Friday, December 2, 2011

Transitions III

Callers: John In Tennessee, Tom In North Carolina

Some possible subjects/ questions for the show:

 -What is the Singularity? And also: who is the Singularity? (as in who
 is promoting the idea, and who is actively working toward it)

 -What is transhumanism?

 -What is convergence?

 -Are there any political agendas tied in with transhumanism? (answer is
 a resounding yes)

 Any questions about the internet, computers, communications tech, or related topics would work

 -What is the significance of Artificial Intelligence? What is the
 present state of AI today?

 -Automated vehicles. Again, what is their present state, and where how
 might they be developed in the future?

 -Automation in general. What are the trends, where is it going?

 -"Smart homes" and "Ubiquitous Computing" What are they?

 If you are interested we could also get into the religious aspects of
 transhumanism. This is a massive area that branches off in many
 directions, and is quite fascinating. My book gets into this in depth.

-- Aaron Franz

Author of REVOLVE: Man's Scientific Rise to Godhead (2010)
Creator of the video documentary, The Age of Transitions

Aaron's website/home page
The Age of Transitions

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome. Lark In Texas with you… on this Saturday – December 3rd, 2011 – for the next hour.

Republic Broadcasting exists to bring forth real news and information… you’d be hard-pressed to find… anywhere else.

As are you, I’m Justa Numerican… concerned about the same things you’re concerned about… the separating of facts… from fiction… and the best investment value… for our time… spent together.

This is why… you too… are as reliable… a news medium – in what’s left of America –
without a doubt.

And besides all else… you’re tuned to RBN… because you can handle the truth!
Following the break, we will be joined by author and documentary filmmaker, Aaron Franz,

author of REVOLVE: Man's Scientific Rise to Godhead (2010) & creator of the video

documentary we aired last Saturday... entitled... 

The Age of Transitions

For those of you who have already visited in anticipation of

today's broadcast, you'll have noticed the title for our detailed Program Notes today is

Transitions III.
Tomorrow, Sunday evening, December the 4th, from 7 to 9 P.M. Central time, I'll be guest

hosting The Crimson Pill program again for our friend, Antonin Feori.

The general topic for conversation will focus on suppressed technologies, free energy... and by that time I'll have completed reading the William Lynne eBook, "Occult Ether Physics: Tesla’s Hidden Space Propulsion System and the Conspiracy to Conceal It" ---- a quick read... and so far, a fascinating read [I might add]... that is a stimulating exercise I invite you to partake of too... in advance of [once again]... The Crimson Pill program, tomorrow night, 7 to 9 Central.

Similar links worthy of your investigation... in preparation for a reprise... of another fast-paced, round-robin discussion... are lightly plum-colored for easy identification... on today's current Program Notes page... at the Justa Numerican web log... ...
... And so I pray some of you listening now... will favor RBN listeners... with your own

thoughts... by joining me... at that time.  
Super Committee Occupies My Miami Winter
The failure of a bi-partisan committee to find common ground on the role of government and needs of our nation does not surprise me. The fact that cities are growing weary of direct democracy and the price tag for peaceful dissent does not surprise me. But the fact that two small towns in Miami-Dade have voted to petition Congress for a constitutional amendment to end the recognition of corporations as people does. The fact that a young college graduate created the momentum to reduce banking fees does. And the tremendous appeal of being part of the 99% mostly surprises and delights me because it was so deceptively simple. Why did we not think of this angle before?

In my Miami lifetime (now more than half of my 56 years) I have focused on building the kind of community that reflects compassion across numerous divides: race, ethnicity, income, education, ability. I have discovered ways to advocate "appreciatively," leaving room for redemption of all parties. I have promoted connecting through the heart and then applying fact and reason to divisive and perplexing complex community concerns. I have sought common ground by going to higher ground (a favorite Rev. Jim Wallis quote).

Yet the lack of public concern about inequities in our community has confounded me. I appreciated that we were a resilient and entrepreneurial place; people come to Miami or stay here largely because they have hope for a brighter future. Miamians also reflect in so many ways the rugged individualism for which Americans are famous, although over half of them are not U.S. born. What is this anomaly all about and can we tweak public attitude, trick our collective psyche, into seeing ourselves as part of a vibrant, multi-colored quilt? Can we create a "communitarian" spirit in this maximally diverse culture that recognizes our mutual interdependence? Can we coin a new-world dynamic definition of "thrive," in which investment in all our people will make us the epicenter of the multicultural world?
Epic Meal Time: the personal and the political
I’m reluctant to post this, for a number of reasons: first, I don’t want to give them money or traffic; second, I don’t want to be “unpardonably lacking in humor“; third, the gendering going on here is so in your face that it’s farcical; and fourth, bacon fetishism really bothers me. But I can’t help it: one of my students posted this last class, and I’ve been mulling on it.

One of my first thoughts was that this would be a good exercise for implementing Walzer’s communitarian complex egalitarianism: just as money shouldn’t be able to buy unlimited political power, nor should one have license to waste so much for so little reason (whatever your friendly industry shills over at CCF might tell you). Another thought: this is among the strongest arguments I’ve seen that we need an ethic of care, and that our gender stereotypes are killing us (and, literally, killing others) with structural violence.

But many of my students didn’t see it this way–it was “just fun”, in a way that issues concerning, say, universal suffrage or child labor wouldn’t be (pace Gingrich). Or maybe food is different? Or maybe the norms I’m discussing are in cascade, and haven’t yet been internalized.

