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Norman Solomon - The Oligarchs Among Us

Norman Solomon - The Oligarchs Among Us

January 21, 2020

Norman Solomon – The Oligarchs Among Us – The Battle for the Soul of the Democratic Party

Aired Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Journalist, Author and Media Critic Norman Solomon

“We have two political parties in this country – the Democratic Party and the un-democratic party.” — Swami Beyondananda

If they saw what the Republican Party has devolved to, Republican icons like Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and even Barry Goldwater would flip in their crypts. The blatant heartlessness, self-centered short-sightedness, and downright insanity of a political party that has become a toxic cult, would certainly make the Democrats seem like a sane and viable alternative, right?

Well, here’s the elephant – and donkey – in the living room. In a political system where it costs the average Senator $14,000 to finance their re-election campaign, the oligarchs have a well-established foothold in that party too.

Our guest on Wiki Politiki this week, journalist, activist and author Norman Solomon has been involved with progressive politics for decades, working to move the Democratic Party beyond the “identity issues” that they have used to cobble coalitions, to addressing the “identical issues” we all face – like a clean environment and economic justice.

Norman Solomon is an American journalist, media critic, author and activist. His dozen books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.” A full-length documentary film, narrated by Sean Penn, was based on “War Made Easy.” The New York Times review called the film “ultimately persuasive” and said: “Many of its arguments have been made before but Mr. Solomon digs deeper and hammers harder.”

Solomon is the founder of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a consortium of policy researchers and analysts. He is IPA’s executive director and the coordinator of its ExposeFacts program.

He is co-founder and national coordinator of the online organization RootsAction.org, which now has 1.5 million active supporters. In 2016, Solomon was elected as a Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention, where he was the coordinator of the independent Bernie Delegates Network. In 2012, running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from California’s 2nd Congressional District, he came within 0.1 percent of getting through the primary. Solomon wrote the nationally syndicated “Media Beat” weekly column from 1992 to 2009. He is a longtime associate of the media watch group FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting).

Solomon has appeared as a guest on many media outlets including the “PBS News Hour,” CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, “Democracy Now,” C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” public radio’s “Marketplace,” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” His op-ed articles have appeared in a range of newspapers including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, New York Times, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun and The Hill. His articles have also appeared in the International Herald Tribune, Canada’s Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star.

Solomon’s books include “Made Love, Got War,” “Target Iraq,” “Wizards of Media Oz: Behind the Curtain of Mainstream News,” “The Trouble With Dilbert: How Corporate Culture Gets the Last Laugh,” “False Hope: The Politics of Illusion in the Clinton Era,” “The Power of Babble: The Politician’s Dictionary of Buzzwords and Doubletalk for Every Occasion,” and “Killing Our Own: The Disaster of America’s Experience With Atomic Radiation.”

If you’re interested in learning how we can put the “democratic” in Democratic Party, and not just take America back, but take her forward, please tune in this Tuesday, January 21th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

To find out more about Norman Solomon, please go here: https://www.normansolomon.com/

And now that we ARE back with new shows (and planning a Zoom video element after the first of the year), we invite you to help support Wiki Politiki and our mission to bring about “the great upwising” and functional politics! See below.

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Lenore Goldman - How to Get Off the Battlefield

Lenore Goldman - How to Get Off the Battlefield

January 14, 2020

Lenore Goldman – How to Get Off the Battlefield – And WIN the Battleground States

Aired Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Activist and Campaign Consultant Lenore Goldman

“It’s time to get off the old battlefield and on to a new playing field.” — Swami Beyondananda

In the wake of the 2016 elections, millions of Americans were awakened to what they perceived as a battle for the heart and soul of America. Many became politically active for the first time, joining in the various “resist” movements, and becoming involved in supporting “battleground state” campaigns in the 2018 Midterm elections.

This being a Presidential election year, everyone is focused on the national election and the national issues – but maybe there is a more fertile field to cultivate. Our guest this week, veteran activist and consultant Lenore Goldman, shows us where the REAL change takes place – the grassroots, particularly statehouse elections.

At a time when the power of money overwhelmingly controls the airwaves, the new playing field is “on the ground”, the door-to-door campaigns where real people talk with real people, and where people who have been disenfranchised by and are cynical about the system can be motivated to vote.

