East Meets West — Introduction

In the interests of promoting Unity Consciousness, I had the brain-flash that presenting Western mainstream media postings side-by-side alternative and Eastern viewpoints might be revealing for all of us as we grapple with this current fascination in duality consciousness.

Duality = either / or.  Polarity = two sides of a continuum, both valid or… = both / and  I leave it to you, the reader, to discern how you want to perceive this information.  Unity = recognition that we don’t know what we don’t know and until I become you and walk a mile in your shoes, I probably don’t understand = absent limits; absent judgment!

Birth of Revolution in Rural Canada

After 10 years in “exile” as Foreign Minister to Canada, Alexander Yakovlev and Mikhail Gorbachev get this unique opportunity to speak to each other, at length, privately…

Look what comes from this still-point moment!

Whelan Farm2

Excerpt from Revolution from Within:

In assigning Yakovlev as Ambassador to Canada, the Soviet Union placed him in a country that was leading the world in the acceptance of multiculturalism and in the throes of its own socialist evolution. The “cultural mosaic” and the “global village” were prominent ideas espoused by Canadian philosophers and politicians at that time.

Canada was also one of the foremost homes of French Personalist thinkers influenced by the ideas and writings of Emmanuel Mounier and Jacques Maritain. Etienne Gilson was a leading political thinker, academic, and self-proclaimed disciple of Jacques Maritain. He founded a society to further … Continue reading

Capitalism? Or Your Tax Dollars at Work?

Almost two centuries ago, a Russian intellectual from a wealthy family travelled to Western Europe to study philosophy and the Arts. This really wasn’t novel or unusual; at that time most Russians of a certain class had the opportunity at some point in their lives to visit, live, travel in Europe, the Middle East, or Asia and a good number used this time studying and listening to lectures from “the Masters” (Kant, Hegel, Comte…)

So Ivan Kireevsky was in good company as he travelled through Germany and France, attending courses at the great universities along the way, resting and recharging with a multitude of his fellow countrymen at their country houses, in taverns, at clerical retreats.

Yet, despite the seemingly idyllic, luxurious surroundings of this interlude, Kireevsky returned to Russia shocked and appalled. For in the West he had encountered the Industrial Revolution at its heyday…and … Continue reading

Russian Currency — Oil Wars?

Note: as you’ll read in my book, Revolution from Within, we’ve been under the scare of a hot war between Russia and the United States for all of my life and considerably before that — infamous WW3 scaremongering. While I think the below articles are fascinating for illustrating different viewpoints about the same topic (and for revealing plots within plots), I do not see the price of oil as a deliberate anti-Russian move by the USA  and, as you’ll see, the USA is likely to be hurt as much as Russia.   Today, we worry and feel compassion for the Russian people who are seeing their life savings be wiped out in the currency devaluation… yet we also celebrate a temporary boon in North America where the vast majority of the population (who’ve simply gotten poorer and poorer, with 46.5M requiring food stamps to survive), suddenly find they have a small windfall of extra monies to spend for the … Continue reading

Convoys to the Ukraine

 August 23, 2014 –  Russia’s Humanitarian ‘Invasion’

By Ray McGovern, published in www.Consortiumnews.com Independent Investigative Journalism Since 1995  https://consortiumnews.com/2014/08/23/russias-humanitarian-invasion/

Exclusive: Official Washington’s war-hysteria machine is running at full speed again after Russia unilaterally dispatched a convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian supplies to the blockaded Ukrainian city of Luhansk, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

By Ray McGovern

Before dawn broke in Washington on Saturday, “Ukrainian pro-Russian separatists” – more accurately described as federalists of southeast Ukraine who oppose last February’s coup in Kiev – unloaded desperately needed provisions from some 280 Russian trucks in Luhansk, Ukraine. The West accused those trucks of “invading” Ukraine on Friday, but it was a record short invasion; after delivering their loads of humanitarian supplies, many of the trucks promptly returned to Russia.

I happen to know what a Russian invasion looks like, and this isn’t it. Forty-six years ago, I was ten miles from the border of Czechoslovakia when Russian tanks … Continue reading