I don’t know, but I did almost hurl when watching this in class.
We are getting better all the time
Believe it: We have become more humane, more decent, less violent
It’s about a half century since I did an essay for a national magazine under the title “Are we getting better or worse?” It was an optimistic article written in an optimistic era — the 1960s. Today, it’s sometimes not that easy to look on our world with optimism. TV screens are ablaze with uprisings; front pages carry stories of tension, conflict, abuse, criminality. In Toronto, where I live, tension rises between drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, each group blaming the other when, in fact, there’s enough blame to go all around.

All this contributes to making us feel pessimistic, believing we’re headed from bad to badder. Yet in truth — in terms of the proverbial big picture — things aren’t getting that bad. The evidence is in. And it pretty well proves that the answer to the question my old article raised is positive: at home and aboard, society is getting more humane, more decent.

To me, at least in part, it’s helped by the growing numbers of people who travel. That’s good for everyone. It fosters a lot of positive things. “Travel,” Mark Twain once said, “is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” He obviously meant that meeting people of other cultures liberalizes the mind, expands our better nature.

In my life as a journalist I travel, but I also track travel’s growth and changing nature. I’m pleased that in 2010, experts report that 940 million travellers arrived at a destination beyond their country of origin — up 6 per cent over the previous year. But still better, many are pursuing new and very constructive forms of travel: ecotourism, medical tourism, cultural tourism, educational tourism, volunteer tourism. My wife Barbara just returned from Africa, where she and several friends not only learned a lot but gave a lot, including suitcases crammed with helpful items.

In my view, this is but one of many reasons why the world is becoming a better place. Another reason is the growing sense that we are making the human family more inclusive. Nothing illustrates this better than the expanding role of women. Just two weeks ago, a study done for Harvard Business School revealed that “what’s good for women is also good for society as a whole: between 1997 and 2007 companies with more women board directors and corporate officers contributed significantly more charitable funds, on average, than companies with fewer or no women in senior roles.”

As I write, The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine chose a woman, Christine Day, as CEO of the year. In its profile the magazine observes she’s a reflection of the communitarian sentiments of her firm, which, among its principles, promotes the view that “Friends are more important than money.” The women’s movement is helping us, here and abroad, to a more humane culture. So while much is wrong, more is better, including possibilities we hope flow from the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement.

The most promising testament to better days ahead is a new book, The Better Angels of Our Nature. (The title, a nice phrase, comes from Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address in 1861.) It’s 800 pages and written by one of the world’s leading scholars, Montreal-born Steven Pinker. He’s a Harvard psychologist, included in a respected list of the world’s top 100 thinkers. His book, says The Economist’s reviewer, may be one of the greatest of our time. In early pages Pinker writes: “Violence has declined over long stretches of time, and today, we may be living in the most peaceable era in our species’ existence. The decline, to be sure, has not been smooth … and it is not guaranteed to continue. But it is an unmistakable development, visible on scales from millennia to years, from the waging of wars to the spanking of children. No aspect of life is untouched by the retreat from violence.”

Given his scholarship, it’s impossible not to be hopeful that the life Pinker sees today will be the life of tomorrow, the life the great novelist Thomas Wolfe envisioned shortly before his too-early death, one “whereon the pillars of this earth are founded, toward which the conscience of the world is tending….”
History Obviates Surprises
There’s a piece in The New Republic, Mormonism’s Surprisingly Deep Affinity For Progressive Politics. It’s interesting, but I think that the niche for these sorts of pieces relies on the reality that there’s a deep lack of interest in American history on the part of the moderately educated public. Many of the “trends” or “surprises” we see today can actually be understood and made more explicable with a marginal amount of historical knowledge, something that came home to me when I began to read some American history in depth and detail ~2008.
The first thing to recall about Mormons and politics is that  a greater proportion of Utah’s vote went to Franklin Roosevelt than in his home state of New York in 1932.  Utah had a higher rate of voting for socialist Eugene Debs in 1912 than the national average. This can be explained by simple materialism. In the early 20th century Utah was a poor state which benefited from federal public works programs which developed and subsidized its economy.
Second, there are deep historical reasons why the conservatism of American Mormons today may be less than alien to American progressivism. This is part of what I call the “Dark History” or “Forgotten History” of the modern era. By this, I mean that because of the emphasis on explicit ethnicity (e.g., Jews, Irish Catholics, etc.) and race in the modern discourse we forget the deep fissures between the Anglo folkways at the American Founding, which persisted down in a very salient manner up to the Civil War. One of those folkways is “Greater New England,” which stretches from New England proper to the Upper Midwest, and assimilated into its purview Protestant Germans and Scandinavians in the 19th century. As I have noted before the one descendant of Greater New England which is part of “Red America” is Mormon America. Despite the confluence of values and interests between Mormons and Southern Anglos, there is a deep fissure of sensibility which almost certainly ties back to the fact that the cultural template of Mormon America goes back to the Yankees who founded it, and the Northern European immigrants who were assimilated to it. Mormonism was one of the “-isms” which the Southern intellectual class abhorred in the years before the Civil War, and the Mormon conflict with transplanted Southerners in Missouri and southern Illinois took the form of a literal cultural civil war, prefiguring the “Blood Kansas” of later years. The politics of Michael Dukakis and Mitt Romney are very different, but in their affect there are profound similarities. Likely this is a coincidence, but it may also reflect the old emphasis on efficiency and technocratic order which has deep roots in the scions of Puritan America, a flinty aversion to bombast and charisma which would never go down well in the South.

