I just saw this on the Daily Show, and I thought it had to be a joke. It isn’t:
All he is saying is, give peace a chance.
That’s what Denver activist Jeff Peckman serenely replies to the critics and naysayers who blast his singular scheme for reducing stress in Denver: He wants to require the city to implement communitywide stress-reduction measures – such as mass meditation sessions, piping soothing music into public buildings, and serving natural foods in school cafeterias. And he’s gathered enough signatures to put the proposal to a public vote on Nov. 4.
Entitled “Safety Through Peace,” Initiative 101 ambitiously claims that by employing techniques proven to reduce stress, the city will “help ensure public safety by increasing peacefulness.” Moreover, it declares that reducing Denver citizens’ stress levels would result in “reduced war and terrorism,” plus a net financial gain for the city.
I don’t have anything to say that will be funnier than this actual ballot initiative.