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February 11, 2023
I grew up in a church that said you had to speak in tongues to get saved and go to heaven. I often prayed fervently starting at the age of 5 for the experience in the prayer room at church, where people would cry and wail, and roll on the floor. One 80-year old lady would sometimes get happy in the spirit and run laps around the church during church services. That was always entertaining.
About my sophomore year in college, I became transformed by the protest of the Vietnam War, the anti-nuclear movement, Eastern philosophy, the study of psychology, smoking reefer, and democratic socialism, which I started believing could save the world. However, the Covid crises that began in March 2020 caused me to become disillusioned with the Left, so now I would say I am more an anarchist or a libertarian, but I don't support corporate or crony capitalism. Many libertarians think it is perfectly fine to aspire to be a millionaire or billionaire, but I think incomes above certain amounts should be taxed at much higher rates. Libertarian capitalists, like socialists, are against imperialism, and I will always resonate with that.
Here is a definition of anarchy that I have always liked: Anarchy: a self-governed society in which people organize themselves from the bottom-up on an egalitarian basis; decisions made by those affected by them; direct democratic control of our workplaces, schools, neighborhoods, towns and bio-regions with coordination between differing groups as needed. A world where women and men are free and equal and all of us have power over our own lives, bodies and sexuality; where we cherish and live in balance with the earth and value diversity of cultures, races, and sexual orientations, where we work and live together cooperatively.
Two times in my twenties and thirties, I had brief periods where I went back to being a Christian fundamentalist or an evangelical Christian. Later going to a liberal seminary, where I studied the New Testament like a scientist, caused me to doubt believing in the virgin birth, the trinity, and the literal resurrection of Jesus in the way that evangelical Christians believe. Now I believe that Jesus could have been a highly evolved yogi to achieve the various things he allegedly achieved.
Growing up in an anti-intellectual home, I had the most trouble with high school courses like U.S. history, which seemed like a boring subject that was a waste of time. Later in my life, European history would become an important and fascinating subject. Lately I have been interested in studying the history of Christianity again using the excellent textbook I read in seminary.
Fascinated with yoga and meditation, I starting reading many of the books written by Swami Rama. When I later met him in person and was initiated and given a mantra (which I never did repeat over and over as suggested), I remember that being in his presence was the most powerful spiritual experience I have ever had in my life: I felt rapturous love and indescribable bliss. So I became convinced that meditation and spiritual disciplines can transform a person. My ex-wife, by the way, thought there was nothing special about Swami Rama.
In my mid 50s, I started advocating the integration of the Perennial Philosophy (that's the term Aldous Huxley used; it is also referred to as Ageless Wisdom, describing the nondual, mystical experience) with a democratic form of socialism as a way to save individuals and the world. I created a website called www.NowSaveTheWorld.com because the website name "SaveTheWorld.com" had already been taken by somebody else. I created this website in 2010 right before I retired at age 60 from teaching. I was a high school special education teacher of Algebra, English, and Social Studies, but during the last 6 years of my career I taught general elementary, mostly third grade. In March 2020, I changed the name of my website to WorldWithoutEmpire.com.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, March 4, 2022 The Earth Constitution Is Not Similar to Klaus Schwab's World Economic Forum
The implementation of the Earth Constitution would prevent nations from aspiring to become empires and constantly going to war with one another. It is the opposite of an oligarchic New World Order. Recently a popular article entitled "Klaus Schwab's Puppets: 'Young Global Leaders' Revealed" has put the Earth Constitution and The Great Transition Initiative in the same boat with Klaus Schwab's World Economic Forum.
(18 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 25, 2022 The Resistance Movement Must Provide Solutions to Remake the World
A growing number of people are starting to believe that global capitalists are using the Covid pandemic to orchestrate a technocratic, transhumanist New World Order. The increasing surveillance, the massive censorship, and the rapid deterioration of our constitutional rights have ignited a growing international resistance movement. Transhumanism will eliminate our connection to the Source within, our connection to God.
SHARE Wednesday, March 10, 2021 How to Improve Public Elementary Schools: Neighborhood Control of Neighborhood Schools
John Taylor Gatto said, "In Open Source [Learning], students are the active initiators. You either write your own script in life, or, by default, you become an actor in someone else's script. The easiest way to destroy curiosity is to sit people in chairs and threaten them with the upcoming test. Plato, a Greek aristocrat, said: 'The ordinary population is dangerous if they learn to think.'"
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 9, 2021 The Framers of the US Constitution Never Told How to Properly Abolish It
We cannot create a new constitution in a democratic way unless Article V of our current constitution is totally rewritten and approved as a 28th constitutional amendment. A new Article V could make it easier to amend our constitution, and it could make it possible to properly abolish it when The People desire it. Jefferson thought we should have a new constitution with every new generation.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 28, 2021 What Can Save the World from Oligarchs?
What can save the world from oligarchs who are destroying the world and themselves, destroying the world and everything in it?
How do we create a free and open democratic society of citizens who are open, honest, transparent, and well-informed?
Everything on earth and in the world is interrelated. We each have a purpose for being here, and there is an Eternal Spirit or Higher Self at the core of our being.
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, July 24, 2020 Summary of the Corbett Report: "Who Cares What Celebrities Think"
The World Health Organization hired a public relations firm that selected the celebrities to sell and amplify WHO's message about Covid-19. What a coincidence that it was the same P.R. firm that was used to sell the first Gulf War! It is now known that it was a lie when the Kuwaiti girl reported about Iraqi soldiers taking babies out of incubators, but it most likely helped galvanize the public into accepting a new war.
