Do you belong to a protest/pressure group?

@ESKARENA1 (18299)
May 20, 2007 2:43am CST
Do you belong to a protest or pressure group? What issues do you protest about? Do you think these groups work?
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@derek_a (10902)
20 May 07
I have got involved now and again with Neighbourhood Watch issues and am even a co-ordinator. I can't really say that it is a pressure group, but we were getting a lot of crime and we have made a difference. Houses in the area are more secure, but I am sure the potential thieves have just moved somewhere else. It does seem that some pressure groups have made a difference, for instance with the signing of European (thingy? - can't remember what it's called! - don't you just hate it when that happens?! LOL). France didn't sign and we followed suit. But I hear now we might sign anyway and without a referendum. And then if I am to look back in time and see the demand for free speech - like they used to do on Hide Park Corner (if you are old enough to remember) - All that is gone now. So maybe the human-rights movement is strangling itself? I don't know, I am totally apolitical because it involves judgement/blame etc. - all things I am aiming to transcend. But then here is a paradox... By example I could be "teaching" all those who are willing, to practice transcendence to a state of knowledge and wisdom that could build that Utopia where peace and selflessness are the norm. Or not.:-) There are no answers, only questions that *are* the answers.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
20 May 07
as usual you make so much sense to me and i appreciate you showing me the picture from your spiritual perspective. I dont always understand it, i dont think im free of the shackles of physical existence just yet, but it is always appreciated blessed be
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@derek_a (10902)
20 May 07
I am too, well shackled :-) Someone once said to me that the only barrier you have it your fear. I replied, "I am not afraid!" But it's only in recent years I have began to understand what that person meant. The ego fights tooth and nail to avoid absolute integration and to maintain individuality. It is very cunning and persuasive and keeps "showing" me the physical world, my possessions and opinions - all come into it. The survivial instinct is powerful because here I am after all, inhabiting and animal's body. When I look at animals in the natural state, I see snapping and snarling, territorialism and possessiveness, hunting and killing. What a "cruel trick" to put us all in this position. Or is it a valuable lesson?
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
20 May 07
well, from my perspective, of course each life is simply to teach us lessons. I just wish they wernt so hard most of the time lol, either that or im a complete novice lol
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@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
20 May 07
No not really, unless you count the WWF as such a group :-)
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
20 May 07
ok, well yes i probably do. I think anything that is attempting to exert pressure on an elected government, or the international community for that matter, should be seen in this way blessed be
• Belgium
24 May 07
so about this group i dont know what i told you but we all dont have the same mod i think we are diffrenet so who like it or dont like it its way for enyone to say