Ways of Learning

Curiosity, Creativity, Compassion, and Cooperation are the 4 C’s of human nature. A fifth C is the darker side of our nature: Control. In past (and non-western or Indigenous) societies, they educated their youth through self-directed learning that required a high level of respect, cooperation, creativity, and mutual exploration. Adults guided the children rather than… Continue reading Ways of Learning

Let’s Unlearn Capitalism Myths

I think this needs said: The framework that society shoved into us is capitalistic and it tries to teach us that the capitalistic view of reality is the ONLY view. This socialization is full of myths that aren’t actually true. There are many worlds within our biosphere of Earth, and we need to understand that… Continue reading Let’s Unlearn Capitalism Myths

Deconstructing worldviews

“The notion of a “one-world-world” (OWW) is predicated on the West’s ability to arrogate to itself the right to be “the world” and to relegate all other worlds to its rules, to a state of subordination, or to nonexistence. It is thus an imperialist, colonial notion.” (chapter 1 of Pluriverse Politics by Arturo Escobar) So… Continue reading Deconstructing worldviews

First Essay of 2021: Nothing about People is a Binary

Human beings are complex. We can both criticize each other and yet still love each other; the criticism does not mean our love is false, and yet society teaches us thus. This binary thinking is killing us. Our society teaches us that everything is a binary: either we are Black or White, Man or Woman,… Continue reading First Essay of 2021: Nothing about People is a Binary

Reading Emergent Strategy with friends-Updated!

I am going to embark on a new project while I try to heal from Covid19 complications and autoimmune issues. Since several friends wanted to read Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown but they struggled to find an accessible audio book version, I decided to try my hand at reading it out loud. This is… Continue reading Reading Emergent Strategy with friends-Updated!

Replace harmful theology with liberation

A portion of American Christianity is:  Capitalism  Nationalism  White supremacy  Worshiping wealth (prosperity doctrine)  Imperialism/colonialism This is why many evangelicals for Trump view Trump as a savior or “blessed by God.” They don’t actually worship Jesus, and instead worship the above five as “god,” so Trump who embodies all five, is seen as “blessed” and… Continue reading Replace harmful theology with liberation

Short essay on Collective Solidarity (And Patreon Updates)

Review of Potential History: Unlearning Imperalism: https://www.patreon.com/posts/review-potential-33080982 Review of Our History is Our Future: https://www.patreon.com/posts/33497407 Communal Care: Responsibility: https://www.patreon.com/posts/31988422 Short Essay on Collective Solidarity Today I’m going to write a bit about how we live locally with one another, and how that impacts our present, future, past, and the world at large. It’s a big… Continue reading Short essay on Collective Solidarity (And Patreon Updates)

Review: Green Gone Wrong

In an effort to seek out solutions to some of the questions in my earlier essays, I read the nonfiction book titles Green Gone Wrong : Dispatches from the Front Lines of Eco-capitalism by Heather Rogers. In a time where the UN has put out a major call to combat the growing climate catastrophe, this… Continue reading Review: Green Gone Wrong

In essence Thoughts on Life in This American Society

At Home Mournful harmonies and piano arpeggios grace my speakers on this grey-muted day, the clouds heavy with the threat of rain. I sit in the chair provided by my job for at-home work, and it’s stiff back and ergonomic shape adjusted for my unconventional sitting posture — curled up with feet on the seat… Continue reading In essence Thoughts on Life in This American Society

Approaches to Discussion

This idea for a post has been haunting me for some time, but it’s taken me quite awhile to bring it together coherently enough to compose my ideas on paper. So, after all this thinking, researching, and meditating, I’m going to complete this and release it into the wilds of the Internet. I hope it… Continue reading Approaches to Discussion