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  •  I noticed that the (1+ / 0-)
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    meditation and consensus decision-making groups are both sitting in circles. Coincidence?

    All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true. - Kurt Vonnegut
    It's a very frightening time when something as basic as due process is seen as somehow radical. - John Cusack

    by dadoodaman on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 12:00:04 PM PDT

    •  speaking of coincidences....;-) (3+ / 0-)

      "None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps" Thurgood Marshall

      by UTvoter on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 12:31:02 PM PDT

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      marina, RiveroftheWest, dadoodaman

      At least I don't think so.

      It's the tell-tale sign of a non-heirarchical group, one that is trying to communication with intentionality.

      btw, this is not to say that Gaskin's movement was democratic. It wasn't. It was an autocracy. He was the spiritual leader. They would discuss things but he, as the "authority" on what they were doing, made the decisions. As you would expect, this had varying results, especially as time went on and the followers matured individually and as a community.

      What's the point of letting neoliberals into the tent when neoliberalism is burning down the campground?
      Since elections will never change the ownership of government, why does our strategy rely entirely upon them?

      by Words In Action on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 12:47:40 PM PDT

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