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Forced Dependency and the “Development” Fiction

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The United Nations General Assembly launched the First UN Development Decade in December 1961.  In those heady days sixteen years after the end of World War II popular opinion in the world was being encouraged to believe that economic development, economic growth and progress would combine to give the world paradise. Placed on a global [&hellip... more →

NAFTA destroys self-reliant economies–promotes mass migration

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Mexico is a state where two distinct economies operate side-by-side: The corporate economy of development and capitalism, and the self-reliant economy of stable of subsistence communities. Since the formal declaration of the Mexican state by the Hispanic elite, advocates of the corporate economy have relied on slave labor and cheap labor and taking the “free” [&hellip... more →

Mainstream Masochism

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Disheartening as our absence of communal relations is in America, it does help to explain our persistent affection toward institutions, as well as our attachment to their recognition and acknowledgment in validating our self-worth — indeed, in bestowing on us the right to exist. Unhealthy as this institutionalized relationship is for us, both individually and [&hellip... more →

A Beautiful Mind

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If communication in its myriad forms of expression is what comprises a culture, then the particular architecture or design of communicating is what determines that culture’s level of human consciousness. An emphasis on beauty in art, song, dance, and storytelling will produce a very different consciousness than one inclined toward ugliness. It almost seems trite [&hellip... more →

The Changing Weather Alert!

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There is a saying that when a country like Mexico, United States, Nigeria or Indonesia “sneezes,” indigenous people get the “flu.” While this is really just a variation on the actual saying, I think you will get the point. Indigenous communities the world over live in environments where there is a fine balance between prosperity [&hellip... more →

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