Kemdrick Jones

compassion international

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If you could end any one thing in the world today, what would it be?

Disease, drug use, poverty?

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    Jan 6 2012: Ignorance.
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    Jan 6 2012: Fear - it starts it all off, but don't take my word for it
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHa3D-musUw&feature=player_embedded
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    Jan 6 2012: I'd end intolerance. Especially between most theists and atheists. I don't understand why another person feels s/he has the right to force his/her beliefs on another person. If you believe in a supreme being, good for you. If not, that's fine as well. Every human being is entitled to an opinion. It's not about God anymore, it's about who's smarter. A lot of people love talking about their beliefs, but don't care what another person has to say unless said person shares the same beliefs. I'm a Christian, but that doesn't make me arrogant or unyielding. I watch Dawkins because he's thought-provoking, and I listen to George Carlin because he's funny. My best friend since childhood turned atheist in high school, but we're even closer friends now. It doesn't make a difference what you believe in, if you've got something good to say, I'll listen to you.
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      Jan 7 2012: well i can related with your thought, we need tolerance about differences people belief whether they have same principal with us or not thats their choice. Good opinion :)
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    Jan 8 2012: Wastage of food
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    Jan 8 2012: All war around the world forever.
  • Jan 6 2012: Overpopulation
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    Jan 13 2012: I would end religion, including the anarcho-capitalist faith
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    Jan 9 2012: Capitalism
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      Jan 13 2012: What is your take on anarcho-capitalism Orlando?
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        Jan 13 2012: Hey Joanne, Great hearing from you again. How are you?

        I am very much against anarcho-capitalism. For me it is basically capitalism w/o an established state or government and I would not be surprised if many libertarians would be open to such system. Also if any anarcho-capitalist is influenced by the individualist anarchist Max Striner, who has many views on private property as well as individualism, I would really be concerned for them and such a society.

        Although it does indeed have some anarchist philosophy to it, I am mainly against because of its notion of Private Propert. In this sense I do not really consider it to be truly anarchist because the true essence of anarchism is to get rid of this notion of private property (if that does not sound right, a better way of putting it is to state that the true essence of anarchism is to make one not attached to material possessions). This is obviously something that private property cannot do being that the moment one feel as though their possessions are threatened conflict will began and this indeed perhaps the root of most conflicts, in regards to material possession.

        It is interesting that anarcho-capitalist often reference voluntary cooperation but I honestly do not see how that is conceivable with notions of private property and free market.

        In other words it may be a step above our current capitalist system but I do not think it is any different except for the fact that there is really no one looking over our shoulders.

        What are you thoughts on it? I'd be interested in reading about it being that, according to your other post you are already against it as well.
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          Jan 13 2012: Nice to see you too. I hope you had a nice Christmas.

          I agree with that and especially what Chomsky's has to say on the subject;

          “Anarcho-capitalism, in my opinion, is a doctrinal system which, if ever implemented, would lead to forms of tyranny and oppression that have few counterparts in human history. There isn't the slightest possibility that its (in my view, horrendous) ideas would be implemented, because they would quickly destroy any society that made this colossal error. The idea of ‘free contract’ between the potentate and his starving subject is a sick joke, perhaps worth some moments in an academic seminar exploring the consequences of (in my view, absurd) ideas, but nowhere else.'

          I would like to add more, but I will save it for another thread, because I do not want to hijack Kemdricks question with a discussion on social theories!
  • Jan 7 2012: Male domination of women and male domination of all societal institutions, e.g., religion, economics, politics, government.
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    Jan 7 2012: If i can eliminated one thing on this world i will choose human egoism, nowdays we see a lot of destuction in this life it cause human egoism, we didnt really opened our eyes about everything happened around us. We pretend never see anything. If we tried at least reduce our egoism we can make world better, we tried listen to each others,give caring about poverty,give forgiveness, . No war, proverty, drug abuse,divorce etc. Because we learn to appreciate differences each other,open heart,listen. We create peace more than we think.

    best wishes
  • Jan 7 2012: Hard to pick just one thing. Terrorism, if eliminated, would be one that could substantially increase potential for peace because people would be more willing to sit down and talk out troubles.

    If you eliminate something, what would replace it?
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    Jan 6 2012: I think I'll second 'imperfection'
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    Jan 6 2012: the tunnel vision or blinders we have that we never question that control our lives or predjudice of all kinds
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    Jan 6 2012: discrimination!
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    Jan 6 2012: Imperfection.
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      Jan 7 2012: Imperfection has already been ended (no really!)

      Well, okay it depends on our definition of the word.

      My original sense of the word was "without flaw, blemish, or mistake."

      That would be a pretty tall order to end.

      Then someone offered a definition I like a whole lot better: "Everything in its proper place."

      Perfect.
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      Jan 13 2012: You three scare me! (counting you in too Jill) What have you got against imperfection, lol, haven't you heard of Wabi sabi?

      'Wabi-sabi ... a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete"...Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural processes' ... a little bit of middle age spread, inappropriate junk shop purchases, and poor DIY landscaping efforts.
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        Jan 13 2012: Oh no you don't, Joanne. You can't bring reality into this issue. The first words in Kemdrick's question are "If you could. . . " IF!
        Outside Japan Wabi Sabi is called "Life". (Is there a Kemo Sabi?).
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          Jan 13 2012: Quite so, quite so, I think you have me there Ed....Kemo Sabi? I bet you expect I won't know who you are referring to...but a wise Indian never goes amiss in my world.
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      Jan 13 2012: I'd say that if you could end the perception that something is "not perfect" that would go a long way - things and people are all perfect, sometimes our view or expectations of them is not.
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        Jan 13 2012: I don't think the difference between perfection (whatever that is) and imperfection is a matter of perception. The question we are examining is, "IF I could end one thing. . . ". My answer is I would end anything and everything that stands in the way of perfect global peace, freedom, prosperity, and love.Thanks Scott.
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          Jan 13 2012: Well Said Edward - I'm with you, currently working on it up in Canada through poverty reduction.
  • Jan 6 2012: Any kind of discrimination.