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Podcast    H4'ed 7/13/18

Michael Rivage-Seul Waking up with Eyes Wide Open Magic Glasses

Broadcast 7/13/2018 at 9:31 AM EDT (27 Listens, 17 Downloads, 2786 Itunes)
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Here's the blurb I gave Michael, for his book:

I love this book. It's brilliantly written by a very wise man who's been serially enriched by spending time with some of the world's greatest visionaries And he shares what he learned from his conversations with them. The book is addictively readable. I started to skim the book to see if it was worth putting my time into and found I couldn't stop reading. Michael Rivage-Seul brings sparkling vivacity to the potentially dry topic of critical thinking. As one who has interviewed hundreds of visionaries, I found this book to offer new perspectives and ways of seeing--which is what building critical thinking skills is all about. This book offers so much more than what its title, at first glance suggests. Have a taste and you, will like me, find yourself wanting to consume all the courses of this delicious meal.

Below are my notes going into the interview.

D. Michael Rivage-Seul is a liberation theologian and former Roman Catholic priest. He taught for 40 years at Berea College in Kentucky, where he directed the Peace and Social Justice Studies program.

Author, The Magic Glasses of Critical Thinking; Seeing through Alternative Fact and Fake News

Goals for the book, message of the book.

Republicans get what Democrats don't that ordinary people think in terms of religion

Liberation theology?

Paul vs later Christians

Latin American Spring

Six million victims of Holocausts supported by and encouraged by US- CIA

(John Stockwell)

Plato's cave and fake news

Alternate histories: Howard Zinn, Eduardo Galeano, Walter Rodney

Privatization and the commons

There's only one real struggle for human beings--between commoners and privatizers

Mike spent time with Paulo Freire

History of privatization of the commons and resistance to it.

Early holocausts,

Women's holocaust

Cosmic consciousness?

Ken Wilber's Growth Hierarchies

Ten rules for critical thinking

(1) reflect systemically,

You have problems with capitalism

(2) select market (as an organizing principle for politics),

range, from Nazis on right to communists on left.

Libertarians are just to the left of the Mafia?

Nazis just to the right or Republicans>

Democrats and Republicans believe in trickle down

Your thinking on fake news--Bullworth

3 reject neutrality, it is undesirable, impossible and supports the status quo Freire quote. " Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral."

4 suspect ideology,

comes from "the ruling group mind" tends towards consensus, to come from governments, churches, schools and mass media-- is the official explanation or defense of a given order, rather than its critical analysis. It is the antithesis of critical thought

5 respect history,

alternate histories--official and people's

contemporary US history 101

World terrorism by the US against the world

6 inspect scientifically,

like Galileo--forbidden to teach

(7) quadra-sect violence, at least four levels of violence: 1 institutionalized, 2 self-defensive, 3- reactionary, 4 terroristic

Dom Helder Camara's book, The Spiral of violence describes:

Established violence, violence of revolt, violence connected with suppressing revolt, violence of state torture designed to discourage revolt

Structural violence

British characterized Jefferson, Frankin and other signers o f the Declaration of independence as terrorists, outlaws, bandits

Israeli story vs Palestinian story

Avatar The Bhagavad Gita and Arjuna; Jake must conquer his greatest enemy, himself. He must die before he dies.

We are the Na'vi, the paelstinians and the Zapatistas, but also the Israelis, Taliban al-Qaeda , the religious right and members of the pentagon clan

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