Consider how much energy is wasted on social media, throwing slings and barbs at folks on the other side who will never be convinced. What if that energy was used in a focused way to bring new voters to the polls and swing the swing states from the grassroots up? What if instead of arguing with folks who don’t agree with us, we spent that time encouraging voters who do?

Lenore Goldman will tell us why and how to get off that old battlefield, and mobilize the power of people to prevail over the power of money.

Lenore Goldman has consulted on strategy, capacity, sustainability and social impact with diverse organizations, coalitions, campaigns and initiatives for over 20 years. She was Operations Director for the 2018 Michigan ballot initiative that ended gerrymandering. She has worked on battleground state election and voter mobilization strategies with such groups as Indivisible, Sister District, Swing Left, East Bay Activist Alliance and Fems for Dems. From the grassroots to the boardroom, Lenore’s experience across race, class, gender and culture enables her to build leadership at all levels and identify opportunities for greater impact.

If you’re ready to make a REAL difference in creating “political climate change” that will bring about “heartland security”, please tune in this Tuesday, January 14th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

To find out more about Lenore’s work, please go here: https://www.lenoregoldman.com/

And now that we ARE back with new shows (and planning a Zoom video element after the first of the year), we invite you to help support Wiki Politiki and our mission to bring about “the great upwising” and functional politics! See below.

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Judah Freed - Making Global Sense

Judah Freed - Making Global Sense

January 7, 2020

Judah Freed – Making Global Sense – A New “Common Sense” For the People of the World

Aired Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Journalist and Activist Judah Freed, Author of “Making Global Sense”

“Imagine … we the people of the world coming to a commonly-sensed, uncommonly sensible consensus – we would rather live by the Golden Rule than die by the rule of gold.” — Swami Beyondananda

What would happen if a billion people worldwide took a stand in recognition that we humans are indeed cells in a larger super-organism called Humanity, and then began to live their lives as if that were true?

Our Wiki Politiki guest two weeks ago, Stephan Schwartz – a lifelong student of social change movements (How to Change History BEFORE it Happens https://wikipolitiki.com/how-to-change-history-before-it-happens) — asserts that when 10% of any population has agreement around an idea, adoption of that idea becomes inevitable. And while it seems like gathering one billion people under “one big intent” is virtually impossible, it is actually VIRTUALLY more possible than ever before. We now have the technological ability to connect billions of people on the Internet at one time … and now if we cultivate the spiritual, psychological and political coherence, we may be able to achieve something that cellular biologist Bruce Lipton says is necessary for survival at this point – conscious evolution.

Our guest on Wiki Politiki this week is Judah Freed, whose forthcoming book, Making Global Sense, reports on a dozen world social trends that prove more than a billion people on earth — acting alone and together, spiritually and politically — are forming the “global sense movement,” already gathering momentum for a quantum shift in human consciousness that transforms all life on our planet. He also is updating his prior book, Global Sense, inspired by Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, which revives the ideas and ideals of the 18th century Enlightenment to champion 21st century enlightenment. His earlier editions of Global Sense won the 2005 Colorado CIPA award for the Best Personal Growth Book along with 2007 and 2012 Nautilus Awards for the Best Social Change Book.

An award-winning author and international journalist, speaker, and activist, Judah pioneered trade press coverage of new media, digital television and the Internet. His groundbreaking essays on network democracy and the social effect of interactivity itself drew invitations to speak on four continents. He currently works as Director of Publishing for RIP Medical Debt, the New York-based charity that’s abolished $1 billion in unpayable medical bills. Judah is a member of the Authors Guild, American Association of Journalists and Authors (First Amendment committee), Society of Professional Journalists, National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Independent Book Publishers Association, and the Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR), the trade association for the Mind Body Spirit industry.

At a time when “news” (not really “news”, more like “olds”) is all about division, and groups of humans “at odds” bent on “getting even”, Judah points to unmistakable and heartening “signs of the upwising.”

If you’re ready to be encouraged and inspired, please tune in this Tuesday, January 7 at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

To find out more about Judah Freed and Making Global Sense, please go here. https://hokuhouse.com/making-global-sense/

And now that we ARE back with new shows (and planning a Zoom video element after the first of the year), we invite you to help support Wiki Politiki and our mission to bring about “the great upwising” and functional politics! See below.

