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  • 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… more

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  • 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… more

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  • 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… more

  • Walking Around Ideas

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    The social practice of walkabout by the world’s oldest indigenous culture serves many purposes, one of which is acquiring perspective through the literal travel through time and space at a pace that allows continuous connectivity to one’s environs, dreams, ancestors, and sense of place. Traveling slow for those of us severed from our ancestral roots… more

  • Kurds, Kurdistan and the US Dilemma

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    When Kurds use violence to pursue an independent Kurdistan from Turkey, the American government calls those fighters “terrorists.” When Kurds use violence in the name of an independent Kurdistan against Iran, the American government does not label those fighters “terrorists.”  When Kurds use their Peshmerga fighters to fight insurgents in Iraq, the American government calls… more