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chknltl

(10,558 posts)
34. We agree here so far but maybe not further.
Sat Jul 9, 2016, 03:36 PM
Jul 2016

In my particular spiritual paradigm, full equality worldwide is one of humanity's most important goals.

Economic equality is not discussed so far but it should be equally valid to the discussion because it is arguably at the core of much of humanity's deepest current miseries. Those with economic abilities far exceeding the abilities of the majority of this world's citizenship are the bullies, they cow into submission and even murder any of us for profit.

Hundreds of thousands just in Iraq are recently dead for this reason is a good recent example. Note, I place no blame on politicians here, that blame goes solely on the shoulders of those who caused that war because they expected to profit from it. This war plan for profiting the economically over-privileged is a recurring theme throughout human history.

How is economic inequality, as I just laid out, so very different than either racism or sexism in their bigger scheme of things.-(note the period instead of a question mark). The horrors and nightmares, imo are just not that different.

Call it my spiritual paradigm or call it what you will but I believe that for humanity to survive in a greater universe to come we first must learn to treat one another as equal. It is this desire to see the human race taking baby steps down the loooong road to that envisioned equality that prompts my support for Senator Sanders.

Curious about your thoughts [View all] RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 OP
It's not a comparative thing. MineralMan Jul 2016 #1
Agree, trying to make it a competition is silly. Rex Jul 2016 #2
silly is a dumb word. RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 #8
Your poll makes it into a competition. Rex Jul 2016 #9
interesting RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 #15
Well now you know. Rex Jul 2016 #16
My thoughts as well. Boomerproud Jul 2016 #10
thank you for the thoughtful response. n/t RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 #17
Silly poll. Both of them are prevalent. What is the point of this? Squinch Jul 2016 #3
just asking a question RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 #12
Who got the vote first? Who got the Presidency first. Privilege of white as we walk in the world. Nt seabeyond Jul 2016 #13
"Which will influence the current election cycle more" is an entirely different question from Squinch Jul 2016 #23
Dear God RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 #24
Other. LWolf Jul 2016 #4
Racism is overt, sexism not as much, but prevelant. A dead black man is pretty profound. seabeyond Jul 2016 #5
We have a man running for President edhopper Jul 2016 #6
yes we do RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 #18
Other: Zero-sum thinking. nt Tommy_Carcetti Jul 2016 #7
Both are at about the same levels. eom MohRokTah Jul 2016 #11
both. it's not a competition. La Lioness Priyanka Jul 2016 #14
At least (most) people today see that racism is a problem. athena Jul 2016 #19
Excellent post. Nt seabeyond Jul 2016 #20
this was seriously not to prove a "winner" RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 #21
And yet it is structured so that the responder must pick a "winner." Perhaps the problem is Squinch Jul 2016 #25
OK, I understand, but I still think it's too hard to choose one over the other. athena Jul 2016 #27
Excellent post. I would add two words to one of your sentences: chknltl Jul 2016 #31
I was trying to say in that sentence athena Jul 2016 #32
Half the planet might agree with you chknltl Jul 2016 #35
+1000 smirkymonkey Jul 2016 #36
Thhe reason for them-why? SheriffBob Jul 2016 #22
I believe that if you are one you are likely to not believe in other forms of equality.. chknltl Jul 2016 #26
I agree with that. Birds of a feather. Rex Jul 2016 #28
It's great to finally be able to agree with a Bernie supporter on something! athena Jul 2016 #29
We agree here so far but maybe not further. chknltl Jul 2016 #34
You shouldn't assume to know what others believe athena Jul 2016 #37
Nor should you. chknltl Jul 2016 #38
I personally believe Clintons position is more strong. She addressed the unlevel playing field those seabeyond Jul 2016 #39
You are someone I'd rather not be in disagreement with. chknltl Jul 2016 #40
Clearly, it doesn't pay to compliment a Bernie supporter. athena Jul 2016 #41
No compliments were paid, only agreements and disagreements chknltl Jul 2016 #43
Doesn't matter. Act_of_Reparation Jul 2016 #30
Other: Racism is deep, sexism is wide... uponit7771 Jul 2016 #33
Neither. The entire system is built on both. Brickbat Jul 2016 #42
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