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Friday, 12 August 2011

Loving your neighbour...



Some serious wisdom from Russell Brand about the past week in the UK:
But I know, as we all intuitively know that the solution is all around us and it isn’t political, it is spiritual. Gandhi said 'Be the change you want to see in the world.'

In this simple sentiment we can find hope, as we can in the efforts of those cleaning up the debris and ash in bonhomous, broom-wielding posse’s. If we want to live in a society where people feel included, we must include them, where they feel represented, we must represent them and where they feel love and compassion for their communities then we, the members of that community, must find love and compassion for them.
Read Russell's full article here.

PB

4 comments:

James and Maggie said...

Well said Peter, good post. Coincidentally I just heard a very clever chap on the BBC who's found a direct correlation between cuts in public spending and riot hot spots (i won't be at all surprised if politicians deny this type of data) not just in Britain but Europe-wide.

nevell said...

The U2 song was a stoke of genius. And what a great performance!

Peter Bigg said...

The definitive work on this situation is a book entitled "The Spirit Level" which is an AMAZING treatise on dis-affection borne of inequality.

BanksyBoy said...

Cheers James, interested to read more about the research you mention?

Yep, Tim, great live version of a great song...

Cheers PB, have had a quick look at the book by downloading the Kindle sample, now in my Amazon basket!