Charlotte’s Web – Chapter 12

Blog 1973 – 02.18.2021

Charlotte’s Web – Chapter 12

Charlotte’s Web – Chapter 12

A meeting of like minds and hearts does not have to result in violence or some plot to cheat others out of their vote or rightful share, but it can result in “the greater good.” The greater good is a concept some seem to have forgotten in their zeal to multiple personal profits and power and the religion of bigger, brighter, better, newer toys to enjoy.

Some still envision a world big enough to share where the highest and best intentions alway include as a caveat, “For the good of myself, the Universe, and everyone.” Profit and self interest must be made to serve not just ourselves but others or it will be the death of us all. Capitalism and Socialism have long been strongly held opinions by their adherents but though businesses and corporations seem to push capitalism most people also benefit from some socialism, a more equitable sharing of the pie. Workmen are worthy of fair wages, and those who for whatever reason cannot work, our support and assistance. There is more than enough to go around.

Often meetings start out with the lofty goal of making a difference only to stall because no one is willing to find common ground or compromise. The ole politicians knew you have to give a little to get a little, hopefully the new crop can learn that lesson too.

Charlotte knew the task that she had taken on to save and secure Wilbur’s future was more than she could accomplish by herself that she would need a lot of help even that of the biggest rat in the barnyard who she skillfully caused to see it was in his own self interest to save Wilbur. “United we stand, divided we fall, and if our backs should ever be against the wall” (as they often are) it is best we face problems together.” All in favor, say Aye.

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White

Down Home

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