There is no ceasefire that can possibly last until we all learn to transform our inner ecology. The symbolic act of rooting out a weed in the garden and then replenishing it with a seed of peace, can work at the grassroots level. Here are just a few examples of our global activities…. from Springfield, the Land of Lincoln, to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C, to Berlin, Germany, and beyond.   For the past four years, I have been lobbying the White House for a globally televised Weed Out Hate event, in which the First Family would call upon every child in the world to root out a symbolic weed of hatred.  America has so much positive symbolism…. Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., respected around the world.

Courtesy National Park Service

Courtesy National Park Service

What is interesting about the concept is that it is rooted in the deepest Judaic roots of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Christian rhetoric….the Wisdom of Abraham if you will.

Image Courtesy Adrian Harden

Image Courtesy Adrian Harden

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Courtesy U.S. Embassy Berlin

 

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Image Courtesy Illinois office of Governor Pat Quinn

 

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Image Courtesy of the National Park Service

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Image Courtesy of U.S. Embassy Berlin