Edith Cavell: How Not to Win Friends, and To Influence People (long term)

Edith Louisa Cavell (/ˈkævəl/; 4 December 1865 – 12 October 1915) was a British nurse. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without distinction and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I, for which she was arrested. She was subsequently court-martialled, found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage.
She is well known for her statement that "patriotism is not enough". Her strong Anglican beliefs propelled her to help all those who needed it, both German and Allied soldiers. She was quoted as saying, "I can’t stop while there are lives to be saved."[1] 12 October is appointed for her commemoration in the Anglican church, although this is not a "saint's feast day" in the traditional sense
- wikipedia 2014-1-1

Contrast the memes below to the 1936 Classic by Dale Carnegie, "How to Win Friends and Influence People".  Dale would have been one of the very last people to get put in front of a firing squad.  Dale would not have lost the Vermont State Recycling contract.  It's impossible to imagine winning friends while embracing the following quotes.

Non, je ne regrette rien.   (I regret nothing).
All right, I'll go to hell.
We have met the enemy, and he is us.

Right now, I'm very much into the psychology of risk and nurture, and greed.  Using a small "practicing" business, Good Point Recycling, to finance the Fair Trade Recycling, has made the company a target of not just business competitors, but people invested in non-transference of technogology, protectionists, anti-alter-globalists, etc.   The Winston Churchill "enemies? Good" quote, the Huck Finn "all right then" quote, allusions to Scarlet Letter characters, all fun and insightful... but they are going after the source of funds (Good Point) and we need to diversify the message, to transfer its soul.  That's a new opportunity to repackage the message into a Dale Carnegie, a How To Win Friends approach, which is NOT the best needlepoint for anti-lynching.

We have a sophisticated group of people watching this, and in the end the facts are obvious.  The worst forms of repair and recycling are more sustainable than the very best hard rock mining.

Non, je ne regrette rien

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