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  • hardie karges 6:36 am on September 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Buddhist Dilemma: Is Inner Peace Possible in the Era of Donald Trump? 

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    The Golden Spires of Shwedagon Pagoda

    Americans are frightened. People are scared. They read about things like this in books, but never dreamed that they would have to live through it: the American Civil War, the French Revolution, the Boxer Rebellion, The War of Spanish succession, Genghis Khan, the Persian Wars, Adolf Hitler, the Aryan invasion, Rape of Nanking, 100 years War, Josef Stalin, the American Genocide, the Mexican War, Chaco War, World War I, Opium Wars, Crimean War, Vietnam, wars of the world and genocides in general…

    But the American civil war was not really a civil war, as many historians have pointed out, but rather a War between the states, with many unwilling participants on each side of arbitrary lines. What is happening now is the true civil war, an internal conflict not only within societies, but within people’s own minds, as to what is right and what is fair, what is appropriate, and whether there will be violence, whether there will be casualties, and whether there will even be any affordable healthcare to mitigate the circumstances… (More …)

     
    • Dave Kingsbury 9:41 am on September 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      A timely and thought-provoking piece. Our small world is impossible to escape, nor should we try. The middle path becomes a touchstone. Thanks for posting, Hardie.

  • hardie karges 6:36 am on May 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Mike Huckabee, Presidency   

    Theory of Everything, by Mike Huckabee 

    All new Republican candidates launch their campaigns with the obligatory digs and disses of Obama and/or Clinton, but Huckabee has taken the art to new lows: “I wonder if he (Obama) could watch a Western (film) from the 50s and be able to figure out who the good guys and the bad guys really are,” says Mike Huckabee, while launching his Presidential campaign and simultaneously articulating the popular cowboy logic behind the forced removal of thousands of native peoples, the subsequent importation of millions of slaves, and the final subjugation of billions more around the globe, all in the name of corporatocracy and happy-go-lucky consumerism. That’s timely, occurring right after Native Americans walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie for perceived cultural slights. Who you calling ‘bad guy’, anyway, white boy? Sometimes I wonder if liberals are actually smarter than conservatives. It’s nice when somebody like Huckabee comes along and restores my faith…

     
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