Most other countries (other than USA) have another language they also teach childrento speak in addition to their native tongues. The most common other language taught is English. The teaching of another language helps brain development, intelligence, and empathy. This may explain why the USA is lacking, and can fall prey to propaganda, cult-ism, and misogyny. We only have English until high school, usually, and by then it’s too late.
The inventer of the Empatharian gestural language concept, Tammy Ressman Narena,was an inspired human being, Inspired to inspire. Her father, Abraham Ressman, spoke 5 languages fluently, English being just one of them, and not his first language. Though Tammy never graduated from high school, he made sure that she too spoke 5 languages before he passed away when she was 13. Together they studied the philosophy of Lao Tsu, Plato, and all the ancients, and he imbued a love of discussion, integrity, peace, and all the arts.
Abraham Ressman was my grandfather, and Tammy my mother. I am Lolo Lesser, and I’m a proud American citizen, sure we can weather this challenge to our Grace, good, and brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.
Imagine this: 200people in Grand Central Station, a flash mob of Empatharians, doing a Peace Demonstration, silently. Miming words that express our deepest aspirations, embodying heartfelt meaning, making simple movements in sentence form, which somehow, though you don’t know this language consciously, you understand intuitively.