- "We will have a liberal democracy, or we will return
to the Dark Ages."
- --Franklin Roosevelt, 1940
- We are living in a tinderbox world of direly fearful
propensities. The only relief we can achieve from same is that which we
make up of ourselves, for ourselves, and by ourselves. We create our own
reality. We always have.
- Additionally, and more to the point, ~you~ live in a
tinderbox world of fearful propensities, reader. The only relief ~you~
can achieve is... that which ~you~ make up of yourself, for yourself, and
by yourself. You can see how that might work. The individual is key.
Billions are feloniously spent manipulating the feelings and sensibilities
of the individual... you, good reader. But you will endure. You always
- Everyone is the center of their own universe, by default.
Trouble is, reality is a universe of many ~many~ centers, known and unknown.
And, that's a good thing. Really. We wouldn't want it any other way, believe
- The dark antithesis of diversity is rule by force outside
the rule of law, autocratic convenience for a very small minority, abandoned
due process for the rest of us, theocratic hypocrisy, authoritarianism,
and a cruel return to the horrific pre-renaissance "Dark Ages"...
a time where, like now astonishingly, even the first-tier Kings couldn't
- What can the individual do, then, against a hijacked
society imposed against him or her. The answer is simple to express even
if difficult to execute. Ready to hear it? Here it comes...
- Enthusiastically embrace your enlightenment at the ready
expense of your ignorance. That's it. Hard, but it does get easier to
do as you go along. Sincerely.
- In a nutshell, if you feel a certain way about something,
for your God of choice's sake, be able to explain why you feel that way,
readily entertain discussion contrary to the way you feel to test it...
work passionately to dissolve your needless ignorance... or shut, the f__k,
up! No one else should be required to validate ~your~ faith, justify ~your~
belief system, or pay with life, liberty, or gainful employment for ~your~
world view... especially if you can't justify or qualify your prosecution
- You gloat pompously, acting thus, as you create your
own enemies. Acting thus, you have created me, and this is among a multitude
of much more significant others. Verily. Be damned.
- The expletive was justified. Let's move on.
- How do you become informed enough to be able to explain
why you feel the way you feel? Ready? Here it comes!
- Yeah -- I know... The short answer just cattle-prods
more questions. What! Where! When! Why! ...And all too often, How!
- All very valid questions... unfortunately maneuvering
you, cleverly honored reader, into the cold cruel claws of the tyrannous
and psychopathic monsters plaguing us all today. It is by malicious design,
presently, that you have to work multiple jobs in a failing economy with
no health care at a subsistence level... distracted so you don't have ~time~
to stop for a prudent "wait a minute" or even a cleansing breath...
a meaningful pause... some respite.
- It is by design that psychosis spews from television,
hatred rules the airwaves, and loathing oozes from mainstream print.
It's all about manipulating ~you~, good reader, assaulting ~already~ bruised
sensibilities with "Terri Schaivos" and "Michael Jacksons"
and "soiled blue dresses" so you won't have ~time~ to be reminded
about unending war and planet death and suffocating overpopulation... in
a list that goes on and on and on...
- Back at the ranch, an answer to the previously posed
questions is the point of this essay. You need an inventive springboard,
good reader, into raw thinking and information that is diverse (our cultural
savior!), inclusive, and widely focused. From UFOs to hate crime and through
crypto-archeology to progressive politics... there should be no boundaries
and fewer filters. Raw veggies are ~always~ better than processed ones.
- The Rense.com site is an excellent example of this, of
course, but the point of this essay is an alternative springboard of which
you may not have heard. To wit:
- Miriam Andujar is an assiduously educated and progressive
woman of grace, intelligence, and courage who has produced just such a
cyber-springboard. Spanning 'worldwiderenaissance' dot COM, ORG, and NET,
Miriam provides a wealth of new outlooks, fresh outreaches, and novel approaches
that inspire while they inform, gladden while they satisfy, and compel
as much as they improve. Her sincerity becomes as quickly obvious as the
flowers in her hair.
- Like Jeff Rense's eclectic site it is organized, objective,
constructive, and comprehensive. It is entirely flexible, inordinately
acceptable, plainly specific, and decidedly thoughtful. It encompasses
a wealth of progressive, people loving, and humanistic conduits to 21st
Century information venues and it remains optimistic for all its criticality
of a corrupt status quo. WorldWideRenaissance is the WEB embodiment of
the Internet driven 'new' renaissance bursting into flame as we speak,
and is worthy of a spot in every progressive person's Favorites folder,
without doubt, and to be sure.
- WorldWideRenaissance believes that it is the people,
ourselves, who would be the engineers of our salvation; persons listening
to one another and respecting one another as the cure to what ails us...
not jealous institution, conflicted government, or faithless agency. It
is as rich as Christmas cake and as relevant as air. It is about people
of, by, and for themselves.
- Give it a look only because you want to be able to provide
citation for your feelings. Give it a look only because you're confused
about the hateful theocratic direction that your Nation seems to be taking.
Give it a look only because you want to take an individual hand in defining
your own perceived reality. But give it a look. It could change your life,
and the lives of those around you... in an efficacious way.