Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Dec 7, 2011
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On the Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, with deep respect and love for a country that learns from its mistakes. Let us bend the arc of justice forward, and leave profiling and prejudice and racism behind. It’s not worthy of US—we can do better and still protect ourselves. ~ed.

Never again:

The point is, we’re about a step and a half away from that today. The Senate just legalized indefinite detention of American citizens. I watched a presidential candidates debate a few weeks ago where the candidates said airport security should target Muslims. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. {More comments on Reddit}




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.


2 Responses to “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

  1. Ben_Ralston says:

    GWB, Sarah Palin, Herman Caine… I have no idea how these people get into positions of power. Personally, I wouldn't let them drive my car. Let alone one of the most powerful nations on earth, ever.

    Did they study the past? I doubt it. They struggle with *current* affairs, right?! In this video HC can't even get the name of the interviewer right!

  2. Mark Ledbetter says:

    Before Herman Cain on this vid is Ron Paul. Wow! No other candidate from either party is courageous enough to come within a mile of what Paul says here.

    Ron Paul’s the only anti-war candidate we have from either party. How ‘bout a little more love from the Yoga and Buddhist community? I mean, what can we get from our politicians that's more important than peace? And what’s more important than supporting the few anti-war politicians we have?

    I get the feeling Ele people are sorta kinda anti-war (which is why I sorta kinda like it here), but only if the proponent talks like you and shops in the same kinds of supermarkets.