Have you noticed all the words being spoken that have not only their usual meaning but also encode other meanings? To take just one example: “western civilization.” The Bruce Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization says…
I’m becoming more convinced with every week that passes that democracy, with its insistence on interdependency, has been the power at work in the millennia of evolution to bring forth the biodiverse creation we live in today. Authoritarianism, by contrast, has no such roots in the natural world.
Depressing or inspiring? Though I feared getting depressed, I recently agreed to watch the documentary, “Living in the Time of Dying” (YouTube). But I was greatly surprised! I felt inspired. My convictions about how I wanted to live grew stronger.
It’s a 54 minute documentary produced by Australian Michael Shaw featuring Catherine Ingram, Dahr Jamail, Jem Bendell and Stan Rushworth (Indigenous).
Humans have been disconnected from Earth, from Nature. It’s a terrible wound. Lethal. Churches have not done enough to heal this deadly wound. Jesus’ ways do. He was deeply connected with Earth/Creation. Churches have not been thus for millennia. Few seem poised to help, desperate as the need is.
Every morning I wake up and wonder what I can do for The Resistance,” he said. We were in Nuevo Yibeljoj, an Indigenous village in the beautiful highlands of Chiapas, MX. Then this elder of the Tzotzili people looked at the three of us and asked, “What are you doing for The Resistance?” I froze.