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The Land of Don’t

The Land of Don’t

“The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” — Cornelius Tacitus (55-117 A.D.) Everything on our planet is regulated — as in ruled by law. Whether they be outright laws, local ordinances or any type of restrictions, in not just physical activity but also social rules over interactions. Under ... Read full article »

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Cartels of the Mind

Cartels of the Mind

“Dominoes of the collective begin to fall. The whole stinking structure collapses, a wing here and a wing there, and the robots open their eyes and turn off their cameras.” Several years ago, after reading an article of mine, a producer approached me about writing a movie script. He wasn’t sure ... … Read full article »

Creative Detachment: The Secret to Freedom and Happiness

Creative Detachment: The Secret to Freedom and Happiness

“A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi The universe is both a complicated and a simple thing. As individuals we are interdependent manifestation of the universe, and so we too are both complicated and simple beings. We are complicated in the ... … Read full article »

Science and Spirituality: The Marriage is Near

Science and Spirituality: The Marriage is Near

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” – Nikola Tesla Amidst all the doom and gloom of Armageddon, post-apocalyptic scenarios, and talk of the “end times,” there is emerging a glass-is-half-full, positive and ... … Read full article »

Rumsfeld and Monsanto Pushing Toxic Sweeteners

Rumsfeld and Monsanto Pushing Toxic Sweeteners

As we get closer to the holidays, many people look for ways to cut back on sugar and other indulgences so that when the New Year rolls around, they won’t have to work so hard to lose those extra pounds. While it is a good idea to avoid sugar altogether, ... … Read full article »

Four Ways to Turn the Tables on Tyranny

Four Ways to Turn the Tables on Tyranny

“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness — and our ability to tell our own ... … Read full article »

6 Signs You May Be a Peaceful Warrior

6 Signs You May Be a Peaceful Warrior

“Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.” — Khalil Gibran. Peaceful warriors are honorable, courageous and compassionate human beings who make a difference by having lived and lived well. Peaceful warriors are time-tested ... … Read full article »

Conformity Begins As Early As Two Years Old

Conformity Begins As Early As Two Years Old

The desire to fit in and conform to society’s standards is a uniquely human trait that begins quite early in childhood, says a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. In the study, researchers found that children as young as 2 years old conformed to their peers rather than stick ... … Read full article »

Rulers Seek to Rule

Rulers Seek to Rule

Rulers seek to rule. Well, that seems a bit obvious, doesn’t it? And yet, time after time, we elect new leaders, imagining that, “This new group will be better—they’ll represent us as they promised.” Unfortunately, the democratic system doesn’t really work very well at all. The idea is supposed to be ... … Read full article »

Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? (Excerpt)

Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? (Excerpt)

In reacting to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and support for pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine in early 2014, the U.S. government announced an unprecedented response: not the Russian state but individual Russian citizens would be subjected to asset seizures and visa bans. The Sixth Fleet was not called into action; exports ... … Read full article »

10 Shocking Facts About Factory Farmed Animals

10 Shocking Facts About Factory Farmed Animals

There are plenty of reasons to boycott factory farms, including the top two: your health and animal welfare. And even if the following shocking facts don’t motivate you to support your local farmers, then consider the big-picture: the only way to feed the world and restore climate stability is to ... … Read full article »

Why the Constitution Does Not Work

Why the Constitution Does Not Work

The Constitution is just a worthless scrap of paper with the purpose of providing propaganda and false hope. Texas sent in a SWAT teams without any probable cause looking for anything they could trump up against The Garden of Eden community. The inhabitants had no drugs, weapons, or anything illegal. After ... … Read full article »

5 Ways to Simplify Your Life

5 Ways to Simplify Your Life

“There is a beauty and clarity that comes from simplicity, that we sometimes do not appreciate in our thirst for intricate solutions.” — Dallin H. Oaks. Life is complicated. Relationships are complicated. Friendships are complicated. Life choices are complicated. Or are they? Is it possible that our excessive need to complicate ... … Read full article »

A Prelude to WW III

A Prelude to WW III

Russian war games. The following information comes exclusively from my confidential sources as well as European news agencies. Do not expect to be informed, in detail, by the American media, about the unfolding crisis taking place in Europe. The American media is intent on promoting the Ebola hype as a prelude ... … Read full article »

Breaking the Chain of Obedience

Breaking the Chain of Obedience

“The man who can face vilification and disgrace, who can stand up against the popular current, even against his friends and his country when he knows he is right, who can defy those in authority over him, who can take punishment and prison and remain steadfast—that is a man of ... … Read full article »

Read What You Sign

Read What You Sign

User agreements. They’re everywhere. If you did anything new today online, then there is a chance you had to sign a user agreement. Did you read it? If you’re anything like me, then probably not. It might have looked like some of these. While I deal with various companies and websites I ... … Read full article »

Five Ways You Can Become a Better God

Five Ways You Can Become a Better God

Here’s the thing: you are God. But here’s the other thing: so am I. So is everyone. Some of us are simply more aware of it than others. The more aware you become of this fact, the better god you will become. Sound simple? It’s not. It takes a riot of ... … Read full article »

Breaking a Delusion of Cause and Effect

Breaking a Delusion of Cause and Effect

Human beings tend to define themselves. They sum themselves up. They present themselves with a picture of what they are. They may not do this with precision, but they do it. And the common factor is all about limitation because, after all, definitions involve drawing boundaries. Definitions describe what is inside ... … Read full article »