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A Dying Man’s Gift of Awareness

“Tell them, I want everybody to know, I want everybody on the train to know, I love them …” In our world of violence, where acts of murder and terror are analyzed in the mainstream media out of context from the hell of endless war that has become our reality, Robert Koehler remembers these dying words of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, stabbed to death on a train in Portland while defending two young Muslim girls. What if this universal love, rather than unending war, were the cornerstone of our global social order?

Stop the Killing

As war rages on in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere, and the United States, even after mistakenly bombing Syrian soldiers, continues to justify its militarism in the name of peace, Robert Koehler echoes the simple but profound advice of President Jimmy Carter: "Stop the killing."

Mass Karma

"Under official circumstances, we glorify [Omar Mateen's] behavior," Robert Koehler says. "And this glory permeates the American social structure, creating a sort of standing permission for every troubled individual – every potential army of one – to wage war against a self-perceived wrong."