Cookeville Christmas Parade Set for Monday
COOKEVILLE -- Lots of little angels will be floating around Cookeville on Monday evening for the 45th annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. The parade route will begin on North Washington Avenue, continue south on Washington Avenue to the Courthouse Square and turn East onto Broad Street, ending at the Cookeville Depot. The parade will step off at 7 p.m. Longtime manufacturing manager and communitarian Doug Gentry will be the grand marshal.
Parade attendees are encouraged to arrive early.
The parade will be televised by WCTE-TV on five dates following the event: Monday, Dec. 5 at 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 p.m. and Christmas Day, Dec. 25, at 10:30 a.m.
Hot chocolate will be served by First Presbyterian Church in their parking lot, corner of Dixie and Broad Street. Cookeville Freewill Baptist Church will be serving refreshments in the parking lot of Hooper, Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home parking lot on Washington Avenue. The parade winners will be announced immediately following the Christmas holidays.
Brenda Smith, 2011 Parade Coordinator would like to thank the Christmas Parade Committee and all the volunteers who gave their time to make this annual event such a special holiday tradition for Cookeville. In the event of inclement weather, please note that the local radio and TV stations will make immediate announcements.
Oh for Heaven’s Sake
I’m sorry but you just have to laugh (or maybe just sigh) when even the President’s Thanksgiving Message elicits howls of condemnation from his political opponents. Apparently his references to “the blessings” he was thankful for and his harkening to our nation’s core communitarian belief in mutual responsibility —his thanking those who saw fit to act upon that belief—”the idea that I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper” weren’t quite holy holy enough for the holy of holies.
“Unreal that Obama doesn’t mention God in Thanksgiving message. Militant atheist. To whom does he think we are giving thanks?”
So twitted one conservative commentator (that is the right term isn’t it? twitted? the past tense for twits who tweet?)
ABC News reports that multiple conservative columnists wrote about what they perceived as an oversight on the president’s part. Sherman Frederick at The Las Vegas Review-Journal chided, “Somebody ought to remind Obama (and his speechwriter) that when Americans sit down around a meal today and give thanks, they give thanks to God.”
Fox News columnist Todd Starnes complained that the president’s “remarks were void of any religious references although Thanksgiving is a holiday traditionally steeped in giving thanks and praise to God.”
The twittisphere now redounds upon our president with exclamations of horror:
A Twitter member whose alias is “PastorJeffBrown” and whose profile describes him as “Husband, father, Pastor of Blunt Baptist Church in Sallisaw OK, Rural mail carrier, music lover, and hack guitarist” complained: “To give thanks for luck is to deny God much less omit!”
Others tweeted “God Help Us!” and “So Sad” while the “Republicans From Abroad” account spread the word by retweeting the Fox News headline “Obama leaves God out of Thanksgiving Address.”
I suppose none of the silliness should come as a shock, as the leading contender for the GOP presidential nomination these days is famous for his condemnation of Obama’s “secular socialist machine.” In such a climate, maybe it’s the President’s remarks themselves that should make us laugh (or maybe cry).
I know that for many of you, this Thanksgiving is more difficult than most. But no matter how tough things are right now, we still give thanks for that most American of blessings, the chance to determine our own destiny. The problems we face didn’t develop overnight, and we won’t solve them overnight. But we will solve them. All it takes is for each of us to do our part.
With all the partisanship and gridlock here in Washington, it’s easy to wonder if such unity is really possible. But think about what’s happening at this very moment: Americans from all walks of life are coming together as one people, grateful for the blessings of family, community, and country.
If we keep that spirit alive, if we support each other, and look out for each other, and remember that we’re all in this together, then I know that we too will overcome the challenges of our time.
Liberalism and Communitarianism: Enablers and Destroyers
If people can’t comprehend what it means to work for larger goals than their own interest, if they actually consider any deviation from self-service somehow a sign of phoniness, we, as a nation, are lost. - Paul Krugman

Definition - Communitarianism: a communal system based on cooperative groups that practice some of the principles of communism. — communitarian, n., adj.

By Douglas V. Gibbs

The difference between Paul Krugman and me in regards to his quote is that I believe working with the community to achieve larger goals must be a personal, individual decision. Krugman believes people must be made to place the community above their own individual desires, even if it takes the government through regulatory powers to force them to.
I believe that pursuing personal and individual goals, in the long run, is good for the community, for that makes you non-dependent upon the community, and personal success helps the community by you participating in the market system, and if you are a business by supplying jobs and products.
Krugman, from what I gather from the editorial he wrote, is two sneezes away from being a full-fledged Marxist.
The Leftism that Krugman pushes is a disease that has enveloped the globe. In Europe collapse is inevitable, and the Germans are tired of carrying the free loaders in society that place all of their dependence upon the more socialist nations. The European Union has survived up to this point primarily because Germany has been bailing everyone out. Meanwhile, the crying whiners of the other countries, who are instilling austerity measures in the hope of averting collapse, are suffering from riots and general strikes.
That makes Germany, as long as they continue to bail out other nations, enablers.
The socialists are throwing temper tantrums world wide because liberalism is failing. Big Government is not the solution, and they refuse to accept that, even on the precipice of complete economic collapse.
The socialism (liberalism one step farther than here) of Europe has failed, and Germany does not want to go down with the ship.
The free loaders say they "need" government to take care of them. . .
If these people had been self-sufficient and personally responsible, this would not be a problem.
Instead, they chose to be slaves of big government, and now they know not what to do as the plantation of socialism collapses.
Germany's history has taught the nation when to stop with the fiscal insanity. Merkel refuses to participate with the madness, and now is being criticized as "punishing" the rest of the EU. Fact is, Germany is not punishing Europe. Merkel is simply refusing to continue to be the enabler for the socialist systems that are failing miserably.

