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Mike Little of Faith and Money Network

3/15/21–eNews #114 

NEW from the Founder of A Paso Peace Community

The Flaming Arrow: Reflections on My Life
by Richard Milo Blomquist
[see below]

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IT’S NOT OVER YET: A PRA WEBINAR SERIES [see below]

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Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Episode 0321::Mike Little: Faith and Money Network

Episode 0221::Economist Barry Shelley: Economic Assumptions and Initiatives for Change

Episode 0121::Grace Dyrness: Planning Economic Revitalization with Poor People instead of for Them. Wow!

Episode 1220::Will O’Brien: Peace on Earth and the Politics of Christmas

Episode 1120::How Empowering Women Changes the World

Episode 1020::Scott Klinger: Maximizing Justice Over Profits Is Possible

Episode 0920:: So Much We Learn from Outsiders: Immigrant Advocacy

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Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

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Latest UPDATE from Jubilee OneEarth Economics

Well worth a read!

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The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

LATEST–The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

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Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town

Peace Podcast from John Dear
on Apple and Google.
Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

“Celebrating the Launch of ‘John Dear’s Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus.'” — www.beatitudescenter.org

Details: https://paceebene.org/blog/2020/11/1/celebrating-john-dears-new-venture

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  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations: Months 1-4*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

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Jubilee in the Midst of the CoronaVirus

Click to access Jubilee-in-the-Midst-of-the-Coronavirus.pdf

DONATE: https://oneearthjubilee.com/support-oneearth-jubilee/

# # #

Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

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IT’S NOT OVER YET: A PRA WEBINAR SERIES

In the wake of four years of far-right populist governance culminating in a violent insurrection, Political Research Associates (PRA), publisher of Religion Dispatches, is holding steady in the knowledge, informed by 40 years of Fight the Right research, that it’s not over yet.

PRA is taking this moment to evaluate the state of the Right as it enters into opposition and, at times, into partnership with the new centrist administration with a five-part Spring/Summer 2021 Webinar Series tomorrow Thursday, March 11 with a roundtable discussion on Climate Justice and the Right. Webinars will be held every second Thursday from March through July.

AND STAY TUNED!
PRA and RD are working on a joint webinar series on the Christian Right to be announced soon.

Technologies of the Right: Disinformation, Mobilization, and Surveillance
Thursday, April 8 at 4pm ET  |  Register Here

There is no question that social media has been a meteoric tool of the Right: propelling Donald Trump to office in 2016, mobilizing his supporters to mount a nationwide resistance to the outcome of the 2020 election, and fueling the growth of far-right movements ranging from QAnon to White nationalist militias and a reinvented Alt Right. In this conversation of experts and movement strategists, we explore the role that profiteering, state surveillance, and the rapid spread of disinformation play in the maintenance of White supremacy.
 
You Will Not Erase Our Kids: The High Stakes Fight for Trans Liberation
Thursday, May 13th at 4pm ET |  Register Here
The Christian Right and anti-trans activists have united behind a single-minded agenda to prevent children from accessing life-saving trans-affirming healthcare and live full, authentic lives. Join us for a conversation with experts and practitioners on this coordinated effort to strip trans children of their basic right to exist and the ongoing struggle for trans liberation particularly as it relates to child welfare, gender-affirming healthcare, and the expansion of civil rights for all trans people.
 
Precarity: The American Way
Thursday, June 10 at 4pm ET  |  Register Here
The myth of American Exceptionalism is well-understood to be just that, a myth. But the pandemic-induced national recession has thrown into high relief the true American Exceptionalism: life lived in a constant state of precarity. Precarity propelled by low-wage labor, the gig economy, unattainable rent, ruinous medical debt, and privatized education, all cast against a background of a crumbling welfare state. Join us as we explore the interactions of economic policy and big capital as it maps onto race and gender in the United States and the strategies of social justice movements building an alternative vision for political economy.
 
