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Another friend asked me to consider these four monuments from the perspective of an African American mother or father trying to explain to their fifth grade daughter who Robert E. Lee is and why he stands atop of our beautiful city. Can you do it? Can you look into that young girl's eyes and convince her that Robert E. Lee is there to encourage her? Do you think she will feel inspired and hopeful by that story? Do these monuments help her see a future with limitless potential? Have you ever thought that if her potential is limited, yours and mine are too?
Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans
Bertold, your Charles Eisenstein quote and response touches on the two strange attractors of human culture. Donald the Denier is all Dominator Culture, take by force and trample the masses. Partnership Culture, based on cooperation and mutual respect, will be essential for sustainable civilization.
Sometimes the heart wants what it wants – even when the brain knows the heart is a lust-drunk idiot.
Daniel - the Dr. Seuss wins the Internet for the day.
"My uncle ordered popovers from the restaurant's bill of fare. And, when they were served,
he regarded them with a penetrating stare.
Then he spoke great words of wisdom
as he sat there on that chair:
"To eat these things," said my uncle,
"You must exercise great care.
You may swallow down what's solid,
but you must spit out the air!"
And as you partake of the world's bill of fare,
that's darned good advice to follow.
Do a lot of spitting out the hot air.
And be careful what you swallow.”
― Dr. Seuss
I think this one has its moments:Believe nothing,No matter where you read it,Or who has said it,Not even if I have said it,Unless it agrees with your own reasonAnd your own common sense.-- Buddha
"Manure and wood ashes settled villages.The living produce the living, the dead decay into compost. While digging, dozens of worms were sliced down - victims of friendly fire. Dearly respect the lifestyle of worms. Some animals are always busy cleaning up the dung and dead. The living stand on the dead. Gratefully, shit happens!"- Mike Garofalo, Pulling Onions
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
I think that one's powerful and true, Daniel. If I were ever to adopt a religion, Taoism is the only choice. It reminds me of this:
An economist says that essentially more for you is less for me, but the lover knows that more for you is more for me too.If you love somebody then your happiness is about their happiness, their pain is your pain, your sense of self expands to include other human beings. That is love. Love is the expansion of the self to include the other and that is a different kind of revolution.
Yeah, yeah, I know, kumbayah, love is all you need, bliss out brothers and sisters, blah blah blah.
But love is kind of kryptonite to Trumpism.
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength. Loving someone deeply, gives you courage." Lao Tzu, Taoist philosopher 600 BC - 531 BC
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