Posted on June 8, 2013 by Marv Lyons
Yeah. The SECOND AMENDMENT.
Contemporary interpretations, which are being honored by a significant number of politicians, despite murderous insanity, are worlds of technological innovation beyond what might be imagined by the Founders of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
HOWEVER, The SECOND AMENDMENT did not make any proviso to guarantee the availability of ammunition.
Holders of all kinds of weapons can have, hold, cherish and love all of their weapons.
Let us just eliminate ALL AMMUNITION.
To life and love on a small planet.
GLOBAL NETWORK for a THRIVING and SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.
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Posted on April 22, 2010 by Marv Lyons
Bucky Fuller called us Earthians,
I use the term Gaian.
Did you ever see the Disney feature length film Fantasia? One sequence, using the music of Paul Dukas, was The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Mickey Mouse was the apprentice. In the sorcerer’s absence, he explored the master’s powers and created a great disaster, totally beyond his ability to control… I observed technologically sophisticated humans to be very much in that place… adopting and applying enormous forces without the wisdom to understand the implications of their use or how to control them for long term benefit, without doing damage to themselves or the planet’s life support system…
Our only hope at this point is to become personally responsible, collaborate and conspire with others toward enlightened use of the forces we control and evolve to a higher level of consciousness, with a view to long term well being for humanity and our little home planet… Earth or Gaia.
Toward enlightenment and responsible action..
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Posted on November 29, 2009 by Marv Lyons
I recently heard a projection that American global preeminence in research and discovery (and hence our economic stature) will fade because the influx of poorly educated immigrants, both legal and illegal will shift the focus and inclination for higher education.
Low levels of education, aspiration and self esteem impact our cities with gang violence, dependence on expensive emergency health care, explosive prison growth, troubled schools, dreary ghettos, and more.
Our neighbor country Mexico, with a closed cycle of class defined poverty, causes people trapped in cyclical deprivation to risk everything to grasp a higher level of comfort for themselves and their families. (Is it possible that we are receiving the best and brightest from this impoverished group?)
While new immigrants provide services most Americans refuse to do, they still embody a poverty consciousness.
I propose that we make a concerted effort to provide a high quality education for all of our citizens and immigrants, including illegals. We will surely find potential scientists, researchers, environmentalists and doctors among this wave. America has nurtured and discovered repressed talents of immigrants in our own country as well as in the Marshall Plan countries post WWII.
By educating this group, we will counter all of the negative impacts on our own culture and more. Many Mexicans will prefer to return to their mother country and families and raise the level of education, aspiration, and enrich lifestyles, just as many of our brilliant Chinese technologists have returned to bring their talents back home to China.
It would appear that we can serve our own interests and those of all global citizens by bringing enlightening education to all.
Aside from providing lots of jobs to teachers and administrators, new schools will be necessary. Eventually prisons will have to be repurposed as the educational institutions they should be. Benefits will be experienced at all levels of our culture (which is shifting to be more hispanic) and economy.
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