Mobilizing for Reproductive Freedom in the Battle Over Bodily Sovereignty
Thursday, July 8 at 4pm ET  |  Register Here
Under the perceived threat of a Democratic administration stymieing the war of attrition against reproductive rights, the anti-abortion movement continues to strategize for a post-Roe future. From the growth of the abortion abolitionist movement to the anti-abortion agenda of armed paramilitaries, the battle over bodily sovereignty continues. Join us for a conversation of experts on the anti-abortion movement and practitioners committed to building access to reproductive care as we take stock of this current moment in the struggle for reproductive freedom.

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NEW from the Founder of A Paso Peace Community

The Flaming Arrow: Reflections on My Life
by Richard Milo Blomquist
 with additional contributions by WWII B-17 Crew and Other Special Friends
Hardcover, 3/1/21, $26.95
Order from your local independent bookseller.

Not many people author their first book at 103 years of age, but after his wife died almost nine years ago, Richard Blomquist was determined to finish what his flight crew of the B-17 he piloted in WWII encouraged him to do 40 years earlier. What he discovered as he searched his soul was that the story his crew and he thought he would write was not at all the story he had to tell. Many years, many experiences, many conversations, and moments of meditation and prayer moved this author to not only tell his life story and what it was like to grow up as a farm boy in Iowa, but how the experience of being a bomber pilot in WWII ignited the flame within him to become a peace activist. Growing into the mystery of life is his mantra, and so he sees the writing of this book as discovery-for himself and, he hopes, for others as well.

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We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

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You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast. Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

PRODUCTION NOTE: SLW! Blog/Nudge/eNews has become a monthly, released on the 15th.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

*We choose to use month numbers rather than the traditional names because the names are inaccurate (September means “7” but is the ninth month?!) and they honor gods and emperors from warring ancient Roman culture. For more, see Weekly Nudge, 8/8/18.

 

 

2/15/21–eNews #113

Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Episode 0221::Economist Barry Shelley: Economic Assumptions and Initiatives for Change

Episode 0121::Grace Dyrness: Planning Economic Revitalization with Poor People instead of for Them. Wow!

Episode 1220::Will O’Brien: Peace on Earth and the Politics of Christmas

Episode 1120::How Empowering Women Changes the World

Episode 1020::Scott Klinger: Maximizing Justice Over Profits Is Possible

Episode 0920:: So Much We Learn from Outsiders: Immigrant Advocacy

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Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

# # #

Latest UPDATE from Jubilee OneEarth Economics

Well worth a read!

# # #

The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

LATEST–The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

# # #

Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town

Peace Podcast from John Dear
on Apple and Google.
Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

“Celebrating the Launch of ‘John Dear’s Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus.'” — www.beatitudescenter.org

Details: https://paceebene.org/blog/2020/11/1/celebrating-john-dears-new-venture

# # #

Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Send “Nudge” to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com to receive a free, brief email each week. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying Unsubscribe Nudge.

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  • SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations: Months 1-4*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

# # #

Jubilee in the Midst of the CoronaVirus

Click to access Jubilee-in-the-Midst-of-the-Coronavirus.pdf

DONATE: https://oneearthjubilee.com/support-oneearth-jubilee/

# # #

Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

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2021 Considerations

States to Avoid

After the 2016 Election, I took some heat for posting the “red” states that one might want to avoid. Since we have now lost four years of our lives, I have reconsidered that earlier warning and suggest that we only avoid those states that persisted being “red” in 2020. As was the 2016 alert, this is not a call for a boycott but rather an urging to support those states that have their priorities straight and to avoid those that don’t. Read my original thoughts and state list here.  Despite the calls for unity, we know that dedicated political and religious fundamentalists are more likely to respond to nonviolent pressure than to pleasantries. Republicans can understand and learn from and respond to Law and Order.

You may want to consider avoiding Republican-owned businesses. A close friend is now searching for a new chiropractor and massage therapist when she discovered that hers were T**** supporters who refused to wear masks. Another is looking for a new handyman when he discovered that his current worker refused to support Black Lives Matter. Some feel that all that matters is the quality of one’s work. As important as that is, we need to support workers and businesses that have a progressive, inclusive worldview; and avoid those that have a regressive, fundamentalist outlook.

