Demos have written the following in their publication “Holistic Government”: The core problem for government is that it has inherited from the nineteenth century a model of organisation that is structured around functions and services rather than around solving problems. Budgets are divided into separate silos for health, education, law and order and so on. … Continue reading Holistic Government
1. Executive Summary, Recommendations and Questions for the Select Committee I welcome this opportunity to provide comments to the House of Lords Select Committee into the Equality Act 2010 and disability. This submission is focusing on transport and related issues. These are personal comments. Details of my background and experience are here. https://clivedurdle.wordpress.com/about/ Clive Durdle … Continue reading Personal Submission to House of Lord’s Select Committee on Equality and Disability
It seems Jung agreed http://www.madinamerica.com/2012/04/jungs-first-dream-the-mad-god-dionysus-and-a-madness-sanctuary-called-diabasis/ " “Dionysus is the god who is mad. The visage of every true god is the visage of a world. There can be a god who is mad only if there is a mad world which reveals itself through him. We know him as the wild spirit of antithesis and … Continue reading Is God mad?
It seems we are well aware of our mortality and the meaninglessness of life, but expend huge amounts of energy that things are otherwise.One of the key mechanisms are religious beliefs and the world views constructed by adherents.Maybe we should cut to the chase, and stop criticising individual religions and the actions of their adherents?But … Continue reading Terror Management Theory
Many years ago I was involved in food coops, and recently went to Kos. I was impressed by the many small Greek Orthodox chapels, all with kitchens and dining areas, and looking up the numbers of Saint's days, understood why!Nearby islands are blue zones, with the highest life expectancy on the planet. Why are we handing … Continue reading Food Banks or food coops and celebration?
Reading Charles Mann 1491, also have his 1493 that goes into more detail about the effects of pre Columbian American crops on the world. He quotes H Garrison Wilkes. The Milpa " is one of the most successful human inventions ever created". granta 2005 p198 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milpa "Charles C. Mann described milpa agriculture as follows, in 1491: New Revelations of the … Continue reading Milpa
I have a cellar full of tools and man stuff. But why? As we have libraries and car sharing and car clubs why not share many many more things like tools, gardening expertise, design skills?Why do individuals drag around van loads of stuff when they could be picked up using a cargo bike from a … Continue reading Tool Libraries
I was recommended this book somehere!http://prosperityuk.com/books-on-monetary-reform/grip-of-death-michael-rowbotham/I am as McDonald's say "luvin it!"My degree includes Economics and it is wonderful to read something that brings together many loose threads and discusses myriad illogicalities.Rowbotham uses the phrase "debt based financial systems."I just checked wiki and the government only creates 2% of the money in circulation in Britain … Continue reading The Grip of Death
Just got this from kindle and it is bringing a lot of threads together! Anyone heard of Keri Smith or John Rowan?I used to say to my children if they fell over "say sorry to the pavement".I have just come in from shopping and put my keys into the front door, the door opened with … Continue reading Subversive Spiritualities
Very interestingly pagan this! "Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord, All praise is Yours, all glory, all honour and all blessings.To you alone, Most High, do they belong, and no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name.Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures,especially Sir Brother Sun,Who is the day through whom You give us light.And he is beautiful … Continue reading Brother Sun Sister Moon