Where do we go from here?

What follows is a synthesis of forty-years with J. Krishnamurti, David Bohm, Joseph Chilton Pearce, Samdhong Rinpoche and other mentors. The passion, clarity and hope that inspired these teachers etched deeply and took root. I see what I see standing on their shoulders.

Themes: 
human potential
parenting
education
culture

Profound Respect and Admiration for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

There are flag waving patriots who preach the corporate-state party line, sending our children to endless wars, and there are real patriots who stand up, challenge and reveal corruption in that corporate-state. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is heroic in his advocacy for children’s wellbeing and safety. We must all do the same. mm

August 15, 2019

Americans Can Handle an Open Discussion on Vaccines—RFK, Jr. Responds to Criticism from His Family

CHD NOTE: In early May 2019, Politico Magazine published an article written by three of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s relatives, criticizing his advocacy for safe vaccines. After numerous requests, Politico magazine has refused to publish his response.

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

  

My uncle and my father argued that in a free and open society, the response to difficult questions should never be to shut down debate. What we need is science, not censorship.

Three of my Kennedy relatives recently published an article criticizing my advocacy for safe vaccines. Our contentious family dispute highlights the fierce national donnybrook over vaccinations that has divided communities and raised doubts about the Democratic Party’s commitment to some of its defining values: abhorrence of censorship, wariness toward excessive corporate power, support for free speech, religious freedom, and personal sovereignty over our bodies, and the rights of citizens (codified in the Nuremberg Code and other treaties to which we are signatories) to decline unwanted government-mandated medical interventions. The debate has also raised questions about the independence of our press and its role as a champion of free speech, and First Amendment rights and as a bulwark against overreaching by government and corporations.

Themes: 
vaccinations
freedom
culture

Manifest Destiny

Embedded deep in the human psyche is the perception of comparison, pecking order, a biological imperative. But then, the newly evolved neocortex, with its vast capacity to imagine, steps in and conjures whatever it needs to justify one’s position on the ladder: class, superiority, racism, bigotry, religious dogma, and prejudice for profit. We make up concepts that advance, leverage and maintain our pecking-order-status, at the expense of others, of course, which is how the game is played. Theistic religions and our prevailing political-social fabric, including gender inequity, is cast on this foundation. The more fundamental, therefore conservative, the more that deep, often tacit, white supremacy, and its implicit imagined-racism, percolates.

Themes: 
freedom
culture

Contempt for the Commons

Themes: 
freedom
culture
democracy

Promise First Do No Harm

We forget. Nonviolence begins in the arms of nurturing mothers and fathers.

We feel numbed-shock, sadness and rallying pockets of rage as another wave of violence ripples through our collective psyche. Personally, I celebrate our nation’s youth, like the boy in the Emperor’s New Clothes, exposing the hypocrisy of the gun-lobby and implicitly the greed of the military industrial complex, hiding behind flag-waving (pseudo) patriotism that worships killing.

Themes: 
nurturing
touch
parenting
violence
culture

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