Liberalism fails whenever it is tried.
Though the United States is a little bit behind Europe, if we don't turn the ship around, it will take down more than just us. Because we have been so prosperous in history, the American Dollar is intertwined with all of the economies around the world. Our failure would be devastating to the entire global community.
Despite the evidence that liberalism fails, for one must only look to the events in Europe to recognize the destructive nature of statism, factions in the United States continue to push for such a system. What is worse, President Obama and the democrat party have falling lock, stock and barrel for the madness of big government. They are steering this ship into the treacherous waters, despite the reality that doing such a thing is a death sentence for our economy, and ultimately, for our nation.
The Occupy Movement screams for change. They demonize capitalism and the corporations. When it comes to the bankers and corporations, they have a partially legitimate argument, for corruption does exist within those circles. The root of that corruption, however, is not from the bankers or corporations alone, but from the incestuous relationship they have with government. Liberalism, in the end, is the problem, not the capitalistic system that has been the foundation of our prosperity.
The solution these leftists propose is communitarianism - a philosophy that places the welfare of the community over the rights and freedoms of the individual.
The solution is not more government through a communal system. The solution lies in reducing government, and changing our system back to what worked. Stop enabling the entitlement junkies, return to the gold standard with our currency, kick the unions out of the government, reduce federal spending to only that which is constitutionally authorized, and convince the free loaders that their ideas are not the solution - their ideas are the problem.
Sure, we should be sensitive to others needs, we ought to be charitable, and we are indeed simply a part of a much larger community. But, to participate in that community has to be an individual decision. It is not the role of government to force us to be.
Constitutionally, the role of the federal government is not to make us a community. The role of the government is to protect, preserve, and promote the union.
What we do as individuals is our business.

Krugman, you can keep your communal, big government tyranny.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary
I Do Not Think That Word Means What You Think It Means

 Hypocrisy Edition - New York Times
OK, let me start by talking about Mel Gibson for a minute. Bear with me, this is actually relevant.
Back in 2000 Gibson made a movie, The Patriot, about the Revolutionary War. (I think I saw it on an airplane). And when the movie came out, Michael Lind wrote an essay that has stuck with me, pointing out that nobody involved in the picture seemed to know what patriotism means. The Gibson character was presented as a man who refused to get involved until his own family was hurt — then, he went to war for personal revenge. And this was supposed to show his patriotism.
As Lind said, the truth is that that’s more or less the opposite of patriotism, which is about making sacrifices for the national good, not serving your personal motives or interests.
Which brings me to the subject of this post, the apparently equally misunderstood concept of hypocrisy. I’ve been getting some personal attacks on this front, but it’s a bigger issue than that. Here’s the personal version: suppose that you’re a professor/columnist who advocates higher taxes on high incomes and a stronger social safety net — but you yourself earn enough from various sources that you will pay some of those higher taxes and are unlikely to rely on that stronger safety net. A remarkable number of people look at that combination of personal and political positions and cry “Hypocrisy!”
Wait — it’s not just about me and the wingnuts. If you remember the 2004 election, which unfortunately I do, there were quite a few journalists who basically accused John Kerry of being “inauthentic” because he was a rich man advocating policies that would help the poor and the middle class. Apparently you can only be authentic if your politics reflect pure personal self-interest — Mitt Romney is Mr. Natural.
So to say what should be obvious but apparently isn’t: supporting policies that are to your personal financial disadvantage isn’t hypocrisy — it’s civic virtue!

But, say the wingnuts, you say that rich people are evil. Actually, no — that’s a right-wing fantasy about what liberals believe. I don’t want to punish the rich, I just want them to pay more taxes. You can favor redistribution without indulging in class hatred; it’s only the defenders of privilege who try to claim otherwise.

Lind’s essay about Mel Gibson ended with concerns that we may have lost the sense of what citizenship and its duties mean. Indeed. If people can’t comprehend what it means to work for larger goals than their own interest, if they actually consider any deviation from self-service somehow a sign of phoniness, we, as a nation, are lost.
Condi Rice on Target in Mobile
I took down as many quotes as possible, as nearly verbatim as I could manage. Read for yourself:
"We are witnessing shocks to the international system… in the last decade…. One of the reasons that you and I could sleep tonight [is that] we are defended by men and women in uniform who volunteer -- they volunteer -- to defend us."
In handling these shocks, we Americans must lead: "America is a very special country. We're not just an ordinary country." (Hillyer's comment: Take that, Barack Obama.)
"We are witnessing extraordinary events…. There is no more compelling change than what we are seeing in the streets of the Middle East. … There is a universal desire to be free… [and to demand] the dignity that comes from having those who govern you have to ask for your consent." In the long run, "authoritarianism is just not stable."
But, a warning: "The hard work is just beginning when people seize their freedom. [Democracy isn't enough. What's needed is] enshrining freedom in a set of institutions that can protect it. But that's not all. A stable democracy requires even more. It requires there to be no tyranny of the majority. [It requires individual rights against the state, but not even that is enough.] In a strong democracy [people must demonstrate commitment to] civil society and a communitarian spirit."
That's the American example: "The United States is the most individualistic society on the face of the Earth. Yet there's this paradox: The most individualistic of peoples is also the most philanthropic in the world. The truth is that the one thing the government cannot do is to deliver compassion. That has to be delivered from our communitarian spirit…. In our Christian tradition, every individual is worthy. Since every human life is worthy, every human life is worthy of compassion -- not by the state, but by the citizen."
(Rice segued into the story of her grandfather's move from growing cotton to getting an education at Stillman College and insisting that his children do the same, to pursue "a whole new horizon about who they might be and what they might be." And the lesson was that they must "make that transformative leap by faith and reason.")
"Our Creator gave us a mind and he fully expects that we should use it. [The key is] how to use that knowledge in a way that will benefit the human condition… through 'servant leadership.'"
A great sin, she said, was to exhibit a sense of "aggrievement." And, worse, "aggrievement's twin brother, entitlement. If you give in to aggrievement and entitlement, you have lost control of your own life…. You may or may not be able to control your circumstances, but you and control your response to your circumstances…. The Lord knows we need optimism….

