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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dreams of Humanity

The success of the rule of law depends on who is making the law, or breaking it. The failure of the rule of law occurs when those people are one and the same.

The failure, dramatized in the WTO Ministerial in Seattle and numerous gatherings by lawless milieux since, demonstrate only a continuity of the rule of force--the underpinning of the distribution of power in most domestic and international institutions today. Changing the relationships between forceful and peaceful peoples, especially between indigenous nations and industrial states, can thus not be accomplished through existing venues.

In order to reconcile current conflicts and achieve meaningful resolution of power imbalance requires new methods, new attitudes, and new ideas. Naturally, those ideas will not come from those who rule by force; to accomplish the dreams of humanity, they will have to step aside.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Consuming Consciousness

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California, I've had occasion to encounter enlightenment as entertainment, where vicarious visions are a perpetual part of consuming consciousness. Harmless heureux, perhaps, except for the problem of reneging on reciprocity.

As an industry, their gatherings are growing in popularity, possibly in response to the collapse of globalization. As an act of desperate consumption, compelled by moral panic, these portals to awareness are unfortunately hampered by process.

If one is merely a celebrity, tourist or missionary, then you probably won't notice.