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#475#476#477#478 Episode #479 - The Intelligent and Responsible Life
(Disengaging From the Machine - Ascent of Humanity #18)



Mon 7 September 2009  John Trudell, Charles Eisenstein (reading)
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We read The Spirit of the Gift, in our reading from Ascent of Humanity and pair that with a 1999 talk by Dakota poet and activist John Trudell that deal with the imposition and disengagement from machine culture as a process of brutalization and stupefaction, and its opposite intelligence and responsibility. This is what real personal responsibility looks like - as opposed to the slave version of that.
Quotes-66.gifThe entry into the Age of Reunion as individuals is inextricably bound up with our collective entry into that new age. As more of us move more deeply into the spirit of the gift and treat life and the world with gratitude, we will no longer accept the degradation of meaningless work, and no longer choose ever to make the world an uglier place. The results of these choices will eventually reverberate through politics, society, and the economy. Sooner or later it is inevitable that we will reenter the spirit of the gift, if only when disaster forces us to, because that is the nature of reality. The truth will out. Let us stop resisting the truth before it kills us.Quotes-99.gif

Charles Eisenstein, Ascent of Humanity

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