Going Organic with Ultra Spiritual Life Guru JP Sears

There are plenty of great reasons to eat organic food, like the fact that it is better for our environment and it has more nutrients than conventionally grown food. Besides, it’s what everyone used to eat anyway. What it won’t do is make you superior to others or a saint even though some still think it will. So how do we get people to break those associations? It starts by acknowledging them.

In the video “Going Organic” our Ultra Spiritual Life guru JP Spears showed how “organic food is the one true path to your health salvation.” He exposed those associations and even roundhoused a woman’s groceries while she was holding them. Enjoy!

VIDEO: The Process of Minimalism

I like the idea of minimalism as being a process. In the end I think it makes minimalism easier to understand and even adopt. It’s easy to balk at a Picasso (or any minimalist art) but it’s another entirely to understand the process and respect the challenge it presents. Anyone can have a lot but do you have what it takes to only have a little? Do you know what it means for the little that you have to be only what’s most important? The priority? The essence?

Martin Luther King Jr On Materialism And A Revolution In Values #BlackHistoryMonth

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“We must rapidly begin the shift from a ‘thing-oriented’ society to a ‘person-oriented’ society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

This Martin Luther King, Jr quote has been a popular one for this site. It’s been an extraordinary gem hidden in one of King’s more famous speeches that isn’t his super famous speech although it still contains a dream. As I explained in QUOTE: Martin Luther King Jr On Environmentalism it’s been difficult to find a quote about the environment from the canon of Civil Rights Movement era heroes and sheroes. You can read about some possible reasons why there. I thought this quote was worth bringing back again on this blog though and here’s why. Continue reading

A Quote From Marcus Garvey, Stereotypes, And Environmentalists #BlackHistoryMonth

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This quote comes to us from Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., founder of the “Back to Africa” movement, Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), and the African Communities League (ACL), “two organizations that promoted educational and industrial opportunities for black people.” –[1]

As an orator with many great ideas you can imagine Garvey had so many great quotes to choose from. I liked this quote because it made me think of the environmentalist movement and my own experience as a black person engaged in environmentalism. Continue reading

Fred Hampton On The Price Of Peace #BlackHistoryMonth

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I previously quoted author/activist James Baldwin on “The Price Of Poverty“. Now we have a quote from Fred Hampton on the price of peace.

Fred Hampton was the leader of the Chicago Chapter of The Black Panther Party for Self Defense in 1969. This quote is lifted from a speech called “Why Don’t You Die For The People?”, which you can hear and read in full below.

To some it may sound oxymoronic but if you truly love anything you should be willing to fight for it. Why wouldn’t you have to fight for peace? I’m reminded of a quote from Nobel Prize winner and environmentalist Wagari Maathai, “Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.” Wouldn’t you say there are more enemies of peace?

Hampton knew the price of peace, justice, and struggle. He paid with his life. Continue reading