Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Revolution & Religion

A common theme of this blog has been the presentation of newly emerging, reemerging and for some "taboo" frames of thought. And this next no-holds-barred dialog between Cornel West and Bob Avakian, chairman of the American Revolutionary Communist Party, is guaranteed not to disappoint.

Whether you ultimately agree or not with the contents of this discussion is not the point. What is important is the ability to open one's mind as far and wide as possible and become aware of what is actually being advocated by those who fall into differing ideological spheres of thought. Whether we identify ourselves as "Conservative," "Liberal," "Libertarian," "Christian," "Muslim," "Atheist," "Communist" or whatever, we can all gain immensely by putting aside such overarching labels while honestly and respectively engaging one another in the open exchange of ideas. With that mindset, we may quickly discover that what we share in common is in reality much greater than that which divides us.

This talk is fairly long, so I recommend biting it off in chunks. If you wish to save a bit of time and skip the introductions go straight to the main event by jumping to the 15 minute mark.

Revolution & Religion: The Fight for Emancipation & the Role for Religion

Friday, September 5, 2014

Significant Systemic Change

Elaborating further from the article cited in the previous post of this blog, David DeGraw – author of the upcoming book, "The Economics of Revolution" – in these next two interviews articulates with overwhelming clarity the distressed state of today's society but more importantly raises some of the emerging options now available to us that could dramatically turn the tide and lift the whole of humanity to an unprecedented level of wellbeing & democratic freedom.

The Big Picture: Conversations with Great Minds

Part 1:

Part 2:

Papantonio: A New Economic Collapse IS Coming

To learn more about Liquid Democracy see this post.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Free Cash Anyone?

As devastatingly articulated by the David DeGraw article, "Peak Inequality: The .01% and the Impoverishment of Society" income inequality and concentration of power across the world has reached such corrosive extremes that the vast proportion of humanity now find themselves in perpetual states of debt servitude or worse cast adrift with little or no means to access the resources to meet their basic life needs.

Coupled with and exacerbating this trend has been the unrelenting & exponentially rising process of machine automation, which over the next few decades will partially or completely eliminate the jobs of hundreds of millions:

Though there is no singular panacea to solve these deeply troubling and interconnected issues, one promising solution has been steadily gaining attention & legitimacy as studies in the field deliver surprisingly hopeful results and one which we may all want to seriously consider adopting in our local, regional & national communities:

If you would like to explore these topics further try any of these related posts:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Toward a Post Scarcity Society

What would a world built upon "Systems Theory" & cooperation versus profit & competitive advantage look like?

This is a tantalizing question more are asking as our now dominant political & economic institutions increasingly fail to serve the needs of the great majority of humanity...

If you would like to see the full interview that the except above is from here it is:

Lastly, if you are interested in picking up a free pdf copy of the book mentioned click on the picture:

... also available on Kindle or paperback if you prefer.

P.S. Some other related posts if you didn't get your fill:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Slave Ships & Supermarkets

When an economic system is optimized for short-term monetary profit – versus long-term human & ecological wellbeing – we open up a Pandora's box of misery & exploitation...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hedges-Chomsky Interview

An excellent three-part interview by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges with linguist, cognitive scientist & political commentator Noam Chomsky which takes a critical in-depth view on our past & present-day economic systems and how we might alter them to better serve the needs of all of humanity.

Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Three Simple Changes

Our banking and monetary system as it exists today is ill-equipped to solve the wide array of issues that face us; be them economic, social or environmental. So, what can we possibly do about it? These three simple changes if enacted would absolutely revolutionize our system and with them do volumes to alleviate – at the source – that which ails us...

Could These 3 Simple Changes to Banking Fix the Economy?