February 2016 Alliance!

The Dynamic Influence of Past Patterns on the Present

by S Brian Willson


Cultural historians, philosophers, psychologists, essayists, and scientists caution us to seriously understand the past and its pervasive patterns.  Sigmund Freud declared that in psychic life, nothing of what has been formed in the past ever disappears. Everything that has occurred is preserved in one way or another and, in fact, reappears under either favorable or unfavorable circumstances.

“The past never leaves us and the future is already here”. [Lewis Mumford].

“Wherever Western man went slavery, land robbery, lawlessness, culture-wrecking, and the outright extermination of both wild beasts and tame men went with him’. [Lewis Mumford].

“The West has ravaged the world for five hundred years, under the flag of master-slave theory which in our finest hour of hypocrisy was called ‘the white man’s burden’….
   What sets the west apart is its persistence to stop at nothing”. [Hans Koning].

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. [George Santayana].

“Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future”. [George Orwell].

read more from S. Brian Willson:   http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/sbria

nwillson Tiny Houses in Seattle…

A little village of tiny
houses for the homeless
is taking shape on a plot
of land owned by a Lutheran
church in Seattle, Washington.

rest of story:  http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/homeless

and much more:


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