It makes a fight over everything. It is insatiable in its quest for wealth and power. It appeals to the worst in people, to hatred and fear. It divides groups of Americans against each other. It preys on the vulnerable and serves the privileged. And it lies in virtually all it says.

The once-respectable Republican Party has been hijacked in our times by a sick and broken spirit that damages everything it touches.

In this profound crisis, there is also an opportunity to see and to understand the workings of destructive forces that arise in civilized societies and that must be countered effectively if we —Americans, humankind —are to create a future we want.

The purpose of this site is to present a vision of how the human world works, and of what we are called to do to make that world more whole.

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so blind as those

who will not see"

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My Own Experience of Wholeness as the Pathway to Fulfillment

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The Series: Links to All the Entries (as of July 21)

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What America Needs Now: A Prophetic Social Movement that Speaks Moral Truth to Amoral Power

The Concept of Evil:  Why It's Intellectually Valid and Politically and Spiritually Important

A Spiritual Void in Contemporary Liberalism Helped Open the Door to a Spiritual Con Job from the Right.

By Their Fruits—How the Pattern that Rulers Imprint on their Domain Reveals the Spirit that Animates Them

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