Post-Election Language

During the 2016 campaign, Hilary supporters made the mistake of calling T**** followers “despicables.” T****-ites took that as a badge of honor. I preferred to call them “gullibles.” Now after four years of despicable non-leadership and an election of unbelievable sedition, I think “gullibles” is far too mild.

The Biden-Harris team has called us to work together, to be united. I think some things must happen first. We who support the new team must admit our part in the Earth-killing and grieve and change ourselves.

And we must hold the T**** supporters accountable for their on-going support of such a man and such a party.

We must remember the “Triumvirate of Evil” — T****, McConnell and Paul Ryan — who brought us the Republican Tax Scam of 2017 that gave away billions to large corporations and the wealthy. We must work to reverse that immense inequality and instead to Tax the Rich!

We can pay for so many essential social programs by having a just redistribution of wealth.

Beware the Clinton Syndrome

I was there. I saw it happen. The Democrats were so happy to see Bill Clinton elected that they sat back, and instead of working for systemic change, said “Bill’ll handle it.” And he couldn’t because the Republicans under Newt Gingrich and his “Contract on America,” organized against him and took over the House two years later.

American progressives must not be apathetic! Joe won’t handle it. He’s a militarist and a corporatist. Despite his calls for unity, the Republicans with their really deep pockets are organizing against him. We must also organize to pressure him to do what’s best for the Earth, not the wealthy.

# # #

We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

# # #

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast. Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

PRODUCTION NOTE: SLW! Blog/Nudge/eNews has become a monthly, released on the 15th.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

*We choose to use month numbers rather than the traditional names because the names are inaccurate (September means “7” but is the ninth month?!) and they honor gods and emperors from warring ancient Roman culture. For more, see Weekly Nudge, 8/8/18.

1/15/21–eNews #112

Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Episode 0121::Grace Dyrness: Planning Economic Revitalization with Poor People instead of for Them. Wow!

Episode 1220::Will O’Brien: Peace on Earth and the Politics of Christmas
Episode 1120::How Empowering Women Changes the World

Episode 1020::Scott Klinger: Maximizing Justice Over Profits Is Possible

Episode 0920:: So Much We Learn from Outsiders: Immigrant Advocacy

# # #

2021 Reconsiderations

States to Avoid

After the 2016 Election, I took some heat for posting the “red” states that one might want to avoid. Since we have now lost four years of our lives, I have reconsidered that earlier warning and suggest that we only avoid those states that persisted being “red” in 2020. As was the 2016 alert, this is not a call for a boycott but rather an urging to support those states that have their priorities straight and to avoid those that don’t. Read my original thoughts and state list here.  Despite the calls for unity, we know that dedicated political and religious fundamentalists are more likely to respond to nonviolent pressure than to pleasantries. Republicans can understand and learn from and respond to Law and Order.

You may want to consider avoiding Republican-owned businesses. A close friend is now searching for a new chiropractor and massage therapist when she discovered that hers were T**** supporters who refused to wear masks. Another is looking for a new handyman when he discovered that his current worker refused to support Black Lives Matter. Some feel that all that matters is the quality of one’s work. As important as that is, we need to support workers and businesses that have a progressive, inclusive worldview; and avoid those that have a regressive, fundamentalist outlook.

# # #

Beyond Irony

Is anyone else amazed, even insulted, that Giving Tuesday comes AFTER Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday? So, if you have anything left after shopping, give a little on the needy. This seems to show blatantly our national priorities. Charity comes after the economy! Some may say that without a growing economy, we can’t afford charity. Wrong! It’s a matter of priorities. We’ll be just fine with a steady-state economy and have plenty to give away.

Post-Election Language

During the 2016 campaign, Hilary supporters made the mistake of calling T**** followers “despicables.” T****-ites took that as a badge of honor. I preferred to call them “gullibles.” Now after four years of despicable non-leadership and an election of unbelievable sedition, I think “gullibles” is far too mild.

The Biden-Harris team has called us to work together, to be united. I think some things must happen first. We who support the new team must admit our part in the Earth-killing and grieve and change ourselves.

And we must hold the T**** supporters accountable for their on-going support of such a man and such a party.

