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A quick note: on Morris Berman

09 Mar

Morris Berman was recently interviewed by Nomi Prins.  If  you are not familiar with him, he has just published the third book in his Dark Ages America series, “Why America Failed”.

He is the also the author of a trilogy on the evolution of human consciousness– “The Reenchantment of the World” (1981), “Coming to Our Senses” (1989), and “Wandering God: A Study in Nomadic Spirituality” (2000).  I highly recommend all of his books.  He is a truth-teller in an age of lies.  His website is: http://morrisberman.blogspot.com/    If you enjoy a good conversation, read his comment sections and join in.

From the interview, “Why the American Empire Was Destined to Collapse” with Prins:

Berman:  “There is a story, probably apocryphal, of a Native American scouting expedition that came across the starving members of the Donner Party in 1847, who were snowbound in the Sierra Nevadas and resorted to cannibalism in order to survive. The expedition, which had never seen white people before, observed the Donner Party from a distance, then returned to base camp to report what they had seen. The report consisted of four words: ‘They eat each other.’  Frankly, if I could summarize the argument of Why America Failed in a single phrase, this would be it. Unless Occupy Wall Street (or some other sociopolitical movement) manages to turn things around in a fundamental way, ‘They ate each other’ will be our epitaph.”

http://www.alternet.org/world/154453

 

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Posted by on March 9, 2012 in corporatocracy

 

5 responses to “A quick note: on Morris Berman

  1. Kitt

    March 9, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Teri:
    I’m leaving you the link to the project that I told you about. I had nothing to do with the creation of the project, but I do know one of the people who put it togehter- Emanuel Sferios – and have told him that I am anxious to help get the word out about it. The name of it is Occupy Cards. You’ll see when you open the link how the cards were created in the hope that if the information contained in them is spread far and wide, they might help to fend off our fate mentioned in your post.
    http://www.occucards.com/

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    • Teri

      March 10, 2012 at 5:05 am

      Kitt,

      The cards are wonderful! I am very impressed with the looks of the cards, and the idea itself. One can easily pass these out to other people, leave on cars, etc. The best part, however, is the succinct and truthful summaries. Excellent, excellent job.

      I assume, from looking at the website, that these really are ready to order (I see that some are marked as currently available, with more to come); if they are, I would like to do a post about them with a link.

      Have you told Greenwald? He could do a little week-end post about the project and garner lots of publicity. Have you told Che?

      This is good stuff, Kitt.

      -Teri

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  2. Kitt

    March 10, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    The cards that are completed are ready for order. In fact I’ve been told that many orders were taken on day 1 of the launching of the site.

    You writing a post about them would be greatly appreciated. That is something that I hope others will do also.

    I had told Glenn about the project, even before the completed website, and then again when I was able to send the link along to him yesterday. I also sent the link and a comment to Che, and to some others also.

    Please remember that I didn’t take part in the making of the cards, so please don’t mistakenly credit me in any blog post that you write. I’m trying to do my part getting the word out about the cards, and I am fortunate to be in person to person contact with one of the authors and creators of the cards. I’m excited about how much they will help to educate. Many, many Occupy locations have been notified about the cards. Some or many Occupy locations have been ordering boxes of them. Tomorrow I’ll be at our GA, and have more opportunity there to speak with Emanuel (one of the authors/creators of the cards) and others.

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  3. Emanuel

    March 12, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Hi Teri,

    This is Emanuel from Occucards.com. Kitt told me he had posted to you about our project. Thanks for your interest in writing about us. We spent hundreds of hours researching, writing and designing our first batch of 10 cards. We are very hopeful about the potential of our cards to grow the movement. Feel free to contact me if you would like to learn more about the project before writing your blog post. And thanks Kitt for making the connection!

    Emanuel

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    • Teri

      March 12, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Emanuel,

      I would very much like to contact you about the cards. (What a great idea the cards are!) I assume the best way to get in touch with you is through the email address you gave when you posted your comment – which does not appear to the public, BTW. I have a busy couple of days ahead, but want to write a post about the cards as soon as I can, so I will be in touch with you in a day or two.

      Great job on this project…and thank you for everything you guys are doing.

      -Teri

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