In my previous blog, I wrote a 2000-word critique on the protests on Capitol Hill and violence in the USA. I put a link to my Facebook page, Twitter and Linkedin.
Around 60 comments/responses/reactions appeared on the Facebook page and elsewhere. The comments included helpful points of information, issues that had not occurred to me and just a few comments which came across reactive and on the attack.
I read carefully through the comments, took notes and did some research. I mentioned I would do this in a Facebook Comment. This critique now has an additional 700 words which puts more flesh on bones of the original critique.
There is no need to read again, of course. I have made as clear as possible that a wide range of causes and conditions trigger political issues. I regard it simplistic to say, for example, Trumpism, triggered current events in the USA.
In the additional text, I referred to white supremacists, QAnon, Trumpism, Washington DC, Hollywood, the police, violence, the two-party state, American values and more. I have a ‘history’ with protests so I added two paragraphs at the end of the critique on my background in political actions.
Starting in 2006, these weekly blogs include contributions to the public debate on contemporary issues. Buddhists/spiritual minded/meditators/mindfulness practitioners and teachers have a contribution to make rather than remain detached from such events.
Evolution provided us with two ears and two eyes. We could say one ear or eye for acceptance and the other ear or eye for rejection. Clarity, equanimity and insight support meaningful change.
Thank you for your feedback.
Keep questioning. Keep reflecting. Keep a calm and fearless voice alive in this world.
Enough written. I am off to walk to nearby Totnes high street for a takeaway holy communion (oat latte).