Edward Snowden is a real hero: principled, courageous, humane. Listen to the interview with him today on Democracy Now. For the hour. Click on the name, “Edward Snowden.” All his enemies, like those of Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange, are vituperative, vindictive, low-lives, pawns of historical forces they don’t even recognize, let alone understand. That … More Edward Snowden for President 2024
I haven’t posted since October 2 (designing my Patreon “Capture! The Nearsighted Seer” page and learning to use MailChimp has gobbled up my time). But in the meantime: Ali Spagnola’s video response to internet trolls deserves everyone’s attention. (It was Ali’s musical talent that turned me on to Patreon!) Enjoy!
Vol. 1 The Axis of History Vol. 2 Teachable Moments Vol. 3 The Challenge: Redefining Work, Equality & Authority Dennis Weiser takes the reader on a thoughtful journey through American literature, the American psyche, political history, and ecological history, showing how the Puritans’ obsession with civilizing nature has led us to build an economy that … More SINISTER DYNAMIC: Global Governance and the Reconstruction of Nature
Last night while reading Orthodoxy in Massachusettsand listening to a radio talk show aboutthe sources of “creativity” and the ubiquityof genius in America, home of the fortunate deluded,I fell into a swoon, a trancein which I saw the sad face of my father.Transported deep within myself I dreamedalthough awake and conscious of the images I … More For My Father
After bone-wrenching battle of vanquished dreams in which my body’s bag was born, torn and tamed by drenching rains as lightning nightmare made my hair curl, there came a cool and conscious light of dawn. Rising—more colliding—I collapsed and gasped my way, I took the soaked imaginings of my hide to the far end of … More THE GARDEN SPIDER
Anthropologist Angeles Arrien gave this amazing talk at TEDXFidiWomen
For the next few weeks, I will only be posting once a week on Wednesday. This is because I am busily creating and fine-tuning TLC, a new platform to familiarize and engage a wider audience with my original fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Is man bigger, greater, more important than nature, earth, the universe in which he finds himself? I don’t see how he can be, since nature evolved man. What reason do we have—can there possibly be—to think that nature evolved man so that he could replace nature, earth, the universe? This is exponential arrogance, the ultimate … More MAN’S HUBRIS LETS HIM THINK HE IS GOD
1. You are here only as citizens in your capacity as individual human persons; that plus the facts of your natality—that we are all born into this world—and your mortality—that we shall all die within a span of roughly 100 years—are the unique sources of our moral and political equality, on which the Constitutional notion … More Eight Proposed Rules for Sustaining Democratic Autonomy and Local Resilience in Public “Council System” Meetings:
1. A public space where citizens can engage in opinion sharing, opinion formation, to arrive at judgments for the purpose of concerted action. Because freedom is only possible among equals, so citizens must meet as equals to experience political freedom in the council system. 2. A language common to all citizens (American English). Without a … More Prerequisites for Maintaining Political Freedom in a Democratic Republic