Aired 24 March 2020 – 5:00 PM EDT
Interview with Duncan Campbell, Comprehensivist and Host of Living Dialogues Radio
“We know a paradigm is bankrupt when reality checks start bouncing like crazy.” — Swami Beyondananda
The current COVID-19 crisis is making these feel like “apocalyptic” times, and as you may know the original meaning of apocalypse is “the lifting of the veils.” Indeed, the veils are being lifted on the fundamental weakness of our “too big to fail” economic – and political – system, that seems to be teetering if not toppling under the weight of this crisis.
Add to this a President who blatantly lies and then demands these lies be accepted as truth, and we truly have a shituation.
This “up-is-down” and “down-is-up” rhetoric and impropaganda is certainly reminiscent of Orwell’s “1984.” As to why it has taken so long for 1984 to manifest in reality, the Swami has an answer: The Republicans are 35 years behind the times.
So, do we say, “Ah well, all’s well that ends Orwell”? Or do we see if we can overgrow Big Brother by fully activating “bigger brotherhood”?
Our guest today, Duncan Campbell, has been tracking the path of “newspeak” for years, and through his Living Dialogues Radio Show he has conversed with literally hundreds of visionaries, illuminaries and solutionaries of our time, from Senator Boren of Oklahoma and Governor Inslee of Washington, to teachers like Deepak Chopra and Jean Houston, to leading edge doctors like Larry Dossey and Andrew Weil (hey, there’s a paradox!) to economists, sociologists, scientists, and entertainers like Judy Collins and Richie Havens. In the process, he has gleaned a wealth of information, and as a synthesizer and contextualizer, and has cultivated knowledge and wisdom.
A graduate of both Harvard and Yale Law Schools, he has been a participant in several world historical events, including the unusual distinction of being the only person to have participated in Woodstock 1969 and in the “Second Russian Revolution” on the barricades defending Yeltsin in front of the Russian White House Parliament building in Moscow on the night of August 20-21, 1991.
In the last 45 years he has gained extensive experience in the fields of psychology, philosophy, spirituality, law, business, finance, politics, communications and teaching, presenting in a variety of formal and informal venues, including the Presidential Showcase at the American Bar Association, Haskell Indian Nations University, and in Europe, Brazil, Russia, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mexico, Canada, Peru, and teaching courses for credit at Harvard College and the JFK Institute of Politics while a student at Harvard Law School.
There is much more I could say but this is only an hour radio show!
The focus of our freewheeling conversation is how we move from our current ideological “lockdown” to access our collective wisdom for the greater good and benefit of each and all … from Big Brother to Bigger Brotherhood.
If you’re ready to be educated, stimulated, and inspired, please tune in.
To find out more about Duncan Campbell and Living Dialogues, please go here: https://kgnu.org/livingdialogues