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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want all to thrive in

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

White Supremacy, Racism, Patriarchy - alive & well at Freedom Plaza!

We MUST address racism, sexism, classism, homphobia if we are indeed going to build a new world order and have a successful movement.

The driving force here on the plaza is one of grasping at "color-blindness", avoidance of critical examining the "isms" that we bring with us, and not wanting to be committed to building a foundation that recognizes, commits great resources to abolishing, and has a ZERO tolerance for the "isms".

Instead, I am seen as "divisive" and the oppressions I witness and challenge, including racism, sexism, homophobia, are reduced to "my personal problems".

The organizers especially are taking the stance that mentioning the "isms", pointing out inequities, striving for a valuing of diverse voices is my personal issues that are "interfering" with our "real" work.

I am very saddened and feel quite alone now that Kevyn, my strong ally and support, has left for California. I am committed to raising consciousness as compassionately as I am able but I don't think the "others" appreciate the act of love it takes for me to face their attacks and respond with attempting to engage in dialogue and build understanding.

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