Patch Adams SPEAKS UP about Power as God Why not Love?

Patch woke up after depression and suicidal feelings to realise the importance of life was about living to your full expression. He decided to be a clown every day.  In this clip he speaks of war, men and power and mothers and the miracle of kindness.  He sees men as the problem not women.  Patch’s father was in the military and was killed.  He experienced being beat up in school.  That is why he wanted to end his life as he didn’t want to live in a world of violence.  I have felt the same.   Patch speaks of making a love revolution as his mother gave him self esteem.  His mother instilled in him a belief in himself. He speaks of ending capitalism.  When I clowned with him I didn’t know he believed this.  I knew he was into peace.  Today I can see why he wanted to see love instead of oppression.  He makes clear his views about money and power over as god.  His hospital was free and people are equal.  He worked on ideas to create real community.

He speaks of the movie about himself and stated they made him very small to make him into a funny doctor.  They brought violence into the film (this was untrue). He said his philosophy was ignored, his notions of love were ignored, his desire to end capitalism was ignored.  His clown character is to stop the violence, he wishes to connect people.  He makes clear that medicine as free, joyful and human rather than hierarchical focused on medications and treating the disease rather than the whole person.

He speaks about creating loving change and the values of compassion and generosity.

He reminds us that 30,000 children will die of starvation. He says hungry children are not interesting.  He speaks about men having sex with children.  He speaks of dirty water, pollution, destroyed environment.  All of these things are not interesting to the world.  He wants to ask you how can this change?

He sees no hope for human survival if we do not change for love.

Be the change you wish to see.  What is your vision?

Mohandas Gandhi

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”