Moab, UT, USA
male, age 47
Speaks: small amount of japanese, some spanish, english
Joined Dec 23, 2007
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“ Free love? As if love is anything but free! Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love. Man has subdued bodies, but all the power on earth has been unable to subdue love. Man has conquered whole nations, but all his armies could not conquer love. Man has chained and fettered the spirit, but he has been utterly helpless before love. High on a throne, with all the splendor and pomp his gold can command, man is yet poor and desolate, if love passes him by. And if it stays, the poorest hovel is radiant with warmth, with life and color. Thus love has the magic power to make of a beggar a king. Yes, love is free; it can dwell in no other atmosphere. In freedom it gives itself unreservedly, abundantly, completely. All the laws on the statutes, all the courts in the universe, cannot tear it from the soil, once love has taken root.”
-- Emma GoldmanAs long as politics is the shadow cast on society by big business, the attenuation of the shadow will not change the substance.
Our Way of Life
"We are an exceptional model of the human race. We no longer know how to produce food. We no longer can heal ourselves. We no longer raise our young. We have forgotten the names of the stars, fail to notice the phases of the moon. We do not know the plants and they no longer protect us. We tell ourselves we are the most powerful specimens of our kind who have ever lived. But when the lights are off we are helpless. We cannot move without traffic signals. We must attend classes in order to learn by rote numbered steps toward love or how to breast-feed our baby. We justify anything, anything at all by the need to maintain our way of life. And then we go to the doctor and tell the professionals we have no life. We have a simple test for making decisions: our way of life, which we cleverly call our standard of living, must not change except to grow yet more grand. We have a simple reality we live with each and every day: our way of life is killing us." From Blood Orchid by Charles Bowden
The indigenous way of life:
HARMONY WITH NATURE
DOMINATION OF NATURE
Everything has spiritual value.
The spiritual and the physical are united. Everything has monetary value.
The spiritual and the physical are separated.
The laws of Nature are emphasized.
Nature reflects the Creator.
The laws of man are emphasized.
The Creator is in Man's image.
Feelings are important.
Feelings are rationalized.
Society is based on cultural pluralism and the extended family.
Roots are remembered.
Society is based on the melting pot and the nuclear family.
Roots are forgotten.
Cosmology is spatial and timeless.
Cosmology is lineal and time-oriented.
Education is experiential. Teachings are from Nature and family elders.
Education is from the mass media and salaried professionals.
Epistemology is based on cultural renewal.
Epistemology is based on personal atonement.
Technology serves the people and Nature.
The people and Nature serve technology.
Material wealth is shared and given away.
Material wealth is hoarded and consumed.
Behavior is cooperative.
Behavior is competitive.
Justice and equality are achieved by cultural forms.
Justice and equality are achieved by legislation.
Society is egalitarian. Women and men have equal freedom and power.
Society is patriarchal.
Women must emulate men.
Leaders put the People above themselves.
Leaders put themselves above the people.
The balance of Nature is maintained.
The balance of Nature is destroyed.
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Nov 12, 1966
small amount of japanese,
||I'm pretty easy going and enjoy humor and creativity. I can't understand how anyone isn't moved by the beauty of the natural world and would not want to keep it. I wish we could all be strengthened by a bond with each other and throw off all the bs put upon us.
||Introduce yourself to Bryan
Lola the cat
all or none
love rice 'n beans
|Wild Fact About Me
||I don't consider it wild.
||Have kindness and respect. Be aware of the beauty of the natural world and don't need too many other things. Don't believe in all the things you're supposed to do in this life. Take time to search and find an understanding of yourself and others.
|What Gives Me Hope
||The true nature of humanity.
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||Remove lobbyists as one of the branches of our government. Enact seperation of corporation and state. Encourage people not to see anyone else on earth as essentially different.
|What/who changed my life and why
|What Bugs Me
|What Scares Me
Those who measure the quality,
of life by how much they consume
Anyone who works for peace,
||"It is no measure of health to be deemed sane in an insane society" -J. Krishnamurti
Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the people on the Earth. Man did not weave the web of life. He is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web he does to himself. - Chief Seattle
"The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force."
- Thomas Jefferson
The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of [private cartel] lending institutions and moneyed incorporations." -Thomas Jefferson
"The stores are full of bandaids for the wounds of empire." - ?
"I woke up on the roadside daydreaming about the way things sometimes are. Visions of your chestnut mare shoot through my head and are making me see stars." --Bob Dylan
A People's History of the United States,
David C. Korten,
The Razor's Edge,
don't read enough lately
Rabbit Proof Fence,
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,
Why we Fight,
Children of Men,
Old Samurai Movies,
V for Vendetta,
The Man Facing Southeast
Rocky and Bullwinkle,
FSTV or LinkTV,
a soft shoulder
|Can't Live Without
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