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30-09-2013, 07:51 AM
RE: Pledge of Allegiance.
(29-09-2013 07:24 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  Okay. This would be my first draft.

I have been thinking lately (uh oh, more thinking Wink ) that we humans are absolutely horrible at getting ourselves together. We are capable of so much more than we are right now and it could all be lost very easily. We are still a sort of dark ages. We have the potential to be so much more and to advance ourselves, but losers (like one's who won't let women drive because it'll make people gay, or the chemical warfares) are bringing us down.

I wasn't sure what sort of political power to pledge in this one because I think we haven't created an appropriate system yet… but it's a start.

Carl Sagan's pale blue dot had an influence, I tried to keep the future in mind considering this is a global allegiance, also there is the fact we can't stay on Earth forever (but she's our home Heart ).



As citizens from our beloved Earth
We, humankind, pledge allegiance to each other as united people
To work together as peaceful as possible
To treat each other with kindness regardless of ethnicity, gender or nonreligious/religious affiliation
To uphold safety, happiness and wellbeing for now and future endeavours
Which we anticipate to achieve through exploration and survival of our species
To preserve ourselves and our home in our best possible known way



I have to sleep on it though.

Ooooh! Nice.

Thank you for that. Definitely something I would buy in to.

The problem with the "Don't be a dick" vision statement is that, although it is certainly a good policy, it is only that... a policy.
Policies are derived from our values. Values are summarised in the vision statement.

LJ,
I look forward to a revision once you have slept on it.
This draft has nearly all the qualities we want to see in a vision statement and if it can just be a little punchier.

If only we had someone here who was skilled at terseness and deadliness.

Btw, sorry for the late reply.
It's been a long day at work.
No I'm not seeing another woman.
No, I don't know how that lipstick got there.

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30-09-2013, 09:50 AM
RE: Pledge of Allegiance.
"Be... excellent, to each other".

Too short?

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30-09-2013, 09:53 AM
RE: Pledge of Allegiance.
(30-09-2013 09:50 AM)cjlr Wrote:  "Be... excellent, to each other".

Too short?

No, short is good. Easier to communicate.

But, again, that's a policy not a vision.

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30-09-2013, 10:24 AM
RE: Pledge of Allegiance.
(30-09-2013 09:53 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(30-09-2013 09:50 AM)cjlr Wrote:  "Be... excellent, to each other".

Too short?

No, short is good. Easier to communicate.

But, again, that's a policy not a vision.

Oh, I realize you want prescriptive rather than ideal, but that's so much more work!

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30-09-2013, 11:45 AM
RE: Pledge of Allegiance.
What about...

Be considerate. Accept that you are not always right. Be mindful that the majority isn't always right. Keep the wind at your back, and the sun on your face.

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30-09-2013, 11:54 AM
RE: Pledge of Allegiance.
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You know, I'd really like to talk with you about this with you DLJ, but right now I'm gonna take a nap. Sleepy

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30-09-2013, 12:15 PM
RE: Pledge of Allegiance.
I pledge to try to be nice to people except when they piss me off, and to love honestly and hope like fuck that someone does the same for me at some point, and not to set any store by random promises required of poor innocent kiddie-poos before they've formed the cognitive abilities to distinguish bat-shit from reason.
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30-09-2013, 12:27 PM
RE: Pledge of Allegiance.
(29-09-2013 09:46 AM)DLJ Wrote:  The National Pledge is:
We, the citizens of Singapore,
pledge ourselves as one united people,
regardless of race, language or religion,
to build a democratic society
based on justice and equality
so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and
progress for our nation.

And they've fucking well done it too. In less than 50 years.

Post-amble...

Based on the above SG pledge.

Who can come up with the best global pledge?

The prize for the winner is... I will stop writing long OPs for an unspecified time.

Tongue

No, don't stop - I like your long OPs.

... That's what she said. ... Wink
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Consider That is a great pledge ... not that I'm all that into "pledging allegiance" to anyone or anything.

However, I'll give it a go ...

As individuals cooperating for the good of the whole,
we must strive to keep ourselves and each other healthy,
to learn and develop understanding of our world and other worlds as much as possible,
to tolerate cultural issues which may divide us, while learning to appreciate our differences.
The challenge of progress is not to compete but to contribute; let us meet this challenge together.
In Santa's name, Amen.


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Ok, probably not that last line but, I'm good with the other stuff. I wouldn't call it an "allegiance" of any sort... that just begs for someone's god to psychologically step in and set up house... and uh, fuck that. Drinking Beverage

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30-09-2013, 12:45 PM
RE: Pledge of Allegiance.
We,as world citicens,pledge ourselfes as one united species,regardless of location,beliefs and language to strife for a democratic worldwide nation based on justice,morality and empthy, to archieve hapiness, Equal treatment, equal rights and progress. We pledge to do what is right regardless of what people think. R'amen

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It's too damn "peopley" out there....
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30-09-2013, 03:54 PM
RE: Pledge of Allegiance.
I pledge allegiance to myself,
the united atoms of Me,
and to the self-awareness which they support:
one will,
beholden to none but my own desires,
and to hell with the rest of you losers.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
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