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Response to Robb Smith’s webinar “The Great Release.”

Back in August, Robb Smith did a webinar called The Great Release. I hadn’t had the opportunity to watch it in full until this holiday weekend when I was reminded of it by a post in Earpy’s Integral Saloon, an … Continue reading

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Stop Trying to Make Socialism Integral – It’s not.

Socialism: a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. Socialism in its various 20th century forms has been the … Continue reading

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It’s all Agency vs. Communion stupid!

The political battle in America and Europe is not one of competing value Memes but of competing Types. This is fundamentally a fight between Agency and Communion* – Right and Left along many developmental stages. Our current political systems are … Continue reading

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The Need to Control

Over the weekend I had a brief twitter exchange with Robb Smith of Integral Life on the subject of Gun Control, which got me thinking on the whole subject of social control itself as it relates to Communal and Agentic … Continue reading

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The Fat of the Land

A Book Review I’m going to do something I haven’t done in a while and talk about a book. The Fat of the Land by John Seymour is a classic “back to the land” memoir in the vein of 10 … Continue reading

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Some Perspective is in Order

Okay let’s get this out of the way right up front. Nazi’s and Racists can go to hell, and while I’m at it Commies can join them. In fact Commies can go first; after all, they’ve killed more people. Firstly … Continue reading

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Lines of Development

Sometimes it’s helpful to reference how various developmental models map in comparison to each other. The following table is my own creation, so I take responsibility for any flaws. I tried to stitch together several commonly referenced developmental models; Graves/Beck’s … Continue reading

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