Monday, May 08, 2006

Market This!

SubVerse

Excellent film review of The One Percent about class today by Jamie Johnson(heir to Johnson and Johnson, see some rich folks do use their superpowers for good!)

And just in case you missed this essay from old Discover magazine first time around here we go again...Jared Diamond, his documentary is replaying on pbs right now, Guns Germs and Steel.

We need to keep talking about these things, and spending our consummer dollars on things that support our ethics. Of course we are not going to quit shopping, our nature is to consume...but we are free to consume in all manners and ways. Lets put our time and money where our ethics and compassion reside. I have a tough time feeling sorry for people against the Iraq War, all they have to do is put their car in the garage. Kaput, your voice will be heard chicken shits. Maybe one time people will have the guts to take a risk and live by their hearts?

8 comments:

tshsmom said...

When will people learn that they can't BUY love and happiness? We have a lot of friends that own much and work all the time to pay for it. They have NO family time, and their kids are raised by daycare workers. *sigh*

Serenity is the reward for getting off the "fast track"!

Candy Minx said...

Oh hi thanks for stopping by and your comments are so appropriate and right on. I think people are afraid they think oh to help culture and nature I have to change and give up everything. No no it's just going to be different, like WAY more time on your hands way more fun...and the knowledge that everyone benefits ffom living thin and sharing and taking care of the whole "household".

Michael Abrams said...

E.T. after Germs: "A gross orgasm, regret fate"

Candy Minx said...

Ooh, very nice palindrome Michael, nice to see you! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hey Candy -
very nice to meet a fellow gnostic.
thank you for all your props on my site. your last note on the "St. James Inirmary" tracks totally inspired me to get back to blogging.
and then, no more than like 20 minutes after I post for the first time in three months, you go and drop a comment.
man, makes me feel pretty damn cool to get all the attention.
i'm gonna put up some more "Infirmary" covers for you.
when i posted, i think i had collected like 33.
i'm up into the 80s now.

- joshua

Candy Minx said...

Hi well, welcome. Now I see your name. You know when I go blog surfing I rarely look at anyones profile. I like to "feel" a blog ha ha. I just see what grabs me and it didn't occur to read your bio...just your posts and I was hooked. Now I see your fascinating life wow, I think you might even have me beat for eccentric and alternative!!!I seriously almost moved into an ashram a long time ago. I would have driven everybody crazy so it's a good thing I didn't but it sounds like we have a spiritual education in common. thanks so much fro stopping by and I hope others read your awesome movie reviews.

FOUR DINNERS said...

Not in our lifetime I suspect. Sadly. Still, if we shout loud enough n there's enough of us maybe one day.....

Candy Minx said...

I think so 4Dinners I do. I am going to try to write something about talking and how it does do transformative things...I just don't know how to write that yet ha ha but thats going to be a post soon...