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The Art of Political Deception – Chris Hedges

“Washington has become our Versailles. We are ruled, entertained, and informed by courtiers — and the media has evolved into a class of courtiers. The Democrats, like the Republicans, are mostly courtiers. Our pundits and experts, at least those with … Continue reading

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While Paris Burns – Bob O’Hearn

“What we see happening is a cultural clash, starting centuries ago as a struggle between competing branches of the Abrahamic sects, and now representing a broader global conflict… The problem is only exacerbated, of course, by the manipulations of the global corporate … Continue reading

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In Time of War the Laws are Silent

The following is an excerpt from the essay We need the rule of law, not the rule of war, published on Sept. 15, 2001, by James Carroll, just a few days after the 9/11 attacks. It was one of the … Continue reading

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Did a Wall Street CEO Help Rob the U.S. Treasury in 2008?

Money Laundering: “The process of taking the proceeds of criminal activity and making them appear legal. Laundering allows criminals to transform illegally obtained gain into seemingly legitimate funds.” ~Online Legal Dictionary It’s been several years since the Wall Street financial crisis of 2008. Millions … Continue reading

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Systems Thinking: Seeing How Everything is Connected

“People normally cut reality into compartments, and so are unable to see the interdependence of all phenomena. To see one in all and all in one is to break through the great barrier which narrows one’s perception of reality.” ~Thich Nhat … Continue reading

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Capitalism is a Pyramid Scheme

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply … Continue reading

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Perpetual Curse of the Warrior Mindset

“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”  ~Albert Einstein For well over 2000 years a competitive “dog-eat-dog” mindset has dominated the world’s most powerful human civilizations. The goals of our leaders (as well as most members) have … Continue reading

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Being a Buddha: Transcending the Idea of Self/Other

“More important than identification with a religion is to live the teachings― to focus on being peaceful, loving, joyful, generous, grateful, mindful and kind. To “be the change,” as Gandhi put it, transcending the conceptual categories and divisions in our heads.” When Western … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Individuality

“If you see yourself in the correct way, you are as much extraordinary phenomena of Nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy…” ~Alan Watts … Continue reading

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Auschwitz Survivor – Why Jewish People Must Behave Ethically

Below is a transcript for video (above) with Holocaust survivor Dr. Hajo Meyer. “I was nine when Hitler came to power. I was about 10 months in Auschwitz, and I learned a lot about the doctrines of a fascist state. The lessons I took … Continue reading

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