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Cosmic Flashback to 1984

Back in the early 80s I did a public access TV show called The Cosmic Fuel Pump. I was approached to do it by Max Eden and his idea was that I’d be practicing to go on the circuit as a speaker, so it became a Garden of Eden production for some 36 episodes. Although I never did the speaker circuit but have produced events and projects to do my speaking for me, I look back at those shows and find them sounding a call that’s remarkably similar to what I’m sounding today.

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Wanted: Enlightened Voices

Do you know anyone like Kabir? I’m collecting people who’s mere presence has the power to change the world. Please turn me on to anyone you may know so I can do something to share them with the world.

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Filmmaker Friends Will Lift Your Spirits

Even if Renee Sotile and MJ Godges weren’t fellow filmmaker friends I’d have LOVED LOVED LOVED this music video from the L.A. Pride Parade. I couldn’t wait for each new shot to see their artistry! Do share this ray of sunshine in these dark times!

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Mark Zuckerberg on Universal Basic Income at Harvard

Zuckerberg is making a provocative point that wasn’t in A World Without Work, the program we did a while back before there was any conversation here in the States about this basic income idea. My radar is out for what can shift mass consciousness and I tuned into this concept when it was being toyed with in a few foreign countries. Since then, it has become a topic of more and more conversation here that has some feel of being on the march to happening. If we had a system that’s about taking care of everyone, it would be a huge step toward the caring world we want to be in.

Mark Zuckerberg called for exploring universal basic income in his Harvard graduation speech. Here’s what that means.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg greets graduating Harvard students as he walks in a procession though Harvard Yard at the start of commencement exercises Thursday. –Steven Senne / AP

Online voting. Personalized learning. Student loan relief. Higher taxes on the wealthy.

But of all the ideas he suggested, perhaps none were as radical or surprising as a thing called “universal basic income.”

Zuckerberg said he never would’ve founded Facebook if not for his relative financial security, something other potential entrepreneurs may not enjoy.

“We should have a society that measures progress not just by economic metrics like GDP, but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful,” he said. “We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things.”

So what does that mean?

Universal basic income is actually a pretty straightforward concept. And while there are varying degrees and iterations, at its core it’s a proposal that the government provides every citizen a certain baseline amount of money, no strings attached.

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Kabir Helminski Will Enroll You

Put your multi-tasks down and let yourself be enchanted by Kabir Helminski, who could be the reincarnation of Lex Hixon, a great spiritual avatar and real down-home human being I was privileged to be allied with before his early departure in 1994. We need more like Lex and Kabir. If we had politicians who called us to oneness from their heart and soul it might be a different world.

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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.

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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?

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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.
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“…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. Read More / Share

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

 

 

 

 

 

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