We must remember the “Triumvirate of Evil” — T****, McConnell and Paul Ryan — who brought us the Republican Tax Scam of 2017 that gave away billions to large corporations and the wealthy. We must work to reverse that immense inequality and instead to Tax the Rich!

We can pay for so many essential social programs by having a just redistribution of wealth.

# # #

Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

# # #

Latest UPDATE from Jubilee OneEarth Economics

Well worth a read!

# # #

The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

# # #

Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town

Peace Podcast from John Dear
on Apple and Google.
Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

“Celebrating the Launch of ‘John Dear’s Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus.'” — www.beatitudescenter.org

Details: https://paceebene.org/blog/2020/11/1/celebrating-john-dears-new-venture

# # #

Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Send “Nudge” to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com to receive a free, brief email each week. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying Unsubscribe Nudge.

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  • SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations: Months 1-4*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

# # #

Jubilee in the Midst of the CoronaVirus

Click to access Jubilee-in-the-Midst-of-the-Coronavirus.pdf

DONATE: https://oneearthjubilee.com/support-oneearth-jubilee/

# # #

Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

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Post-Election Thoughts

Shallow Patriotism

I’m disturbed by the use of the American flag for partisan political purposes. I call it shallow patriotism. Also disturbing is the use of fake flags — American flag with black stripes to show support for police or soldiers. These false flags show disregard for America,  not loyalty. The commercialization of the flag by using it for purses, clothing, etc. is an affront to the flag. As a child I was taught respect for the flag. not its abuse, manipulation or redesign. Avoid being drawn into “shallow patriotism.”

This is more than “flag etiquette,” such as taking the flag down at night or shining a light on it in the dark. It is illegal to desecrate the flag, to burn it or to make something of it that it is not.

Beware the Clinton Syndrome

I was there. I saw it happen. The Democrats were so happy to see Bill Clinton elected that they sat back, and instead of working for systemic change, said “Bill’ll handle it.” And he couldn’t because the Republicans under Newt Gingrich and his “Contract on America,” organized against him and took over the House two years later.

American progressives must not be apathetic! Joe won’t handle it. He’s a militarist and a corporatist. Despite his calls for unity, the Republicans with their really deep pockets are organizing against him. We must also organize to pressure him to do what’s best for the Earth, not the wealthy.

# # #

We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

# # #

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast. Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

PRODUCTION NOTE: SLW! Blog/Nudge/eNews has become a monthly, released on the 15th.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

*We choose to use month numbers rather than the traditional names because the names are inaccurate (September means “7” but is the ninth month?!) and they honor gods and emperors from warring ancient Roman culture. For more, see Weekly Nudge, 8/8/18.

12/15/20–eNews #111

Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Episode 1220::Will O’Brien: Peace on Earth and the Politics of Christmas

Episode 1120::How Empowering Women Changes the World

Episode 1020::Scott Klinger: Maximizing Justice Over Profits Is Possible

Episode 0920:: So Much We Learn from Outsiders: Immigrant Advocacy

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Read and use this Advent–“The Liberating Birth of Jesus: A Birth Story Able to Reverse Our Planet’s Perils” by Lee Van Ham. Read more here. // Hear more here. 

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Beyond Irony

Is anyone else amazed, even insulted, that Giving Tuesday comes AFTER Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday? So, if you have anything left after shopping, give a little on the needy. This seems to show blatantly our national priorities. Charity comes after the economy! Some may say that without a growing economy, we can’t afford charity. Wrong! It’s a matter of priorities. We’ll be just fine with a steady-state economy and have plenty to give away.

Post-Election Language

During the 2016 campaign, Hilary supporters made the mistake of calling T**** followers “despicables.” T****-ites took that as a badge of honor. I preferred to call them “gullibles.” Now after four years of despicable non-leadership and an election of unbelievable sedition, I think “gullibles” is far too mild.

The Biden-Harris team has called us to work together, to be united. I think some things must happen first. We who support the new team must admit our part in the Earth-killing and grieve and change ourselves.

And we must hold the T**** supporters accountable for their on-going support of such a man and such a party.

