"In the post-meditative experience become a child of illusion" is a slogan from the Tibetan mind training tradition. We engage the world as we experience it all the while realizing that reality is not as it seems to be.
The sad thing is too many Uhmureekuns think it's justified.
Sad, indeed, Dave.A friend of mine (who was brought up in France but is now an American citizen) was pulled over because she had some sort of French bumper sticker on her car. Then when she spoke to the officer in English but with her French accent she was required to show proof of legal residency. Her driver's license didn't do. She didn't have her "papers" with her. Finally she showed her university faculty ID (she's a foreign language professor here in Oklahoma) and that worked. But she was close to being carted off to jail. It's really appalling. The xenophobia that's overtaken this country grieves me no end.
On KRMG this morning, the early morning jockeys commented that they normally wouldn't be for this type of profiling, but in the efforts to stop immigration they felt it was justified. They are all white. None are of Hispanic or Indian descent that might have the appearances associated with illegals. So, they will never experience the injustices that will be perpetrated on these US citizens. What if they were in their shoes??? Hmmmmm...then it might be a different opinion!!! So sad that we have reached this state of moral panic!!!!
This is frightening the way your friend was treated.Marilyn
He must be in a all white or black neighborhood.
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