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How much longer do we stay stuck? Envision This! is a blog talk radio show that Burl and Merry Hall are beginning that will hopefully be on the air in July. If you are looking for people who want real change, please join us!


Envision a world where people are born, and nurtured along to make a decent living as a productive citizen within a community, and then die in the supportive arms of that same community.

Is this a pipe dream that has no chance of being? Dare we rise above the status quo to question how we are living? Sure, many say, "oh, if we engage in protests, vote and put into office those we want it'll all be well." Has that worked? Has anything really worked for the past 6,000 or more years? Yes, in school we heard of the tyranny of the Roman Empire and the brutality of the feudal states. Today is different how? What are the filthy rich if not modern day landowners and we their miserly slaves working for penance? Forget wages, wages as we see them are slips of paper called checks or dollar bills that ultimately aren't worth the paper their printed on. Like the movie "The Matrix," it's all a computer generated illusion.

Oh, sure, the unions played their game and were able to win comfortable wages and benefits. And, people gave their lives for this noble quest and spent time behind bars. For what? Yes sir re, we thought, it was upward and onward. Why one day we middle class working types would be buzzing about in our flying cars and walking on skyways built in the heavens. These were all corporate lies to keep us stupefied.

Yes, we of the Jetson set became fat, dumb and lazy in holding onto what was fought for with hard earned sweat, tears and blood. The plot worked beautifully. It worked for we were like frogs being slowly boiled in a pan of water. We didn't see it coming. Now, ain't it getting hot? Do you feel it yet? "Nazis burning Jews in this country? No way!"

Flip through the channels. Who are the modern day Jews? The Arabs, perhaps? Women? Blacks?

How did this happen? Easy enough, we were entertained into submission. We can flip aggressively through 5,000 cable channels and still complain "not a damn thing on!" The strategy worked beautifully. Let them have; then let's take away".let them fall under the weight of their own fat as we keep them intoxicated on drama queens and kings.

Yes, we chose plastic over our children's future. All for short-term pleasures and profits.

Easy pickings, we were. God forbid we should wake up to this mess. What would we do with it?

EnvisionThis! Is a show Merry and I are continuing to work on that addresses these issues. We have written our vision statement and are beginning to identify those who can be instrumental to teaching us ways to empower ourselves. EnvisionThis! Connects listeners to innovators who empower humanity to thrive in symbiosis with our living Earth. Merry and Burl Hall interview visionaries of resilient communities, regenerative ecosystems, equitable economies and healthy people.

We are now registered onto the website and are setting ourselves up to begin the challenge.

We have a list of potential interviewees and are looking for more. Do you know of anybody that would fit into this category? Please let us know!


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Burl is an avid writer and publishes to OpEd News. He is author of "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature." As of this writing, Burl is planning to self-publish the book. Alongside his wife, Burl co-hosts an on line radio (more...)

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