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    Posted August 23, 2014 by
    Ferguson, Missouri
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    Black Lives Matter protests (2014)

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    Mr. President, let our People Grow!


    Five days ago, I arrived on the scene to help galvanize the spiritual roots of the citizens of Ferguson. I came to change inner rage into the strongest kind of inner connection. I came to weed out hate and sow the seeds of peace.


    Armed with nothing more than a dream, a few packs of sunflower peace seeds, some and some signs, I began communicating the concept to citizens of Fergusons: Forget the class warfare. The enemy among us is the germinated hatred implanted within all of us and this needs to be rooted out.


    On Friday, I advanced the rhetoric beyond written and vocal. I actually began rooting out symbolic weeds of hatred with the locals. In the spirit of Rabbi Heschel and Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr., I found myself working "hand and hand" with the residents.



    Rooting out one symbolic weed after another, the people of Ferguson the citizens of Ferguson have begun to discover that the root of all of the racism, polarity, and divisiveness is hatred. We must all unite with the intention redirecting all of negativity into this heavenly intention.



    Along our streets, in our community gardens, and even in the White House Kitchen Garden, let us transform the groundswell, reclaim that which it rightfully ours, that Promised Land Vision that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived or and died for. Let us weed out hate, sow seeds of peace and let freedom ring.


    August 28th is the 51st anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech.  I call on the Mayor, the Governor, and the President of the United States to proclaim "Weed Out Hate Day" calling on every child to root out a symbolic weed of hatred in the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and of course in solidarity with Mike Brown.

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