Reunion with Reality

SIX takes on ALEC's Reactionary Agenda

Nick Rathod, Executive Director of SIX (State Innovation Exchange)

has an important article in The Huffington Post in which he describes the current state of of politics in America from the progressive point of view. Here is an excerpt:

(links to full article and SIX's website below)


"We know groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and Americans for Prosperity are working with conservative legislators and corporate lobbyists to continue to push an agenda that undermines civil rights, consumer protections, public education, environmental protections, and much more. They plan to replicate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s effort to strip fundamental rights away from working people. They want to remove many of the remaining constraints on polluting our lakes and waterways. They are trying to call a Constitutional Convention that would rewrite the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights according to their radical, right-wing interpretation. They even want to repeal the 17th Amendment that gave us the right to vote for U.S. senators. It is remarkable that a conservative movement that claims to praise the Constitution appears willing to tear it apart for partisan advantage."


Link to The Huffington Post article by Rathod


Link to SIX's Home Page



a TED talk by Jill Bolte Taylor


The relationship between our consciousness and the physiology of our brain fascinates me. A sage once said we are consciousness trapped in a mind. Here is a link to a TED talk given by Jill Bolte Taylor in which she describes her personal experience of the reality of the brain. In her presentation, I see a hint of a path to our reunion with reality.

These offerings (essays, links and other tidbits) are my contribution to the movement of movements: the hope and attempt of many in our time to save earth and humanity from us, our own selves, by mining what is best in us in order to write a 'New Story' of human experience.

Copyright 2017 James Phoenix


updated 9/24/2017