181115 "Hate cannot drive out hate"

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The events of this weekend in France have brought an ugly truth back to life in the American Consciousness. Hate lies right beneath our tongues ready to jump at any moment. The frenzy of the media and the atrocity of the actions are trauma enough to drive out the hateful demons.

I share with you this quote today as a reference to rational thought in the crux of reactionary persuasion. Human beings have a limit to the amount of grief and hatred that can be stored before it bursts forth in usually irrational ways.

The tragedy that struck the Country of France and the world community has me enraged and saddened. Instead of sending our hatred out into the world, let's send our love to the families of those who have lost so much this past week. Hatred on the level of some people cannot be persuaded by more negativity. What we can do is rally the force of positive and rational thinking to try and outnumber the negativity in this world.

Baseline:

Squat Flow: Kang Squat/ Internal Rotation/ Hip Bridge/ PNF/ Elbow to Instep w/ Tspine rotation/ Squat Therapy

Lat Band/ Tricep MobilityC&J Warm Up

Skill Development:

Build to a heavy Clean and Jerk

WOD:

3 RFT
500m Row
7 Clean and Jerk @ 75% of max