Last month, I did a short interview with Max Zahn, founder of the website Buddha on Strike, who has been meditating with protest signs outside the Goldman Sachs office in Manhattan. It blew up, attracting fascination from all over, including the spite of a New York Magazine financial reporter. Now there’s a video out about the action, which includes an email address at the end to which you can write if you want to get involved:
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Good for you, Max…Kudos! The Corporatocracy and/or Oligarchy may pay you little or no mind…but others will. That’s one of the values of nonviolent, passive resistence to oligarchical despotism. As a Zen Buddhist, I like the fact that you’re embracing their humanity rather than simply condemning them.
I wish to express my gratitude that this site recognizes the spiritual aspect.
With respect to the request that comments are not to make ‘unsubstantiated claims’: please be informed that the courts have established that “the conscience of the individual is paramount to that of the state’.
If an individual were to read the Gospels to find that the Source of all value and worth in this world is not intended to be your property, but is intended to be shared in common;
And if an individual were to find in law that the source document the state wishes an individual to use and hold is neither personal identification nor personal property (i.e.: a security or evidence of title);
Then perhaps that individual made a terrible mistake, and that individual could take full responsibility and inform of that mistake and demand a remedy at law, because of that individual’s conscience, unrelated to the laws derived of the state.
This world doesn’t need another sign; forgive the state and persons derived.
Be the Love You Are.