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Watch two knockout videos!

Omg, as they say, I just saw everything at a deeper level — everything that Occupy Wall Street is about, and everything that the movie THRIVE is conceptualizing. Like what’s really going on.

You HAVE TO watch this 7-minute video – big screen. It’s from last May, in the streets in Spain, and is a work of art that brilliantly captures an energy.


When I saw this, what sunk in deeper than before (see Charles Eisenstein’s commentary along these lines), is that although the people are protesting what “they” are doing and avowing that they can’t do it anymore, they is all of us — “we” no longer will go along with the deadening sadness of egos and superficiality that rule our world. And, I got it that it is our intention and our decision and our conviction, operating as one humanity, that will win the day.

Although the set-up in the video is as if the protesters have an enemy, in our dualistic way of seeing things we hardly know how to think any other way. However, there wasn’t going to be a march down the avenue to guillotines to cut off any heads. What’s going on isn’t about separating out some bad people; this is much bigger. No Davids, no Goliaths, but a passion to get out of our scientific materialistic rut of a worldview. The democracy we have fashioned has become a corporate one and no longer is for all the people, and only the people’s uprising could make it change course. Make sense?

After you watch that, this 11-minute clip is another mindbender.


The link I first saw was taken down – if this one goes, look for “The Power of RAW Cannabis.” This from the description:

“This is a must-watch video featuring some of the top researchers on the healing effects of Cannabis (Marijuana) in its raw form, eaten or juiced. Eating raw cannabis as medicine…Cannabis is a dietary essential that helps all cell types function more effectively…anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant…This plant can do phenomenal things…Cannabis is the most important vegetable in the world.”

I had no clue about this startling info. As one person comments, “This video has a Dr. who is chief of Oncology at a Major University Medical center…how much more credibility do we need?”

Inspiration to be a Troublemaker

TROUBLEMAKER: A Memoir From the Front Lines of the Sixtiesis a great book, and Bill Zimmerman is a major hero.

Bill Zimmerman

From 1960 to 1975, as a radical political activist, he helped shape history, inspiring what has come to be the best in our world. Open to daring escapades, he always sought the most provocative games, and I bow to his courageousness.

In fact, there’s nothing like heroism or creativity or love to inspire us. We leapfrog over one another as we tumble toward enlightenment – think torus, as in THRIVE, in everyday operation.

In light of Occupy Wall Street, hearken to this, where Bill was making this prescient reflection about the 60s even before the upheavals in Europe had come about:

“Capitalism was here to stay. Revolution, I realized, was an inappropriate offensive strategy; people who thought as I did lacked the resources to do anything by play defense. Even if the resource problem were overcome, we had no credible revolutionary strategy, nor did I see a way to create one. After much soul searching, I finally understood that it would not fall to my generation to make a revolution. We could do little more that resist, or make trouble for the worst aspects of capitalism.”

And here’s how the book ends:

“It will fall to future generations to create a society fully committed to those ideals. It fell to mine to keep them alive so that someday they can. I hope the fire of our commitment, however bleak the times we lived through, will help inspire future activists to erase the injustice and poverty that need no longer have a place in our world. What I learned along the way is that performing good works, political or otherwise, with no expectation of recognition or reward, was for me the secret to leading an honorable and happy life.”

Stand on Bill Zimmerman’s shoulders by reading his book. And it’s for everyone, not just the young folk. I am the older generation, and it has inspired me.

A Major Yes to this Video Clip

I got this email from my friend, Gail Greenberg:

Wow, to all my loved ones, this video really pulled together so many random thoughts and feelings I’ve had. I wanted to share it with you. Watch to the end even if you think you’re not going to be interested. It’s really profound to contemplate.

Well, a big yes from me. Charles Eisenstein seems to be everywhere in my world these days, and what I discover about him gets better and better. I so love this clip. It is such a clear articulation of what we most need that we might think is too far out to achieve, but Charles makes it seem doable. Related to my track, if the crop circles would get us to rethink reality, what Charles is describing is what we could be moving into. Ah bliss!

This is a piece from a feature film in the works about the Occupy movement, called Occupy Wall St – The Revolution is Love. (There’s more about the film and its fundraising efforts, at http://occupylove.org.)