A Martial Stance

Plumpub is a site for traditional Chinese martial arts practitioners, and in this guise it is “not political.” We assume that our customers and readers come from all positions on the political spectrum and are, thankfully, brought together in community by a shared love for the art.

To pointedly decry white supremacism, naziism, and other hateful acts that occur in this country—the most recent being the rally in Charlottesville—is also “not political.” It is a human, not a political reaction. Frankly, the only way to politicize it is to say nothing, thus giving it fearful power over reason.

Although we hope that our actions make it unnecessary to say this, all people are welcome and cherished at Plum. Racism, sexism, religious intolerance…these types of exclusions run counter to martial virtue, as well as Plum’s core values.

And let us take a minute to name and mourn the brave warrior who lost her life in this most recent battle, Heather Heyer. May her memory be a blessing.

4 Responses to “A Martial Stance”

  1. Jeff says:

    All over the world, we are all brothers and sisters.

  2. Michael Smith says:

    Well said. I commend this wonderful site for these words. We must never let hate, fear or ignorance divide us and we should have the courage to not make excuses for it when it happens, but rather to call and confront it for what it is: immoral and wrong.

  3. DavidFromDenver says:

    Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  4. Rich Mooney says:

    There are not 5 races, there is only ONE race; The Human Race.
    The promotion of Hate is defeated by Love
    The promotion of Ignorance is defeated by Knowledge
    The promotion of Fear is defeated by Wisdom

    The five colors blind the eye.
    The five tones deafen the ear.
    The five flavors dull the taste.
    Racing and hunting madden the mind.
    Precious things lead one astray.

    Therefore the sage is guided by what he feels and not by what he sees.
    He lets go of that and chooses this.

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