- Posted August 24, 2014 by
Springfield, IL, Illinois
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Police brutality protests
Mike Brown to Be Buried; Time to Resurrect Our Intention to Weed Out Hate and Sow Seeds of Peace
One week 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 "weed out hate" signs, I began communicating the concept to citizens of Fergusons: Forget the class warfare. The enemy among us are the implanted weed seeds of hatred, now germinating out of of control.
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, dozens of Ferguson citizens have begun to reveal and illuminate the deepest Judaic roots 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.
Let us begin the healing, 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.
Let us join together to help a phoenix arise from the ashes of our national malaise and begin to occupy the dream.