The New Apostolic Reformation, Christian Dominionists, are a small minority of Christianity. Yet they wield frightful political power. They're shaping Donald Trump's domestic and foreign policy as 'spiritual advisors'. Many Christians view Dominionists as apostates, ravenous power mad wolves.
Social media sites have been banning some right-wing, conspiracy theorist, hate group, and pro gun posts. This is not a violation of the 1st Amendment right to free speech. Social media platforms have a responsibility to host credible content.
Fighting neo-Nazism is a comprehensive endeavor. They're mostly immune to rational discourse and reasoned debate. If they were rational and reasonable they wouldn't be white supremacists.
The election of Donald Trump and a Republican dominated congress is the crest of a generation of indoctrination and mockery of truth by AM radio, Fox News and right-wing websites. Fascist propaganda.
Every Green party supporter has heard the admonition about "wasting our vote" or,"Greens can't win". If you're Progressive, this article will demonstrate how crucial your 3rd party vote really is.
It's said Trump supporters shouldn't be laughed at. I say, not laughing at them will not change their minds. They've been bedazzled by a notorious swindler and bigot. His supporters are fine with that because, "he makes liberals heads explode". That's all they seem to care about.
The 2018 midterm election season is upon us. Democrats continue with their tone deaf corporatist platform. The Republicans are literally insane fascists. Don't limit your choices to those two evils.
“You cannot have outer revolution without inner revolution." ~ Buddhist teacher Doug Duncan; That is the major distinction between blind rage, bloody revolution or enlightened human evolution.
“A great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy.” ~ Teddy Roosevelt
Capitalism's excesses are becoming too much for the world to bear. Three seminal events in the last eight years have highlighted this fact. The 2008 crash, Occupy in 2012 and Bernie Sanders' rise. Those are not three separate events, but a cascading evolution to something new, more sustainable.
Political correctness is a contentious issue in American culture. It is, at the same time, a reminder of the U.S.' despicable racism, and the desire to transcend this country's odious unjust past.
Today, public discourse happens online. Blogs, article comments and social media are the new public gathering spaces. This can be called internet intellectual self-defense. The martial arts of ideas.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder allowed Flint, MI., over one hundred thousand people to be poisoned. Governor Snyder ignored ample evidence from numerous sources, all in an effort to instill austerity.
Despite being referred to as "militia groups" and "patriots," American right-wing extremist groups are rooted in the ideology of the KKK. These groups have an explicit political/economic agenda.
Alchemy, the least understood of the mantic arts. Alchemy is founded on elemental scientific principles. The goal of alchemy is purification, distilling, down to the primordial spirit/energy.
The mystic poets express their sublime experience of the divine. These lyricists of the sacred use pensive metaphor, imagery adorned with intimacy and devotion. Their voices are timeless and 'Present'
Another mass shooting early this morning, Nov. 8th 2018. Gun nuts are already poised to deflect responsibility for this tragedy from copious availability of firearms, to mental health, or some other scapegoat issue. Anything to distract from the true culprit, promiscuous gun ownership.
Guaranteed basic income for all is not a utopian fantasy anymore, it's become a logical progression of late-stage capitalism. The idea has been around since Thomas Paine and the American Revolution, and it's an idea endorsed by left and right economists and philosophers.
Deepening our understanding of God, by releasing everything we presume to know. Often, knowledge leads to delusion. What we think we know can lead to feeling we know all we need to know. Illusory.
Examining the nexus of energy and matter. Exploring for metaphysical clues in the process. What factor or effect does our consciousness, and or 'god', have in articulating our study life as we know it.
All spiritual journeys encounter dark times and melancholy. These can be times to sink deep, nourishing roots. Flowers grow in the sun, but they are fed by roots sunk deeply in the dark.
USA Today reported in August 2018 that, "Overall, only 37 percent of Americans have a positive view of Socialism." They also reported 60% of Democrats, the people, not the party, favor Socialism. You won't see those numbers reflected in corporate media or the party platform, or the ballot.
Probing the fundamental conflict between science and spirituality. Demonstrating that these two disciplines are not mutually exclusive, but more complementary necessities for understanding reality.
Exploring the spiritual, emotional and intellectual effect of hero/savior cultural beliefs. An examination of how savior/hero mythology initially bonds a society, and how it can hinder true change.
Ideologues occupy the far end of the political spectrum, They judge all matters in absolute black and white terms. There are no shades of gray for them, no modifying distinctions, no nuances, no compromises. No reasonable flexibility.
Two stories about men of privilege. George Bailey, a likeable guy, took his privilege for granted. Ebenezer Scrooge, a tragic, tortured soul, didn't even acknowledge the concept of grace and favor, he was a social Darwinist. Both stories highlight the power of grace through gratitude.
Looking at the prominent conspiracy theory - Agenda 21. This U.N program is believed by some to be a thinly veiled plan by the ruling elite to cull the population of the earth.
Exploring common hindrances to understanding spirituality. Identifying the intellectual and egoistic diversions that mimic the spiritual experience.
A guide to building and maintaining a healthy immune system without costly and untrustworthy supplements. What foods are prebiotic and probiotic building blocks to immune system health.
Fear is a natural human condition. This is an exploration of this opposite of love, ease and comfort. A guide to freeing the potential energy bound in our fears. Self reflection brings self-knowledge.
Demystifying the spiritual meditation practice. A guide to seeing past the ego/mind. To the deeper 'Presence'. Navigating the ego/mind's clamor, sitting through it, until the silent stillness emerges.