Sunday, October 04, 2015
Culture of Generosity
The ecology and society of Coast Salish Nation was destroyed by the governments of the US and Canada. Remnants of that society survived due to its authentic ideology and culture of generosity.
Monday, August 24, 2015
All the Pieces Matter
All the pieces matter.
--Detective Lester Freamon, The Wire
Thursday, May 14, 2015
The big three threats to humankind haven't changed in seven hundred years: famine, holocaust, and plague. Climate change has exacerbated these threats, but privatization fast-tracks them. Together, they present an apparently insurmountable challenge to human organization, governance and survival.
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
Stability is in accepting that every mistake will be made again.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The GOP control of the U.S. Congress and nearly half of US state governors does not bode well for mental health in the American public arena. The increasing influence of the Tea Party within the GOP creates a climate of unapologetic bigotry, and religious justification for violent Christian fanaticism.
The inter-racial discord and hostility toward American Indians that the Tea Party actively supports is a reflection of widespread American sentiments. With the Democratic National Committee committed to neo-liberal privatization and social services austerity, progressive panic and despair -- combined with Puritanical religious hysteria -- signals a steadily deteriorating US society.
With the consolidation of mainstream media and the corruption of NGOs, civil society leadership in the US resides in the margins. With the largest transfer of wealth in American history still devastating US communities, resources available to civil society are nil, meaning Wall Street has a free hand for the foreseeable future.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Submission as Virtue
I recently called out TRNN and FAIR for hypocrisy in covering up the Klein cult con. They rant about broadcast media giving biased attention to 350's climate march, while self-censoring on behalf of Naomi.
I believe this is a matter of stupidity, not malice, which just goes to show how naive the orthodox left is in the US.
This is what I term reversion to infancy, where responsibilities are ceded in the face of overwhelming crises, and political illiteracy is enshrined.
The HEAD case progression (hysteria/euphoria/anger/depression) of the Klein cult is a fascinating phenomenon. The 350 swooning over partnership with Wall Street aristocrats like Rockefeller Brothers gives new meaning to self-delusion.
The celebrity worship we are witnessing, by these adherents of advertising, indicates they have already become groupies of gala. For all their claims to raising consciousness, The Climateers are a distinctly unconscious milieu.
If you substitute the aristocracy for religious authorities, it's the 14th Century all over again.