“War on Drugs” has been the US governments campaign against drug use. How has it actually effected the country? Read to learn more.
A real life “Indiana Jones,” international, bestselling author Graham Hancock has traversed the planet investigating ancient mysteries. He was so gracious to spend an hour with me on a phone to talk about everything from his views on aliens, Atlantis, ayahuasca and much more.
Americans who, under the rubric of conservatism, oppose nutrition assistance to children also tend to deny the looming devastation of global climate change, the human costs of an inept healthcare system, the negative consequences of a constricted view of consciousness, and the dangerous costs of denying biological evolution. This is very troubling.
As Teeming Brain blogger Matt Cardin brilliantly, eloquently and rather optimistically illuminates, several British Ufologist leaders have informed the mainstream media that primarily immaterial 'paranormal' occurrences are simply too much for objective scientific thinkers to handle. I offer a more pessimistic, and probably less brilliant, view.
The public is not just a bunch of isolated disengaged individuals. It is the people in the sense of Lincoln’s memorable phrase “a government of the people, by the people, for the people.” When I talk about public wisdom I mean that the public has latent wisdom that can be brought out and then spoken by its public voice — the voice of the people. People can and must empower their public wisdom to have real impact in the world.
How can we generate public
wisdom right at the grassroots, with people creating that capacity in their
communities whenever they want to? Can we get at least 80% of the quality of a
professionally organized face-to-face citizen deliberative council with far
less expense and effort — perhaps with smart use of the Internet?