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

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Marianne Williamson’s 2020 Vision

Marianne Williamson’s 2020 Vision

December 31, 2019

Marianne Williamson’s 2020 Vision – The Evolution Is Here … If We Want It

Aired Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Author, Teacher and Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson

“If we want to heal the cancer on the body politic, we must first address the heart disease.” — Swami Beyondananda

Four years ago, rank and file Republican voters had the courage to follow their convictions and choose an outside-the-box, non-politician candidate who they felt best represented their world view. Establishment candidates like Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and even Ted Cruz fell by the wayside, and the Republican establishment had to fall in line behind the people’s choice, Donald Trump.

As MIT professor Otto Scharmer (http://mitsloanexperts.mit.edu/on-the-making-of-trump-the-blind-spot-that-created-him-otto-scharmer/) pointed out after the election, American voters had three choices in 2016: Move forward together, stay with the status quo, or move backward. Bernie represented moving forward together, but there is plenty of evidence that he was cheated out of the nomination (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/11/democrat-primary-elections-need-reform) by the Hillary forces. Hillary, according to Scharmer, represented the status quo.

And we all know what happened. The status quo was rejected, and America took a giant step backward.

Now, here we are again, and the powers-that-be in the Democratic (sic) Party have been using their influence to marginalize and discredit the one truly “radical” candidate in the campaign, Marianne Williamson. Now by radical, I don’t mean Bernie Sanders radical or even AOC radical – I mean radical in its original meaning, getting to the root cause. Unlike any other candidate, with the possible exception of Tulsi Gabbard, Marianne’s platform – go here (https://www.marianne2020.com/) to see it for yourself – is the only one that gets to the ROOT of the “shituation”, the absence of a sane and sacred center. Consequently, the unchecked and unbalanced power of money has ruled, leaving we the people at the non-mercy of a heartless system.

And while I have always liked and admired Marianne, it wasn’t until I saw her in the second Presidential debate last summer that I appreciated the power of her voice being heard. She received genuine and heartfelt applause when she broke through fog of political clichés and challenged the Democratic Party not just to provide universal health care but to get to the root of what has been making us sick – industries putting toxins in the air, water and food, depleted soil, and a toxic economic environment where 40% of us live from paycheck to paycheck, all too often without the paycheck.

I originally envisioned this interview with Marianne as a way for her to present her platform as a vision for the coming decade that should inform the Democratic platform regardless of the candidate. Instead, she issued a challenge: If Republican voters had the courage and political will to support someone who spoke to their true agenda, how about progressives? Will progressives take up the challenge to move ahead – or fall back into some “safe” candidate who might or might not be able to defeat Donald Trump? And if by some stroke of grace, that “cancer” is excised, how about the underlying heart disease?

Half a century ago, John Lennon offered a similar challenge (https://youtu.be/CbKsgaXQy2k)

“War is over … if you want it.” Now the evolution is here … if we want it. Will we settle for a lesser evil … or stand for a greater good? If we have the courage and will and yes, faith to stand together we may never need to march again.

If you’ve written off Marianne Williamson as “unelectable” or if you are still undecided, go read her platform and see the depth of her ideas. More importantly, understand she will stand behind those ideas. Remember, Donald Trump was also “unelectable” … and if a miracle is indeed needed, who better to bring it about than a Course In Miracles teacher? Decide for yourself. Please tune in this Tuesday, December 31st at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

And if you can’t tune in live, catch the replay this Thursday, January 2nd on our Wiki Politiki home site (https://wikipolitiki.com/)

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Michael Dowd - Post-Doom

Michael Dowd - Post-Doom

December 24, 2019

Michael Dowd – Post-Doom: Confronting Climate Chaos, Beyond Denial and Despair

Aired Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Michael Dowd, Eco-Theologian and Author of “Thank God For Evolution”

“The most dangerous predator on Earth, “Humanisaurus Wrecks” is on the brink of extinction.” — Swami Beyondananda

Sometimes I think we have created the political polarization and paralysis, the toxic culture wars, the fixations on “the pedophile elite”, and the arguments about how many sexes there are, so that we can distract ourselves from the elephant and donkey in the living room – what scientists are calling the Sixth Great Extinction.

