Comment: To everything there is a season

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To everything there is a season

Perhaps because I'm Christian, but... while I agree that some self-reflection would likely do us all well, not unlike Jesus' admonition in the Sermon On The Mount:

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?... Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. Matthew 7:3-5

...I don't subscribe to such a self-centered view of life. In fact, if people were able to do as you suggest and actually feel the connectedness of all things, I'd think it would make one wish to speak out even more. Did you ever see the movie Powder? It made the point well, this scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uz80zTMO40

And so I disagree that protests are irrelevant. It's surely unhealthy to oneself to dwell on the negative, and it's unproductive and annoying to others to "beat a dead horse." As with most things in life, there's a time and place for everything.

But I'm grateful, thank you, for the protesting on the part of others that over the years has helped to educate me on any number of issues: genetically modified foods; the effects of pesticides; ill consequences related to flouride; inappropriate curriculum in our public high schools; cruelty in factory farms; abuses of the Constitution; the honeybee crisis; anomalies concerning 911...

I disagree but wish you peace, as well.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir