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by Ned Kelly
Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: bliss and narcissicm
Replies: 18
Views: 1723

"Somehopes" wrote: Remember, Campbell's hero comes back to the market place to share the gifts received. If everybody would be out there chasing bliss And in China, they say - as they have said for over 2,000 years: "If you want to find a true sage, you will find him in the marketplace. Lesser sages...
by Ned Kelly
Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: The Wasteland...
Replies: 43
Views: 8272

And playing the Devil's advocate as I usually do, I agree with Kenny that sometimes what SEEMS to be a "Wasteland" can be magnificent! Wasn't that one of the main lessons of the beautiful movie, "American Beauty", like in this clip? http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=UDXjnW3nIWg And isn't it the main poi...
by Ned Kelly
Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Image of Barack Obama
Replies: 60
Views: 3216

Clemsy wrote: Whatever change occurs in the coming years will come from what we do. Or don't do. Hope. No value? Then what's left? Despair. WHAT? Have you really thought about what you said? Your words imply - in this context - that "despair" is the ONLY alternative to hopes in Obama. And THAT super...
by Ned Kelly
Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Image of Barack Obama
Replies: 60
Views: 3216

Oh, why do everybody keep on replying to Ned's posts? They contain nothing but sheer personal antipathy. Bodhi, Clemsy, et al, I suggest we have better things to do... Like you suggested to me once, Bodhi, don't feed the trolls... :wink: Nandu. This, from a fellow JCF commenter whom I have repeated...
by Ned Kelly
Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Was Joseph Campbell dedicated to "Cultural Marxism"
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Was Joseph Campbell dedicated to "Cultural Marxism"

Was Joseph Campbell dedicated to, or an advocate of, "cultural Marxism"? Here is an introduction to the intellectual origins of "cultural Marxism", which is more widely known as "political correctness": http://www.academia.org/lectures/lind1.html I know that Joe Campbell believed in - as I believe i...
by Ned Kelly
Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Image of Barack Obama
Replies: 60
Views: 3216

Clemsy said,
Ned, now's when you say, "Okay Clemsy. Let's move on."
COOL! Agreed.
by Ned Kelly
Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Image of Barack Obama
Replies: 60
Views: 3216

Clemsy: Again you parallel Obama with Hitler. I find that disturbingly irrelevant and suspect your intention of using it. Peace... but let's move on to something else. 1. To "suspect intentions" is the logical fallacy of the Nazis and Communists. To talk about "suspected intentions" is the opposite ...
by Ned Kelly
Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Image of Barack Obama
Replies: 60
Views: 3216

First, a shout-out to our friend "Unikorn", whose passionate idealism I admire. Now, to my friend Clemsy, who wrote: I went to a private, though perhaps not prestigious, school. I never experienced poverty. I am half Latino and consider myself that, though I speak little Spanish. I didn't go to Harv...
by Ned Kelly
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Image of Barack Obama
Replies: 60
Views: 3216

And a few questions for Vissi, with whom I agree about many of her above-expressed noble sentiments. You wrote: as I watch Mr. and Mrs. Obama work together, hear and read their words of love and support for one another, I see a truly powerful symbol created in their relationship What do you think is...
by Ned Kelly
Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Image of Barack Obama
Replies: 60
Views: 3216

@Clemsy, I concede that the question of whether Obama is "owned by the plutocracy" is debatable. But as for this: ...obama is not a child of privilege. He went to Hawaii's most prestigious private school. He has never experienced poverty. And although the records of how and why he was admitted to Ha...
by Ned Kelly
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Why Americans should vote for a Democrat in 2008
Replies: 217
Views: 10845

Please see my comment in a related thread, "The Image of Barack Obama". I repose no hopes in Obama, and I am antipathetic to him. However, to me, the greatest thing about today is that the President of my native country was elected LEGALLY! And that, if nothing else, is cause for celebration. In tha...
by Ned Kelly
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Image of Barack Obama
Replies: 60
Views: 3216

Hey Clemsy! First, regardless of my antipathy toward, and suspicion of, Obama, I want to share with you my joy - as an American citizen whose roots in America go back to the 1600s (equally deep roots as the ancestors of most Black Americans, whose roots in America are OLDER than those of most White ...
by Ned Kelly
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: BLISS!
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Samarra/Kenny, thanks for your generous words. I don't think like 100 percent like you, but I am inspired by your generous spirit. Your words resound of the icon of the "Holy Fool", of whom St Francis of Assisi was one of the best exemplars: "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is...
by Ned Kelly
Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Image of Barack Obama
Replies: 60
Views: 3216

In response, here is a link to a blog dedicated to questioning the personality cult of Obama: http://obamamessiah.blogspot.com/ Just one bit of food for thought: As I lived in Communist China for many years - and my wife is Chinese - I am all too familiar with icons of Chairman Mao, which usually de...
by Ned Kelly
Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Religious Freedom
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Nandu, my friend, You have expressed hostility to what you call "organised religion", and I agree with you on that, around 60 percent. But I just want to challenge you a bit, and ask you whether you think the world - and especially America - would be better off without hearing, and enjoying, THIS so...