The foreboding symptoms include climate chaos that seems to be spiraling out of control, dying oceans, societal unrest, and species loss. And at the top of the endangered species list, whether we accept it or not, is our own species. And yet we want to imagine that life will go on “as usual.”

Meanwhile, the two sides have retreated to their respective corners and are indulging in the two drugs more popular – and dangerous – than the opioids: Hopium and Deniatol. We have one force strung out on hopium – hoping that technology will save us, and another addicted to Deniatol, denying any problem exists. And many of those who have been addressing the issue for decades have all but given up.

My guest this week on Wiki Politiki, Michael Dowd offers a way through and past the denial and despair with a powerful re-frame he calls Post Doom. Writes Michael:

Doom is the mid-point between denial and regeneration…with or without us.

Post-doom is what opens up when we remember who we are, accept what is inevitable, honor our grief, and invest in what is pro-future and soul-nourishing.

A post-doom heart and mindset means living, loving, and relating honorably with full awareness that…

• There are dimensions of abrupt climate change beyond human control.
• Our ecological predicament encompasses all aspects of life.
• Climate is not our biggest problem; overshoot is (climate chaos is but a symptom).
• Human-centered measures of progress and wellbeing are ecocidal and self-terminating.
• Human-centered technology and the market are false gods, creating hell on Earth.
• The extinction of Homo colossus (rapacious industrial humanity) is both inevitable and necessary.
• The extinction of Homo sapiens this century or next cannot be ruled out.

Rev. Michael Dowd is a bestselling author, eco-theologian, sustainability activist, and TEDx speaker whose book, Thank God for Evolution, was endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across the spectrum.

Michael and his science writer, evolutionary educator, and eco-centric activist wife, Connie Barlow, have spoken to some 2,700 groups throughout North America since 2002. Their work provides audiences with applications of evolutionary and ecological wisdom that break through the confusions of these rapidly shifting times. Michael’s passion and legacy work is most fully expressed in his recent sermons, his 2019 video discussion course, “Pro-Future Faith: The Prodigal Species Comes Home”, and new podcast: “Post-doom: conversations exploring overshoot grief, grounding, and gratitude”.

If you’re ready to move past despair, denial and false hope, please tune in this Tuesday, December 24th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

To find out more about Rev. Michael Dowd and his sobering yet heartening Post-Doom vision please go here. https://www.postdoom.com/

And now that we ARE back with new shows (and planning a Zoom video element after the first of the year), we invite you to help support Wiki Politiki and our mission to bring about “the great upwising” and functional politics! See below.

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In The “Bewilderness”

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Jerry Ashton - Ending Medical Debt

Jerry Ashton - Ending Medical Debt

December 17, 2019

Jerry Ashton – Ending Medical Debt – And Creating A Healthy, Caring Health Care System

Aired Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with RIP Medical Debt Co-Founder Jerry Ashton, Co-Author of “End Medical Debt”

“It’s becoming all too common nowadays to thank a surgeon by saying, ‘I shall forever be indebted to you.’” — Swami Beyondananda

As a professional comedian, it’s my job to “pump ironies” so here is an irony supplement to munch on: Americans spent $3.65 trillion on healthcare in 2018, according to a report from Axios. The amount is larger than the GDPs of such countries as Brazil, the U.K., Mexico, Spain, and Canada. And yet, we rank 27th in the world in health. In a study of 11 countries, the U.S. ranked LAST for health outcomes, equity and quality, despite having the highest per capita health earnings. The U.S. also had the highest rate of mortality amenable to healthcare, meaning more Americans die from poor care quality than any other country involved in the study.

And, it gets worse.

Not only does our health care outcome fall far short of health industry income, but the fundamental inequity – and iniquity – of the current system has created another life-threatening metastasis in our body politic: $1 trillion in unpayable medical debt in America. Medical debt causes hardships for individuals, families, communities, and the nation as a whole.

