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I am a mystic madman, a wandering wildman, scholar of esoterica, dilettante sadhu, dready-headed hippie (only have a few jata on the back of my head right now, though more be forming of this third set of knotted hair), gentle yogi, fierce foe of falsity. I was a preacher, but I renounced that. I was married, but she renounced me. I was a grad student at one of the top universities in the world on my way to becoming a professor, but I realized they taught lies there too. I am protector of souls, lover of mountains, smoker of herb, fond of hot springs, oceans and lakes and rivers and rain and sunshine, devotee of Devi.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Who Benefits From Fear? It's a Good Bet You Don't . . .

Fear, both personal and corporate, has set the tone for much of many America's reception of the last few years. Has this paranoia benefitted the average person? made life safer for the average American? and even if so, is this safety worth the freedoms it seems to cost: government agencies going unprosecuted for illegally accessing phone millions of Americans telephone records, zenophobia and control of the masses by fear, increased hassles at the border and unwarranted scrutiny of average Americans' lives, etc.? Let's hope Obama's administration and the current members of Congress continue to shift the tone, and without the least undue compromise.

Check out this examination of "fear" and the American psyche:

http://www.utne.com/Politics/Overcoming-American-Fear-Culture-On-Eve-of-New-Presidency.aspx

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