"Whenever we're pessimistic… I would suggest that we think about the many, many times when [what seemed to be] the impossible now seems inevitable in retrospect."

Rice focused on this for a while, with a few examples. Again, for emphasis, she stressed this: "What once seemed impossible now seems to have been inevitable."

A Nun’s Murder Poses Questions for Church and State
The Government claimed it was legally within its power to acquire land for specific purpose given the Land Acquisition Act. The PUCL team heard the local people who said “We have been living here for long. Our forefathers Sido and Kanhu and their followers sacrificed their lives and won for us freedom from oppression and gave us an identity. And all of a sudden, like a bolt from the blue, we hear that someone is coming to enter our premises and oust us as if we are encroachers and criminals.”

The people knew that that elsewhere in Santhal Parganas, at Lalmatia and at Chitra, collieries have displaced and decimated tribals and most of the promises of rehabilitation remained only on paper. The PUCL report highlighted that the tribal community is a cohesive community with its communitarian mode of living, interaction and decision-making. It depends on a life close to nature with its rivers and forests, with agricultural fields and grazing lands, places of communitarian gatherings for festivals and village functions. It also has its ancestral abode right in its midst. It is in this socio-cultural phenomenon they live and conduct their affairs. Their homes may be mud walled and grass roofed but they have a beauty and functional practicality of their own. Land is their most important natural and valuable asset and imperishable endowment from which the tribals derive their sustenance, social status, economic and social equality, permanent place of abode and work and living. It is a security and source for economic empowerment. Therefore, the tribes too have great emotional attachment to their lands.

The Bait and Switch History of Fraud
Channeling Reality
Vicky Davis
The Trail of Treason
In Houston, at the 1990 G8 Summit in July, George Herbert Walker Bush and the leaders of the western world decided to internationalize our financial system; to create the World Trade Organization, and to "reject protectionism in all its forms" (to make the world safe for all the criminals - and especially the debt slave masters - gangster bankers).

  G8 Economic Declaration
July 11, 1990   (7-11)
1. We, the Heads of State and Government of the seven major industrial democracies and the President of the Commission of the European Communities, meeting in Houston for our annual Economic Summit, celebrate the renaissance of democracy throughout much of the world. We welcome unreservedly the spread of multiparty democracy, the practice of free elections, the freedom of expression and assembly, the increased respect for human rights, the rule of law, and the increasing recognition of the principles of the open and competitive economy. These events proclaim loudly man's inalienable rights: when people are free to choose, they choose freedom.

....The economies of a number of other developing countries have been stagnant or declined. Nonetheless, serious efforts--in some cases by new leadership--to implement economic adjustment and market-oriented policies have begun to yield positive results and should be continued.
They also set up the biggest swindle in the history of the world.  The section on third world debt in the Economic Declaration states the following:   [More…]

University Network for Collaborative Governance

Mills, Jon (2005). Process Psychology In J. Mills (Ed.),

Relational and Intersubjective Perspectives in Psychoanalysis: A Critique

Northvale, NJ: Aronson/Rowman & Littlefield, 279-308.
Since Freud’s (1933) denunciation of psychoanalysis as a Weltanschauung, psychoanalysis has largely remained skeptical toward philosophic speculation while favoring a scientific attitude. But with increasing attention paid to philosophical paradigms within contemporary psychoanalysis, new vistas emerge for mutual dialogue and theoretical advance. Throughout this project, I attempt to offer the first systematic account of a psychoanalytic metaphysics grounded in process philosophy largely derived from Hegel’s dialectical logic. After rectifying many misconceptions of Hegel’s dialectic, I endeavor to provide a process account of metaphysical realism and its implications for psychoanalytic inquiry. It is my hope that process psychology will stimulate new directions in psychoanalytic theory and practice.
There has always been a tension between psychoanalysis and philosophy, primarily because each discipline privileges its own discourse and agenda over that of the other. While psychoanalysis largely heralds itself as a behavioral science, philosophy sees science as being only one species within its vast metaphysical genus. This tension was present from the start, for it was Freud who envisioned psychoanalysis as a scientific discipline superior to philosophic speculation (see Freud, 1916-1917, p. 20), not to mention the fact that he loathed metaphysics. Within the past decade, however, psychoanalysis has grown more friendly toward philosophy, and in some circles, has embraced a variety of phenomenological, hermeneutic, and postmodern sensibilities to theory and practice. We may observe this trend among many poststructuralist, feminist, constructivist, and narrative perspectives, as well as among contemporary relational and intersubjective paradigms.
But without exception, psychoanalysis has not endeavored to offer its own formal metaphysics. The central purpose of this article is to introduce a new theotheoretical system to psychoanalytic thought which I have called ‘dialectical psychoanalysis’ or ‘process psychology’ (Mills, 2000).
While process psychology has potential applications for theoretical, clinical, and applied psychoanalysis, here I will be mainly concerned with explicating its conceptual explanatory power. It is my hope that this work will be received as a fresh paragon for the advancement of psychoanalytic inquiry grounded in a solid philosophical foundation. If it finds verification among the behavioral and social sciences including empirical psychology it stands a chance of enjoying greater receptivity across disciplines; but this work ultimately rests on philosophical justification alone. In this way, my approach is founded in a theory-based practice that further informs methodological considerations.

