for humanity, their weapons of choice, and their higher strategies:
Ethical principles, to assert consent of the governed.
Dissemination of progressive ideas, to inspire democratic change.
Pacifism, in opposition to exploitive government.
Courage and good will, to manage foreign hostility.
Humanism, to discourage belief in the supernatural.
Inquiry and truth, to illuminate mysteries of the universe.
Co-optation, to win friendship of the oppressor.
Kyi: Political activism, to fight corruption of military regimes.
Untiring commitment, to end repression of girls and women.
Management leadership, to improve effectiveness of
Lama: Love, to conquer hate.
Obama: Perseverance, to battle obstruction of human progress.
Bold warriors also employ these weapons of virtue:
to slay hubris.
to drown shallowness.
to neutralize agitation.
of law, to suffocate impunity.
to silence stridency.
to unbalance prejudice.
to co-opt harshness.
to dispel myth.
Compassion, to overcome indifference.
Will Walsh June 30, 2016