About Wiki Politiki Radio Podcast
“Where left and right come front and center to face the music and dance together, to turn the funk into function and leave the junk at the junction”
Despite what we hear and see on the news, we have a deeply UNITED body politic in America. Whether people identify as progressive, conservative, independent or “other”, the vast majority of Americans believe our current pay-to-play political system doesn’t represent them. Particularly in the election of 2016, where the candidate named “Neither of the Above” would have won in a landslide, citizens are feeling disheartened, discouraged and disenfranchised.
The elephant — and donkey — in the living room is the growing awareness that neither of the two major parties has the people’s interest at heart, nor the good of the commonwealth for that matter. The system is incapable of fixing itself, and so what is required is an “intervention” by the entity that our founding document, The Declaration of Independence declares is the “sovereign” of our republic: we, the people.
About Wiki Politiki
WIKI POLITIKI is a podcast, a platform, a context and a community where sane and functional ideas can “come out and play”, and where we can use our intelligence more intelligently in this “shrinking world that could definitely use a good shrink.” We’re not afraid to look darkness in the heart at Wiki Politiki. And … we do so with love, humor, compassion, and equanimity. And we invite you to become part of our community where we identify, nurture and proliferate the practical visionary ideas that will bring what our colleague Charles Eisenstein calls “the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.
Latest Wiki Politiki Podcast
A Conversation With Integral Thinker and Author Terry Patten
“Can we undo the doo-doo that has been done, or will the done doo-doo be our undoing?” — Swami Beyondananda
Aired Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 5:00 PM EST
There’s the classic story about the hiker who slips off a mountain trail, and the only way he can break his fall is by grabbing on to a thin branch. As he holds the branch, he sees that it’s only a matter of time before the branch breaks under his weight. So he begins to pray for God’s help. To his surprise the clouds part in the sky and he hears an unmistakable voice that says, “Let go.”
He continues holding the branch, and once again and louder the voice says, “LET GO!”
At that point, the hiker turns to the sky and asks, “Is there anyone else up there?”
That seems to be our human condition, and conditioning, when faced with the kinds of vexing issues we face today where our survival as a species is threatened, and yet we continue to do the very same things today that we did yesterday, things that only make the problem worse.