Here, I am concerned with ‘first principles,’ namely, the ontological configurations of mind and the logical precepts that lend cohesion and intelligibility to human experience. Because I will be preoccupied with articulating the basic constituents of psychic reality derived from process philosophy, some readers may find this work to be tedious and/or irrelevant to therapeutic practice. It is my intention, however, to stimulate a conceptual shift in addressing the axiomatic principles that inform our presuppositions of mental functioning on the most fundamental level, a subject matter that has been uniformly neglected within the psychoanalytic literature.
 Because psychoanalysis conceptually addresses all aspects of the human condition including the nature and structure of mind, society, politics, and culture, psychoanalysis is by definition a philosophical undertaking. Although perhaps unintended by Freud and his followers, or seen as a corollary to the psychological observations advanced by psychoanalysis as a behavioral science, psychoanalysis as a discipline is a mode of philosophical inquiry by virtue of the fact that it critically examines and speculates on the ontological, epistemological, and phenomenological aspects of human existence through the puissance of reason, or what Freud (1927, 1930, 1932) refers to as Logos—the scientific intellect.
Jessica Benjamin (1988, 1992) is the only other applied Hegelian within psychoanalytic theory that I am aware of; however, her work has exclusively focused on the Phenomenology of Spirit (1807), and especially Hegel’s treatment of inter-subjectivity within the master-slave dialectic. My work centers on Hegel’s mature system as outlined in his Science of Logic (1812) and the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences, Division Three, Philosophy of Spirit (1817c). It is largely for this reason that I attempt to show how psychoanalysis is ultimately a metaphysical enterprise.


“The sum of all things is the truth”

-- William Blair


Cultural Marxism
 The Doom of Language
By Robert F. Beaudine
The Tavistock Agenda
(Documentary Film Short)
Agenda 21 for Public Officials

(Film Short)
 Cowboy Byte
Obama’s Executive Order 13575 Rural Council – Agenda 21
The PPJ Gazette
Passage of S.1867: Our enemy is within
By Marti Oakley
30 Signs That The United States Of America
Is Being Turned Into A Giant Prison
By Michael Snyder
(Blacklisted News)
The Illuminati Choice for 2012
Newt Gingrich is Their Chosen as the Republican Party's Nominee for President
By Texe Marrs
Kissinger, Eugenics And Depopulation
By Leuren Moret
Robby Noel
The Military Solution
 By J. B. Campbell

As a Rhodesian anti-terrorist in the early ‘70s, I figured that the combination of normal African cruelty with Jewish Communism was the ultimate in political sadism. The atrocities I witnessed were shocking and revolting.

It turned out that my education was incomplete. I was not fully aware of what America had done or would do in the decades to come. It took a few years after returning home to see what the future held for us Americans.

The American military has up to the present date not covered itself in glory. Military glory can only be obtained in the defense of the nation from unprovoked military attack by another country. Let’s disabuse ourselves of smug ideas that Ft. Sumter and Pearl Harbor were unprovoked attacks.

There have been no unprovoked attacks since the War for Independence from England.  Starting in 1861 and ever since, the American military has been the aggressor, controlled and exploited by American politicians on behalf of private bankers.

We Americans were born in a country founded on a violent and treacherous land grab from the original inhabitants, who themselves did not deal in real estate sales or mortgage fraud. Virtually every treaty made by the US government was broken by the US Army, which conducted the first modern extermination program, today known as “ethnic cleansing.”
EmTech (MIT): Get Ready for a New Human Species
Now that we can rewrite the code of life, Darwinian evolution can't stop us, says investor Juan Enriquez
Countdown To Armed Oblivion.... Or?
By Richard Sauder
Doomsday predictions on sea level rises are 'false alarm' - levels always fluctuate, says expert as climate change row heats up

    Satellite data 'tilted to distort figures'
    Historical data suggests sea rises and fall naturally
    UN 'expert' admits 'We had to adjust data, otherwise there would be no new trend'
    Climate expert describes sea levels as 'artificial crisis'
The First Time I Heard Of Barack
By Tom Fife
Barack Obama: The Invisible Man
By Another Sojourner for Truth
“An invisible man can rule the world, no one can see him come and no one can see him go…”
 (From the H. G. Wells film, The Invisible Man, 1933)
The Invisible Man
(By H. G. Wells, originally published 1897)

Human Resources
(Documentary Film)
Stanley Milgram
Elan Vital
Force Majeure
The Nation that Never Was
By Dr. Dale Livingston
Evidence of Revision
(Documentary Film)
Evidence of Revision is a 9 hour long documentary series whose purpose is to present the publicly unavailable and even suppressed historical audio, video, and film recordings largely unseen by the American public relating to the assassination of the Kennedy brothers, the little known classified Black Ops actually used to intentionally create the massive war in Viet Nam, the CIA “mind control” programs and their involvement in the RFK assassination and the Jonestown massacre and other important truths of our post-modern time.

The U.S. Government’s Orwellian Office of Public Diplomacy has been in existence in various forms and under various names since World War ONE. The union of American governance and American corporate interests began in Abraham Lincoln’s day and the massaging of public truth began even before the Roman Empire.

The more you know about real history versus official history, the better equipped you are to see behind the lies of our times, even as they are told to you. Some of us knew what was really happening even before the second plane hit the tower.

