View Full Version : What Is Your Cause?
05-07-2001, 08:35 AM
I have noticed that on this board alot of people feel strongly about alot of different things. Wheather its the enviroment, politics, human rights, etc., pretty much everyone is fighting for something. So my question for you is: What is Your Cause? What do you stand up for and believe in and why? For me its animal rights because I love animals and think they are just as important as humans, but for you it may be something different. Anyways, respond to this if you want, and I'm sorry if this has already been posted, I looked on the search engine and nothing came up.
I dont really have any problems I just dont like the fact that there are all these kids on the board that post things like "people dont like me beacuse I go out every weekend do allot of drugs and party all night" and they basically say that, it a part of "Raves" that should be accepted by eveyone.
I say to that fuck that so I will falme people for posting that kinda stuff. If you brag about doing drugs you will get frowned apon it is just common scence.
05-07-2001, 09:09 AM
child advocacy (http://www.nationalcasa.org/) and adoptee rights (http://www.bastardnation.org/).
05-07-2001, 09:44 AM
Gay Rights (http://www.basicrights.org/basicrights/)
Right now we are working on passing a bill that would help protect gay kids in public schools from harassment and discrimination. :)
05-07-2001, 09:49 AM
There is nothing more that I hate than individuals who jump onto every cause and try to shove it down other peoples throats. I feel very strongly about certain issues, but never do I attempt forcing them on others. For example I am against the abuse of animals so I do not consume animal products or use anything tested on animals, but I do not run out onto the streets throwing paint on people wearing fur/leather coats. This is just ridiculous the thing that is so funny is that causehead type people do not even realize how much they often turn people off to their cause.
05-07-2001, 10:19 AM
Whoa there, girl! Careful who you start lumping into categories. I don't appreciate being thrown into the same pot as the Earth Liberation Front, for example. I am 100% passionate and dedicated to my cause, but that doesn't mean I go around forcing people to think the way I do! And I certainly don't go around burning down people's businesses to make my point. So please watch how you say things... know that what I am doing is solely for the well-being and protection of gay kids and adults in Oregon. I am not stupid enough to believe that I can convince all of our various local homophobes to see things my way. But I CAN see to it that their legislation does not ever see the light of day. ;)
People who are passionate about social issues rock. It shows that they have a connected and compassionate view of the world around them. Bliss and Badmouse, you go girls!!
[ 05-07-2001: Message edited by: Sparklecheek ]
05-07-2001, 10:31 AM
environmental protection (earthfirst!)
tibetan culture preservation
...as well as constantly examining my own life to see that i practice the tolerance and compassion i wish to see in the world.
"sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul."--edward abbey
05-07-2001, 10:36 AM
i fight for what i feel is right. (my mother taught me well)
the only problem is that it usualy encompases a whole slew of fights. so i just take each one as it comes to me.
05-07-2001, 02:37 PM
Same as many others my passions lie in...
protection of our environment
decriminalization of drug use
closing the gap between the haves and have nots
05-07-2001, 02:49 PM
i would have to agree with badmouse i fight and am going to school to change child/parent rights and adoptees rights its a shame in my town how they leave kids tha t need help and take those who dont so im going to school to be a social worker for child protective services what a better way to help then to fight from the inside ....carma
05-07-2001, 04:20 PM
i and many people i know are striving for nothing less than complete, utter World Domination (http://www.thetribalunderground.net/news/?op=displaystory;sid=2001/5/7/20227/37423) via technology and the spontaneous dissemination of consciousness-spreading memes. If you are shaking your head in wonderment, i can't say i blame you. Click the link above for a rather wordy explanation that really doesn't express all of it. If you have any comments or questions please post them here (http://www.thetribalunderground.net/cgi-bin/tribe/forum_show.pl). We're working on it, but sometimes it can be much harder to define what you truly believe in than to simply agree with a pre-existing paradigm.
In that vein, you might say i am an Extropian (http://www.homoexcelsior.com/omega.db/datum/transhuman_society/extropian_principles/4713). And i desire to free our collective imaginations from the constraints of physical reality through intelligent application of chemistry and technology.
Above all, i want to help guide this world into a new era rife with wisdom and love, rather than fear and ignorance. ;)
[ 05-08-2001: Message edited by: hipgnosis ]
05-07-2001, 04:26 PM
i love smart people. *drool*
05-07-2001, 05:13 PM
05-07-2001, 05:14 PM
save the planet, kill yourself.
no cause is as important as overpopulation......because when there are too many then we will see how important any other cause is.........
I try not to use or do the things that harm other living things but when you stand back and look at it all you are all using and doing things that harm the environment and so am I .....no matter how many bran flakes you eat to replace meat or not use things that are tested on animals...
it is all OUR fault...... less people less problems....
save the planet, kill yourself....
and beer is good
[ 05-07-2001: Message edited by: milgramShock ]
05-07-2001, 05:27 PM
save the planet, kill yourself....
"Saving the planet" actually means "keeping the planet in a condition in which human beings can survive." The planet itself doesn't care if it's a radioactive wasteyard or space debris, those are "bad" in our minds.
