Many will state, and perhaps rightly so, that we have come a long way since the 40s, 50s and 60s. Yet, the hate is still there, engrained in the minds of white Christian Americans... or should I say Amerikans.
Today we are pressing against the absolute limits of the earth’s carrying capacity.
Between the major corporations in all the key industries squeezing every dime out of us, and the military spending now sucking over 50% of our federal tax revenues, we all will soon face not ‘The Edge of Heaven’ but the ‘Abyss of Hell on Earth’.
President Donald J. Trump has proven to be more partisan than Mr. Obama in his backing of the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Israel and his confrontational approach of Iran.
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Sadly, the greatest recruiting tool for the fanatics out there has been our empire's lies, deceptions, illegal invasions, illegal occupations, massive airstrikes on civilians, and of course Torture!
“Am I pleased that the 12 children and their coach in Thailand were rescued? Of course I am. I just wish that an equivalent effort was being made to rescue each of the 50,000 children we will kill today, tomorrow, the next day and the day after that….”
Too busy because their real agendas are to give us a blow by blow of the Republican vs. Democrat food fight!
Awareness is the critical ingredient in change, individually and collectively.
Happy Interdependence Day. May we unite and find a new American freedom and justice for all with a peaceful revolution replacing violent values with those honoring and respecting all humankind.
Eliminating the profit motive in various sectors, or all sectors, in American society would run into a lot less opposition than one might expect.
Each one of us has an important choice. We can acknowledge the painful truth that we inflict enormous violence on our children and respond powerfully to that truth. Or we can keep deluding ourselves and continue to observe, powerlessly, as the violence in our world proliferates until human beings are extinct.
If you have a device such as a phone, a laptop, any notebook or tablet, Trump is stepping on you.
“But other men were not my father. He never once stopped loving me his entire life.”
“I will make only one prediction: the Nobel Peace Prize committee will emphatically not offer that to Trump nor Kim.”
Income and wealth inequality is not simply a monetary issue, it is a complex social crisis that supports and strengthens notions of superiority and inferiority, and was described by President Barak Obama in 2013 as “the defining challenge of our time.”
Perhaps conspiracy theories had been put on ice for awhile, but the nation only became more divided over Vietnam.
“Elect a Congress and Senate of Democrats next fall. Articles of impeachment are already in hand.”
If you are not able to emulate Gandhi (at least ‘in spirit’) by living modestly, it is your own emotional dysfunctionality – particularly unconscious fear – that is the problem that needs to be addressed.
All those who are there to ‘Protect and Serve’ this empire will give us are more of the same: Hype, spin, lies and half-truths!
Collective harmony relies on there being right relationship with all living forms and the complex ecological patterns of life of this most beautiful world.