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Capitalism. The economic system currently in place throughout most of the world. Almost everyone in the U.S. accepts it as their religion. Of course, they don’t call it a religion, but it is nevertheless. Most people in the U.S. seem to worship money and possessions as fervently, if not more so, than other belief systems commonly called […]
People all over the world embrace the chains around their hearts and minds. For many this bondage appears, unfortunately, to be stronger than their love of fellow human beings. Until this changes, they will not be free. As a matter of fact, most people don’t even understand what freedom actually is. William Shakespeare said something […]
With the second aniversary of the start of the Occupy Wall Street movement approaching, I decided to post something I wrote during a time when the movement was reeling from the November 2011 Gestapo-like raid by NYPD mercenaries. I slept in Zuccotti Park for six weeks and felt love and understanding flow the […]
In my last post, I talked about personal experiences with my disabled friend, Shannon (who lives in a facility for disabled adults in New York.) I mentioned hospital visits due to neglect she had suffered at the hands of poorly trained, underpaid attendants. I also mentioned that the attendant who recently injured her was still […]
I’m helping my quadriplegic friend in her wheelchair through busy city streets. We just want to get a slice of pizza down the street and, as we attempt to navigate the ramp from the street to the sidewalk, people look at us with angry expressions and can’t understand why we expect them to let us through. What […]