SHARE Monday, May 11, 2020 Controversial Virologist Attacks Anthony Fauci
When I watched the first video in my list, which is the first installment of the Plandemic Movie and the second shorter video made by Children's Health Defense,both praising Dr. Judy Mikovits--I thought the claims made by Judy Mikovits really seemed convincing until I did further research and read the last 4 articles in my list. The documentary called "Plandemic" is expected to be released in the summer of 2020.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 4, 2020 Renounce Worldliness--Seek Enlightenment--Advocate Socialism
We need to transcend scientific materialism and lifestyle materialism and adopt a new worldview. Things may never be normal again after the COVID-19 pandemic. Large numbers of people need to realize that the 3 biggest problems are capitalism, imperialism, and materialism. The last words in the Christian doxology are "world without end, amen, amen." But to create a world without end, we need to create a world without empire.
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Is COVID-19 a Biological Warfare Weapon?
Bio weapons expert Francis Boyle states that the Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, a Bio Safety Level 4 Lab, bought the deadly virus technology from Univ. of North Carolina's Bio Safety Level 3 Lab, which got cells from Ft. Detrick, where the U.S. does its biological warfare testing. While the scientists in Wuhan were experimenting with the virus, it apparently got leaked out accidentally into the neighboring community.
(26 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 5, 2020 How Bernie Can Create World Peace in Less Than 4 Years
We must dismantle the U.S. Empire and seek forgiveness from the world for becoming an empire. Bernie must tell the true story of the United States from the perspective of Native Americans, black people, Hispanics, the working class, and of other nations exploited by the United States. As a nation we may be the least of the great and the primary reason why there is no peace in the world, but we can vow to change our ways.
SHARE Friday, February 14, 2020 Capitalism, Materialism, and Imperialism Prevent World Peace
Capitalism needs poverty. What is needed is voluntary simplicity from the relatively wealthy individuals of the world. Many people in the world are suffering and dying because of what the United States Government has done in the world. We need to turn this around or face disaster for the planet and our future. To have a world without end, we need a world without empire. "World without Empire! Amen, Amen."
SHARE Monday, December 23, 2019 The Highest Form of Communism is Transcendental Communism
The highest form of communism is transcendental communism with ecological wisdom as the primary focus. Our children's story problems in math, science, and social studies can focus on how to reduce individual ecological footprints worldwide. In the United States, we should name no more public schools after presidents or generals.
SHARE Thursday, October 31, 2019 Love Your Neighbors
Love your neighbors and get to know them and let them get to know you. Love your neighborhood. Love your city. Love your state. Love your nation. Love the world. Love your family and your children. Love your Significant Other. Love yourself. Love the Earth, Mother Earth. And most of all love the Divine Source within you. We heal individually from the inside-out and collectively from the bottom-up.
SHARE Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Would a Democratic World Government Allow Capitalism?
Would a Democratic World Government allow capitalism? Yes, of course, if that is what the majority of the world's citizens wants. Could a Democratic World Government disassemble itself and return to competitive nationalism? Yes, of course, if that is the will or preference of the majority of the world's voters. If the Democratic World Government does not allow those two choices, then it is not truly democratic.
SHARE Saturday, October 12, 2019 Democratic World Government Is the Only Solution
Even if all the demands of the Green New Deal and Extinction Rebellion were met it would not be enough if the Capitalist One Percent continues to stay in power. The organizers of the GND and ER are representatives of the One Percent in disguise. If you examine the background of the co-founder of ER, Gail Bradbrook, you will see the evidence for this. The GND was originally proposed by the Rockefeller-funded United Nations.
SHARE Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Rebuild the Whole World from the Bottom-up
I think I could be tempted to believe in a theistic God if She were feminine--or if It could be equally feminine and masculine. The God I need and want to believe in is a loving God who cares about ecological wisdom and creating peace on earth. We were made for worship--the worship of the highest expression of love, beauty, and truth. However, in the modern world, it is a good thing that theism is a dying concept.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, September 27, 2019 Every Local Community Needs to Be Ecologically Wise Now and Forever
Every local community needs to be ecologically wise. After we clean up our own communities, let us help our neighbors. Local and regional communities are related in an infinite number of ways--whether they realize it or not. How do we make people realize that we are all interrelated and interconnected in infinite ways? It is love. We have to be open, honest, and transparent--personally, locally, nationally, and globally.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Not Just Peace and Love But World Peace and Love
If humans are evolving, stagnating, or degenerating as a species, then achieving world peace and love would be the highest level of achievement. We all are connected to the Source--the fountain of love, joy, and bliss that is at the core in each one of us. Can we evolve as a species if the current leader of the world's greatest empire does not have a compassionate vision for the world? No.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, September 20, 2019 Libertarian Socialism Can Build Community, Communalism, and Communism
Can we humans evolve if we have insane leaders? The answer is no. We are all responsible for the state the world is in, but our leaders must take most of the blame. Look at the shape the world is in. Who is responsible? We are all responsible, and we each can play a role in healing this land. We might think that some individuals can evolve privately, but we don't truly evolve unless the whole world evolves with us.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 7, 2019 Extinction Rebellion--Arguments For and Against
If it turns out that Extinction Rebellion is a disguised attempt by the one percent to set the stage for a new world order of global capitalism (with massive growth instead of vastly reducing our ecological footprint) with the same old outrageously large gaps between the rich and the poor--then it is up to us who support global socialism and a system of democratic world law to share our voices all the more.