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What Does the Christian Right Want? Chris Hedges on American Fascists

American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America is a non-fiction book by American Pulitzer Prize journalist Chris Hedges, published in January 2007. Hedges is a former seminary student with a master’s degree in divinity from Harvard and was a long-time foreign correspondent for The New York Times.

Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: “As a Harvard Divinity School graduate, his investigation of the Christian Right agenda is even more alarming given its lucidity. Citing the psychology and sociology of fascism and cults, including the work of German historian Fritz Stern, Hedges draws striking parallels between 20th-century totalitarian movements and the highly organized, well-funded ‘dominionist movement,’ an influential theocratic sect within the country’s huge evangelical population. Rooted in a radical Calvinism, and wrapping its apocalyptic, vehemently militant, sexist and homophobic vision in patriotic and religious rhetoric, dominionism seeks absolute power in a Christian state. Hedges’s reportage profiles both former members and true believers, evoking the particular characteristics of this American variant of fascism. His argument against what he sees as a democratic society’s suicidal tolerance for intolerant movements has its own paradoxes. But this urgent book forcefully illuminates what many across the political spectrum will recognize as a serious and growing threat to the very concept and practice of an open society.”

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Stop Wasting Your Time Arguing & Change the World

Today’s news media, both in the United States and around the world, like nothing better than a good argument. The interest and emotions arguments provoke drive people to watch their programs, and help them sell advertising; nothing more. But do they change anything?

Their constant harangues and poll results, reported like box scores in a baseball game, are touted as though they were the most important thing ever, and oh how we must watch this debate or that pundit, or we will miss something. Not!

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by Skip Conover

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The Story of Two Young Women. How Can We Expect Righteousness to Prevail …

“How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause. Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?”

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Sophie Scholl’s immortal words!

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Fight Censorship – See This Film

In April of 2013, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal’s film “Citizen Koch” died an untimely death. The film had sought to illustrate the role of Koch money in American electoral politics. But the very day after the “Citizen Koch” played at the Wisconsin Film Festival, public television funding was pulled in order to placate the right wingers who were the subject of the film.

The Koch Brothers were already smarting from a negative portrayal in award-winning documentary director Alex Gibney’s “Park Avenue.” As Jane Mayer documents in The New Yorker (“A Word From Our Sponsor: Public Television’s Attempts to Placate David Koch,” May 27, 2013), WNET President Neal Shapiro had warned PBS Board trustee and donor David Koch before Gibney’s film was screened. He also allowed Koch Industries to air a disclaimer after the film, which called the film “disappointing and divisive.”

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Recalling Love: And Woman and Man

“Recalling love: And woman and man…” is a thirty minute performance based on excerpts from the acclaimed Turkish novelist Meltem Arikan’s 7 novels. I was performed as part of International Performance Festival Cardiff in 10 Feet Tall on 15 June 2014.

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To Celebrate July 4th — 5 Ways America Hasn’t Changed in 238 Years

Richards reviews some of the common denominators linking Revolutionary War-era America to the country we live in today.

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by Dave Richards

 

Note:  Change comes very slowly to where I live.

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Unplugging the Dam

I’d like to tell you about a particularly potent form of inner work that helped my daughter achieve her career goals. Julie was at Florida State University (Go Noles!) working on her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy when the time came to write her dissertation. Suddenly, the psychic energy th… Continue reading

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Splitting, Integration and Evolution in the Mother Archetype

Recently, I have been writing on the aims and instincts of the human soul. Carl Jung speaks of the human soul’s “longing to attain rebirth through a return to the womb, and to become immortal like the sun” (para. 312). In biblical terms rebirth is associated with entrance into Jerusalem. Jerusale… Continue reading

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Go Come Back: Culture Is A Bridge and a Fortress

Did you ever have something that generated feelings of pride and shame simultaneously, depending on your viewpoint? Something you wanted to share but also wanted to hold close? Something good you didn’t trust to others? I remember a friend who grew up in a northern California Pomo family telling … Continue reading

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Snake Symbol Significance in Dreams | Jungian D…

The ouroboros, the snake forever swallowing its own tail, is a famous alchemical symbol of transformation. Continue reading

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