Tag Archive | Courage

The Wisdom Of Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks, much more than just a comedian…

Why This Election Is Different by David Swanson

The world is full of ugly truths and pretty lies. Honest, courageous people fear the potential destruction that can be wrought by the pretty lies while fearful, obedient people fear the ugly truths which could set them free. It’s long, long, long past the time to step back and see not just what’s arrogantly pushed […]

‘Tis the Season To Wage Boycotts!

How many of us have the courage to resist the pressures wealthy executives cruelly aim at our minds like weapons of psychological warfare? Do we dare appear cold, insensitive and selfish by not indulging in fundamentalist consumerism? Do we dare stand up for our (forgotten?) principles and refuse to overindulge in our patriotic duty as […]

My Response To Corporate Democrats

My E-Mail Response To Nancy Pelosi I don’t normally like to share personal information, but I changed that a bit recently with my plea for help, encouraged by my wife, for our sweet disabled cat, Scooter: https://ashiftinconsciousness.wordpress.com/2019/11/11/unconditional-love/ And now I’ve decided to post something else personal, an exchange of e-mails I had with Corporate Democrats […]

Freedom Or Obedience? You Can’t Have Both

Was Alexis de Tocqueville, the 19th century French diplomat, historian and political scientist; when he wrote “De la démocratie en Amerique”,  peering into the future and “seeing” the eventual outcome of the volatile combination of a small, well-financed parasitic class and a population without the courage to stay the course and fight for a stake […]

Power Is Not A Thought, It’s An Action

So don’t think about it, take it… We are taught, in theory, in lessons of morality, that justice always prevails. We are taught that she/he who upholds concepts such as compassion, integrity and justice will always “win” in the end. (We’re morbidly obsessed with “winning” everything in our winner-take-all, lottery mentality version of a society.) […]

The Necessary (R)evolution Will Not Be Televised

  Capitalism is oppression. It’s oppression delivered through racism, patriarchy, intolerance of “others”, religious zealotry and other tools of dividing us – basically the spreading of hate, greed and fear. It’s neatly wrapped and sprinkled with the sugar (and spice and everything nice) of patriotism, socially acceptable responsibility (working “hard”) and more ignorance & greed, […]

Did The ‘Cold War’ Ever Actually End?

Or have the combatants merely changed? Corporate predators don’t shoot us (usually), but they use more discreet weapons to kill and maim. Many don’t appear to be weapons because we’ve been conditioned not to question the rules of engagement set by these manipulative rulers. Fact: Pesticides and herbicides are actually biological weapons. And we use […]

Just Saying…

I realized a while back that living life the way I was taught didn’t resonate in my heart. It didn’t seem right to simply go about “my life” while there was so much suffering around me. I worked in a restaurant and saw carcasses of caged animals ripped up and cooked for people’s pleasure. And […]

What Are We Protecting?

I was waiting for someone outside Madison Square Garden one day and there was a lot of pedestrian traffic along Seventh Ave. Of course, this is a busy area and there’s often a lot of activity, but this seemed different, especially when I noticed a lot of police – and a lot of police with […]