Episodes included:
1. The Assassinations of Kennedy and Oswald,
2. The Why of it all referenced to Viet Nam and LBJ,
3. LBJ, Hoover and Others. What So Few Know Even Today,
4. The RFK Assassination As Never Seen Before,
5. The RFK Assassination Continued, MK ULTRA and the Jonestown Massacre,
6. MLK Conspiratus
Dismantle Public Education
INTRO: Individualism vs. Collectivism
The Nature and Origin of Human Rights
Group Supremacy
Coercion vs. Freedom
Role of Government
Equality and Inequality under Law
Proper Role of Government
The Truth about Big Government (1 of 2)
The Truth about Big Government (2 of 2)
Gun Control
Undecided Question
Am I understanding communitarianism correctly in this debate?

The question I'm debating is- Resolved: Individuals have a moral obligation to assist people in need. I wanted to argue that if you help other people, they will help you in turn. What I understood from communitarianism is that it meant morals came from that of the community. So I want to say that if you help others, it will reinforce a community expectation to help others. Sort of like a ‘what goes around, comes around’ argument. Am I interpreting this correctly? Is there a better philosophy to use? Thank you!
Answerer #1
I think your desired conclusion is on the wrong track. The resolution involves a moral obligation, not doing something for others with the expectation of getting something in return for yourself or for other people in the community. A moral obligation is one that is undertaken for religious or philosophical reasons, not for the hope of getting something back.
I have a moral obligation not to murder because murder is morally wrong, not because I want to reduce the murder rate, which would be a practical reason, but not a moral obligation.
The Daily Bell
Altruism’s Bloody Roots: Cultural and Genetic Selection for Altruism in Humans
By Kevin McDonald
Who is Behind the Control of the Occupy Toronto Movement?
A History of Money: From AD 800
By John F. Chown
(1994, 1996)
In Pictures: America's Richest Families
International Financial History in the Twentieth Century
System and Anarchy
Publications of The German Historical Institute
The Extortion SYSTEM of the Ruling Elite
Blueprint for a Better World
By Brian Desborough
A Book Review
Survival Gardening
By Brian Desborough
Japanese Permaculture Legend: Masanobu Fukuoka
One Straw Revolution
We Reap What We have Sown
A Review of One Straw Revolution (Masanobu Fukuoka)
By Harry Eyres
When a friend lent me his copy of Masanobu Fukuoka’s The One-Straw Revolution (republished last year by the New York Review of Books), I was struck by one sentence in particular. Somewhere in the middle of this charming, eccentric book, one of the founding texts of natural, non-interventionist farming, Fukuoka asserts that “the one-acre farmer of long ago spent January, February and March hunting rabbits in the hills”. Later on, he says that while cleaning his village shrine he found dozens of haikus, composed by local people, on hanging plaques; but “there is no time in modern agriculture for a farmer to write a poem or compose a song”.
Fukuoka’s practice remained resolutely local, but his philosophical vision, disseminated in books such as The One-Straw Revolution and The Natural Way of Farming, was global. In 1979 he travelled to the US and was “astounded by what [he] saw”, especially in the Central Valley of California: the development of a modern agriculture totally reliant on petroleum energy. Long before the American Michael Pollan, he was making the connections between intensive agriculture, unhealthy eating habits and a whole destructive economy based on oil.
Fukuoka’s vision, and prescription, are far more radical than the nostrums of organic farming. He was scathing about organic agriculture, calling it just another scientific method in disguise; perhaps unduly scathing, given that he shared with the founders of the organic movement an overriding concern with the quality of the soil. However, you can see his point when you consider the kind of organic farming that merely ticks boxes while perpetuating ecologically unsustainable monocultures.
An implication of Fukuoka’s vision is that many more of us would have to become farmers – but not farmers according to the model chillingly described in Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, perched in computerised towers in Iowa, operating fertiliser systems by remote control. Fukuoka reckoned that one-and-a-quarter acres of arable land, farmed naturally, was enough to feed a family in Japan, and to leave “plenty of time for leisure and social activities within the village community”.
Order out of Chaos:  Free Energy, Gravity Control, Alternative Science
New Energy Technologies
free energy elemental rod generator video
BlackLight Power
NaziUfo's William Lyne 2004 part 1/9
Energy Information
Cold Fusion: An Historic Overview
Search: “Patterson cell cold fusion”
Occult Ether Physics:

