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A Solstice Gone Awry

posted by Gus diZerega

I recently attended a Winter Solstice celebration here in Northern California. Held at a local community center, it was well attended by an enthusiastic crowd. A first glance indicated a growing and healthy NeoPagan community. A second glance was not […]

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The New Fifth Column

posted by Gus diZerega

The photograph on the right is of a Moslem suicide bomber, holding a Koran. But the photograph on the left is of US soldiers holding a Bible. The similarity is not accidental. All see themselves as warriors for God. Jason […]

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Jamie Leigh Jones and the Crisis of Classical Liberalism

posted by Gus diZerega

The obvious failings of our court system have encouraged some free market theorists to support binding arbitration a more efficient alternative. In doing so many of the greates failings of classical liberal thought come to a head: its lack of […]

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A Sign of Hope

posted by Gus diZerega

For me, one of the most depressing aspects of the past seven years is that it seems so many Americans forgot what they learned in the 60s, and many of those born since did not learn from our experience. In […]

When Religion Matters in the Wrong Place II.

posted by Gus diZerega

While Huckabee and Romney are teaching religious bigotry, a more painful but also more hopeful story emerged from New York City, where some of their spiritual students attempted putting their attitudes into practice. Walter Adler was with his girlfriend and […]

When Religion Matters In the Wrong Place I.

posted by Gus diZerega

Today I saw two related stories, one awful, but also inspiring, the other disgusting, but expected. I will make two separate posts from them, but they belong together The disgusting-but-expected one is the current dust up between Southern Baptist minister […]

Time Magazine Hides the Truth, Suppresses Criticism of Its Lies

posted by Gus diZerega

My post is short – but this link from Glenn Greenwald at Salon explains all that needs explaining. The mainstream corporate media is one of the greatest threats to the survival of American democracy. Every day its behavior demonstrates why […]

Iran and Nukes: Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Twice Shame on Me.

posted by Gus diZerega

President Bush argued in October, 2007, that a nuclear-armed Iran could lead to “World War III.” Vice President Dick Cheney warned of “serious consequences” if Tehran did not stop trying to build nukes. THIS TIME we’re right they said. THIS […]

Taser-Happy Cops – A Solution

posted by Gus diZerega

UPDATE below Friedrich Nietzsche once remarked (in German) “Power makes stupid.” Recent articles about the overly enthusiastic use of tasers by cops (the term ‘police officer’ overly dignifies these thugs) are a good confirmation of his observation. My example is […]

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Earth Day and the Sacredness of the Earth
I think Earth Day is a particularly important moment for contemplation and commitment by us Pagans.  Often American Christian critics accuse us of “pantheism,” and in a important respect they are right.  We do find the sacred, most of us, ...

posted 11:57:03am Apr. 20, 2012 | read full post »

Instructive examples on why interfaith work is a good idea
I deeply believe the problems in our country are more of the heart than of the head. Here are some youtubes courtesy of John Morehead of the Evangelical Chapter of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy on Facebook. They speak more eloquently ...

posted 1:08:25pm Apr. 12, 2012 | read full post »

The controversy over Pink Slime - and what it means.
The controversy over pink slime is helping educate Americans to the fact that corporations are as beneficial to agriculture as they are to politics. Tom Laskawy put it pithily: “What pink slime represents is an open admission by the food ...

posted 4:03:07pm Apr. 11, 2012 | read full post »

How the "war on religion' backfired into a war on women
Here  is a really good article by Tina DuPuy on how the Republicans got themselves into such a mess with America's more intelligent women.  Left undiscussed is how the extreme pathological masculinity of both their deity and their leaders made ...

posted 12:12:35pm Apr. 11, 2012 | read full post »

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