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I have waited till the new blog was up to say THANK YOU!

So many people have donated I am left feeling a little lost for words.  This new blog format is itself a donation from Marcus Cox.

All of you who come here and read the blog support it. All of you who mention the ideas and arguments put forth here, support it. All of you who write comments support it. All of you, in one way or another, make this blog what it is.  I thank every one of you.

You are the people who make me feel that all is not lost, the selfish and the greedy are not unopposed and are demonstrably wrong when they claim that their morally stunted and rotten way of behaving is ‘just human nature’.  It’s not. It is simply one of the less admirable ways in which human nature can be molded.

The selfish and the greedy will always be among us much like athletes foot and halitosis. But we have no need to celebrate let alone emulate them. We don’t need to pay attention to their shrewish, bitter complaints either. Instead we should look to each other and take heart, as I do every day, from the intelligent, open, generous minded people who show themselves here.

Thank you.




8 Responses to A HUGE Thank YOU

  1. reneecharles September 12, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    You have contributors/well wishers because you are so good at explaining this stuff and creating an ambience whereby all comments are welcome and nobody is derided . If I have a complaint it is that I want to hear your thoughts on a more frequent basis

  2. Zerocrop September 12, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    You’re more than welcome.

  3. Oireachtas Retort September 13, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    You too and all who contribute.

    Keep up the good work.

  4. lennyonestep September 13, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    Well done David. A clear bell rings true.

  5. keekster September 13, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    Selfishness and greed are traits that children have and that most of us grow out of. The rest seem to become part of the financial or corporate elite in the main. As far as I can see. An interesting point made in Richard Heinbergs latest book, is that, the development of humans has led us to be able to see the consequences of ouractions in the long term. Unfortunately the policy makers and business interests ignore those skills in favour of more basic human traits. I cant recommend The End of Growth highly enough. Very thought provoking.

  6. Golem XIV September 13, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    Rob Fraser,

    Just wanted to let you know that I tried to drop you a note at the email your jygu address and it has been bounced back as undeliverable twice. I didn;t want you to think I hadn’t bothered. Give me a working address and I’ll send the email again.

  7. Scrapebox September 13, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    I just thought you should know that you could do a lot better with your titles. Try to find out what keywords people use to find your site and incorporate them in your titles. For instance what do you think you can chance in A HUGE Thank YOU | Golem XIV – Thoughts? Best regards, Jenni

  8. Katherine Calkin September 14, 2011 at 4:49 am #

    I glad your fund raising was successful. It’s so valuable to have a reliable accounting from someone who actually lives in Europe.

    Why have all the government elites in Europe and the US drunk the austerity kool aid? It seems like a mass psychosis. The business world is full of greedy sociopaths, and the governments are clueless. This isn’t the world I signed up for.

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