CROSSROADS: ‘A Temple of This Earth’, Moving Beyond Redemptive Violence – By Charles Eisenstein

Source – charleseisenstein.substack.com “…The purpose of this essay series is to illuminate a path toward the transcendence of the ancient pattern that Rene Girard called sacrificial violence, in which society discharges its rage, its anxiety, and its rivalries upon a dehumanized victim class. This latent force swells in times of social stress as in an…

AMERIKA: ‘The Zogby Poll®’, Will The United States Have Another Civil War?

Source – zogbyanalytics.com “…When it came to race, whites (43% likely and 44% unlikely) were not as convinced that there will be another civil war, while Hispanics (53% likely and 43% unlikely) and African Americans (49% likely and 39% unlikely) thought another civil war could happen” SM:..War in any of its incarnations is in a…

TERRA NUOVA: ‘Anxiety & Idealism’, Words to a Young Man – By Charles Eisenstein

Source – charleseisenstein.substack.com “…The truth is that society doesn’t have a lot of ready-made places for the new generation, because existing institutions embody an old story, an old consciousness. So they have to create a new place for themselves, which often involves stretching or leaving the old structures. If the “real world” means a continuation…

AMERIKA: 52% of Trump Voters (…& 41% of Biden Voters) ‘Somewhat Agree’ That Red & Blue States Should Secede From The Union

Source – zerohedge.com “…The idea that the nation’s political divide has become so toxic that we should prepare from some sort of “national divorce” has largely been left to clever thought experiments best left for dinner parties and ironically detached columns. However, we’ve now arrived at a point where more than half of Trump voters…

CROSSROADS: ‘Let Them Eat Cake’, Empty Stomach & The Social Chaos That Follows

Source – economicprism.com “…Rare is the revolution ignited by a populace with a full stomach. Historically, surges against an oppressive regime are sparked by a steep and extended rise in food prices…a decade ago food inflation triggered the Arab Spring uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa. And food shortages were commonplace in Communist…

AMERIKA: The Prospects for Soft Secession in America – By Jeff Deist

Source – mises.org “…The country was overthrown a hundred years ago—beginning with Woodrow Wilson and reaching full form in FDR’s New Deal. But America’s second revolution was managerial, a seizing of jurisdiction over every aspect of life by a centralized federal bureaucracy. So by soft secession we mean a counterrevolution within the form: aggressive federalism,…

REBEL YELL: ‘Strategically Resisting the New Dark Age’, The 7 Days Campaign to Resist ‘The Great Reset’ – Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D.

Source – transcend.org ‘…In essence, these critiques document extensive evidence of an elite coup that seeks to comprehensively restructure human society into a technocratic dystopia in which such previously fundamental concepts as human identity, human liberty, human rights (such as freedom of speech, assembly and movement), human privacy and human volition are not just notions…

CROSSROADS: Now That The American Dream Is Reserved For The Wealthy, The Smart Crowd Is Opting Out

Source – oftwominds.com “…Clueless economists are wringing their hands about the labor shortage without looking at the underlying causes, one of which is painfully obvious: the American economy now only works for the top 10%…As a result the Smart Crowd is opting out of the conventional workforce’s debt-overwork-deadend-treadmill“ Now That The American Dream Is Reserved For…

EUGENICS: The Next “Crisis” The Global Elite Have Planned – By Doug Casey

Source – internationalman.com “…These people are all part of what you might call the “World Deep State.” They all know each other. They go to the same conferences, and more often than not, they’ve attended the same universities, belong to the same social clubs, and have kids in the same schools. But most importantly, they…

RAINBOW WARRIOR: ‘The Living Matrix’, We Must Become Apprentices of Nature

Source – msn.com “…I find hope in nature itself, in the wild world, in the power of life to create new conditions, in the shared learning and co-evolution of all nature. This is where, I believe, humanity has to turn. We are not solving our problems with conferences, technologies, space travel, or economic growth. These…

CROSSROADS: The Demographic Time Bomb – By James Rickards

Source – dailyreckoning.com “…Demographic collapse is inevitable; it’s already baked into existing birth rates and likely trends…The new paradigm will consist of fewer people in larger cities – an unprecedented form of urbanization beyond what we know already. Legacy industries such as automobiles will fall by the wayside. Healthcare generally and elder care in particular…

AMERIKA: The Elites’ Battle For The Future America – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com “…America’s elites are fracturing along multiple tectonic fissures: while the conventional media focuses on the ginned-up bread and circuses of Red and Blue political games (i.e., The Purple Empire), the real conflicts are within the camps running the Red and Blue games, the Imperial Project of global hegemony (a.k.a. The Deep State),…

CROSSROADS: ‘Systemic Narcissism’, Do You Live in a Social Capital Desert? – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com “…Humans are not just rational economic robots, and so the impoverishment of social capital deserts in which few know their neighbors, share anything with others, owe anything to anyone or trust anyone is also a desert of emotional well-being” Do You Live in a Social Capital Desert? – By Charles Hugh Smith…

SCORCHED EARTH: Where Best to Ride Out the Climate Apocalypse? – By Jonathan Cook

Source – unz.com “…The imminent suffering of millions or even billions of human beings from rising seawaters, wildfires, droughts and food shortages pales when compared to the survival of the few who will reseed the planet and wider universe with conscious life…In Bostrom’s words: “The breakdown of global civilization is, from the perspective of humanity…

CROSSROADS: `Spermageddon`, Children of Men… – By Sophie Johnson

Source – theecologist.org “…Swan’s study found the major culprit of this fall in sperm count to be a class of chemicals called endocrine disruptors, which mimic the body’s hormones. The chemicals include phthalates and bisphenol-A, which are everywhere, from plastics to pesticides in our food, from cosmetics to receipts, from waterproof clothes to electronics, from…

