Month: December 2014


    Every dollar spent is an investment in the world’s tilt towards the good or the bad.

    Every dollar is a statement, a testimony to who you are and what you believe in.
    Money is sacred, money is power, money is a testimony. No matter how wealthy or how poor you consider yourself to be, your spent money is a testimony to who you are and what your power is as long as you live. Even your saved money, is spent by where you save it.

    Ask, before each dollar spent or invested, does this reflect my core beliefs?
    And if not, how could I inch some of it in a new direction?

    A world of 7 billion can seem to be a terribly disempowering place,
    It is not. That is just our perception and our commitment to learned helplessness.
    To everything we do, every day at every moment, there is


    (reflections on the 2010 decade’s upward tick of liberal idea dissemination, coinciding with the upward tick of reactionary trends in democratic voting)

    The weakness of democracy:
    The ballot box,
    For it is a private space of,
    Exposed tribalism.
    This is a paradox for,
    Democracy was meant as an antidote to tribalism.
    The strength of democracy:
    Agreed upon rights,
    Agreed upon universal commitments,
    Based on the unshakeable rule of law.
    This has upended,
    Tribalism’s death grip on history.
    This is also a paradox of human nature.
    What is to be done next?…