I showed Charles Ferguson’s Inside Job documentary to some friends on the weekend. And watched their heads nod knowingly. These are pretty astute analysts down here of the social situation. They’re students and teachers with me of Dr. Norberto Keppe’s scientific studies into the psycho-social causes of our life-threatening problems on the planet. They were not surprised at the facts really, but they were very impressed at how Ferguson put all the complexity into a coherent package. This is well done.
Down here in Brazil, we receive the TNT channel in our cable TV package, and I’m flabbergasted at how many times the Harry Potter or Jason Bourne blockbusters are run. They repeat constantly. I think Inside Job should be on that kind of rotation.
But I also think Dr. Keppe’s TV shows should get more airing, too. Not sure if you even knew about his TV shows, but we have a number of excerpts on our site for you to see really remarkable new media. With considerable philosophical, theological and scientific teeth. Because in all the brilliance displayed in Inside Job, I still think it suffers from a lack of understanding of the science of psycho-socio pathology that Keppe brings. I feel most social activism falls into this trap actually. And this is the science we expose in our show. We’ll do that again today.
Consciousness to Transform Society, today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.
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The crisis has been blamed on mortgage malpractice, on poor or non-existent regulation, on greed for banking bonuses that causes risky lending to be conducted. And it seems clear that all of this is implicated in the current economic meltdown being led by the U.S. Regulators want to blame Wall St., Wall St. wants to blame the regulators, apologists for the Bilderbergers, Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission even point to the Baby Boomers as the cause.
And all of this just muddies the waters.
You listen to the pundits and the debaters and the talk show blowhards and cable TV comedians and end up believing in whichever espouses the economic or political philosophy you already adhere to. And nothing changes. You just wind up feeling that you don’t really know anything, no matter how informed you are.
Well, to begin with, there’s been a systematic effort over many decades to eliminate the regulations put in place in the 1930s to stop the kind of financial sector gluttony and greed that got us in trouble in 1929, and is repeating itself again now. This is not being understood. We get almost no historical context to explain what’s going on … and so we don’t solve the fundamental causes of the problems.
We’ll try to shed some light on the causes today on our program, with a panel discussion with a number of Americans linked to Norberto Keppe
‘s science of Analytical Trilogy
so we can try to understand, once and for all, what’s really going on. And what we can do about it.
We are a program about thinking, of course, but also a program about acting, about contributing to a better society. It’s our contention at the International Society of Analytical Trilogy in Brazil that if we understand the benefits of good action, we would all be more inclined toward it.
But perhaps we’ve forgotten that tenet of society, that do unto others creed that earlier generations grew up with. I’m not sure when it happened exactly, but somewhere along the way, being good got a bad rap. It became cool to not care, to look after number one only. Maybe we threw the goodness baby out with the bath water when we were marching for revolution in the ’60s and trying to undo everything our forefathers had erected, but in doing that, we tuned out on some good stuff, too … not just the insanity of war.
It’s fundamental to our society to do good. But it’s also essential to our sanity. And with the horror of Norway reverberating throughout Europe and the world, it’s timely to remember that we have contributed to this very destructive world in more concrete ways than we maybe wish to consider. We’ll look at that today on our program.