05-07-2001, 05:42 PM
as many people on this board have noticed i'm very active in a variety of organizations and activities.
the struggle in chiapas (http://www.ezln.org): specifically the work of the zapatistas and i am part of a group in chicago that is trying to bring the coffee of various communities into the united states so that they can be paid a living wage.
dancesafe! (http://www.dancesafe.org): the chicago chapter.
basically turning the world on it's head w/ anarcho-creations (http://www.crimethinc.com)
globalization activism (http://www.wtowatch.org/): i believe in globalization from the bottom up not the top down.
indepedent media sans corporate influence (http://www.indymedia.org/)
l'arche homes (http://www.larche.com) and the rights of disabled person.
esl tutoring & immigrant rights
food not bombs (http://www.scn.org/activism/foodnotbombs/)
child advocacy: yay laurie! i'm seriously considering child-law and i have a few friends who are CASAs, are you a CASA laurie?
*phew* and i don't want to hear from anyone that i'm trying to be better than them or that i'm a bleeding heart liberal because i am neither, i only hope my advertising of these different outlets for activism spark the interest in someone out there, if anyone has questions email me!
[ 05-07-2001: Message edited by: subcommandante trixie ]
05-07-2001, 05:47 PM
Originally posted by Gerhalt:
<STRONG>"Saving the planet" actually means "keeping the planet in a condition in which human beings can survive." The planet itself doesn't care if it's a radioactive wasteyard or space debris, those are "bad" in our minds.</STRONG>
i think you must have a different dictionary than i do. to me, saving the planet means trying not to be the only species (that i know of anyway) that is wittingly working toward its own demise, as well as trying not to make it a place in which biodiversity is not just a word in history books.
radiactive waste is something that will possibly be toxic for longer time than humans will have the luxury of being able to habitate the earth, so in that sense, i believe that the squirrels of the world would agree that it is in fact a "bad" thing.
05-07-2001, 09:31 PM
I support women's health and reproductive rights (www.roevsbush.org) and rolling back corporate power (www.adbusters.org).
"Once a year, the US celebrates the fact that it was once independent. Before it turned over its democracy to the Dow Jones. Before it handed Wal-Mart the keys to Main Street. Before it gave its moral copass to AOL-Time Warner.
This July 4, re-declare independence... help America remember that power really did, once, lie entirely and irrovocably with we, the people." -Adbusters May/June 2001
[ 05-07-2001: Message edited by: Nukegrrrl ]
05-07-2001, 09:37 PM
I belive in me. i stand up for myself and love myself. I am fighting for whatever feels right at the moment and i never let anyone change that.
05-07-2001, 10:24 PM
trixie- i'm not one of the advocates, i work for a program called 'kids for kids for casa', we take artwork 'donated' by local youth and turn it into greeting cards and such (which we sell nationwide). all proceeds go straight to the portland casa chapter.
i'm too emotionally sensitive when it comes to social work, which is why i stay in the background :)
that's also why i'm a scientist, i figure that if i can't help people in a social work type of setting the least i can do is the research that will help those folks who can help the people in need.
/rambling, time for bed....
05-08-2001, 08:39 AM
wUrd sparklecheek! i totally support gay rights, animal rights and anything that has to do with kids...actually i support everything that helps anyone or anything live on this planet as best as it/they can! i work for a company that helps non-profit organizations raise money and i haven't found one organization that doesn't have a worthy cause! :D
05-08-2001, 10:26 AM
Originally posted by hipgnosis:
<STRONG>i and many people i know are striving for nothing less than complete, utter World Domination (http://www.thetribalunderground.net/news/?op=displaystory;sid=2001/5/7/20227/37423) via technology and the spontaneous dissemination of consciousness-spreading memes</STRONG>
Viva La Tribal Underground!!! The Revolution Awaits! (http://www.thetribalunderground.net/attach/philo.htm)
[ 05-08-2001: Message edited by: kid_cid ]
05-08-2001, 01:34 PM
Luvya, kid cid.
And NAMASTE right backatcha, trikc!
viva la resistance (http://www.thetribalunderground.net/news/) http://www.thetribalunderground.net/tribe2/sml_ninja.gif
05-08-2001, 02:29 PM
*high fives SparkleCheek*
I'm one of the proud members of SMYLE (g/l/b/t/s group at my school), and in January, we had the first assembly that involved gay people at our school. People need to know that the gay community is stepping up and letting people know they're there. I, myself, am bi, but I don't just go out and hit on every guy/girl I see is cute (I have been with my b/f for 9 months, or course. hehe), but I'm not ashamed of who I am.
Can't wait for the Gay Pride Parade! :D
I hope that bill passes!!
05-08-2001, 02:43 PM
Thank you. For those of you who live in Oregon and care about gay rights (especially in the public school system), I urge you to write your State Representative and Senator and ask for their support on the bill, too. You can find out who your Reps are at www.vote-smart.org and the bill is HB3247 (Fair Schools Bill). Right now we are walking a fine line as to whether or not the bill will even get a hearing, and if it is denied a hearing, it is dead in the water. However, guess what sways the mind of a senator?? Yup, that's right... letters. If they hear that their own constituents really care about the bill, they'll be less likely to ditch it. (Cuz of course they want to get reelected!) If the bill does get a hearing, I'll be going to Salem myself to testify for it!! :D
Oh, and P.S.- The bill is really very simple. All it does is add the phrase "sexual orientation" into the existing education code regarding what harassment and discrimination are based on.
[ 05-08-2001: Message edited by: Sparklecheek ]
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