Our guest this week, Jerry Ashton, along with his End Medical Debt co-authors Robert Goff and Craig Antico created a charity, RIP Medical Debt, the charity made famous by John Oliver on HBO for abolishing $15 million in medical debt. Since 2014, RIP has purchased and forgiven more than $750 million on medical debt. The charity recently reached the milestone of abolishing $1 billion in medical debt.

Jerry Ashton has more than 40 years of experience in the credit and collections industry. In 1995, to uplift the way debtors are treated, he formed CFO Advisors in New York. His teams serviced a half billion in receivables for Fortune 500 companies. Inspired by Occupy Wall Street’s debt forgiveness campaign, he joined with Craig Antico to found RIP Medical Debt. Jerry serves as RIP’s Director of Education and Outreach.

In our conversation today, we will look at the inner workings of our “too big to fail, too broken to succeed” health care system. Since the three authors of the book have three divergent political perspectives, we will have a chance to discuss what happens when diverse viewpoints converge and converse on one issue. The authors disagree on the solutions, but they all agree on their one simple act of charity — buying and forgiving medical debt.

If you’re interested in how we arrived at our current “faith-based” health care system (“pray you don’t get sick”) and ways we can create a system that works for each and all, please tune in this Tuesday, December 17rd at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

To find out more about End Medical Debt, please go here. https://hokuhouse.com/endmedicaldebt/

And now that we ARE back with new shows (and planning a Zoom video element after the first of the year), we invite you to help support Wiki Politiki and our mission to bring about “the great upwising” and functional politics! See below.

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In The “Bewilderness”

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Jacque Fresco - A World Worth Imagining

Jacque Fresco - A World Worth Imagining

December 3, 2019

Jacque Fresco – A World Worth Imagining

Aired Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Futurist Roxanne Meadows, Co-Founder of the Venus Project with Jacque Fresco

“I was a futurist in a past life.” — Swami Beyondananda

If you remember the Zeitgeist movie from a dozen years ago, then the name “Jacque Fresco” will seem familiar to you. Fresco – who was featured in the documentary — was a visionary futurist and designer dedicated to a “peaceful and sustainable global civilization”. Fresco died in 2017 at the age of 101, and his “work of heart”, the Venus Project lives on, the subject of a new documentary film, A World Worth Imagining: Jacque Fresco The Man With the Plan. https://www.thevenusproject.com/

We are pleased to welcome as our guest on Wiki Politiki this week, Jacque Fresco’s partner and co-founder of the Venus Project, Roxanne Meadows. With Fresco, Ms. Meadows has also been featured in radio, television, documentaries, and film festivals. She has been interviewed or featured in Futurism.com, Bloomberg, New York Times, Huffington Post, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Tribune, The Times of India, Herald de Paris, Horizon, BBC Two, Now this Future, GQ Italy and much more.

As a futurist presenting the aims of The Venus Project, Ms. Meadows, along with Mr. Fresco, has presented at conferences and seminars throughout the United States and in 27 countries around the world. Starting in 1985, Ms. Meadows supplied architectural renderings, models and design work to major developers and architects throughout the U.S. As president and founder of Architectural Arts Inc., her clients have included: Disney Development Corp., Trump Towers Tampa, The Lutgert Companies, Westinghouse Communities, and Santiesteban & Associates Architects. Ms. Meadows is well-known for her accomplishments in scale model production work, scientific, technical, medical, and architectural illustrations, as well as architectural design. She taught technical and fine arts and has worked as a professional computer animator. In pursuit of other interests, she is also a licensed private pilot.

As you will learn in this interview, Jacque Fresco was more than a visionary designer – he had a vision for the world where the Golden Rule overrules the rule of gold. Roxanne continues his work, and if you’re curious how the Venus Project can supersede the “martial plan” that currently dominates economics, please tune in this Tuesday, December 3rd at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

To find out more about Roxanne, the Venus Project, and the new documentary, please go here. https://www.thevenusproject.com/

And now that we ARE back with new shows (and planning a Zoom video element after the first of the year), we invite you to help support Wiki Politiki and our mission to bring about “the great upwising” and functional politics! See below.

