I realize that when I started teaching I was a disembodied ghost presenting abstract concepts. I have finally learned that that really isn’t teaching…. students are not going to care about the little generalizations you give them for purely abstract reasons. They need to see humanly why they are important. I have learned that the primary resource you have as a teacher is yourself, your whole self, mind and spirit and body, and unless you are willing to teach with your whole self, with everything you have, you are not really going to teach at all. Robert Bellah

The Family – Netflix Docuseries

Here is an awesome, and incredibly disturbing, documentary on how fascist power is wielded and developed. In this series, “The Family” (which is a secretive group of powerful white males remarkably like those portrayed in The Handmaid’s Tale) is exposed.

How the Conservative Right Hijacks Religion

Democrat Sen. Chris Coons, pictured right, says Democrats should talk more about faith. Here, Coons prays with U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican Sen. James Lankford (left) during the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) Mike...

Schooling the World

Here's a documentary about the Western education system which, as pointed out in the film, has been a weapon used by capitalists to engage in a centuries long practice of spiritual, emotional, and psychological [spwiki]colonization[/spwiki]. Essentially, the western...

Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing my People

If we change our story about alcohol, if we stop accepting it as natural, normal, and necessary, if we stop telling ourselves that alcohol is medicine, that it dissolves grief, maybe we won’t have to stand at so many gravesides and mourn so many senseless...

The Seven Essential Needs

In order to grow up healthy, strong, and connected, humans have to have all their essential needs met. In this paper we take a look at the seven essential needs and discuss some of the implications and actions needed to move forward as individuals and as a happy and fully functional planet.

Soci 288 Unit Three: Ideology

Ideology is a set of beliefs and doctrines that an individuals hold for “other than purely epistemic reasons.” Ideologies form the basis of our social order. Ideologies control your thoughts and your behaviours.

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