We must remember the “Triumverate of Evil” — T****, McConnell and Paul Ryan — who brought us the Republican Tax Scam of 2017 that gave away billions to large corporations and the wealthy. We must work to reverse that immense inequality and instead to Tax the Rich!

We can pay for so many essential social programs by having a just redistribution of wealth.

# # #

Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

# # #

Latest UPDATE from Jubilee OneEarth Economics

Well worth a read!

# # #

2020 Resources from Advent Conspiracy

# # #

The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

# # #

Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town

Peace Podcast from John Dear
on Apple and Google.
Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

“Celebrating the Launch of ‘John Dear’s Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus.'” — www.beatitudescenter.org

Details: https://paceebene.org/blog/2020/11/1/celebrating-john-dears-new-venture

# # #

Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Send “Nudge” to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com to receive a free, brief email each week. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying Unsubscribe Nudge.

# # #

  • SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations: Months 9-12* // Months 1-4*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

# # #

Jubilee in the Midst of the CoronaVirus

Click to access Jubilee-in-the-Midst-of-the-Coronavirus.pdf

DONATE: https://oneearthjubilee.com/support-oneearth-jubilee/

# # #

Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

# # #

Post-Election Thoughts

Shallow Patriotism

I’m disturbed by the use of the American flag for partisan political purposes. I call it shallow patriotism. Also disturbing is the use of fake flags — American flag with black stripes to show support for police or soldiers. These false flags show disregard for America,  not loyalty. The commercialization of the flag by using it for purses, clothing, etc. is an affront to the flag. As a child I was taught respect for the flag. not its abuse, manipulation or redesign. Avoid being drawn into “shallow patriotism.”

This is more than “flag etiquette,” such as taking the flag down at night or shining a light on it in the dark. It is illegal to desecrate the flag, to burn it or to make something of it that it is not.

Beware the Clinton Syndrome

I was there. I saw it happen. The Democrats were so happy to see Bill Clinton elected that they sat back, and instead of working for systemic change, said “Bill’ll handle it.” And he couldn’t because the Republicans under Newt Gingrich and his “Contract on America,” organized against him and took over the House two years later.

American progressives must not be apathetic! Joe won’t handle it. He’s a militarist and a corporatist. Despite his calls for unity, the Republicans with their really deep pockets are organizing against him. We must also organize to pressure him to do what’s best for the Earth, not the wealthy.

# # #

We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

# # #

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Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

*We choose to use month numbers rather than the traditional names because the names are inaccurate (September means “7” but is the ninth month?!) and they honor gods and emperors from warring ancient Roman culture. For more, see Weekly Nudge, 8/8/18.

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11/15/20–eNews #110

Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Episode 1120::How Empowering Women Changes the World

Episode 1020::Scott Klinger: Maximizing Justice Over Profits Is Possible

Episode 0920:: So Much We Learn from Outsiders: Immigrant Advocacy

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Read and use this Advent–“The Liberating Birth of Jesus: A Birth Story Able to Reverse Our Planet’s Perils” by Lee Van Ham. Read more here. // Hear more here.

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Can we liberate Christmas from its cultural captivity and rediscover the truly prophetic story that speaks to the crises of our world today?

Peace On Earth and the Politics of Christmas

Sat. 12/5, 10:30 am-12:30 pm EST

The celebration of Christmas is often wrapped in innocent, Hallmark-card imagery. But in fact the biblical texts describing the coming of Jesus are making powerful assertions about the politics of the Bible that speak very much to our contemporary global crises.  In this virtual class, we will reflect on the “nativity narratives” in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke to see how they express core biblical themes of justice and liberation.  We will try to “un-domesticate” these tales of liberation and reflect on how they are truly challenging us to a revolutionary discipleship.  A perfect event for Advent. 

Registration is required.  A $10 donation is requested (or whatever you can afford).

Register today!

http://bit.ly/PoliticsChristmas

The deadline for registration is November 30.

Questions? Contact Will O’Brien at (215) 842-1790 or willobrien59@gmail.com

The Alternative Seminary is a program of biblical and theological study and reflection designed to foster an authentic biblical witness in the modern world.  

