What's So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding?

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  • ShynerShyner Posts: 654
    Lets go to war without a weapon
    Its certain death 

  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,957
    "Instead of umm, you know, marching down the street with M-16 and stuff, why don't we, ahhh, you know, go marching down the streets with electrics guitars?  Yeah!  Sort of like this..."  (massive beautiful feedback starts to bleed from Jimi's Marshall stack...)
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
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  • ShynerShyner Posts: 654
    I believe that love in abundance could stop all war. And electric guitars of course. 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,957
    Shyner said:
    I believe that love in abundance could stop all war. And electric guitars of course. 
    :plus_one:
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
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    M.I.T.S.
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,263
    Have I shared this here before?



    Cheers to Billy!  
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 3,900
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,957
    NICE!  I'd never seen that before.  Very cool!
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
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    M.I.T.S.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,957
    I admit it- I get angry, I get pissed, I hate injustice and at times I feel hatred for the unjust.  When that gets to be too much or when I see it is doing no good, I have to remind myself that there is also love.






    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
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    M.I.T.S.
  • JC29856JC29856 Posts: 8,350
    heres my gal caitlin again, we have so much in common. now I learn we both fantasize about the same thing, how kinky!

    https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/my-dark-secret-fantasy-a-robust-anti-war-movement-in-america-6bb32743dc8f

    And excuse the hell outta me for dreaming big. I see the current president’s base starting to come to terms with the reality that he’s just going to continue and expand all of Obama’s bloodthirsty policies exactly like Obama did with Bush, and I can’t help it if that makes my imagination run wild.
    (And these questions can be re-phrased and asked about 90% of what you asked)
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,957
    JC29856 said:
    heres my gal caitlin again, we have so much in common. now I learn we both fantasize about the same thing, how kinky!

    https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/my-dark-secret-fantasy-a-robust-anti-war-movement-in-america-6bb32743dc8f

    And excuse the hell outta me for dreaming big. I see the current president’s base starting to come to terms with the reality that he’s just going to continue and expand all of Obama’s bloodthirsty policies exactly like Obama did with Bush, and I can’t help it if that makes my imagination run wild.
    It's a great fantasy and no, Caitlin, I'm not laughing...

    But why did she have to add, "I don’t need a bunch of lefty neckbeards falling all over themselves to tell me that I’m being unrealistic because Americans are apathetic and a lot of them are warlike and blah, blah, blah."?  Why the need to denigrate others with disparaging terms to express one's dreams?  Sorry, but I don't see how that fits with the concept of "Peace, Love and Understanding".
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
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    M.I.T.S.
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 6,186
    I wanted to post this somewhere and this seems to be the most appropriate thread. I could have looked further and found one about racism, I suppose, but it fits here, too.

    It's a two part post.

    First, for those not following Canadian politics, we have a leadership race for one of our federal parties, and one of the contenders is Sikh. A recent meeting was interrupted by a woman voicing anti-Islamic statements, as shown here:

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/jagmeet-singh-shuts-down-heckler-with-love-and-courage-1.3581894

    Instead of dismissing her or responding angrily, he encouraged the crowd to focus on "love and courage" and allowed her to speak.

    When asked later why he did not simply tell her he wasn't Muslim, his response was again amazing:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/09/09/jagmeet-singh-explains-why-he-didn-t-tell-that-heckler-he-s-sikh-not-muslim_a_23203030/?utm_hp_ref=ca-homepage

    "Many people have commented that I could have just said I'm not Muslim. In fact, many have clarified that I'm actually Sikh," he said. "While I'm proud of who I am, I purposely didn't go down that road because it suggests their hate would be ok if I was Muslim. We all know it's not.

    "I didn't answer the question because my response to Islamophobia has never been 'I'm not Muslim.' It has always been and will be that 'hate is wrong.'"

    Singh said he reacted as he did because he needed to "act fast and set the tone" for the room.

    "Once allowed to grow, hate doesn't pick and choose, it spreads like fire. Once we say it's ok to hate someone based on their religion, we're also opening the door to hate based on race, gender, sexuality, and more," he said. "It's important that we stand united against all forms of hate.

    "It takes love to understand that we're all in this together. It takes courage to come together, demand better and dream bigger, so that we can build a world where no one is left behind."

    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • kce8kce8 Posts: 909
     ^ Love and respect! :)
  • ShynerShyner Posts: 654
    Throw your weapons down
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