We have been fed a line of bullshit by the prevailing culture for the past several hundreds of years, that monotheism is an evolved, advanced spirituality, that the patriarchal power infrastructures and economies are similarly advanced, and that technological advancement is always good. In the absolute global brainwashing this orientation instills, we forget or do not question the basic assumptions of the mantra. Perhaps technology is not always good. Perhaps patriarchal power structures are brutal rather than democratic, and perhaps in simplifying our religions to worship one god and a few books, we have lost something invaluable.
soo much said in soo little words...thank you.ReplyDelete
I love all your articles. keep it up
This is so weird. I just said something very similar to my husband and then clicked onto FB and saw your link!ReplyDelete
I love reading your blog. It is one of my bookmarks and i always eagerly anticipate a new post. Thank you for expressing yourself!ReplyDelete
The thing about you, Mother, is that you humble me and, at the same time, inspire me. Plus, you have a gentleness that just invites comments.ReplyDelete
In this case, your words remind me of three books and two thinkers that have shaped my thinking over the years---both men, strangely enough.
Jerry Mander: Four Arguments For the Elimination of Television
Jerry Mander: In the Absence of the Sacred: The Failure of Technology and the Survival of the Indian Nations
James Martin: The Earth Shall Weep
I guess I would need a blog of my own to do them justice but, with your few but potent words, you've reminded me of my passion.
Somehow or another you give me hope where there was none.
I think you're beautiful.
Correction: It's James Wilson rather than James Martin. I always do that with him. Not sure why.ReplyDelete
tsisageya, thanks for the kind words and book recommendations I have them on my wish list for when I get through my current stack.ReplyDelete
Fernando and anonymous, thank you for reading and your positive feedback.ReplyDelete
It's good to see you here. I loved the dream you posted on Facebook. It gives me hope for the future.
I read your reading list and realized that you probably don't need to read anything I might recommend. (Not that I was recommending anything.)ReplyDelete
You're on top of it.
I am always looking for new good reading material and appreciate all recommendations.ReplyDelete
Very true, and well said.ReplyDelete