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For Immediate Release: Federal reserve bank researchers proposed plan to save people from foreclosure, and through them the banks and the financial system. Action not taken by government.CAMBRIDGE,…Continue
"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places…Continue
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The Crash Course by Chris Martenson
Gandhi: "Satyagraha is a process of educating public opinion such that it covers all the elements of society and in the end makes itself irresistible."
Every man his own radical,
Every man his own Thinker,
every man his own ideals,
every man his own understudy
and his own actor when
the time for action comes --
that is the only basis for radicalism.
That is the only basis on which
the present order of society
will be changed.
Scott Nearing during a debate, 1932
What you see in my title has one meaning. What you hear in it has another. I will address both meanings.
If you are un- or underemployed, you would like, and may often dream of, a new, more authentic and secure foundation for living. You would like, and may often dream of, giving your best in a setting characterized by individuals giving their distinctive bests. You are very weary of reading and hearing that people are lazy, ignorant and indifferent, concerned primarily about how…Continue
Lindsay Newland Bowker brought the fact of declining general public support for #Occupy to us yesterday in a status post that was soon off the site's front page. She asked what it means. My thought is in my title for this blog.
We live in a time that mixes confusion concerning wants and needs with profusion of offers to satisfy both. Once someones complain or cry foul, people want to know…Continue
In the USA and places with related cultures, the dominant paradigm (conception or view) of the human being is a negative one. It was imposed and is sustained. As a result of its ongoing influence, both expectations and hopes of humans, in general, are low. While accepted etiquette prevents much direct and malicious disrespect, forms of What did you expect? and They'll change only at the last minute, or later! and You've got to…Continue