October 2010 Archives

Craig on Reversing History

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Today's guest commentary is by Craig Barnes and is brought to you courtesy of KSFR, Santa Fe's Public Radio Station (@101.1FM). It was broadcasted on October 29, 2010. Click here for the full transcript of the talk. Craig's full bio is available at our Guest Bios page.

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Reversing History

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This is a commentary by Craig Barnes. Click here to access it as a podcast.

As the flood of money flows into our political campaigns for governor, much of it from out of state, New Mexicans are caught up not just in a contest for the soul of the state but in a contest for the soul of the country. Many of those who are sending money and playing here are not primarily interested in New Mexico. They are interested in turning back US history and that means reversing all the gains that have been made in the past century on behalf of the elderly, the poor, miners and workers, women and disabled, children and small business, and yes, even for the environment. The whole of that progress is the stated target of some people with a great deal of money who are flooding dollars into campaigns all over the country.

Glenn Beck and Karl Rove and Swift-Boat financier Bob Perry who is sending hundreds of thousands to Susana Martinez, are not just trying to prevent New Mexico from, for example, participating in the new health care exchange that will bring competition for the first time into health insurance coverage. Their goal is not nearly so limited.  These men, Beck and Rove, and women like presidential contender Sarah Palin, and senate contender Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, are not about now. They are explicitly—they say so outloud—about reversing all the gains of the 1930s New Deal and even before. They want to forget the passion and suffering that brought about a century of liberal reform.


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Craig Barnes: Fred Kaufman

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Fred Kaufman wanted to know what more, in addition to aberrant weather, was behind the recent world wide food shortages, including an extraordinary number of children in this country who are insufficiently nourished or go hungry every year. He investigated the commodities futures market and discovered that Goldman Sachs had created a commodities index that disconnected the actual price of wheat from futures prices and in effect drove the price of bread up all over the world. The speculators had taken over the market and led it to heights of gambling that had no internal governor and therefore no limit. Millions were affected and many died while Goldman and other New York financial houses made billions.

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This show series is offered courtesy of KSFR, Santa Fe's Public Radio Station (@101.1FM). Craig's show airs on KSFR every Sat at 9AM MST and is streamed live on www.KSFR.org. His full bio is available at our Guest Bios page.

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Just a Little OR The Limitless

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This week's RumiTime gem is a poem by Nirmala.

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Here’s the original text for the poem:

die a little

with every disappointment

or find what never dies

and has no preferences

 

try a little

and keep illusion going

or see the futility of effort

and stop pushing on nothing

 

be happy a little

now and then when circumstance allows

or rest in the source of happiness

now, then and always

 

believe a little

that you are someone

or notice there is no separate one

not any limit to being

 

love a little

with half a heart

or let love have it all

filling the heart to overflowing 

This poem is from Gifts with No Giver, a love affair with truth, Poems by Nirmala. This book is available for free download from Nirmala's website: endless-satsang.com. Nirmala also offers several of his other books for free download.

As usual, the emphases and the repetitions in the poem reading are my literary liberties.
Also, Nirmala’s poems in this book do not have any titles so the titles are my additions.

RumiTime is your podcasting channel for mystical poetry readings  from Rumi, Kabir, Nirmala, Hafez (Hafiz), and others.

You may also enjoy our other channel: JoyChats re dialogs and monologues in Consciousness, Self Discovery, Silence, The Mystery.

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Craig Barnes: Robert Watson (II)

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Robert Watson is a student of the American presidency, has published over 30 books, and judges Barack Obama to be the most hard working and transparent president in our history. He has also compiled long lists of Obama administration accomplishments that are stunning in their length. Because Rupert Murdoch and Karl Rove flood the airwaves with stories of Obama failures this actual record may come as a surprise.

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This show series is offered courtesy of KSFR, Santa Fe's Public Radio Station (@101.1FM). Craig's show airs on KSFR every Sat at 9AM MST and is streamed live on www.KSFR.org. His full bio is available at our Guest Bios page.

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Craig Barnes: Dana Freyer

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From all the images of war and destruction in Afghanistan we in the West have little idea of the lives of those who are part of the 30 million Afghans who are not at war and not fighting. Dana Freyer and her husband Bruce have been working with local Afghans to build community, plant trees, create storage houses, empower women and bring back the village life that existed in that rich country before the Soviet invasion 30 years ago. Their story is shocking in that it is so beautiful and so little known. More than 12,000 farmers have been directly involved; more than 8 million trees planted; more than 180 Afghans are making this all work at the village level.

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This show series is offered courtesy of KSFR, Santa Fe's Public Radio Station (@101.1FM). Craig's show airs on KSFR every Sat at 9AM MST and is streamed live on www.KSFR.org. His full bio is available at our Guest Bios page.

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Craig Barnes: Izquierdo & Olson

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Daniel Izquierdo is a Presbyterian minister from Cuba who discusses discuss life in modern Cuba inside the socialist jargon where there are some successes and some great failures. Here is a dose of reality that puts the lie to oversimplification in any direction. David Olson joins the conversation with his own life experiences in Columbia and in addition tells of his upcoming production at Theaterwork, The Drawer Boy.

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This show series is offered courtesy of KSFR, Santa Fe's Public Radio Station (@101.1FM). Craig's show airs on KSFR every Sat at 9AM MST and is streamed live on www.KSFR.org. His full bio is available at our Guest Bios page.

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One Whisper Of The Beloved

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Today's Rumi poem, "One Whisper Of The Beloved" is from "A Garden Beyond Paradise, The Mystical Poetry of Rumi, Translated by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva."

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This was a talk by Craig Barnes at Journeys in Santa Fe, NM on Oct 3, 2010. The talk is titled (click on it for the transcript): Oh Afghanistan, Staying In, Getting Out, or Doing Neither.”

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The complexities of Afghanistan do not allow a simple and clear solution due to its cultural and local socio-political history. Craig make his case by including the perspective of 60 young Afghans currently in America on Fulbright scholarships.

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Nirmala: Memory and This Simple Moment

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This week's RumiTime gem is a poem by Nirmala.

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Here’s the original text for the poem:

endless traces of memory

fill in empty moments

stealing my peace

and robbing my happiness

they can not take the real treasure

beyond peace and happiness

behind every memory

is simple awareness

of this ordinary moment

a body breathing

a mind making comparisons

and yet something more

is always present

this simple moment

a body still breathing

mind still chasing dreams

what is the something more

that fills the ordinary with magic?

the full recognition

of what was always longed for

in the heart

 

This poem is from Gifts with No Giver, a love affair with truth, Poems by Nirmala. This book is available for free download from Nirmala's website: endless-satsang.com. Nirmala also offers several of his other books for free download.

As usual, the emphases and the repetitions in the poem reading are my literary liberties.

RumiTime is your podcasting channel for mystical poetry readings  from Rumi, Kabir, Nirmala, Hafez (Hafiz), and others.

You may also enjoy our other channel: JoyChats re dialogs and monologues in Consciousness, Self Discovery, Silence, The Mystery.

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