Working for Ourselves

“Get a job!” was a common insult hurled at the hippies back when I was a kid. I remember a few of them homesteading in the woods off the dirt road to my favorite swimming hole on Vancouver Island. I remember the homegrown vegetable gardens and the hastily assembled log cabins and the pungent odor of their strange cigarettes.

I wouldn’t pay much attention if I was alone beyond noticing you could barely see their eyes under all that head and facial hair. But if my father was with me … well, then I’d hear a few lectures on the long, windy drive back home. The values of work, the satisfaction of a job well done, the “I had to walk 5 miles to school – both ways” speech that all parents at that time seemed to pull out of their back pockets at times like these.

I appreciated my father’s point actually … especially as I got older. But I sympathized with the rebels, too.

But now I’m noticing the same “Get a job!” catchphrase going out from Wall St. to all the OWS occupiers. For sure, work is needed for the liberation of the people. But not the work the 1% is thinking we need.

Working for Ourselves, today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.

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Occupy the Media – Highlight Version

I was thinking that we’re all pretty busy these days, and maybe you feel like there’s not enough time to listen to a full Podcast. So … here’s a highlights version. Every week, I’ll take one of the key points from our full program, and publish here for you who are busy. It’s perfect for sending to your contact list, posting on your Facebook page, spreading out through your social media. Join us in getting the word out about Norberto Keppe’s essential and important work!

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Occupy the Media

There was a recent Occupy placard held aloft by a protester that caught my eye: “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” it said. And I thought, that’s captured one of the key problems in our world today. There is so much corporate ownership of the media that it seems pretty inevitable that they would be pretty firmly on the side of the status quo.

This is not to denigrate the efforts of responsible and courageous journalists the world over, of course, who are fighting to expose the corruption of the systems where they live, but in most cases, our media only report news that favors those in power.

It’s high time we held our media to some higher standards than just giving us what they think we want. They have a responsibility, after all, to defend the people’s interests, and we are remiss in not demanding that of them.

So … occupy the media is what we say. And what we’ll explore on our Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head program today.

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Liberation from Socio-Economic Power

As I watch the gathering force of the #Occupy and Liberation of the People movements worldwide, I’ve been considering the impact of power in human life. Lincold talked about how you could test a man’s character by giving him power, and we can all use that to slag the visible power brokers that stalk the halls of power. These are the front men and women, the mouthpieces for the New World Order.

But I have been reflecting on how to bring the light to bear on the power behind the throne – for this is certainly the most urgent need.

Eisenhower warned us about the acquisition of unwarranted influence by the military-industrial complex back in the ’50s, and this was prescient. But many other of the more ethical front men in history have warned us about a scarier and more dangerous power – financial control by the private banks.

In fact, Rothschild, perhaps the biggest financial manipulator of them all, once clarified it for us: “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws,” he said. Chilling stuff for any who understand Norberto Keppe‘s analysis of the pathology of power.

Liberating ourselves from socio-economic power, today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.

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Pathway to a New Society

We have some essential consciousness on our program today about what’s necessary to create a true society. Something idealists have strived to create for centuries, with little success.

Orwell was rather skeptical about the human creature. “No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer,” he stated. And there are 2 points to say about that. One is that he is suggesting something about the inner struggle of man. We’re born for happiness, but reject it at every turn. This is an issue of human psychology, which we discuss frequently on our show.But there is a perverse power structure in control, too, which dominates us because the sickest people are there. This is a sociopathological view, and an understanding of both these aspects can be had through Norberto Keppe‘s science of psycho-socio pathology called Analytical Trilogy.

This is the essential scientific underpinning that the Occupy movements need to have urgently if they’re to be successful in effecting change. And yet, it’s a scientific viewpoint that’s been denied humanity because the powerful haven’t liked what Keppe explores in his books. Especially in his Liberation of the People, the first study of the psycho-social pathology of people with power, psychotics who are impeding human development and destroying society. If we don’t stop them immediately, we will witness the rapid demise of civilization.

This is what we’ll get into today on our program.

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Analytical Trilogy and #Occupy Wall St.

Fresh from the march in support of #Occupy Wall St. that occurred down here in São Paulo on Oct. 15, 2011, I have some things to add to the movement. There are protests happening in many cities in North America and Europe, and of course, the Arab Spring continues. Even totally censored China has activists plying the social networks to build support for their causes.

So, things are changing. And all this is welcome. We human beings that make up the 99%, and even some in the 1%, are waking up to the very disagreeable social situation and saying, “Hey wait a minute. This sucks!”

But I’m struck as I follow all this that now more than ever we need an orientation that goes beyond party politics and personal agendas and really gets us to the root causes of this mess. And then lays out a game plan for how to change things. Once and for all.

I have been living and broadcasting and teaching from the International Society of Analytical Trilogy for 10 years now, and become conscious every day of how the science Norberto Keppe has elaborated can help us in this struggle for our freedom. And I’d like to apply that science to the #Occupy Wall St. movement today on our program.

Analytical Trilogy and #Occupy Wall St., today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.

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Science for Revolutionaries

We are living in interesting times. Perhaps revolutionary times. The Arab Spring, Occupy Wall St., the scheduled Oct. 15 global protests. Is it possible we the people are waking from our long hibernation? Are we really saying “enough is enough” collectively?

This can give us hope as we analyze facts like 46% or our tax dollars here in Brazil going to pay interest on bank loans when this developing country’s infrastructure needs are so great. This can help us to resonate with the fight of the 99% against the 1%, that powerful statistic from Michael Moore‘s documentary critique of capitalism.

But we should be cautiously wary as well because we have ample experience of how the naivete of popular protest can lead to an illusion of change while the power remains untouched. This is perhaps most urgent here: we need a clear vision of what’s gone wrong at the roots if we’re to fix it. We’d like to offer something in that spirit today.

Nothing gives us this vision as well as Norberto Keppe‘s science of Analytical Trilogy. It’s an amazing science for revolutionaries, and we’ll explore that today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.

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