The Companion Group was envisioned and founded as a PR firm with a philanthropic focus. Our first project was to develop a logo intended to create buzz for our eventual 51st state, Puerto Rico. Then Maria hit.
Now we're dedicating our efforts to fundraising for our fellow Americans. Please help.
Lifeboat ethics is a metaphor, a philosophical conundrum proposed by the ecologist Garrett Hardin in 1974. Yet today the metaphor is very real.
There are survivors in the water. As quickly as is humanly possible they’re clambering aboard. We the people of the continental U.S. are in a healthy raft. The one sinking is also filled with U.S. Citizens. It’s called Puerto Rico. Recent studies tell us that roughly 46% of us continentals do not even realize that Puerto Ricans are, in fact, citizens of this great nation. We happen to be the most generous nation on the planet. Yet the fact remains that we’ve historically treated our neighbors in the Caribbean as second class citizens, nearly 43% of whom live below the poverty line. As descendants of a long forgotten war (Spanish/American) the island and all its inhabitants were annexed – as a territory of the United States. That said, they are our fellow human beings, our neighbors, indeed Americans. Their children have fought and died – and continue to fight - bravely under our flag in every war since WWI (1917). For most of its checkered history as a U.S. territory we’ve done everything to sabotage the lifeboat called Puerto Rico. Now, before it’s too late perhaps we patch her up? Keep her afloat and bail. We should end the practice of second class citizenship established in 1952 forgive all or at least a portion of her debt, help rebuild a severely damaged infrastructure and ultimately grant her statehood. Through no fault of their own Puerto Rico found itself in an untenable position. Then Maria struck, compounding the problem. We’re all Americans, let’s fix this. Puerto Ricans need our help. All they need is a fair shake. It’s high time we give it to them. Go to GoGetFunding.com, La Otra Area 51 to help.
Lifeboat ethics is a metaphor, a philosophical conundrum proposed by the ecologist Garrett Hardin in 1974. Yet today the metaphor is very real.There are survivors in the water. As quickly as is humanly possible they’re clambering aboard. We the pe…