January 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

“An Evening with Dr. Cornel West” – Pepperdine University Seaver College

Here is a true philosopher, in the original sense of the term.  Philo sophia–to be a lover of wisdom.  Here is a great and deep soul, one who expresses himself with humility, intelligence, wit, and soul.  He speaks for 90 minutes and is using no notes, speaking extemporaneously.  Masterful exposition.

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Welcome to the reservation…

January 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

I have been very inspired by Indians.  I have read the works of George Catlin, who chronicled the last of the free indians before being decimated by the Europeans.  I highly recommend “American Experience: We Shall Remain”, a PBS production on the history of Indians.  No other people have ever been more human, lived more in touch with the natural world.   Not to overly romanticize them–they certainly were not perfect–but in terms of decency, freedom, strength of soul, I haven’t learned of any other culture  that matches them.  Russell Means, well-respected Indian activist, has given a thought-provoking interview.  In it, he says that we are all now, the entire United States, are  in a reservation.

WTF is wrong with this picture?

January 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

If this doesn’t tell you there is something seriously wrong with the way we live our lives here in the US, I don’t know what does!  — 

A third of 9-month-olds obese or at risk of obesity – study

Come on people!  Nature is dying, we are fat and stupid and docile.  YOU LIVE IN THE MATRIX!  Wake up!  Detoxify yourself, put down the remote control and pick up a book!   We are being conditioned on a mass scale, literally like cattle on a factory farm.  We are in alot of danger and we need to wake up NOW!

Critical Intel:

January 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

When I start reading similar things, from various sources, and they all point in the same direction, I pay attention.  I’ve been hearing, and my gut is telling me the same thing, that 2011 will be the beginning of some serious economic turmoil.  Although I am woefully unprepared, here are some indicators of the shitstorm coming our way, and what you can do about it… 

The U.S. Dollar’s Prospects in the New Year

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