A house for Alexius

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 hope to make myself “heard” amongst a mass that thinks somewhat similar and is against violence or the absurd idea that democracy can be enforced with not so precision bombs and water boarding…

Today Adam Green is encouraging me to sign a petition against ABC for using the first 50 minutes in the recent Obama-Hillary debate talking about issues he finds “unfair”. Seemingly he does not like the questions presented. Get over it. You are really off your mission I once supported.

“Debate moderators abuse the public trust every time 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 an united democratic success, you yourself have precisely participated in creating this curious debacle over notions that have little to do with bringing forward the best choice we (USofA) deserve to lead our nation. Obama over Hillary?… why 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 very 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. Been here 13 month, way longer than originally planned. If it would not be for the support of Q, I could not even fathom to go back to Los Angeles, the lifestyle, the expensive culture and California’s “normality”.

I’m spinning a few head hunters trying to find a suiting job for me; I’m of little help, unclear what this would entail. Possibly as private chef, maybe training my TCM spa-cooking; either way, I will be working with healthy food.

The house I am building for Alexius and his family is soon finished. It is the first house in PooPoh with gas stove and porcelain toilet seat…and one of the few houses that have electricity and a water tower. In the end I’ve lived a very Buddhist life in Indonesia and basically put all my money into this project. It does cause for some “chatter” and unkind remarks sounding unfair and privileged support. I could help a lot of 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.  For someone with a US 85 income per month and having lived in very reduced circumstances, this is a huge change. I did ask him the other day; “where were you born…” He looked at me and pointed to the ground; “On the 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 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…

Raphael

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