Posts filed under ‘Politics’

The Union of Consciousness and Social Activism

No matter how good a basic academic and even multicultural education we give our children, it will come to naught, if they do not understand their intimate co-creative place in relationship to the trees, forests, oceans, whales, stars, and timeless beginningless source. Rather, in a fragmented world/paradigm such an education becomes reduced to gaining comparative comfort and material wealth/wellbeing in a competitive and corrupt world system/paradigm, where folk seek an ersatz happy truce, but never will they find true happiness in that way, guaranteed.

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Continue Reading June 4, 2012 at 5:01 pm Leave a comment

Nuclear Mess from Nuclear Power Plants to Nuclear Weapons Disposal

Nuclear waste from weapons production is much more difficult to store, transport, and handle because it is viscous/liquid. The plan was to store these in metal containers 2000 feet deep in the ground near their massive nuclear facility in Hanford, Washington above the Columbia River gorge. Predictably, these steel containers began leaking, while stopping these leaks is a major concern today. Please click on title for the complete report.

Continue Reading July 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm 7 comments

The Relevance of Deep Time by Joanna Macy

To make the transition to a life-sustaining society, we must retrieve that ancestral capacity–in other words, act like ancestors. We need to attune to longer, ecological rhythms and nourish a strong, felt connection with past and future generations. For us as agents of change, this isn’t easy, because to intervene in the political and legislative decisions of the Industrial Growth Society, we fall by necessity into its tempo. We race to find and pull the levers before it is too late to save this forest, or stop that weapons program. Nonetheless, we can learn again to drink at deeper wells.

Continue Reading September 25, 2010 at 7:37 pm Leave a comment

The Ecologocal Self

We can enjoy a wider sense of identity than that prescribed by the Industrial Growth Society. It is both our birthright and our necessity for survival. Here are words from Arne Naess’ ground-breaking talk introducing the concept of the ecological self.

“For at least 2500 years, humankind has struggled with basic questions about who we are, what we are heading for, what kind of reality we are part of. Two thousand five hundred years is a short period in the lifetime of a species, and still less in the lifetime of the Earth, on whose surface we belong as mobile parts.

Continue Reading September 25, 2010 at 7:15 pm 2 comments

American Media Ignores H1N1 Big Pharma/WHO Deception

Although many people will claim that they are not surprised, I’m surprised that some of these articles that expose the Swine Flu hoax came out at all. Although the Europeans are far ahead of the US in this regard, even after the European reports were published, ABC News and the Washington Post articles remain “unconvinced”, while ending up defending the WHO and placing any accountability to the wind. In fact, it seems to me that the two links that ere given were justifications of WHO. How convenient for corporate owned propaganda outlets. Shit happens!

Continue Reading June 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm 1 comment

Council of Europe condemns “unjustified scare” over swine flu

The Council of Europe has heavily criticised the World Health Organization, national governments, and EU agencies for their handling of the swine flu pandemic.

The parliamentary assembly of the council—the international organisation that protects human rights and the rule of law in Europe—published a draft of a report that reviewed how the H1N1 pandemic was handled.

National governments, WHO, and EU agencies had all been guilty of actions that led to a “waste of large sums of public money, and unjustified scares and fears about the health risks faced by the European public,” says the report.

Continue Reading June 8, 2010 at 4:22 pm 1 comment

Buddhist Anarchy by Gary Snyder

No one today can afford to be innocent, or indulge himself in ignorance of the nature of contemporary governments, politics and social orders. The national polities of the modern world maintain their existence by deliberately fostered craving and fear: monstrous protection rackets. The “free world” has become economically dependent on a fantastic system of stimulation of greed which cannot be fulfilled, sexual desire which cannot be satiated and hatred which has no outlet except against oneself, the persons one is supposed to love, or the revolutionary aspirations of pitiful, poverty-stricken marginal societies like Cuba or Vietnam. The conditions of the Cold War have turned all modern societies — Communist included — into vicious distorters of man’s true potential. They create populations of “preta” — hungry ghosts, with giant appetites and throats no bigger than needles. The soil, the forests and all animal life are being consumed by these cancerous collectivities; the air and water of the planet is being fouled by them.

Continue Reading June 1, 2010 at 10:17 am 1 comment

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