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Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

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Latest UPDATE from Jubilee OneEarth Economics

Well worth a read!

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2020 Resources from Advent Conspiracy

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The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

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Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town

Peace Podcast from John Dear
on Apple and Google.
Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

“Celebrating the Launch of ‘John Dear’s Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus.'” — www.beatitudescenter.org

Details: https://paceebene.org/blog/2020/11/1/celebrating-john-dears-new-venture

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  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations: Months 9-12*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

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Jubilee in the Midst of the CoronaVirus

Click to access Jubilee-in-the-Midst-of-the-Coronavirus.pdf

DONATE: https://oneearthjubilee.com/support-oneearth-jubilee/

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Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

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Post-Election Thoughts

Shallow Patriotism

I’m disturbed by the use of the American flag for partisan political purposes. I call it shallow patriotism. Also disturbing is the use of fake flags — American flag with black stripes to show support for police or soldiers. These false flags show disregard for America,  not loyalty. The commercialization of the flag by using it for purses, clothing, etc. is an affront to the flag. As a child I was taught respect for the flag. not its abuse, manipulation or redesign. Avoid being drawn into “shallow patriotism.”

This is more than “flag etiquette,” such as taking the flag down at night or shining a light on it in the dark. It is illegal to desecrate the flag, to burn it or to make something of it that it is not.

Beware the Clinton Syndrome

I was there. I saw it happen. The Democrats were so happy to see Bill Clinton elected that they sat back, and instead of working for systemic change, said “Bill’ll handle it.” And he couldn’t because the Republicans under Newt Gingrich and his “Contract on America,” organized against him and took over the House two years later.

American progressives must not be apathetic! Joe won’t handle it. He’s a militarist and a corporatist. Despite his calls for unity, the Republicans with their really deep pockets are organizing against him. We must also organize to pressure him to do what’s best for the Earth, not the wealthy.

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We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

# # #

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast. Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

PRODUCTION NOTE: SLW! Blog/Nudge/eNews has become a monthly, released on the 15th.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

*We choose to use month numbers rather than the traditional names because the names are inaccurate (September means “7” but is the ninth month?!) and they honor gods and emperors from warring ancient Roman culture. For more, see Weekly Nudge, 8/8/18.

10/15/20–eNews #109

Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Episode 1020::Scott Klinger: Maximizing Justice Over Profits Is Possible

Episode 0920:: So Much We Learn from Outsiders: Immigrant Advocacy

Pandemic Series: Ep. 0820 // Ep. 0720 // Ep. 0620 // Ep. 0520 // Ep. 0420 

Big Oops! Due to a technical glitch, the Show Notes for episodes 0720 and 0820 were linked to an earlier episode. That glitch has been corrected. So, please do a little catch-up and listen to those two episodes soon.

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10/15  |  International Day of Rural Women
10/16  |  World Food Day
10/17  |  International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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Read and use this Advent–“The Liberating Birth of Jesus: A Birth Story Able to Reverse Our Planet’s Perils” by Lee Van Ham. Read more here. // Hear more here.

# # #

Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

# # #

Latest UPDATE from Jubilee OneEarth Economics

Well worth a read!

# # #

The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

# # #

Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town

Peace Podcast from John Dear
on Apple and Google.
Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

# # #

Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Send “Nudge” to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com to receive a free, brief email each week. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying Unsubscribe Nudge.

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  • SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations: Months 9-12*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

# # #

Jubilee in the Midst of the CoronaVirus

Click to access Jubilee-in-the-Midst-of-the-Coronavirus.pdf

DONATE: https://oneearthjubilee.com/support-oneearth-jubilee/

# # #

Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

“Jubilee Circles” is now available also as an audiobook, at iTunes, Nook Audiobooks, Google Play, and Audiobooks.com, which offers a free sample. It includes 20 actions to take to help keep our planet livable. https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/jubilee-circles/381421 THAT’S THE LINK to the audio version of the little book “Jubilee Circles: Help Save Life on the Planet.” Please share this audio version with all who’d like to listen while jogging, walking, etc.

