Yesterday at dawn, I went outside our front door only to find that our orchard-garden had been visited by a skunk overnight!

RAISE A STINK! Yesterday at dawn, I went outside our front door only to find that our orchard-garden had been visited by a skunk overnight. Its smell woke me up to this possibility: we need to announce the Year of the Skunk! So raise a stink.

Think of all your cross-cultural, international, interracial and interfaith collaborations that risk being disrupted by the present mindset in Washington and the incoming Presidential team. RAISE A STINK ABOUT IT. The Russians disrupted our democratic process enough to sway our elections. DON’T LET THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE ENDORSE A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WHO ROSE TO POWER UNDER DUBIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES. RAISE YOUR TAILS.

Think about all the women and men around the world who have fought decades for democracy and against monopolizing powers, some of them being murdered in the process.

STAND UP FOR DEMOCRACY, STAND YOUR TAIL UP HIGH AND RAISE A STINK ABOUT IT.

Boycott every business or law enforcement agency which idly sat back and let racists, misogynists and the religiously intolerant run rough-shod over our system of check and balances, over expressions of justice and equity, in ways that continue to harm the already-marginalized.

For those of you who are involved in cultural and ecological restoration, why stand silent while the greedy damage more people and their environments, why stand silent as your good work is undone? RAISE A STINK ABOUT IT.

Begin from a stance of contemplative action, but raise your tail high and spew out blessed odors. CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE SKUNK TODAY! EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO CIVIL ODIFEROUS EXPRESSION.

Yours truly,

 Pepe Le Pew

 

 

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