The ART OF… MULTI-DENOMINTIONAL CELEBRATION Somehow we have managed to combine Thanksgiving, Hanukkah our 5 year wedding anniversary, Christmas, Krishna and Tibetan Buddhism into one big celebration!
God is GREAT Assalam o Alaikum Hare OM Jesus … OM TAT SAT Santa, Allah Abho, Namo Buddha, Jai Jinendra, Shalom - Alechum, Sat Sriakaal, Hamazor Hama Ashobed, Jah LOVE ♥ (at om sweet om)
The ART OF… ” give it away give it away give it away now” Daniela gives away 50 kilos of her own toys for boys and girls to play with this Christmas; the whole time chanting the Sanskrit Gayatri Mantra (at om sweet om)
DSC02128 on Flickr.
the art of… surrender . thanks peter o, this is still one of our favorite family photos in our favorite pettupari valley
The Art of… documentation : “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Yesterday we spent the afternoon at our beloved Arbor Hills Nature Park without a smart phone / camera. Everywhere was THE perfect Autumn Indian Summer photo opportunity. My question is… did it exist. What is real? Can we assume the unobserved world functions the same as the observed world? (at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve)
THE ART OF… AFFIRMATIONS. “I CAME FROM JOY” Hare’que sea un Dia’ Estupendo! (at Ananda Dallas Yoga and Meditation Center)
Today’s GOP is not racist, as Harry Belafonte alleged about the tea party, but it is deeply troubled — about the expansion of government, about immigration, about secularism, about the mainstreaming of what used to be the avant-garde. People with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York — a white man married to a black woman and with two biracial children. (Should I mention that Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, used to be a lesbian?) This family represents the cultural changes that have enveloped parts — but not all — of America. To cultural conservatives, this doesn’t look like their country at all.
Richard Cohen’s op-ed today from the Washington Post, which I am not linking to because I don’t want to drive traffic to a scumbag.
Did you get that? The GOP is “not racist,” but a prominent white man who is married to black woman and has two biracial children will cause people with so-called “conventional views” to “repress a gag reflex.”
Let that sink in for a second.
This is how racism looks in our country today. People who say they have traditional or old-fashioned or, to use Cohen’s terminology, “conventional values” view a marriage between a white man and a black woman as something worth getting physically ill over. The “cultural changes” that conservatives feel the need to fight against — while simultaneously dismissing them as “avant garde” — are things like equality for all human beings.
Please don’t misunderstand me to be saying that all members of the GOP are racist — I don’t believe that in the least. But, like Richard Cohen, there is a subclass of conservatives existing today who operate based on the belief that all people are not created equal, and that anyone who does not share their privilege is a second class citizen. These people may tell you that they are just expressing their opinions or that they grew up sheltered. That they aren’t racist, but that this was just how they were raised. But just because these people aren’t wearing a white hood doesn’t mean they aren’t as dangerous as a klansman. In fact, they may be even worse.
They are worse.(via robot-heart-politics)
The ‘new’ art of… racism in america
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