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Of Love, Power and America

posted by Gus diZerega

The passionate discussion and often insightful responses my 4thof July post unleashed has forced me to think more deeply about the issues it raised. In the process I have tried to place my argument in a more explicitly spiritual framework, […]

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Dark Thoughts inspired by July 4

posted by Gus diZerega

I suspect this post will upset most of my readers.  It may be written off as a rant.  If that’s your inclination, before writing it off, please consider the actual arguments I make, because doing so will encourage  rethinking  some […]

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Homecoming and the Fourth of July

posted by Gus diZerega

This wonderful Youtube video of a surprise homecoming is touching in a very warm way.  I love it. Perhaps it will give us something beyond anger and sorrow to motivate our opposition to the slaughter being carried out across so much […]

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Good news about solar power is good news at many levels

posted by Gus diZerega

I just saw a great article by Stephen Lacey  linked to on Crooked Timber on how the price of solar power is falling very rapidly.  This has been a long term trend, and shows no signs of slowing.  The rate […]

A meditation on Memorial Day

posted by Gus diZerega

Memorial Day in recent years has been a more than usually bittersweet honoring of those who served their country at the cost of their lives in wartime.

The Founders, the Constitution and Christianity

posted by Gus diZerega

One of the biggest lies being told by David Barton and other dishonest hacks in the so-called ‘christian’ right about our nation’s Founders was that they thought of freedom of religion in purely Christian terms.  They did not and made […]

A magickal working by Thermal

posted by Gus diZerega

Thermal sent me an email including some magick he is working in response to bin Laden’s death.  I pass it on.  I think his message is a wise one.  I am working on a lengthy post on the spiritual dimension […]

The re-emergence of the torturers

posted by Gus diZerega

The fetid mess of nihilism and sadism that masquerades as “conservative” morality is strutting with more than its usual vulgarity this week.  Adopting Karl Rove’s strategy of attacking your opponents strengths through incessant lying, they are saying torture helped us […]

Defending Muslims

posted by Gus diZerega

Some of my readers might be wondering why I have been so supportive of many Muslims against their critics during the past few years.  Certainly Muslim countries are not good places to be Pagan and I would not choose to […]

Donald Trump and the promise of diversity

posted by Gus diZerega

I was inspired to write this blog by Steve Weinstein’s post on Crooks and Liars. There he observed “I live in the middle of Los Angeles. Gay people are everywhere and considered as normal as anyone else. Black people too. […]

Bolivia adopting “Law of Mother Earth” recognizing Nature as having Her own rights

posted by Gus diZerega

Bolivia is preparing to boldly go where no one has gone before, although Ecuador started the ball rolling.  Asof this writing Ecuador is on the verge of passing a kind of Bill of Rights for Nature, a series of laws called […]

John Perkins: Former Economic Hit Man and Shamanic Advocate spoke in Sonoma

posted by Gus diZerega

Last night I drive to Sonoma to hear John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, and of a number of other books, give a talk sponsored by the Praxis Peace Institute.  The audience was filled with people more […]

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posted 9:39:40am Jul. 06, 2012 | read full post »

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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