People Pusher Beliefs

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. - Martin Luther King

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. - John F. Kennedy

Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake. - Henry David Thoreau

The Mission of the People Pusher

It's about the people, stupid.

That's a campaign slogan I wish someone had adopted. In our world today, so much is focused on "platforms" and ideology that is not about the people. The People Pusher wants you to think about that.

At the end of everyone's life, what are they thinking about? Some are seeking redemption for the things they know they did that were "bad." Others are thinking "did I leave my mark on the world?" Still others haven't figured out yet that you can't take the bank account, high profile career, McMansion, or any of that with you.

In the end, the hope is that we are all thinking about who was loved, who we helped, and how we behaved in the community of humanity.

This blog is focused on people issues. And the mission of the People Pusher is that you will think about the people, too.

Monday, October 13, 2008


I receieved an extraordinarily disturbing email from an acquaintance today asking me to answer a poll about whether or not Sarah Palin is qualified to be vice-president. The poll itself is not what disturbs me.

Take the poll yourself

In the email from this person, he said that "the enemy is causing great confusion in our nation about this election."

My friend says the enemy is Satan. But in his email, Satan equates with the left.

Does this disturb you at all? That we are now "enemies?" I wrote to my friend and advised him that I am, indeed, no enemy of his.

This country is in great trouble if the parties are going to see one another as enemies.

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