You’ve heard it all your life: “No one in America is above the law.” That sentence is TOTALLY misleading. Bill Moyers said it right: “The system isn’t broken; it’s fixed.” I voted Democratic this election (I didn’t see any other choice), but now I know what the anarchists know: No matter what party we support […]
To thine own self be true? How does this relate anymore to the world we endure? How can we feel and be engaged rather than numb and dulled by how much we face?
“I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown, eat interesting food, dig some interesting people, have an adventure, be careful. Come back and you’re going to […]
It’s now a meme. The government shutdown is bad enough, but Congressional failure to raise the debt ceiling will be disastrous to those who are plugged in to the system as well as to the world economy. And behind the scenes, the Koch brothers are rubbing their hands together with glee. The Koch brothers don’t […]
If you are a wage slave, and especially if you have a family, you have been conditioned to think that you must bow down to money and those who have massive amounts of it because they control you and your life. You say you have to pay your bills and feed your family. You have to pay for car repairs to get you to work, to pay your taxes that fund the wars, to shop at big box stores because of “discount” prices, to watch television and eat crap food because that’s all you can afford to do and feel like doing after an eight-hour gruel at work. But you know that SOMETHING IS REALLY WRONG HERE.
Do yourself a favor and watch/listen to “In Praise of Shadows,” a phenomenal speech by Morris Berman, who eloquently discusses the pathology of emptiness in American life.