McMurray says the community chant was meant to be a time to "consciously connect on a spiritual level so that we could raise the energy and have faith that this will be a good week for Wisconsin."Reminds me of Allen Ginsberg at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago 1968:
Connie Nadler says she felt the symbolism of the moment. "It was quite touching. I was at the connecting point where we were stretching to reach and connect to the other end of the line. The Capitol police were there and were real encouraging. People rushed from the street to help" complete the circle.
And, especially since a building was involved, it takes me all the way back to 1967 and "Levitate the Pentagon"....
[A] group of hippies was trying to exorcize the Pentagon. The brainchild of Abbie Hoffman, the plan was for people to sing and chant until it levitated and turned orange, driving out the evil spirits and ending the war in Viet Nam. The Pentagon didn't move.Related: "What do you think Abbie Hoffman would do to stop the Koch brothers?"