The Christian Libertarian who’s the Hero of Liberals Everywhere.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 13, 2013
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Joel Salatin, my hero, on How to Save the World.

How to Save the World? “Do.” ~ Farmer Joel Salatin

I was just at Wanderlust Festival, where I was teaching meditation, leading meditation hikes, seeing amazing and inspiring friends and enjoying a mindful, eco-responsible community. The highlight of the whole thing? This man. He came in and gave a talk at the end of the festival, when many folks had already left—and it was sold out, riveting, funny, charming, with multiple standing ovations. This man described how to connect up food systems in a simple, exciting, common-sense way that would make for what we like to call “enlightened society.”

This quote is as Buddhist, or non-theistic, of a message as I’ve ever read. instead of indulging in conspiracy theories and mindless entertainment, complaint and rancor, we can get up, stand up, do. And celebrate doing a new world:



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 “The Christian Libertarian who’s the Hero of Liberals Everywhere.”

  1. kimberlylowriter says:

    Polyface Farm is very close to where I live. I have loved their food for a long time.

  2. Brooke says:

    I don't really like how he is clearly a Christian and yet you had to express his quote as being Buddhist… Not because I have anything against Buddhism, but because it seems that you need to express the quote as being Buddhist to excuse him of being a Christian. This quote, while it could be from a Buddhist, is not, it's from a Christian and it conveys true Christian ideas. There have been many so-called Christians who have given us a bad name, so to speak, I understand that. And, I understand that many people do not know what being a Christian really is because of these people, so I especially do not appreciate that when there is a Christian following Christian ideals and doing good in the world his words have to be construed as Buddhist.