# # #

We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

# # #

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast. Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

PRODUCTION NOTE: SLW! Blog/Nudge/eNews has become a monthly, released on the 15th.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

*We choose to use month numbers rather than the traditional names because the names are inaccurate (September means “7” but is the ninth month?!) and they honor gods and emperors from warring ancient Roman culture. For more, see Weekly Nudge, 8/8/18.

9/15/20–eNews #108

Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Episode 0920::So Much We Learn from Outsiders: Immigrant Advocacy

Episode 0820::Leaving Superpower Ways for Earth-Size Living

Episode 0720::As This World Ends, the Light at the End. . .

Ep. 0620::Pandemic Shows Food System Broken, Opens Door to Better Choices

Ep. 0520::Life with Covid-19: Heading Toward a More Ecological World

Ep. 0420::CoronaVirus: A Devastating Natural Disaster with a Message–Live Differently

Ep. 0320::Busting Two Killers: Growth Economics and Human Population Growth amid Species Extinctions

Big Oops! Due to a technical glitch, the Show Notes for episodes 0720 and 0820 were linked to an earlier episode. That glitch has been corrected. So, please do a little catch-up and listen to those two episodes soon.

# # #

Read and use this Advent–“The Liberating Birth of Jesus: A Birth Story Able to Reverse Our Planet’s Perils” by Lee Van Ham. Read more here. // Hear more here.

# # #

Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

# # #

Latest UPDATE from Jubilee OneEarth Economics

Well worth a read!

# # #

The Shift Summit & Music Festival taking place ONLINE 9/18-21, is an FREE epic 4-day gathering of changemakers who are helping us light the way to a better future.

This virtual event features over 300 world-renowned visionaries, thought leaders, and musical acts… plus some of your favorite teachers at The Shift Network!

It all begins Friday, 9/18, 8am Pacific, and culminates on Monday, 9/21, the International Day of Peace.

What Is the International Day of Peace?
The International Day of Peace is observed around the world each year on September 21. Established in 1981 by a unanimous United Nations resolution, it’s a globally shared event for all of humanity to commit to peace above all differences, and to contribute to building a culture of peace.

The Shift Summit & Music Festival will be celebrating “Peace Day” with a full day of peacebuilding programming featuring celebrated leaders and luminaries, including Deepak Chopra and Jane Goodall.

We’ll also be bringing you hours of special events from around the world: a moment of silence for peace held on the hour… a Yoga Mandala with Shiva Rea… a livestream peace broadcast from Jerusalem… an interfaith ceremony to set a collective intention for peace… and much more!

You won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime event, featuring 110+ hours of content shared over four exciting days in our VIRTUAL VENUE.

Part music festival, part conference, and part mobilization event, The Shift Summit & Music Festival is your opportunity to make your greatest positive contribution… and to do it with 1 million fellow changemakers from around the globe… ONLINE, AT HOME. Get your FREE pass now!

P.S: Here’s the link for you to join us in our virtual venue.

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The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

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9/19-27–Campaign NonViolence Action Week: A Project of Pace e Bene NonViolence Service

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Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town

Peace Podcast from John Dear
www.paceebene.org, on Apple and Google.
Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

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  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations: Months 9-12*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

# # #

Jubilee in the Midst of the CoronaVirus

Click to access Jubilee-in-the-Midst-of-the-Coronavirus.pdf

DONATE: https://oneearthjubilee.com/support-oneearth-jubilee/

# # #

Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

“Jubilee Circles” is now available also as an audiobook, at iTunes, Nook Audiobooks, Google Play, and Audiobooks.com, which offers a free sample. It includes 20 actions to take to help keep our planet livable. https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/jubilee-circles/381421 THAT’S THE LINK to the audio version of the little book “Jubilee Circles: Help Save Life on the Planet.” Please share this audio version with all who’d like to listen while jogging, walking, etc.

# # #

We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

# # #

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast. Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

PRODUCTION NOTE: SLW! Blog/Nudge/eNews has become a monthly, released on the 15th.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

*We choose to use month numbers rather than the traditional names because the names are inaccurate (September means “7” but is the ninth month?!) and they honor gods and emperors from warring ancient Roman culture. For more, see Weekly Nudge, 8/8/18.

