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Barry’s Blog # 400: False Equivalencies – How Media Gatekeepers Marginalize Alternative Voices, Part Ten of Ten

If you want people to get nothing done but conflict, convince them they are on one side of something. Only violence will result. What two needs is to become three. The unifying story is the crucial third factor which turns … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 399: False Equivalencies – How Media Gatekeepers Marginalize Alternative Voices, Part Nine of Ten

We are the United States of Amnesia, which is encouraged by a media that has no desire to tell us the truth about anything, serving their corporate masters who have other plans to dominate us. – Gore Vidal It is … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 398: An Epiphany Story

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. – Benjamin Franklin I was married 18 years, two kids, unfulfilling work; alienated from society, heritage, creativity and former spiritual interests; never … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 397: Do Black Lives Really Matter? Part Two of Two

You cannot lynch me and keep me in ghettos without becoming something monstrous yourselves. And, furthermore, you give me a terrifying advantage. You never had to look at me. I had to look at you. I know more about you … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 396: The Family Curse, Part Nine of Nine

To be born is to be weighed down with strange gifts of the soul, with enigmas and an inextinguishable sense of exile. – Ben Okri … wounds to the soul take a long, long time, only time can help and … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 395: The Family Curse, Part Eight of Nine

Sing sorrow, sorrow, but good wins out in the end – Aeschylus If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it. – Richard Rohr Whoever isn’t busy being born is busy dying. – Bob Dylan The … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 394: The Family Curse, Part Seven of Nine

…we live in an age of Moms, for the culture is secular and the ordinary mortal must carry archetypal loads without help from the gods. The mothers must support our survival without support themselves, having to become like Goddesses, everything … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 393: The Family Curse, Part Six of Nine

A myth never says what to do; it points out where the difficulties will arise. – Ginette Paris The past isn’t dead. It is not even past. – William Faulkner At this point things get far more complicated, just as … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 392: The Family Curse, Part Five of Nine

Humans…are never so much attached to anything as they are to their suffering…  Nothing can be attained without suffering, but at the same time one must begin by sacrificing suffering. – P. D. Ouspensky Some powerful river of desire goes … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 391: The Family Curse, Part Four of Nine

Perhaps the greatest stories are those which disturb us, which shake us from our complacency, which threaten our well-being. It is better to enter into the danger of such a story than to keep safely away in a space where … Continue reading

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