12 Aug 2007 |
Posted by Lama Surya Das | 6 Comments.
I spoke to attorney Alan Dershowitz at dinner the other night, who is strongly for Hillary and thinks she is electable, which I still have my doubts about. She is certainly qualified, but will the rest of our country vote for her? Is this country ready for a woman, a person of color, or a gay president? Although to be pessimistic runs against my nature, I have to admit that I doubt it. I recently read that 70-75% of Kansans would vote for creationism to be taught in the public schools of their state instead of Darwinian evolution! I consider this pretty unevolved, as far as intelligent modern day thinking goes….
However, three great movements of my time have made me feel confident that change in hierarchical systems can and even must come from below–the civil rights, women’s rights, and end-the Vietnam War movements. Change will not originate from the top, where it is not in the ruling interest to do so. Let’s look at our gravely deficient American health care system, for example.
We have to bring about the changes we wish to see in this world, and not wait until someone else does it for us.