"What about the innocent civilians killed by US troops?
This is a travesty, promoting yoga and war together. I think you’ve completely missed the point of yoga. If your T-shirts said Yogis for Peace, I would buy one.
Maureen [last name removed]"
Here are 2 other examples of similar of hypocrisy.
And my response to Maureen (and the future hate mailers)....I respect different opinions. I do not respect hypocrisy and righteous indignation. To be unable to differentiate between "promoting war" and "volunteering to help our wounded troops" is simpleminded, at best. I love my country. I tear up when I hear the national anthem, because I know many have died to allow us the right to stand, cover our hears and sing it. I love my fiance who is a Marine Corps veteran. I appreciate that members of our armed forces perform jobs that most of us are afraid to do. I do not like war. I certainly don't promote war. I do value freedom. When our freedom is threatened, our troops protect us. Some of our boys, men, girls and women, loose limbs and others die protecting us. Many troops hate war. Many troops disagree with past and present administration policies on war. I am grateful to live in a country where a few brave people are willing to lay down their lives to protect us and allow us the freedom to practice yoga.
Aggggg.....I've gotta breathe.....