Understanding Conservatives

by Ross Bishop Progressives and conservatives have been engaged in political conflict since forever, and although we have learned empirically to deal with each other, it has been only recently that we have begun to understand the origins of our respective differences. Although there are many factors that contribute to a person’s political perspective, researchers have begun to pinpoint theRead more

The World Isn’t Ending

I get questions about the disaster predictions. People are confused because they have been told the end is coming and yet their daily lives have been largely unaffected, unless of course, you consider the storms on the East coast, the tenuous economy, school massacres and the completely dysfunctional political system. Most people anticipate a cataclysm, and although that may happen,Read more

Being Better Consumers

Being Better Consumers

By Ross Bishop The corporations who control society are not interested in doing anything about the situation because encouraging the consumer lifestyle is the source of their livelihood! So the responsibility falls to us to do something about it. Whether we will accept that challenge remains to be seen. Arundhati Roy wrote, “The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuseRead more

Dealing With Gun Violence

Dealing With Gun Violence

Violence is an issue mankind has been wrestling with since Cain slew Abel. We are certainly not as violent a people as we were even a short time ago, but developments in technology have given today’s individual a killing power unknown in human history. We must, if we are to remain a civilized society, take steps to control the publicRead more

Depression: Part I

Depression is the most prominent psychological disorder in the western world. Depression originates as a socially driven condition. In the U.S. about 10 million people suffer from significant depression each year and the numbers are increasing substantially. In 2014 depression was 24% greater than it was in 1999. People born since 1945 are 10 times more likely to suffer from depression than theirRead more