Science of Mind philosophy reminds that we are mental and spiritual radio stations, or broadcast stations (Holmes, 2001). Mental and anahata, or heart energies, emanate from our souls, bouncing off the ionosphere like amplitude and frequency modulations percolating in the loogosphere of collective thought and energies (Frankl, 1959). Consider that individual people power relates, in a sense, to the power of the citizen journalist, the emerging Fifth Estate, bypassing the corporate media gatekeepers who control the message (Fiore & McLuhan, 2001) and political agendas. This could quite possibly be how we traverse beyond the current post-truth/alternate fact culture. As Thomas Jefferson proclaimed at the writing of the U.S. Constitution, “The good sense of the people will always be found to be the best army. They may be led astray for a moment, but will soon correct themselves.” (The Constitution of the United States, 2009/2016, p. vi). ©
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The universe […] a world of endless possibility and endless cycle, a world in which life forms come and go, a world itself that has erupted and reformed countless times.
Although fairness and justice are beautiful gravities by which we as human creatures try to live with one another […] the molecules of experience do not understand what is fair. They just bombard us in the endless cosmic dance of life that just keeps happening.
Hindu tradition has a deity known as Vishnu, destroying and bestower of life…in that order.
Life is not fair, but unending in its capacity to change us; that compassion is fair and feeling is just; and that we are not responsible for all that befalls us, only for how we receive it and for how we hold each other up along the way.
Action without a name, a ‘who’ attached to it, is meaningless.
Emerging in the south:
Jackson, Mississippi – nominated radical activist Chokwe Antar Lumumba to be the next mayor
This post originally appeared at The Nation.
When Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, NAACP president Cornell Williams Brooks and actor Danny Glover joined thousands of Mississippians in marching for labor rights two months ago, economic and social justice activist Chokwe Antar Lumumba was in the thick of it. “I stand for workers’ rights,” Lumumba said as the marchers converged on a Nissan plant where workers have been organizing for union protections. “[The] struggle does not cease and so we’re constantly in the battle of how we create self-determined lives for people. And we believe in human rights for human beings and you cannot support human rights if you’re not prepared to support workers’ rights. And so, we live in a world where you have so many with so little and so few with so much. And so, we’re trying to change that dynamic right here [in Mississippi] — we want to change the order of the world.”
You cannot support human rights if you’re not prepared to support workers’ rights.
— CHOKWE ANTAR LUMUMBA
The Washington-obsessed national media paid scant attention to that “March on Mississippi.” But it was big news in the state, sparking serious talk about the new wave of in-the-streets and at-the-polls activism that is sweeping the South. On Tuesday, that wave swept into Mississippi’s largest city, Jackson, where voters nominated Lumumba for mayor.
The 34-year-old attorney and son of Chokwe Lumumba, the epic Southern radical who served as mayor until his death in 2014, won big — grabbing 55 percent of the vote in a multi-candidate Democratic primary that included the incumbent mayor and other prominent local political figures. He is now all but assured of victory in the city’s June 6 general election.
Campaigning on the slogan “When I become mayor, you become mayor,” Lumumba promised to carry forward the vision outlined by his father, announcing, “With my candidacy I offer the People’s Platform that my father ran on and I co-authored. It is a platform which arises out of several years of discussion on human rights, political, economic and social empowerment.” That platform’s message has been that people-powered strategies for using participatory democracy can achieve economic democracy.