Keeping my ear to the ground&#...

Nov 22, 2011 by

While my eyes have turned away from the current OWS/99% movement my ear is still to the ground listening for an awakening within the movement itself. There is a group called Occupy Occupy Wall Street and I haven’t read much about them so I can’t comment on them yet – but maybe they will have the political and ideological cohesion to bring things to the next level. The trouble now will be how to separate the radical elements from the moderate – that is the key to resonating with the masses.

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OWS/99% movement now in the fi...

Nov 12, 2011 by

This is the romantic. A deep melancholy rests on my shoulder each day as I see all the things I love, grow older, get weaker, and begin that transition to nothingness. And I wonder even with all the profound joys and personal victories that one can have in life nothing prepares any of us for the escalated losses which me each must face as we grow older. It doesn't matter how much or how little money we each have as the end is always the same, for all of us. There is nothing that we can take with us. We can leave the world a better place by just trying, yet we squabble about things that are so peripheral to our very existence that one wonders why so few see the tragedy of it all. The tragedy of wanting to be right even when we know that we can't possibly have all of the answers 100% of the time.

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A letter I wrote to “Occ...

Nov 6, 2011 by

You have the chance to change the world for ourselves, children and all those who follow. But if you continue to ignore what powerful intellectuals are positing as next steps to take, and fail to organize internationally then we all lose. If the right is at least listening to their experts don’t you think it would be wise that you do as well? I beg you not to lose this chance and waste the enormous effort, energy and sacrifice so many of you have made. But if you continually cling to dogmatic ideas that are far too radical to resonate with the masses I fear the giant machine you have dared to do battle with will crush you and continue to crush the rest of us – the other part of the 99%.

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Does it really matter what any...

Oct 28, 2011 by

People want to know they are making a difference and not sitting in a boat with one set of people rowing one direction and another set of rowers moving in the other, which in the end, foolishly wastes an incalulatable amount of limited energy.

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Foreign Affairs – The Br...

Oct 26, 2011 by

The surface of life has greatly improved, at least for educated, reasonably comfortable people -- say, the top 20 percent, socioeconomically. Yet the deeper structures, the institutions that underpin a healthy democratic society, have fallen into a state of decadence. We have all the information in the universe at our fingertips, while our most basic problems go unsolved year after year: climate change, income inequality, wage stagnation, national debt, immigration, falling educational achievement, deteriorating infrastructure, declining news standards. All around, we see dazzling technological change, but no progress. Last year, a Wall Street company that few people have ever heard of dug an 800-mile trench under farms, rivers, and mountains between Chicago and New York and laid fiber-optic cable connecting the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.

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