Not a Spectator Sport.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 25, 2011
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Democracy, we’ve heard, is not a spectator sport.

Cynicism and doubt and dissent are fine. In fact, they’re vital, integral to a health democracy. So sit on the sidelines, on our hands, too cool for school…and America will go to hell, or rather the corporations, and take half our fragile planet with it.

That’s all. The State of the Union Address is tonight. 9 pm East Coast time. 7 pm my time. Watch it, buddy.

PS: if you’re a twitter nerd, we’ll be live tweeting from hashtag #ecosotu with many other green-minded citizens from both sides of the aisle. Well, there are no sides of the aisle, tonight, thanks to Colorado’s own Senator Mark Udall. ~ W.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “Not a Spectator Sport.”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Waylon Lewis, Red Fox. Red Fox said: Are you watching the State of the Union Tonight? If so, click “like.” […]

  2. […] But I encourage everyone, whatever our political persuasion, to respect the office and listen in. Democracy ain’t a spectator sport. I watch most of most of the GOP debates, and love them for the most part. The more we all pay […]