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DAVID ICKE – LONDON REAL – MAY-3-2020

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ROSE / ICKE III – THE LIVESTREAM: MAY 3, 2020

https://londonreal.tv/1000000-fighting-for-freedom

This is the largest livestream, human funded conversation in human history.  It is also, in my opinion, the most important.

Imagine, we are finally beginning to glimpse the invisible!

In black culture there was a saying: The devil made me do it!  Referring… Continue reading

Rebecca Walker
My Daughter Hits It On The Head: Rebecca Walker on Leaving the  Intellectual Plantation

As far as I’m concerned, one of the duties of any child is to help her or his parents whenever that is possible.  Even the ones you don’t like or with whom you are constantly in disagreement.  It’s like paying rent for womb space and some kind… Continue reading

WAR AGAIN, WILL THIS BE THE FINAL ONE? Over the years, greed and fear have turned men into wolves. Instead of living together in harmony and sharing the plentiful resources of Nature in equity, their anxiety to have more and more each day pushed them to this contest. Some showed their fangs to others as fiercely as possible to see who chickened out first. This would allow the winners to occupy the others’ territory, fruits and animals of prey. Besides the defeated ones would have to work and fight on behalf of the victors. The eagerness to prevail made the winners develop technology. This was a form of creating bigger and sharper fangs in a speedy way, which guaranteed maintaining their dominating position. The constant challenge for predominance pushed the wolf-men to numerous fights which gradually produced an escalation of violence that ended in two lethal world wars. Once in such a high point of dominion new forms of keeping supremacy were needed. That’s how the wolf-men came to produce the Superior Fang, the atom bomb. The idea was that the wolf-men who had it, could control the whole world. So competition increased to see who would develop this superfang first. Finally each pack of wolf-men had their own bomb. As two main packs of wolves managed to have the powerful weapon they split the world into two parcels and were in charge of the lands, resources and lives of their corresponding parcel. But wolf-men could not stop wanting more. They devoted themselves to boasting about possessing the biggest power and being ready to use it. Once in a while each blew up a bomb to intimidate the other pack. To have the bomb meant to deter the opposite pack from using its own bomb. Just having it meant keeping the situation in balance. This was labeled the Cold War: it meant each group had the means to destroy everything and while each had equivalent means, no one would commit suicide and go into a real Hot War. But all of a sudden the constant failures of one of the packs made it split into minor packs. Then each wanted to have his own part of the territory and resources. Despite the efforts of the big old wolf of the West, gradually more and more wolf-men sought to have their own possessions. They wanted to compete and have power. This was called globalization. Again numerous skirmishes appeared. A III World War was always pending but remained under control due to the lack of one fully powerful side. To achieve their goals wolf-men had each time more and more plundered and abused Nature. They conceived it as a huge inexhaustible warehouse that provided them with all they needed to rule and feed their greed. Wolves never considered nature as a living force. Day in day out, they exploited, injured and wore it out. They never stopped to think about it with kindness and concern. So, one day Nature decided to fight back. Overnight wolf-men found themselves involved in a furious battle. World War III was finally in action. The worst thing is that atom bombs were not useful against so many millions of tiny invisible soldiers who knew how to fight extremely efficiently. Those mortal soldiers of the Corona Empire attacked quickly, ghostly, devastatingly, over places never expected. They decimated men as well as women, old people and young people, destroyed cities, no matter if they were from poor countries or very rich ones, paralyzed industries, put an end to travels, washed away accumulated wealth, turned fear into the common way of breathing, made progress a useless fantasy and the idea of Future  just a great question mark. The very possibility of keeping on with Civilization has become a big cloud. Pain, suffering, uncertainty, have made us go down on our knees. Over centuries men have hurt the soul of men and the soul of nature as well. We cannot heal the soul of men if we don’t heal the soul of nature at the same time. The great lesson, if in the end there will still be someone who could learn something, is that man is no lord of the world. We are no masters of anything but just fellow beings of every tiny or bigger creature in the infinite realm of nature. The solution cannot be found through financial, technological, military, ideological, religious or any other kind of power. The solution is to be found in ecumenical humanism, one that goes beyond the obsolete division between left and right and instead considers as a basic principle the full development of human beings’ potentials in harmony with nature which is not only their home but their source of energy and well-being. Thus in order to raise civilization again we must be humble, must join efforts for real, beneficial ventures, and treat every little thing of the universe with respect and affection. There is no other Lord in Nature but Life. We are just passers-by and must make the best of our time to plunge into the river of life, make the best of our journey, and then come out letting it keep flowing strongly and generously so that it can forever irrigate the divine seeds of being. Manuel García Verdecia, Holguín, March 27 through 30, 2020 Continue reading

El Éxito Verdadero

 

True Success
©2020 by Alice Walker

True success means having enough
To share;
Someone must have observed
This truth.
Someone must have
Written it down.

Perhaps the Essenes,
Those devout followers
Of Jesus;
A Being who was successful
In his own lifetime
And even more so after.
Like Martin. Like Che.

So very successful
You may notice
Nobody ever mentions
The… Continue reading

Mi Hermana De Las Flores Blancas

 

MY SISTER OF THE WHITE FLOWERS

©2020 by Alice Walker

Every turn around the sun,
Every year on the date of my birth,
No matter where I am
And usually it is the same place,
Wherever I can worship in sunshine,
My gracious Sister of the White Flowers
Finds me.
I look up from whatever Wonder
Is holding… Continue reading

Auntie, I simply Can’t Imagine It!
Joining the Freedom Flotilla II To Gaza

front of a large wooden boat "A Boat To Gaza"

Auntie, I Simply Can’t Imagine It!

Joining the Freedom Flotilla II To Gaza, Aboard The Audacity of Hope
June 20. 2011  –  ©2011 by Alice Walker

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Why am I going on the Freedom Flotilla II to Gaza? I ask myself this, even though the answer is: What else would… Continue reading

Alice and Native Youth

America Never Was America to Me... Langston Hughes.

The Red and the Black:  Alice and Native Youth

Intertribal Friendship House, Oakland, California, Fall 2019 Photo by Ester Hernandez

RUNNING FOR OUR LIVES: THE RACE FOR LEADERSHIP OF THE UNFREE WORLD

                                             … Continue reading

La Bailarina Acuática 

 

book cover The Water Dancer, by Ta- Nehisi Coates

 

REWARD  ©2020 by Alice Walker

I rarely read reviews, but The Water Dancer, by Ta- Nehisi Coates, moved me so deeply and seemed so extraordinary I was curious about what reviewers might say.  I have now read a few reviewers’ notions, and it is just as I thought: they are on another planet. This is… Continue reading

 

The Sustaining Dignity of the Modest.     Photo by Alice Walker 2019

 

FIVE PRINCIPLES FOR GETTING THROUGH THE TRUMP YEARS 

An offering to:

THE PEACE BALL, THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSEUM, WASHINGTON, D.C.

JANUARY 19, 2017

Copyright 2017 by Alice Walker

 

1.  Turn up the KINDNESS volume to everyone you know; and some you don’t know.

Kindness … Continue reading

Reprint: We Were Made For These Times, Clarissa Pinkola Estes

 

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, one of the greatest teachers our planet has offered. Thank you, Sister. ~AW

 

My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our… Continue reading

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