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It's a Heyokha World out there!

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Heyokha?....absolutely!"while lauding our "rights" and how "free we are"the same governing body is actually TAKING them away".and all in the name of protecting freedom".how Heyokha is that?!!!!.  Hmmm let's see"didn't Orwell's vision speak of a culture that produced ideals like "Ignorance is Strength?"""[the republicans sure support that one]   "Freedom is Slavery" and War is Peace?, just flip that last one and you have the greatest, and most used excuse for starting a war anyone can imagine"..life as an oxymoron!

 

We "take" from the Earth and give nothing back".leaving the very "rock" we rely on for EVERYTHING depleted. Polluted and barren.  Build homes on flood plains, our biggest cities at sea level"Seine net the oceans without regard to the many species we do not WANT to catch".just leaving them to die in the nets or be discarded

 

 

 

 After living as I did for so many years in a culture that believes "No man has a right to tell another how to pray or who to pray to" as a basic tenant , or me a really stunning factor is how much contemporary religions play in this rush to insanity.   Take the Middle East for example".Muslims fighting Muslims".Christians fighting Muslims"and even Burma adds a twist, Muslims fighting Buddhists! And of course never forget divided India"Muslims fighting Hindus".do I see a trend here? Of course I DO".but".do you?  How in the hell did things get this screwed up???

I saw a quote recently on a page that expresses its purpose as promoting religions tolerance that gave me pause 

 

www.religioustolerance.org  

 

"Religious intolerance scarcely existed before the rise of monotheism. 1 Ancient polytheistic religions worshipped numerous gods but never involved doctrinally precise professions of faith. There was no such matters as orthodoxy or heresy. 2 The gods were mutually tolerant of one another, and the worshippers were eclectic, moving from one shrine or cult to the next without the slightest feeling of inconsistency. In Tarsus, where St. Paul grew up, as in all the towns of the ancient world outside of Judea, the gods were not jealous. They insisted that they must be offered punctiliously all honors due to them, but they did not worry about what honors were paid to other gods or men. 3 Much later, Attila the Hun allowed members of his horde to follow whichever gods they wished, so long as they didn't interfere in each other's freedom of worship.

 

 Attila as model for religious tolerance?

 

 this made me ponder just when we started hating each other for the Gods we worship or give homage to"".just where did this hate spring from and as I have discovered is "par" for humanity who really benefits from such intolerance".can ya guess?".i'll bet ya can! And it ain't YOU. I offer a link here to one paper that, for me, tackles the issue in a way that presents a plausible explanation.  I am still doing research on this and will later do a paper or book on it. But for now, here's something to "chew on"

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I have spent most of the last twenty years living with, learning with and sharing life with the Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation"[insert "concentration camp to sub for "reservation"] For years I traveled and taught all over the western United States, as a Sundancer and Pipe Carrier experiencing a life so different from that of the dominate culture that my biggest problem is readjusting to contemporary society. Not only is it difficult, I really do not want to adjust to this insanity that calls itself modern culture
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