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In The “Bewilderness”

If you LOVE what you hear, and appreciate the mission of Wiki Politiki, “put your money where your mouse is” … Join the “upwising” — join the conversation, and become a Wiki Politiki supporter: http://wikipolitiki.com/join-the-upwising/

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Stephan Schwartz - How To Change History - BEFORE It Happens

Stephan Schwartz - How To Change History - BEFORE It Happens

November 26, 2019

Stephan Schwartz – How To Change History – BEFORE It Happens

Aired Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with Stephan Schwartz — Futurist, Researcher, and Author of “The 8 Laws of Change: How to Be an Agent of Personal and Social Transformation”

“There’s no need to change the world. There is a better way. I say let’s toilet change the world and we’ll never have to change it again.” — Swami Beyondananda

When sane and reverent people look at our current political, ecological “shituation”, it is understandable if they ask, “Is this the hand of God at work – or just the Middle Finger”?

Our guest on Wiki Politiki this week, Stephan A. Schwartz – who has spent a lifetime delving into physical and metaphysical reality – offers a deep perspective on the challenges we face individually, collectively and indeed as a species as we address the key questions for transformation: What’s so? So what? Now what?

Stephan A. Schwartz is an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction, a columnist for the journal Explore, and editor of the daily web publication Schwartzreport.net – where he covers trends that are affecting the future. He is a Distinguished Consulting Faculty of Saybrook University, and a BIAL fellow. His other academic and research appointments include: Senior Samueli Fellow for Brain, Mind and Healing of the Samueli Institute; founder and Research; Director of the Mobius laboratory; Director of Research of the Rhine Research Center; and Senior Fellow of The Philosophical Research Society. (And I can add from meeting him in person, he is a Jolly Good Fellow as well.) He has also worked with the US Navy as Special Assistant for Research and Analysis to the Chief of Naval Operations, and consultant to the Oceanographer of the Navy.

For 40 years he has been studying the nature of consciousness, particularly that aspect independent of space and time. Schwartz is part of the small group that founded modern Remote Viewing research, and is the principal researcher studying the use of Remote Viewing in archaeology.

His current work is exemplified by his daily Schwartz Report. He writes:

When I began Schwartz report my purpose was to produce an entirely fact-based daily publication in favor of the earth, the inter-connectedness and interdependence of all life, democracy, equality for all, liberty and things that are life affirming. Also, to warn my readers about actions, events, and trends which threaten those values. Our country now stands at a crossroads, indeed, the world stands at a crossroads where those values are very much at risk and it is up to each of us who care about wellbeing to do what we can to defend those principles.

Join us for an eye-opening, mind-expanding, heartful conversation that takes us beyond the “deep state” to a deeper state of awareness, and offers a simple and practical pathway for changing the future through our actions now. Along the way we will discuss the surprising secret behind Gandhi’s campaign for Indian independence, a first-hand view of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, and adventures in the world of remote viewing. (No, that’s not how psychics find their remote when it is buried in the couch pillows.)

Seriously and humorously, this conversation will guide us beyond “baked-in” beliefs toward the “life-affirming integrity” that will help us evolve from children of God to adults of good – and get us through our awkward “addled-essence” phase.

Listen in this Tuesday, November 26th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

To find out more about Stephan Schwartz and the Schwartz Report, please go here: https://www.schwartzreport.net/

And now that we ARE back with new shows (and planning a Zoom video element after the first of the year), we invite you to help support Wiki Politiki and our mission to bring about “the great upwising” and functional politics! See below.

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

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Rob Kall - Signs of the Upwising - The Bottom Up Revolution

Rob Kall - Signs of the Upwising - The Bottom Up Revolution

November 19, 2019

Rob Kall – Signs of the Upwising – The Bottom Up Revolution

Aired Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST

Interview with journalist, inventor Rob Kall, author of “The Bottom-up Revolution: Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity”

“The antidote to fake news that separates us to create real news that brings us together.” — Swami Beyondananda

After a two-month tour of the USA taking the pulse of the body politic (good news – we still have one), we are back with Wiki Politiki Radio more committed than ever to an “evolutionary upwising” to put love and wisdom in the driver’s seat as we collectively participate in the greatest reality show of all time – REALITY!

