'm the White House that would be great!





Cosmic would be great as Vice.











No way would I vote for that damn Locker. But I could support a cabinet appointment.








By the way... 90 percent of what is wrong with the world can be solved by turning off TV, radio, and print news sources.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jul 5, 2013 - 08:55am PT

By the way... 90 percent of what is wrong with the world can be solved by turning off TV, radio, and print news sources.


Ha! That's probably the best way to look at it. Too many people are absolutely sickened by things they can't do anything about. And they spread their ill content like a cloud when they should probably just focus on what's immediately at hand: their own lives.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jul 5, 2013 - 09:38am PT


donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 5, 2013 - 09:58am PT
Think globally, act locally.....sounds trite but it can be self fulfilling. A lot of people feel lost in a country of 300 million. How, they say, can anything I do mean anything? The more local (micro) you make something, the more personal and empowering your contribution becomes.

You can take the micro concept and extend it to the grand stage. In August I and three other Amerian climbers will be conducting three weeks of climbing camps in the Pamirs area of Tajikistan. It will be very micro (around 30 Tajiks will be involved) but we will see tangible results and perhaps some of the seeds we plant will germinate.

The goal is to help establish a guide class in the Pamirs and pull some people out of poverty (Tajikistan is the poorest country in the area). Less poverty means more education which, hopefully, leads to more understanding of how interconnected people are Worldwide.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jul 5, 2013 - 10:37am PT


"No way would I vote for that damn Locker."...


Am I running for office again???...

Why do I keep doing that???...
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 5, 2013 - 11:23am PT
Good for you Donini!! I will be sending you good vibes!!

Hope you are safe there...

It is good to wake up in the morning and read positive stories that make a real difference in people's lives!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 5, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
hmmmm lets seeeee here.. Only one or two posting on this thread have posted on the TRIBUTE to 19 fallen DAMM GOOD MEN who lost their lives ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING.


To those that HAve responded i thank you from the bottom of my heart.


command error

Trad climber
Colorado
Jul 5, 2013 - 02:00pm PT
mountainlion is right.

It is time we acted to stop the know it all people from pestering people (who mind their own business) on how they should be living their lives because how they are living rubs them the wrong way.

pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jul 5, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
It is time we acted to stop the know it all people from pestering people (who mind their own business) on how they should be living their lives because how they are living rubs them the wrong way.

Yeah, but if whats on first and whos one third then when will why get to second?
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