Sunday, May 15, 2005

About the CPA...

Workers of the World Unite
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The members of the CPA work to eliminate unemployment, poverty, injustice, homelessness, racism and war. These problems arise from the domination of our society by huge profit-hungry private corporations. The work of Party members and the Party's policies are guided by a set of ideas which are called Marxism-Leninism. Click here to find out more.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

great to see someone is trying to mount a challenge to the right wing agenda here. More stuff please

9:43 pm  
Anonymous Tenzin Gyatso said...

"At the beginning, the implementation of the positive practices is very small, so the negative influences are still very powerful. However, eventually, as you gradually build up the positive practices, the negative behaviours are automatically diminished... Through repeated practice of these methods we can get to the point where some disturbance may occur but the negative effects on our mind remain on the surface, like the waves that may ripple on the surface of an ocean but don't have much effect deep down."

9:12 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Tenzin, no matter how small the positive practices are, better get ready to do them soon. When the Libs get control of the Senate they're going to be taking a stick to ordinary workers and have major negative effects on our minds

8:24 am  
Anonymous Anndra said...

"To allow the state of mind to be affected by external ramblings, is to leave the mind open to coercion. If you truly wish to remain free and independent, then your strength must come from within. To allow the threats of others to affect you mind-fullness is to allow others victory in the battle of minds. It is not good to grasp at the stick that is thrust at you. This will only protect you for so long, and then what happens? If you gain control of the stick, will you fair any better?"

10:06 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Anndra, I'm worried about you and Tenzin. And I'm not sure how sound your advice is in certain all the time. Imagine you were in Nazi Germany and you were concerned as a Jew, a communist and a homosexual that the new administration was going to attack you and a number of your mates. You go to tell them and you get in reply "To allow the threats of others to affect you mind-fullness is to allow others victory in the battle of minds." You would think to yourself "what a dickhead". I know that the threats facing us are not as grave as in Nazi Germany but I firmly believe ordinary working people are heading for tough times if we don't snap out of it. Hope I'm wrong and I find I could have better spent my time gazing at my navel, but I doubt it.

9:48 am  
Anonymous Anndra said...

You seem to think that I have not "snap(ped) out of it...". What would give rise to such a conclusion? You've also made the assumption that I am not a Jew, nor a Communist, or even 'a' Homosexual, or indeed that I have not suffered persecution, vilification or maltreatment. This is your mind already allowing the issue to become confused. It is irrelevant what 'I am', just as it is irrelevant as to whether the wielder of power is a Nazi Dictator or a Liberal Australian Prime Minister. Personally speaking, I have trouble distinguishing between the two in these current times. The power of the stick is meaningless unless I allow it to change my will.

Likewise, you err in thinking that I would in fact to go to my oppressors to express my concerns. It would be far less painful, surely, to end my own life by my own hand and in my own time, rather than walk into the hands of my oppressors. Not that this a course of action I would take, but "The Dragon needs not an invitation to feast..."

If you are genuinely concerned about the state of the nation, then might I suggest that you continue "gazing at your navel". If it helps you at all, you might start by considering the actions of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who gave his life so that all peoples in Nazi Germany could be free from tyranny, Jews, Communists and Homosexuals included. Yes, he was a Christian. I am not. I could as easily point toward Ghandi, Mandela, Gusmao and more of their Ilk, but I'm sure you begin to see my point.

It is one thing to stand on the hilltop and raise a standard as a show of action, yet an altogether different choice to live by your actions. Contemplating your navel is of utmost importance when it comes to staying true to your belief/faith/ideology. Without introspection, there are those within my own 'party' who would lead me astray. This is the coercion that I refer to most, that which comes from within. To remain my own man is surely the most powerful statement one can make in the face of unspeakable action or atrocities, be they from my fellow human beings in Nazi Germany, or my fellow human beings in South Australia's branch of the Communist Party of Australia.

What will you do when you've seized control of the stick Brother?


4:36 pm  

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