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  • Total Transformation

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    In a recent discussion on dichotomies among evangelicals, I made the remark that, “They’re not that different from their neighbors–they want to feel good about themselves. They’re just a little more misinformed about what it’s gonna take to pull off the total transformation of our society required to meet the pious goals they’ve set. Like… more

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  • Eliminating Diversity

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    Removal of the unusual and exclusion of the non-conforming is the primary purpose of state-sponsored education. Aboriginal knowledge centres, on the other hand, stress the importance of making a place for everyone and everything. Promoters of superficial education like to pride themselves on the practicality of career-oriented institutions of higher learning, but one look at… more

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  • Spirit of Lakota

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    Vengeance is a terrible thing. The horrific brutality visited upon the children and grandchildren of the indigenous warriors who defeated the U.S. Seventh Cavalry at the Little Bighorn has left lasting scars. But, as strong people, Lakota proved hard to extinguish. Even the deliberate and effective ethnic cleansing of Indian boarding schools failed in all… more

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  • To Poison the Womb of Time

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    I was reading Harper’s account of how General Electric, Hewlett Packard, and other traitorous warmongering corporations emptied the US treasure chest back in 2004, and was reminded of comments by Mia Couto in his book Sleepwalking Land about the bandit government of Mozambique ten years after their war of independence from Portugal. Reminiscent of the… more

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  • Seeds of Sociality

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    With the Katrina crisis and the Sarajevo siege representing the new model of official engagement, we can justifiably expect a future of convergent responders managing mayhem. This is not all bad. While the betrayal of trust by modern state institutions is admittedly a moral outrage, the self-organizing that is taking place across the globe (to… more

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