MoveOn.org’s Adam Green surprised me again with a not-so-green approach:
I joined MoveOn.org in the early Bush flaring days, giving my support to a well-groomed team of internet-savvy democrats in the hope of making myself “heard” amongst a mass that thinks somewhat similarly and is against violence or the absurd idea that ‘democracy can be enforced with not so precision bombs and waterboarding…’
Today, Adam Green is encouraging me to sign a petition against ABC for using the first 50 minutes in the recent Obama-Hillary debate to talk about issues he finds “unfair.” Seemingly, he does not like the questions presented. Get over it. You are really off your mission, which we once supported.
“Debate moderators abuse the public trust whenever they ask trivial questions about gaffes and ‘gotchas’ that only political insiders care about. Enough with the distractions–ABC and other networks must focus on issues that affect people’s daily lives.”
So I wrote back:
Instead of supporting a united democratic success, you have precisely participated in creating this curious debacle over notions that have little to do with bringing forward the best presidential choice we (USofA) deserve to lead our nation. Obama over Hillary?… why are you playing one against the other? Let’s focus on what they can do immediately.
Oddly enough, you now want us to participate in further distraction and upholding the issues you correctly consider not okay to debate… Adam, Adam… Where is Kane when we need him?
I put MoveOn.org on my spam list.
I’m in the last few weeks of participating here with Minahasa Lagoon, and expectedly, it is all very emotional. I have been here in Sulawesi for 13 months, way longer than initially planned. If it were not for the support of Q, I could not even fathom going back to Los Angeles, the lifestyle, the expensive culture, and California’s “normality”.
I’m spinning a few headhunters trying to find a suitable job for me; I’m of little help, as it is unclear what this would entail. As a private chef, I may be training my TCM spa cooking; either way, I will work with healthy food.
The house I am building for Alexius and his family is soon finished. It is the first house in PooPoh with a gas stove and porcelain toilet seat… and one of the few houses with electricity and a water tower. Ultimately, I’ve lived a Buddhist life in Indonesia and put all my money into this project. It does cause some “chatter” and unkind remarks, sounding unfair and privileged support. I could help many people a little bit but certainly make a life-changing dent for one family. There is no other reason. ‘Could have been anyone. I’m happy it is Alexius; he and his wife are very appreciative. This is a huge change for someone with a US 85 income per month and having lived in very reduced circumstances. I did ask him the other day, “Where were you born…” He looked at me and pointed to the ground, “On this dirty floor.”
I certified my first twins as open-water divers; that was great fun! A Swiss family. Talking about it, I should receive a Swiss passport soon; my application for it was approved in Jakarta. I’m a dual citizen! Maybe I should be working there instead!
Yes, I will post pictures soon. I have tons and need to sort them out in my computers. Please let me pack and move first — one more visit to the mountain villages and a farewell party. No, I’m not going to cry…