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with luck, balls are better than brains

The U.S. was founded on two racist principles: the system of slavery, the source of much of its wealth (and England’s too), and the need to rid the national territory of Native Americans, whom the Declaration of Independence explicitly describes as “the merciless Indian savages,” and whom the framers saw as barring the expansion of the “superior” race. Immigrants were supposed to be basically “Anglo-Saxon,” in accord with racist myths of the founding fathers that persisted through the 19th century. Continue reading

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La profesionalización del instructor de Aikido

La profesionalización del instructor de Aikido era un tema controversial con los alumnos del Maestro, de los cuales por cierto ya no queda nadie, todos han muerto. Shirata, por ejemplo, aseveraba claramente que el instructor de Aikido debe ganarse su pan afuera de la enseñanza del camino. Que el enseñar es simplemente parte del proceso de aprender y comercializar el arte es comprometer su esencia. Por otro lado, los que fueron mandados al extranjero a evangelizar, en términos prácticos no tenían otra opción a vivir de su enseñanza. Continue reading

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What happened to the mexica gods after the Conquest?

Contemporary Aztec (Nahua) villages vary enormously in the degree to which they continue to practice the ancient religion and follow the old gods. Some have lost their Aztec beliefs and practice forms of Catholicism or Protestantism that are very similar to religions practiced in Europe or North America. Others follow traditions that are firmly rooted in the ancient Aztec past and hold beliefs in the same gods worshiped by their ancestors. Most contemporary Aztec communities fall somewhere between these two extremes of religious belief and practice. Continue reading

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Should we tolerate the intolerant, the racist, or the violent?

Humans are social animals and it’s our natural instinct to be emphatic with others. It’s natural for us to bond by kinship. Unfortunately the same tribal instinct hampers our ability to recognize the essential and vital global brotherhood of man. We cling to nationality, religion, and many artificial walls we build around us that compromise our chances for long term survival . Continue reading

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Why some think guns are a gift from God

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants: Thomas Jefferson. Some years ago, I was going to graduate school in Baylor. At that time, there was a terrible wave of … Continue reading

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THE RABBIT HOLE

   Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory Going “down the rabbit hole” has become a common metaphor in popular culture, symbolizing everything from exploring a new world, taking drugs, or delving into … Continue reading

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The Grokking Eagle podcast -02 Tribialism

Nowadays, the following question is trending in Quora with hundred plus answers;
When you watch a stadium filled with white people chanting “Send her back!” about a US Congresswoman and our President silently endorses it, what comes up for you?
Despite being many answers, I have not looked at all of them, only a handful, it seems that there are a few themes that most entries just regurgitate. An obvious and common theme is the reference to Nazi Germany. I found the Nazi link hyperbolic, in fact, most people, qualify themselves as exaggerated and point out that, of course, US America 2019 is not Nazi Germany 1935. In this reference fascism is just used as synonym of “evil” and not real tough is given to the meaning of fascism, and thus, the reference is just meant as an insult.
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Dark Green VI: The Club of Rome and “World Problematique” (1)

Originally posted on INFRAKSHUN:
By M.K. Styllinski  “The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.” – Edmund Burke According to the Club of Rome’s (CoR) own website the global think-tank was founded in April 1968 by: “……

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The Grokking Eagle Podcast -01 Introduction

This is the opening episode of the Grokking Eagle Podcast. I have a blog in WordPress.com called the grokking eagle that has been online since 2007. Today I am starting a podcast version as an experiment and a learning effort … Continue reading

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Statement on the Elimination of People-to-People Travel to Cuba on June 5, 2019

Witness for Peace Solidarity Collective Statement on the Elimination of People-to-People Travel to Cuba on June 5, 2019 We are saddened and angered by the Trump administration’s latest move against Cuba. On June 4, 2019 it was announced that as … Continue reading

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