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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Take a lesson from Market Basket

Letter to the Editor

An old Japanese proverb states, “Meek are meat, strong do eat.” This theme is repeated by bullies and bad guys in the movie “Cloud Atlas.” It is also a favorite among the powerful who proudly proclaim they would rather be rich than right. “Survival of the fittest,” and “Might makes right,” are slogans heard from people believing they are superior to general society.

In case you missed it, managers and employees of Market Basket have shown us how the meek can impact the world when they stand together. Their efforts continue to be discussed around the world, including on China’s social media. The moral to “Cloud Atlas” is that we must make a stand, despite the personal cost. ...

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An old Japanese proverb states, “Meek are meat, strong do eat.” This theme is repeated by bullies and bad guys in the movie “Cloud Atlas.” It is also a favorite among the powerful who proudly proclaim they would rather be rich than right. “Survival of the fittest,” and “Might makes right,” are slogans heard from people believing they are superior to general society.

In case you missed it, managers and employees of Market Basket have shown us how the meek can impact the world when they stand together. Their efforts continue to be discussed around the world, including on China’s social media. The moral to “Cloud Atlas” is that we must make a stand, despite the personal cost.

What do you risk by voting? Take a moment and identify the con artists spending huge amounts of money from outside New Hampshire. We are only a stepping stone for them. Listen for terms like “free market” and “corporations are people.” Wealth does not create jobs, it only benefits a select few. The rest of us pay too much, and I’m tired. Are we mutton for the table, or do we make a stand? Stand up and vote every chance you get.

Warren Isleib

Nashua