Note: This article was originally published as Feeling the ‘Bern’ with Gandhi 80 years ago in India and has been altered to include some of our President’s efforts to refine our democracy.
“The penalty good men pay for indifference to politics is to be ruled by evil men.” – Plato
“I am a lover of my own liberty and so would I do nothing to restrict yours.”i – Gandhi
The 2016 US Presidential election saw the nation getting an education: President Trump won on the principle of Swaraj, self-reliance, made in one’s own country, including the role of the Christian religion. Candidate Bernie Sanders elucidated the meanings of socialism, and what it Continue reading →
The newly elected government ruling now in India, BJP, the Bharata Janata Party (Indian People’s party)i, rose to power appealing to an India with a post-colonial British ‘hangover’. At present, education for youth still carries its imported colonial legacy, now preparing youth for a global corporate Raj, Continue reading →
One of our truly Great Americans who studied Gandhi, was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! Our great human brother! His work is receding into the past, out of our human memory. The bewildered public mind is swooning under the bedazzlement of technology. Yet, the arching relevance of his words, the universal ideals he stood for are part of the Earth ethical blue print of humanity.
All of his deeply sincere talks literally ‘rang’ with the clear notes of Truth, and that bell-tone resounded in all the hearts who heard him, and still does today, Continue reading →
Gandhi’s life, his powerful and indomitable adherence to his ideals reverberated throughout the Earth in his lifetime. Whenever a human being strives with their utmost courage and integrity to embrace their ideals through every means at their disposal, they have an atmospheric effect. In that effort, his intention Continue reading →
Speech is the most potent weapon and tool that we have in our persons. To help maintain peace in society and among all aspects of human relations, speech has had careful prescriptions, restrictions and safeguards placed upon it, sanctioned some way in all religions, indigenous societies, cultures, common sense, and conscience.
Critically examined, it is clear that Gandhi worked Continue reading →