My position is pure idea. It floats in the cybersphere. It rests on realities that are real, built into the very patterns of reality. Realities that can only become tangible by a mind — any mind.. That’s my position. Why? Because the day of gurus and followers is over, just as the day of large anonymous institutions ordering individuals about is ending. What people become they becoime and more and more that is not subject, I propose, to anything but four values built into the very fabric of what is true and beautiful and real.
These values are tolerance, helpfulness, democracy and non-idolatry.
To all who read and absorb: Read this as pure idea. Treat it as pure thought. As a sign. A blown kiss from Ophelia. Hamlet passing by. Jesus over there. A burning bush.
No religion necessary? None! A pure idea.
No creed needed? No, none at all! What you believe, you believe.
Read this as a pure idea. A pure idea alone. Then watch the world around you doff religion, then ideology, then theory to arrive at that primal iconoclasm at the heart of non-idolatry, to cleave to the strength at the heart of tolerance, to embrace the enabling understading that is helpfulness and to form bottom up the democracies of the future.
Take your place in the spirituality that is emerging/
Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.
This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.
Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …
To counter the invidious efforts of Karl Rove and the Brothers Koch, simple videos of everyday people expressing gratitude for specific results from specific things that the President has achieved will create a signature response that will turn the tables on the Super PACs.
There could be an intro that flags lies distortions and anonymous attacks as unreal and even criminal and a cut to what is real, recognizable and not anonymous I am (name). I have lived here in (name) for (time). Thanks to (President Obama's (name) Act ... and so forth for ten seconds. Close with a continuation of the story narrated over evocative images and simple acoustic music.
This would be a fantastic way to counter the attacks on the President. For every specific attack, a video that shows the truth. And grass roots people who intend to vote for the President.