Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:36
As the media-dust stirred from alleged sexual abuse of young women by the newly appointed justice to the Supreme Court fell, blanketing the land with its gray shock-and-awe numbness, a mother wrote: predator abuse, sexual and misogyny in general, of women, children and, I declare, the environment, is rooted in the way we model and condition our children, more specifically young boys. Quite right. She then prescribed a few well intended interventions –mostly in vain.
Thu, 10/11/2018 - 13:00
I stand with Mort. This is not hyperbole.
Anti-Trump protest in San Francisco. (photo: Andy Uhler/NPR)
The Ghost of Common Sense
By Mort Rosenblum, Reader Supported News
10 October 18
Common sense will tell us, that the power which hath endeavoured to subdue us, is of all others, the most improper to defend us.”
– Thomas Paine
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 19:24
A reminder October 20-22 A great interview on The Intelligence of Play.
With Michael Mendizza
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Mon, 10/01/2018 - 19:02
Working on Astonishing Capacities and Self-Inflicted Limitations, a new anthology of Joseph Chilton Pearce, his life and insights, I happened upon the following. You may find it of interest.
The Biology of Transcendence
A Blueprint of the Human Sprit
Joseph Chilton Pearce
THE NEW INDIFFERENCE
Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:40
Often, more than I like to admit, observing parents is like listening to a beginner play a violin that is out of tune. There’s harmonic-resonance when the adult and child are attuned. And then, there is what most think of as parenting and teaching: Watch out! Don’t do that. I told you to be careful. Don’t touch. Get over here right now. Not now. In a minute. How many times do I have to tell you? Are you listening? Hello!
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 23:31
What has become Vax-Hysteria, like most major controversies, is scripted. I love citing the BBC reporter, live, describing that Building Seven at the World Trade Center on 9/11 was falling, which could be seen standing in the shot behind her, twenty-minutes before it did in fact collapse. The obvious question is; who wrote the script? The unbridled role media plays in Manufacturing Consent, The Political Economy of the Mass Media (Noam Chomsky,1988), is the true role and function of corporate media. But we forget, which is the point.
Thu, 07/26/2018 - 22:40
We ‘dults’ have very fixed ideas about how everything must be. “Oh, my, its late, we need to have this done this way and that done that way by such and such a time.” Then comes the next task and the next, all day long, day after day. Even when we are completely engaged with the task De Jure we are anticipating the next with its deadlines, time schedules and pressure. And this basic mind-set we impose on our children, for their own good, of course.
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 08:48
Forget the Declaration of Independence, One Nation Under God. We the people of the United States threaten to unleash punishing trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid if nations support language tainting the $70 billion infant formula industry – the latest in our nation’s Declaration of Profits over People.
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 23:41
Kidnap: to steal a child, to seize and hold or carry off a person against that person’s will by force or fraud (Webster’s dictionary definition)
Trump’s Zero Tolerance Border Policy. Let’s call it what it is, a kidnapping of thousands. Our government, like the definition, has stolen by force or fraud, children, even babies. They simply took them away from their parent or parents. They have traumatized thousands of youngsters creating long-term harm. The younger they are the more lasting the trauma.
Those who planned, organized, carried out and continue it are criminals. They should be charged and punished. There were no Amber Alerts, neighborhood searches, radio, TV alerts asking people to join in finding the stolen child. Often these children were taken away in the dead of night. Why unless they knew what they were conducting was wrong. Simply that – a crime. What if the baby or child stolen was yours or your grandchild, or a friend’s? Would you turn away, or even worse, condone it making excuses. This criminal act is a stain on our nation, and on us. It betrays our national humanitarian values.
Detention camps for children? For babies?! For God’s sake America, wake up! Is this what we are becoming? Child abusers? Kidnappers?
Sun, 07/01/2018 - 15:15
A woman was beating her infant-toddler in a stroller in front of our gallery. This is a busy tourist destination. One of my colleagues rushed out the door. “Stop that right now,” she said, as others stood by in silence. We are responsible for our children’s behavior, and yet we punish them for our sins, and have for centuries. "Father, forgive us, for we do not know what we are doing."