Tesla’s Hidden Space Propulsion System and the Conspiracy to Conceal It
By William Lynne
“The truth can flow from lies, but lies cannot flow from the truth.”
--Arthur Schopenhauer
The Free Energy Secrets of Cold Electricity
By Peter A. Lindemann
Pentagon Aliens
By William Lynne
Occult Science Dictatorship:
The Official State Science Religion and How to get Excommunicated
By William Lynne
Why the Energy Crisis Needlessly Exists
and How to Solve It
“Outside-the-Box” Technologies, Their Critical Role Concerning Environmental Trends, and the Unnecessary Energy Crisis
Briefing Papers Paul LaViolette Advanced Propulsion Tech Senate October 2000
Environment and Public Works Committee (US Senate)
(Official Trailer) THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take?
Thrive Movement: Solutions
(Van Jones?)
Catherine Austin Fitts: Foster Gamble of THRIVE
How 2012 "Enlightenment" Will Lead To Genocide
(1 of 3)
Treating & Healing Cancer With Oxygen,
Ozone & Hydrogen Peroxide
Peace of Westphalia
Gottfried Feder
Complete Enochian Dictionary
Dictionary of the Angelic Language as Revealed to Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelly
Donald C. Laycock
From the editor: Yes, the spirits are real. Yes, the spirits are imaginary. Most of its, however, cannot imagine how real our imaginations are. -Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford
Dr. John Dee, Mathematician in the court of Queen Elizabeth I, and Edward Kelley, his medium, first deciphered the language of the angels, or Enochian, in 1581. Dr. Dee's efforts furthered the development of the Enochian system of magic, and his methods of invocation have been taken up and expounded upon by many magicians since.
Donald Laycock gives us the history of Dr. Dee's and Edward Kelley's work and explains how the alphabet is pronounced, and then presents an Angelic-English and English-Angelic dictionary. It is intended to allow the reader to find the basic meaning of any Enochian word used by Dee, words in the Enochian Calls of the Golden Dawn, and those used by Aleister Crowley in The Equinox and The Vision and the Voice. The book also includes variants of Enochian words in the Goetic invocations published by Aleister Crowley as a supplement to MacGregor Mathers translation of the Goetia.
In his Foreword to this edition, Lon Milo DuQuette, a well-known figure in the world of modern occultism, gives us an edifying description of how he and his students put The Complete Enochian Dictionary to the test-with astonishing results! This book is a must-have for any serious Magician's library.
Forbidden History: Prehistoric Technologies, Alien Intervention, and the Suppressed Origins of Civilization
Edited by J. Douglas Kenyon
Essential Trends - Part II-A: The End of Engineered Stagflation
By Eric Jantzen
A Program of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance
New Rules Project: Designing Rules as if Community Matters
The Mondragon System: Cooperation at Work
 Published November 1992
Author: David Morris

The Mondragon Cooperative Corporation is a 35 year old experiment in building a comprehensive cooperative society in which labor plays the primary and dominant role. The Cooperative Group has amassed technical, managerial and financial resources comparable to those of a major corporation and used those resources to further social as well as economic goals that emphasize the importance of community and small and medium scale enterprise.
Headquartered in the city of Mondragon, population 30,000, the Cooperative Corporation has member cooperatives in all four of Spain's Basque provinces. The Corporation consists of over 160 cooperative enterprises, of which 90 are industrial companies, and has over 21,000 worker-owners. Its economic activities represent 2 percent of the economy of the Basque provinces.
In Mondragon, cooperative members could spend much of their lives and satisfy many of their needs within their own cooperative structures. They could attend school from day care through post graduate instruction within a cooperative structure. Members can shop in several hundred cooperative stores, some of them the size of K Marts with a similarly diverse merchandise selection.
Although only a small proportion of the food products they buy might have been grown and processed in their own agricultural cooperatives, they could buy most of their appliances from cooperative factories. Medical care, home, auto, business and life insurance, disability benefits, family allowances, unemployment insurance and pensions are all financed and managed through their cooperative system. Their bank is a cooperative. So is their travel agency.
The Versalette by {r}evolution apparel
(Austin, Texas)
Origins and Creationism Conspiracy
Shemsu Hor
Above Top Secret
Meanwhile consider a few relevant and verifiable facts about the present condition of the world.
1. It is easily proven that Alice A. Bailey transcribed a "PLAN" to paper as it was revealed to her by her guiding spirit, Djwhal Khul. Bailey made it clear that the Plan would be implemented by a "New Group of World Servers", their disciples, and aspirants. World Servers are the "hidden hand" aka the "powers that be" which happens to be hiding in plain sight. If you doubt that there is presently such a class of people in service to the world, then simply Google "World Service" and find out who some of the players are, and their activities. Then ask; Do those activities contribute to the "Plan"? Oh! You don't know what the Plan is?
The phrase "heaven on earth" may be passé, but The Founding of the Kingdom remains very much alive as a concept, vision, or Utopian dream. Whatever it may be called, it remains the "immediate goal". Chapter 7 of Bailey's book "From Bethlehem to Calvary" is titled "Our Immediate Goal - The Founding of the Kingdom.
2. The dialectic is the process of moving society along a predefined path to a prescribed outcome. It is active through all ideologies and philosophies to offer a plethora of choices on every issue you can name, be it political, economic, religious or social. There is no political party, economic philosophy, theology or any ideology which has immunity from the dialectic process. Anyone holding a position in any of these areas is a defacto participant in the dialectic process.
3. While the dialectic is the alchemical process for change, there needs to be a motive force driving it along which cuts across all political, economic, religious or social ideologies. That motive force is technology. There is no political party, religion, economic method or social philosophy capable of effectively standing against the driving force of technological development.
4. Technological development is moving toward an objective called the "Technological Singularity". The word 'technology' itself has been redefined in common usage to mean Intellectual Technology (IT), and nearly always indicating the Internet. In the view of one Market Insights Professional, "New IT servicing models like cloud ... make it easier for non-technical employees to download and install technology services." Among those technology services, are social networking services such as Facebook. One of the key phrases I came across during my research was "democratization of technology". That is another way of saying Communitarian, Third Way, facilitated consensus driven technology, or technological advancement by democratic vote. Social unity is a key component to insure that everyone is brought into the group think mentality, and as I have documented, there is a large number of people and organizations -- many religious -- working toward that end. People are actively "voting" for every technological advancement using their thumbs on their personal IT devices.

Can you say complicity?

COMPLICITY: association with, or participation in or as if in, a wrongful act.

5. Complicity follows complaisance, 1: marked by an inclination to please or oblige 2: tending to consent to others' wishes. Deception happens whenever the inclination to please or oblige is acted upon. The action constitutes participation in or as if in, the wrongful act, complicity.
By Diogenes
Philosophy: Guide to Happiness
(Documentary Film)
Philosophy Before Socrates:
An Introduction with Texts and Commentary
By Richard D. McKirahan
Evidence of Revision
(Documentary Film)
Tools for English