When schools replace detention with meditation: these are the kinds of things that will change the world... http://www.upworthy.com/this-school-replaced-detention-with-meditation-the-results-are-stunning?c=ufb1 Link
I am a student of WW 2. The speech he gave today was as terrifying, as threatening, and as dangerous as any that Hitler gave in l939. For those of you who are saying, "That's it. I'm unfollowing you. You're not spiritual," or whatever, that's fine. If ever there was a reason for me to have any kind of a public platform, it was so that I could say, on this day, that I hope every American who hears me now will watch this speech to see the danger that his candidacy poses. What he is saying is not Republican, it is not conservative. It is pure demagoguery. And unfortunately it is not a joke. Americans are so much better than this. We must reject this man's Presidential ambitions, hopefully vigorously and decisively on November 8. But take nothing for granted. From now until that day, speak up, and speak out. It is not an overstatement to say that it is time to sound a red alert, a loud alarm, for the sake of our country and for the sake of the world. Here is the speech in its entirety: http://www.npr.org/2016/10/13/497857068/transcript-donald-trumps-speech-responding-to-assault-accusations
We can't control whether unstable people rise up among us, but we can control whether or not we give them access to assault weapons or keys to the White House.
Trump just said to Iowa audience, "If you see someone about to throw tomatoes at me, beat the crap out of them. I'll pay the legal fees."
If New Yorkers didn't declare that they were Democrats or Republicans by October 9, they were not allowed to vote in yesterday's primary. 27% of all eligible voters in the state were not allowed to cast their ballots because they are Independents. This process is so rigged, and the people of the United States can see it. It serves us to remember that political parties are not even mentioned in the founding documents of our country,and George Washington actually warned us about them in his farewell address. His predictions regarding the potential of political parties to negatively influence our democracy have come to pass. In effect, the two major political parties now write the rules for our democracy. And no one gets to overrule them. This cannot and will not lead to anything good, because 47% of eligible voters now consider themselves Independent. It has all become little more than theater, I'm afraid --- produced by a shadowy elite for the entertainment more than the actual empowerment of the electorate. This is a sad and trying time for those who love democracy, and who fear for what will happen in this country if we continue to degrade it. All I know for sure is that we should not look away. We should not distract ourselves or divert our eyes. We should not pretend that if we disengage, the problem will take care of itself. It will not. But as we continue to recognize what's happening, and hold in our hearts the vision of possibility that is still yet the essence of America, then answers will come. We will reclaim democracy for the people it was intended to serve --- and that means all of us, not just some.