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Rob Kall's Vision: A Transcript of His Interview With Envision This!

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Many thanks to Rob for this interview.  It was indeed enlightening.  Rob's work is imperative to the future of this planet.  In my opinion, the consequences will be horrific if we don't truly get his bottom up philosophy.  His view of bottom up power is more in line with the science that includes James Lovelock, who proposed the Gaia Hypothesis.  This hypothesis states that all of life interacts (from the bottom up, not from a top-down orchestrator) in creating a habitable planet.  Thus, if we destroy all the microorganisms of this Earth, we will die for lack of oxygen.  I like to think of the difference of top-down and bottom-up as being that of an orchestra being conducted by a man standing on a pedestal and a rock and roll band jamming. With the latter, they naturally come up with a great work of music.  The latter is more like how the world works, though the former does have his place...just that that place is not primary. 

Enjoy this transcript and the bottom-up wisdom of Rob Kall.  

H1: Welcome to "Envision This;" connecting you to visionaries of a more resilient, earth friendly, and just future. With us this evening is Rob Kall: editor, publisher, radio host, speaker, and campaign consultant who works tirelessly on behalf of all those who have been dis-empowered in our current system. Rob envisions this: politically, socially, and spiritually empowering people from the bottom up. Welcome, Rob

R: Thank you. Great to be here.

H2: Yeah and it's great to-

H1: [ss] Great to have you

H2: Great to have you-have you, especially with your busy schedule which I guess is one of the first things I'm going to ask you about. You seem to have a lot going on with OpEd News, the Bottom Up Radio Show, StoryCon and futurehealth. Could you briefly describe your working goals within each of these arenas?

R: Sure. I spend most of my time between Opednews and the Bottom Up Radio, it's Opednews .com and I, I also have a business, FutureHealth that I've had for over 30 years that is cnnected to biofeedback. I got into biofeedback because I was excited with the idea of using technology to help people to wake up, raise their consciousness, and empower themselves.  I got into Opednews because I was getting impatient. I basically started Opednews  three weeks before the Iraq War started. Colin Powell gave his talk to the UN telling us all that there were weapons of mass destruction.

H2: Ah ha I remember that

R: And I was sitting, I was running one of my conferences, he StoryCon conference and the Brain Conference and the Positive psychology conferences that I did. And I, so I was sitting in a bar at the hotel to watch the talk, and you know  my jaw dropped and I said, "He's lying!"

H1: mmm

R: He's full of it!

H2: mhhmm yeah

R: And three weeks later I had my blog Opednews up and running and this I, I, I was getting impatient with how long it was taking waking people up one person at a time with biofeedback.  I mean it helped, but I really just needed to get more political. So I gradually turned this in to that.  It's most of what I do.  StoryCon and all the conferences I run I stopped doing them and - and my last one was in February of two thousand seven.

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Burl is an avid writer and publishes to OpEd News. He is author of "Sophia's Web: Reclaiming Wholeness in a Divided World," which has been accepted for publication by Pari Publishing. Burl's primary passion is in the unity of world religions to (more...)
 
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We are at a juncture where we need to empower ours... by Burl Hall on Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 at 9:59:56 AM
This leads to a transcript of an interview with Ro... by Burl Hall on Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 at 10:02:11 AM
Thanks for posting this, I heard the original inte... by Meryl Ann Butler on Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 at 10:31:07 AM
Thanks to you too Meryl for the support in getting... by Burl Hall on Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 at 2:06:55 PM
Thank-you so much for taking the time to transcrib... by Tsara Shelton on Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 at 10:56:11 AM
Thanks Tsara, your words mean much to me!... by Burl Hall on Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 at 2:08:59 PM
it was a fun interview, Burl and Merrie. It got me... by Rob Kall on Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 at 4:17:01 PM
Great interview.  I completely agree with Rob... by Derryl Hermanutz on Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 at 5:37:42 PM
Thank you for doing this interview Burl Hall. it h... by Daniel Penisten on Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 11:51:03 PM
Part ISince I am an optimist, I am all in favor of... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 11:57:08 AM
Part II5) Is it not the case that villages, even a... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 12:18:33 PM
Part IIISo, my observation is less a challenge to ... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 12:18:57 PM
Great questions and interesting hypotheticals-- to... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 1:17:32 PM
Yes, I appreciate bottom up is not absolute but th... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 2:05:47 PM
My guess is that civilization and big industry pro... by Rob Kall on Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 9:07:40 AM
Yes please. I want to see that article too. Please... by Daniel Penisten on Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at 1:14:34 PM
The Great Awakening, is a historical time pre-revo... by Steve Consilvio on Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at 9:16:42 AM
Great response.  I agree with love being the ... by Burl Hall on Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 at 5:14:05 AM
Loved the article and the comments.  The prob... by Philip Pease on Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 11:22:34 AM
It could be the other way, though. Going public is... by Steve Consilvio on Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 12:17:02 PM
What do you mean, Steve, "The brainwashing started... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 1:17:14 AM
When we were young, we were all brainwashed to bel... by Steve Consilvio on Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 12:41:39 PM
Perhaps this is a better answer:When we demand our... by Steve Consilvio on Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 1:32:27 PM
"When we demand our 'rights' it is always an excus... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 2:35:47 PM
True, larger, public corporations produce their pr... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 11:35:56 AM
Think about what you just said. The extremist with... by Steve Consilvio on Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 12:50:42 PM
There was one short quote from Yung that brought m... by M.I. Lee on Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 10:20:37 AM