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Practice Peace
a Call to Action

No matter the results of the November Presidential election in the United States, Donald Trump will not lose, and there will be repercussions.  

Donald Trump is even now calling for violent support in anticipation of his felony sentencing, saying "the American people will not stand still for this". 

We have no interest in the melodrama of opposing sides,
but rather the common enemy to all sides - violence. 

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent - Mahatma Gandhi

Yet violence has become an accepted political strategy and we are experiencing the evil it is creating.

Principle Three of "Kingian Nonviolence" recognizes that both the perpetrator and the recipient of violence are damaged.  We do not attack people, but that which attacks everyone - violence itself.

The nonviolent resister seeks to defeat evil, not persons victimized by evil.

We cannot be nonviolent nor experience our own inner peace as long as we harbor attack thoughts against anyone. Only when we give up blaming and hatred of "the other side" can we begin to heal.  When enough of us heal, there will be an impact upon the culture and it will become "politically incorrect" to hate.  It has taken us a long time to get this damaged and it will take some time to heal, but first we must stop the practice of violence and instead Practice Peace!

We have ignored the facts of nuclear proliferation and climate change, just to mention two that are now seemingly beyond our control   We simply cannot afford to ignore the fact of increasing violence. 

The choice is no longer violence or nonviolence; it’s nonviolence or non-existence.- Martin Luther King Jr.

And then, out of the incredible strength of the nonviolence movement, take your stand. 

Nonviolence is not pacifism, but rather the most courageous form of activism.

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