MASONIC VISIONS: ‘Dharma Art & Mindfulness’, José Argüelles Speaks… – By Michael Moynihan

Source – newdawnmagazine.com -“…As Argüelles persuasively argues, it is largely dissynchronous timing standards that have kept human beings off-balance and alienated from the natural cycles of the Earth they inhabit. The worst culprit is the Gregorian calendar, and by extension the “12:60 frequency” that it fosters – together these have become, in essence, the inescapable…

CROSSROADS: Humanity as a Species of the Stars or Lab Rats in Geopolitical Cage? – By Matthew Ehret

Source – strategic-culture.org “…The conception outlined in Vernadsky’s Biosphere was that living matter and ecosystems were not localized to the earth, but were rather cosmic processes tied to the entire environment of the solar system and beyond. This concept was not only new but irrefutable and revolutionary” Humanity as a Species of the Stars or…

REBEL YELL: ‘The Way to Defeat the Globalist Reset’, Local Production for Local Consumption… – By Peter Koenig

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com “…The Globalists have semi-clandestinely introduced some kind of “Covid-Martial Law” that overrules everything that is an otherwise Constitutional Right. We are in most of the western world in a direct dictatorship” The Way to Defeat the Globalist Reset: Local Production for Local Consumption… By Peter Koenig The Globalists have semi-clandestinely introduced some kind of…

MIND GAMES: ‘Triggered’, From Mindlessness to Mindfulness

Source – aier.org “…A mindful approach to any activity has three characteristics: the continuous creation of new categories; openness to new information; and an implicit awareness of more than one perspective. Mindlessness, in contrast, is characterized by an entrapment in old categories; by automatic behavior that precludes attending to new signals; and by action that…

GAIA RISING: ‘Touching the Jaguar’, Transforming a Death Economy into a Life Economy – By John Perkins (Archive)

Source – johnperkins.org – “…A Life Economy that is itself a renewable resource is essential to the future survival of our species and many other species. They live in a present that supports the long-term, unlike the Death Economy that advocates a materialistic, greedy and selfish presence and insists on maximizing short-term profits” Daily Practices…

SCORCHED EARTH: Will Civilization Collapse in 2040?

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com “…In 1972, a team of MIT scientists came together to study the risks of civilizational collapse. Their system dynamics model, published by the Club of Rome, identified threatening “limits to growth,” which meant that industrial civilization was well on its way to collapse sometime in the 21st century due to massive exploitation…

SCORCHED EARTH: ‘Democracy Gap’, The Power Structure For Deadly Lag – By Ralph Nader

Source – scheerpost.com “…Lag time is another phrase for the “democracy gap.” It is the space between what most of the people want and need, and what those same passive people suffer and tolerate” SM:…What do you expect on an economic system that works on the premise of “Maximum Inefficiency’… Ralph Nader: The Power Structure…

AMERIKA: America’s Two-Party System is Doomed… What Comes Next?

Source – geopolitics.co ”…The essence of the system is dividing the mass of ordinary working Americans into petty rival camps of two parties distracted by reactionary political issues. That mechanism, he contends, has now reached the end of its effectiveness. The system is moribund from deep-seated, corrosive social problems of inequality and a lack of…

CO-CREATION: ‘Natural Law’, Moving Beyond Enslavement

Source – newagora.ca “…So far, our discussion has revolved around the capacity of human beings to create, in adherence with the principles that govern Natural Law. This capacity, when taken in the aggregate, makes us collectively responsible for the world that has been made manifest today. And looking at the world today, it is pretty safe to say…

AMERIKA: The Systemic Risk No One Sees – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – charleshughsmith.blogspot.com “…Though no one dares confess this publicly, America is now a moral cesspool. As a result, the moral legitimacy of the nation’s leadership has been lost. Every nook and cranny of institutionalized America is dominated by self-interest, and much of the economy is controlled by profiteering monopolies and cartels which wield far more…

THE ROAD UP AHEAD: What a Free Private City of the (not so distant) Future Will Look Like – By Joe Jarvis

Source – thedailybell.com “… What a Free Private City of the (not so distant) Future Will Look Like By Joe Jarvis Alternatives to YouTube: Rumble Bitchute Odysee/ LBRY Brighteon Government is an area of little innovation, ripe for a market upset. Forming new, better systems of governance is where I intend to make my mark…

AMERIKA: How America’s Billionaire Class Are Mimicking The Clueless French Nobility Just Before France’s Convulsive 1789 Revolution

Source – oftwominds.com “…America’s fast-expanding class of billionaires are doing their best to mimic the clueless French nobility just before France’s convulsive revolution in 1789…America’s ruling elite has rewritten the social contract to benefit itself at the expense of the bottom 99.9%. Studies have confirmed that the bottom 99.9% hold virtually no political power, and…

REBEL YELL: Margaret & David Talbot – The Second American Revolution

Source – scheerpost.com “…I read years ago the Ten-Point Party Platform that the Panthers wrote, that Bobby wrote and Huey Newton. And you know, most of those demands are still very much not met, whether it’s in the police violence in the Black community; whether it’s reparations for slavery; whether it’s the end of mass…

CROSSROADS: ‘The Continuum of Connection’, Why Connection is the Most Essential Human Trait – By Steve Taylor Ph.D

Source – stevenmtaylor.com “…In 1939, at his ashram in central India, Mahatma Gandhi was growing increasingly concerned about events in Europe. When news reached him that Hitler had invaded Czechoslovakia, he wrote to the German dictator, imploring him to stop….In his philosophy of non-violence and his capacity for altruism and self-sacrifice (as exemplified by his public fasts,…