Mirror, Mirror …

I saw this video several days ago, just as all the drama exploded around my “Medical Intuitive Observations about Fukushima Radiation” article. I got overwhelmed by the sheer number of comments on my and various other blogs, as well as numerous emails telling me what a hornets nest I apparently stirred up on all those social networking sites I don’t use. Ah, well, what can you do? I spoke in peace and love.

Anyway, I think this Ukrainian protestor tactic is brilliant on so many levels! It reminds me of some of the strategies used in Starhawk’s novel, “The Fifth Sacred Thing,” and it is a completely literal version of a method I’ve long used to deflect any projected negativity flung at me if/when my intuitive observations or conversation disturb Shadowy, raw nerves.

The narrator does use a few f-words in this video, so if that offends you, turn off the volume. Who knows? Watching these Ukrainian grandmothers courageously face down tyranny might even be more powerful without the voice overlay.

11 responses to this post.

  1. This is the most eloquent display of non violent protest I have ever witnessed. Such Grace in Action. Thank you for sharing. Sharing on FB

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  2. Yes, it is truly poetic! 🙂

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  3. This is a great tactic! Definitely one I will use great if your house gets raided unconstitutionally during martial law. Hold up a mirror in front of them and make them see themselves pointing a gun! I love it!

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  4. Reblogged this on Question ALL things and commented:
    Protestors are now holding up mirrors to allow cops to see themselves in their riot gear. Doing what they do. This could be one of the best protest tactics we can use yet!

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  5. Hadn’t thought about it in that particular application, but yeah … especially if they’re American soldiers. I’m learning Russian in case they turn out to be Russians. Nothing quite like a few unexpected words of kindness in one’s Mother Tongue in order to rekindle the humanity … but a mirror is probably easier than all those Russian CD’s. LOL, but true!

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  6. I have thought about learning Russian and Chinese myself! How is it going for you to learn Russian?

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  7. Well, I decided to learn Spanish first, and that’s going well. Once I get proficient enough in that, I will start the Russian CD’s. I’m afraid I’ll explode my brain if I do both at the same time! I’m using the Pimsleur Approach, and I like that method. It drops right into your subconscious so you start thinking in that language. 🙂

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  8. I have never heard of that! Thank you I will look into it!

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  9. Reblogged this on Reiki Dawn and commented:
    This is the most eloquent form of non violent protest I have ever witnessed. Thank you Laura

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  10. Yeah, it takes 30 minutes per day, and you learn it like a child would learn — by listening to conversations and repeating words. All the CDs feature native speakers, so you’re getting the correct accent and intonation. They’re kind of pricey, but I got a deal, buy one get one half off. Some companies have discounts for doing it with MP3s instead of actual CD’s. Apparently, it’s what the FBI and CIA use to train agents to sound like native speakers.

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