Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rory Stewart: Time to end the war in Afghanistan

TED talks about Afghanistan
Rory Stewart: Time to end the war

Humility, begin from the position that our power, our knowledge, our ability, is limited. We need to engage in 40 countries, and think about it like MOUNTAIN RESCUE. Look for someone who knows the terrain. You can prepare, but preparation is limited. Two problems, those you can anticipate, and those you can't. The key is a guide. You need a guide who knows when to turn back. Intelligent risk takers weigh their risks and responsibilities.
"When 'failure is not an option', it makes failure invisible, inconceivable, and inevitable. If we limit ourselves to protection of civilians, and avoid the temptation of 'regime change', then with humility, honesty, and realistic expectations, we can achieve something that we can be proud of." - Rory Stewart, who walked across Afghanistan in 2002.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Annable Park speaks to students from Wesleyan

The problem is we haven't reached the tipping point, and the powerful have control of the conversation. The youth don't know weather to joint the powerful or to start a revolution. They don't even understand the situation well enough to have an opinion. They need leadership and education, and they can't get it.

Monday, July 18, 2011

9500 Liberty

In a land of immigrants, the racism is always going to be here, the trick is to keep it out of our justice system. - MER
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Perhaps it is time to take the influence of money out of politics?

Preview for PRICELE$$ from Habitat Media on Vimeo.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Zeitgeist Movement Activist and Orientation Guide

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The Zeitgeist Movement is the activist arm of The Venus Project, which constitutes the life long work

of industrial designer and social engineer, Jacque Fresco. Jacque currently lives in Venus, Florida,

working closely with his associate, Roxanne Meadows. Now, let it be understood that Mr. Fresco will

be the first to tell you that his perspectives and developments are not entirely his own, but rather

uniquely derived from the evolution of scientific inquiry which has persevered since the dawn of

antiquity. Simply put, what The Venus Project represents and what The Zeitgeist Movement hence

condones, could be summarized as: ‘The application of The Scientific Method for social concern.’

Through the humane application of Science and Technology to social design and decision-making,

we have the means to transform our tribalistic, scarcity driven, corruption filled environment into

something exceedingly more organized, balanced, humane, sustainable and productive. To do so, we

have to understand who we are, where we are, what we have, what we want, and how we are going to

obtain our goals. Given the current state of affairs, many of which will be addressed in the first part

of this book, the reader should find that we not only need to move in another direction...we have to.

The current economic system is falling apart at an accelerating rate, with the prospect of worldwide

unemployment occurring on the largest scale ever seen. Simultaneously, we are courting the “point of

no return” in regard to the destruction of the environment.

Our current methods of social conduct have proven to have no chance in resolving the problems of

environmental destruction, human conflict, poverty, corruption and any other issue that reduces the

possibility of collective human sustainability on our planet. It is time we grow up as a species and

really examine what the true problems and solutions are, as uncomfortable, untraditional and foreign

as they might seem.

This work will first present the current economic problems we face, recognizing root causes,

consequences and inevitabilities, while then presenting solutions derived from an assessment of what

is actually relevant to life and society. Additionally, information will be provided as to how each one

of us can help in this challenge, presenting methods of communication and activism that will

hopefully speed up the process of transformation.

It is very important that those who begin this work pause for a moment and think about the

windows of perspective they have been indoctrinated into. Considering the current vastness of human

values and ideologies, coupled with the identification that grows over time with associations to a

particular train of thought, tradition or notion of reality, it can be difficult and even painful for a

person to revise or remove the cherished understandings which they have considered true for long

periods of time. This ‘ego’ association, coupled with the perpetual state of ‘limited knowledge’ each

one of us has, will be the biggest hurdle many will face when reading the information presented here.

It is time to broaden our loyalties and affiliations beyond the narrow confines of the marketplace,

tradition, and the nation-state to encompass the human species as a whole, along with the planetary

environment that supports us all. It is time we view the earth as an indivisible organic whole, a living

entity composed of countless forms of life, all brought together in a single community.

If nature has taught us only one thing, it is that the only constant is change. There is no such thing

as a Utopia. Therefore, in order for us to grow productively as a species, we need to become experts

at “changing our minds” about anything and everything. If you choose to approach this material with

a conscious attempt at being open minded and objective, we feel the ideas expressed here will realign

your vision of the world, yourself, and the future of our human family in a way that is the most

productive, humane and effective.

Never Forget

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