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Before the new church year starts with Advent on Sunday, Nov. 30, we struggle with the End Times in the final Sundays of Ordinary Time, i.e., the Sundays after Pentecost.

I offer a variety of resources that present a different view of the end of civilization as we know it. You may or may not find these helpful. As a devout progressive Christian, I have.

I’ve found three basic views of the End, from one extreme to the other.

  1. Extinction of humans on Earth by 2045 because of the pending release of MASSIVE amounts of methane from the sea bottom due to the warming of the oceans’ waters.
  1. The Great Implosion of the natural environment starting about 2050, resulting in enormous grief and trauma, a decrease of the human population from nine billion to one billion by 2100, and extinction of 90% of all living species.
  1. Climate Change deniers who refuse to acknowledge the vast consensus of 97% of climate scientists. These deniers, mostly fundamentalists, prefer to wait for the traditional Apocalypse.

I hold to #2. I find it realistic and oddly hopeful, especially in light of the release of another non-Biblical “Left Behind” remake. Read my blog Vision of the Future.

The resources below offer a variety of ways to deal with Creation Crisis spiritually and psychologically, since so many of our wealth-and-power-obsessed corporate and government “leaders” refuse to deal with it actually. And gullible Americans persist in electing them and buying their products.

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Recently I heard Thom Hartmann interview Guy McPherson on Conversations with Great Minds | Part 2. McPherson is professor emeritus of Univ. of Arizona. I read an excerpt from his book Going Dark, then some of the Nature Bats Last blogs at his site GuyMcPherson.com. I found them very thought-provoking without the typical drivel found in so many blog comments.

McPherson claims that we cannot stop the Great Implosion (my term) because the climate crisis of today is due to our excesses 40 years ago (called a ‘positive feedback loop’).

The best we can do, according to him, is to be with the ones we love now in the moment.

I would add that we may be able to extend the horizon of the Great Implosion, possibly even reduce its intensity so that the human population is reduced to one billion in 2100, from nine billion in 2050. And extinctions of all life may be fewer than 90% by 2100 as now expected.

Even though we cannot control the massive greed of corporations or the politicians they own, we can control our own lives. And the best way to do that is through voluntary simplicity. I know of no better explanation of faith-based voluntary simplicity than the Five Life Standards of Living More with Less.

I’ve read Derrick Jensen on the End of Civilization for quite awhile. I urge you to listen to his program, Resistance Radio on the Progressive Radio Network (internet), PRN.fm. (I don’t find a subscription in iTunes.)

Related Episodes [click link, then click play icon]

Guy McPherson – 04/13/14 – author of Going Dark
http://prn.fm/?powerpress_embed=27986-podcast&powerpress_player=default

Max Wilbert – 04/06/14 – Flaw of Green Technology
http://prn.fm/?powerpress_embed=26775-podcast&powerpress_player=default

Carolyn Baker – 02/09/14 – Spirituality
Carolyn Baker is the author of Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths For Turbulent Times, Navigating The Coming Chaos and others.
http://prn.fm/?powerpress_embed=18865-podcast&powerpress_player=default

Beware of other podcasts in iTunes bearing similar names: Resistance Radio (libertarian news and politics), The Resistance Podcast (Sermons from The Resistance Church of the Nazarene, Canton, OH), The Resistance (Christianity). I’ve listened to each and do NOT recommend any of them.

MORE RESOURCES

When Climate Change Floods Your Heart

KunstlerCast #256: James Howard Kunstler yaks with John Michael Greer, author and blogger at TheArchdruidReport.Blogspot.comEnd of the World as We Know It?

NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will End and It’s Not Looking Good for Us | NASA Statement on Civilization Collapse Study

Time to leave GDP behind: eco-economists support activists’ dreams
by Jan Lundberg | Global Warming Culture versus the Natural Future for Humanity, and the Real Denialism by Jan Lundberg

Springs Eternal: Hopes against Collapse, Hopes for Consuming by Albert Bates

My blog Derrick Jensen Against Forgetting
My recent blog Murder and Resurrection

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