Those of us who recognize the patterns of evolution see that change is not imposed from the top down, but emerges from the bottom up. When we consider the “surprise” movements of the last decade – the Tea Party and Occupy, and even the Trump and Bernie Sanders campaigns, as well as the Yellow Vest movement in France – we see that when individuals coalesce voluntarily and spontaneously, history can be changed.

Our guest on Wiki Politiki this week, Rob Kall, has been studying this phenomenon for years, and his new book, The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity, offers interviews with innovators from all fields to show convincingly that this is how change DOES take place. More importantly, he offers pathways for cultivating this bottom-up approach and in the process offers a prescription for “overgrowing” our current dysfunctional systems.

Rob Kall is an award-winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. Articles by and about him have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, The Huffington Post, Success, Discover and other media. He’s given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science, and Story. He hosts some of the world’s smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom up Radio Show. Rob founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com.

If you’re ready to be encouraged by what you are NOT reading in mainstream news, and finding ways to weave your own love, interests and mission into this movement of awakened awareness and functional activity, please join us this Tuesday, November 19th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

To find out more about Rob Kall, OpEd News and “The Bottom Up Revolution”, please go here: https://robkall.com/index.php

And now that we ARE back with new shows (and planning a Zoom video element after the first of the year), we invite you to help support Wiki Politiki and our mission to bring about “the great upwising” and functional politics! See below.

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

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Victor Tiffany - Bernie Or Bust

Victor Tiffany - Bernie Or Bust

September 3, 2019

Victor Tiffany – Bernie Or Bust: Will Berniecrats “Bust” the DNC?

Aired Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

Interview with activist Victor Tiffany, author of “Bernie Or Bust: Pioneers of Electoral Revolt”

“On class warfare: The war on poverty is over. The poor people all have surrendered.” — Swami Beyondananda

In the wake of Hillary’s DOA campaign for President in 2016, there were two conflicting “autopsy” reports. Those who supported Bernie maintain that Hillary was such a turn off that many disgusted young voters stayed home, voted for Jill Stein, or even switched teams to vote for Trump. (Yes, I do know some who voted for Bernie in the primaries, Trump in the general election.)

Then there are the Hillary supporters who are enraged at those who failed to rally behind Hillary, laying the atrocities of the Trump regime squarely at the feet of the “Bernie or bust” crowd.

Maybe instead of asking, “Who’s right?” we might want to ask, “What’s wrong?”

Berniecrats maintain that the 2016 election was a forum on the status q uo, and Hillary and neoliberalism represented the status quo that put 40% of Americans one paycheck away from financial disaster, and put the middle class on the endangered species list. These people maintain that Bernie could have and would have won in 2016, because he offered a welcome change. He stood for something, and he actually activated a movement. He represented those of us who were fed up with the corporatocracy and oligarchy.

And now, as we get ready for the 2020 primaries … the Bernie or Bust folks are out in full force. Our guest this week, Victor Tiffany, who calls himself a political revolutionary literally wrote the book on Bernie or bust … in fact the book is called “Bernie Or Bust: Pioneers of Electoral Revolt” and lays out what he calls IRIS (Independent Revolutionary Integrated Strategy) that explains why some key groups of voters would vote for Bernie, but not recycled Hillary, like Biden – or even Elizabeth Warren (who incidentally endorsed Hillary during the 2016 primaries).

Victor has an MA in the Social Sciences from Binghamton University, was active in the nuclear freeze campaign in the 1980s, and after the Citizens United v FEC decision he became active in the movement to amend the Constitution to overturn that and all related decisions. He became senior columnist for the Amendment Gazette, and wrote for the Syracuse (NY) Progressive Examiner. While studying the illegitimate Supreme Court decisions that granted the rights of individuals to associations and established the doctrine that money spent on electioneering is protected by the First Amendment, he became aware of how far from the Framers’ vision the United States has become. He resides in Danby, NY.

While most Democrats I talk to – and even some Republicans –say the most important goal of the 202o election is to remove Trump and Trumpism from office, Victor maintains that electing Bernie is more important than stopping Trump.

Whether you agree or disagree, or whether you’re agnostic on the topic, this will surely be a lively and enlightening conversation this Tuesday, September 3rd at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

To find out more about Victor Tiffany and Bernie or Bust, please go here: https://citizensagainstplutocracy.org

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

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