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We are all mirrors for each other. Whereas you may consider yourself an individual separate from others, we are actually all facets of one unified being, inextricably entwined.

The greatest threat to peace is greed for money and power by individuals who are stunted, deformed moral and intellectual trolls. These spiritually primitive thieves fill their pockets with your cash while kicking in your teeth and breaking your back. They kill your mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and children and the earth for profit.

They constrain the public pursuit of creative work, creative enquiry, and true freedom: all fundamental elements of human nature. A just society maximizes the opportunities for these elemental human needs to manifest.

Grow food. Simplify. Cultivate community. Encourage generosity. Seek truth and justice. Meditate. Help others.

United we stand, divided we fall. Solidarity forever. Fear less. Love more.

Freedom is allowing for others what you want for yourself.

Garrison Buxton is director of Ad Hoc Art in Williamsburg.

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