Monthly Archives: November 2015

The first “Thanksgiving”: Our origin myth bites the dust

About the director, Ric Burns: One of America’s preeminent documentary filmmakers, Ric Burns is perhaps best known for his eight-part series, New York: A Documentary Film, which premiered on PBS in 1999. He was a producer and co-writer with his … Continue reading

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Joel Salatin: “Strategic disturbance is the key to environmental innovation.”

Huh? What the heck does that mean, aside from the usual bullshit called “sustainable development?” Well, watch the trailer, and better yet the film, Polyfaces. At this farm, symbiosis connects it all together, everything works with everything else, mimicking nature! … Continue reading

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Ben Kreilkamp: “Awake in the middle of the night I’m subject to frightful imaginings.”

My cousin Ben Kreilkamp, in Minneapolis, also wakes up in the middle of the night. He half- imagines his imaginings are real. Well, yes, I respond, and so is everything else! And, as the Buddhists would say, “dependent co-arising“: all … Continue reading

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“Sustainable Development” = Technocracy Rising

I’ve long called the phrase “sustainable development” an oxymoron, but Derrick Jensen calls it an outright lie. Sustainable Development Is A Lie So, not surprisingly, given the onslaught of synchronicities rolling through during this climactic time, I got a message … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Traffic Jam: This would be hilarious if it weren’t so terrifying!

Hey, Russkies. Here’s what we got. What you got? So, as all these gigantic warships from all these countries — Russia, China, France, U.S. England? — gather in the Mediterranean, perhaps they should string lights from ship to ship, play … Continue reading

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Charles Eisenstein interviews Graham Hancock: The Crisis of Science

I’ve listened to about half of this podcast so far. Dovetails with my jaundiced views on scientism. Indeed, I would go further and say, with Derrick Jensen, that anything we put into language has concepts that are fixed, so they … Continue reading

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And, when, at T-Day dinner, contentious talk turns to “refugees” and you have trouble NOT opening your mouth, you might say this:

“The United States has resettled 784,000 refugees since September 11, 2001. In those 14 years, exactly three resettled refugees have been arrested for planning terrorist activities — and it is worth noting two were not planning an attack in the … Continue reading

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Discourse on “The Other”

And I ask: Are we all not “refugees” from Nature? Via Jay.

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