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An Incredibly Moving Speech about Life in North Korea

This is a speech by Yeonmi Park about life in North Korea and her call for action against such human rights violators.

Inside the Intelligence

I was tapped to conduct a conversation about grappling with the need for a change of worldview in Inside the Intelligence, a plan that was laid out for my development some years ago.
It has been a guide for me ever since, wising me up about helping this to become a healing rather than a hurting world, and I’m now getting the conversation underway on my new SUE Speaks website. I’m calling it the Conversation As If Our Lives Depended On It and you’re invited to take part. What can be said to inform and inspire each other on the road to the next reality?
Also, I’m producing SUE’s Video Programs to inspire the world with the profound wisdom that Inside the Intelligence contains. I’ve done six episodes so far. Have a look.
Some years ago I tuned into the Intelligence again and what it said then holds true for today:
There is a logic to human existence. We wrote a manual of what that logic is. This is an intelligence speaking. It is the wisdom of the circle.
Dialogue is the necessary activity now to save the earth. Everyone sees glimmers of a peril looming; all must attend. Reordering must come. It will not result from legislation or from mediating between warring factions. Any imposition will just create more war. No, this needs to BE an otherness that births inside the womb of now.
This is the voice of humanity’s soul. Snap to attention. Come off the meditation cushion. The family needs to forge. The mother is overblown with pregnancy. A creature must emerge.


Enlightened Imprisonment

Would you rather get your pound of flesh punishing someone for a crime or rehabilitate that person so when they get out of prison they don’t re-offend and go back in?

In Norway, a prisoner’s bedroom



Norway has a model-system based on rehabilitation.
Read about it in this article, it will blow your mind.




Prisoners consume ayahuasca (a psychedelic drink) in Brazil.



Here’s another example of a more enlightened way to treat criminals.
It’s a New York Times article about giving prisoners Ayahuasca in Brazil.





Michael Moore has a not-so-widely seen documentary, Where to Invade Next,
that blew my mind with examples of enlightened practices around the world.
The Norwegian prison system was one of its subjects.




I talk about Norway and Brazil in Episode #4 of SUE’s Video Programs.

“…An Oligarchy on the Brink of a Civilization-Threatening Collapse”

I find myself constantly referencing this article, Why Trump-Sanders Phenomenon Signals an An Oligarchy on the Brink of a Civilization-Threatening Collapse, by Dr. Sally Goener. It makes sense of our place at the cusp of a historical cycle of social transformation that tracks back through history, where every 80-90 years a great transition occurs. The article starts this way:

“The collapse of urban cultures is an event much more frequent than most observers realize. Often, collapse is well underway before societal elites become aware of it, leading to scenes of leaders responding retroactively and ineffectively as their society collapses around them.” – Sander Vander Leeuw, Archaeologist, 1997

You’ll find me talking about this article on Episode #5 of SUE’s Video Programs.

Dr. Sally J. Goerner, director of the Research Alliance for Regenerative Economics (“RARE”), is Capital Institute’s science advisor. Capital Institute is, “Working to explore and effect the economic transition to a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth through the transformation of finance.”  Interestingly and admirably, Capital Institute was founded by John Fullerton, a former managing director of JPMorgan.

We Need a Conversation About How to Reorganize the World

Green World

Bopping along through history, with different players but a through line, we go from the emergence of primitive human who took hundreds of thousands of years to even start to use tools, to the more modern eras where we have moved though thinking we could own human beings to recognizing that ALL people, whatever their religion, sexual orientation, or skin color, have an equal place at the humanity table.

While this progression of freedom has been taking place, there has been another track of how people organize themselves. From hunter-gatherer nomadic bands to agriculture and then money to be able to interact in a more complex society than the village, and we get the clear separation among those who have more and those who have less. The push of history is for some to excel and others to be deeply deprived – an unstable relationship that leads to crime and war.

Where the threat of extinction is a possibility, we need a radical rethinking to invent a next phase of human relationship. A better way for humanity to engage is essential to assure we will not go the way of all other species who disappeared after they played out their time here. Things like nuclear winter could be beyond our control, where nature delivers something of an intensity that made Earth virtually uninhabitable and the chain of evolution had to start again to get to something like us. A meteor could do it. Or an eruption. Or our own hand. And though we only can protect ourselves from nature as best we can and it may not be good enough, on the human front we have power. We can decide that the fate of the earth supersedes our selfish needs and interests. That is what is worth striving for.

We tend to not see the forest for the trees. The conversation about how to reorganize the world is not being had. We talk a lot about this and that, and each thing is worth conversation, but what we don’t talk about is what’s giving rise to all the issues that humans have authority over. That is what we need to be dealing with.

Go to the Conversation As If Our Lives Depended On It to express your opinion.

Heroes of our Time

I’ve got some heroic people who I know, featured on my website as inspirations to all of us.  Two that I wish I knew have recently been featured on 60 Minutes.



Watch Jonathan Starr on 60 Minutes:
Jonathan Starr Sends Somaliland Students to Harvard, MIT










Watch Benjamin Ferencz on 60 Minutes:
What the Last Nuremberg Prosecutor Alive Wants the World to Know






Banned TED Talk about Psychic Abilities, by Russell Targ

This is a talk I produced. As of today, it has 881,025 views, 12,198 likes, and 10,641 shares !!!!! Without having seen this talk or talks by Larry Dossey, MD and Marianne Williamson, TED decided that my fully sponsored TEDx West Hollywood program was unacceptable and cancelled my license. They said: “If your program is allowed to proceed, it will truly damage other TEDx organizers’ ability to recruit scientists and other speakers.” I had two weeks to regroup and I paid for putting on the program myself. Do you think these talks are unacceptable or do you think they belong on TED’s stage?

Read more about Russell Targ and the TED situation here.