|Here was my response: |
“Last I heard, schools and universities were there to teach folks how to be productive in their adult lives doing jobs they wanted to do. To my mind that wouldn’t include any clubs focusing on situations beyond one’s immediate control that are distracting (and divisive or destructive) from courses they are on.
If I were the president I’d shut them all down and let them focus on their work.
Maybe he should temporarily have everyone wear university garb until they start relating to each other like hu(e)-mans again.
As we are learning more about our quantum selves, we are also learning about past and future lives. Each member of the war in Gaza has been in the rodeo before – playing a different role- probably on the opposite side. As well, for every participant this is playing out in their individual astrologic chart.
Engaging in War is their karma playing out- the media is selling popcorn -it’s backers and advertisers selling more fear and anger- and responsively, alcohol, drugs, and weapons. If it really matters to you and your collective – please go and help – directly.
As we engage and take sides, we actually create more attachment to destructive forces. This increases dimensions to any conflict and makes it more intractable.
Dragging the whole world into their drama serves to divide and conquer collectives near and far.
As we resume being empowered by people places and things we love, the conflict will become alleviated – and we’ll better support “innocents” caught in war’s fallout. “
While its unpopularity would add to polarization against the “university’s” direct authority, imposing garb would also give physical item to rally around- restoring a source of common ground student body.
I’m ‘seeing’ everyone wearing yarmulkes and hijabs with university logo imprints for example-that way they’d know where they’re all from (in this case the same place). And the yarmulke keeps your head warm and hijab makes doing hair a lot faster in the morning!
But only temporarily and/or in times of strife to reduce any illusion of separation. Lol, in time they might find they like it.
(If they didn’t want to do it and also adding to divisions, I’d ask them to leave; if they were paying to be there – return the money. After all, University failed to engage and didn’t educe them to a higher level of greatness.)
We are here to add to our immediate collectives-that each may ultimately thrive and grow productively.