Apr 13, 2009
Is this really the kind of assistance Ukraine needs?
According to BBC Ukrainian, David Lynch (you know, "Twin Peaks" David Lynch, What the hell is going on in "Lost Highway"? David Lynch) is bringing his foundation to Ukraine. The organization is the David Lynch Foundation For Consciousness-Based Education and Peace. It finances scholarships for students in middle and high schools who are interested in learning the Transcendental Meditation technique. According to Wikipedia, TM is a technique practiced for 20 min 2X a day while sitting with one's eyes closed and repeatng a thought-sound called a mantra. The technique involves neither concentration nor contemplation.
So maybe without concentration or contemplation, Ukrainians will get vaccines, or maybe they will eradicate corruption, or maybe they will actually form a working coalition government. Just to be clear on what my stance is: I HAVE MY DOUBTS.