Thursday, June 11, 2020

Government, Get Out of the Way (We Can't Breathe)



On June 10th, I attended what I think of as a “Morning in America” meditation by Lynne McTaggart, an American alternative medicine activist, lecturer, journalist, author, and publisher who lives in London. “Our intention,” she said, “is that all of the energy of the Black Lives Matter protest be funneled into a positive and effective superordinate goal in communities across America to create positive change and positive connection between people of all ethnicities.”

This parallels a Discovery Channel presentation in the US about the injustices visited on Black people at the hands of police (and others), especially by the white Minneapolis cop who killed George Floyd (the most recent example, and the trigger for the COVID-19 post-lockdown riots). In response, Oprah Winfrey was sitting down with Black thought leaders, activists, and artists, guiding them in conversation and creating plans for our future to answer the question, "Where do we go from here?"