Peter Tatchell Signs Sirisuk Declaration. Leading international civil rights campaigner Peter Tatchell today (1st October 2010) signed the Sirisuk Declaration. Mr Tatchell said, "Politicians must give a lead by cutting their own income and expenditure. They should also cut down to size the fat cats who are creaming off the still burgeoning profits of many big corporations." Sirisuk Declaration founder, Nick Nakorn said, Im delighted that Peter Tatchell supports The Declaration, it encourages our political class not to buy their way into public life and assume they are worthy of further privilege by virtue of their existing privilege; its a charter for every citizen that sets the tone for those we elect to office or pay to run our country and our corporations. To read and sign The Sirisuk Declaration goes to www.sirisuk.org
There seems to be an automatic respect for those in society who appear to be wealthy, with expensive homes and cars etc. They benefit from that. I think that Emerson wrote that the poor in his day were wronged twice - the second wrong being that they were cursed with the burden that nothing they did could seem right, by virtue of their poverty.
I think that people should instead respect people who live humbly. Gandhi lived that way.
Thanks. I have already signed the declaration. All the truly great people in history have lived humbly. Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.
Many thanks for your comments and to Olivia for signing and helping to promote Sirisuk, it's very much appreciated.
thanks ~ I signed too