Taoist mythology, Lanna history, mythology, the nature of time and other considered ramblings

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Location: Chiangrai, Chiangrai, Thailand

Author of many self-published books, including several about Thailand and Chiang Rai, Joel Barlow lived in Bangkok 1964-65, attending 6th grade with the International School of Bangkok's only Thai teacher. He first visited ChiangRai in 1988, and moved there in 1998.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Change One Can Believe In

1st: Halting production of genetically modified foods – it’s an experiment that has backfired. Those who can’t admit to limitations certainly can’t overcome them.
2nd: Ending corporate “personhood” – being simultaneously a person and property is wrong. We KNOW this.
3rd: Ending the wars we are engaging in, including the “Drug War” and all forms of armed interventionism. Justice is never the result of force.
4th: Turn “alternative” energy sources into essential ones, reducing our petrochemical addiction, pollution, global warming, economic globalization and sloth.
5th: Improving education, so that people can see the necessity of the above for survival and ethical self-respect.
6th: Reducing not population expansion, but the population, and also consumption, greed, the polluted mess we’ve made of our planet, economic disparity, injustice and exploitation.
7th: Reinvigorating ecological diversity, acknowledging the importance of all forms of diversity, and decentralizing power without giving reign to petty dictators.

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