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Thanks Ned & Round Robin: Human Tissue Preserved Since World War I Yields New Clues About 1918 Pandemic – Slashdot — Educating for Future Democracy Collaborative

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Human Tissue Preserved Since World War I Yields New Clues About 1918 Pandemic – Slashdot — Educating for Future Democracy Collaborative

Freedom from Torture and Degrading Treatment — Educating for Future Democracy Collaborative

This year (2021), I am going through all the 30 basic rights and add my personal view. I would like to encourage you to look up our Human Rights, not to take these for granted or to misuse, but as a reminder we are all Human beings, Beautiful Souls and therefore we all matter… [READ MORE] Freedom […]

Freedom from Torture and Degrading Treatment — Educating for Future Democracy Collaborative

Educational blog round robin — Educating for Future Democracy Collaborative

This blog is meant to be a collaboration among any and all blogs of educational purpose. Please share a post from this blog, and we’ll share a post from your blog. “And so on, and so on, and so on.”

Educational blog round robin — Educating for Future Democracy Collaborative

The Bright side of PTSD: understanding Firuze, Amelia, and Harry?

Smells, noises or lights can suddenly awaken some of us, and refuse to let us sleep until identified. Long-lasting childhood traumas can leave your Inner Child reluctant to come out from under the coffee table. Some ideas, illustrated by examples from historical and fictional sages, may help your Inner Parent to teach safety and trust to that Frightened Inner Child so that your Inner Adult, your competent and ambitious self who’d rather ignore both Child and Parent, can get on with succeeding in life.

First, one possible intrepretation of Hillel’s famous pair of questions:
A. אם אין אני לי, מי לי (Im ein ani li, mi li: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me,”) is that each of us must parent and protect his or her own inner child, and

B. ? וכשאני לעצמי, מה אני ; (Vekesh’ani le’atzmi, mah ani ? “And if I am only for myself, what am I?”), also stand with others who have been wounded.

Second, if, like Harry Potter, you’ve sustained significant losses in your life, even very early on, is there someone you can recall, or as Harry uses to conjure his first #Patronus, even some imaginary memory, showing love or kindness, even if from or to a stranger just for a moment? Your Inner Parent can use that image to show your Inner Child that there is hope for this world, and that is worth holding on to and fighting for, to motivate your ambitious Inner Adult to keep going. This is being for yourself in the most crucial way: parenting yourself through the panic and soothing those constantly jangled nerves until you learn to trust life. Then your ambitious and centered Inner Adult can take it from there to build the life you want to live.

Third, if, like Amelia, you see that it would be safer to give up than to fight, perhaps your Inner Adult can take the lead, having learned by watching your Inner Parent defend your own Inner Child, that sometimes an adult must sacrifice to create a better world for all Human Children. And like Feruze Hatun, healing all those around you may come at a high personal cost, but honesty and love, even shown to our enemies, as Gandhi and Dr. King proved, can indeed defeat hate, and bring you greater self-confidence and feelings of security.

So, warrior like Amelia or Intergenerational Community Parent to all, like Feruze Hatun, or just competent, capable, and knitting lots of hats for House Elves like Hermione, parenting yourself can lead to parenting others , for the good of All Humankind. Or you could still become a Body Guard.

Some more of my thoughts on how local government Policy such as accepting part of local taxes in local currencies/Time Dollars can help stimulate local community employment and inclusion for PTSD survivors are found in my related paper on Building Community and the crucial role of Intergenerational Participation in Community : Shavuot (Pentacost) as one of four Biblical pillars of building community.

My books on Economic and Social Policy: Shared Monetary Governance, and Stayed on Freedom’s Call…

originally posted September 10th, 12017 HE

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our year 2020 CE =  12020 HE

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Stayed on Freedom’s Call
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includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

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Weeks, Languages, Loans, Aladdin, and Elisha? — Critical thinking for Human Community

This year, I found a profound article with no dairy food, but plenty of brain food, for thought…

As we come up, tonight, to the holiday of שָׁבוּעוֹת Shavuot, for the seven weeks, or 50 days counted down between Passover and Shavuot, we naturally think of the pleasures of staying up all night long to study languages, er, em, that is, to study Torah, in our Biblical languages of Hebrew and sometimes also Aramaic, […]

Weeks, Languages, Loans, Aladdin, and Elisha? — Critical thinking for Human Community

Minbari Mondays, The War Prayer, and Empathy for the Other

As there seems to be a glitch in the Great Machine on Epsilon 3, we repost last week’s report, noting in particular how Dr. G. has pointed out the especially poignant resonance of this episode to our current scourge of hatred against ‘aliens’ today, especially those of apparent Asian origin. May we read, ponder, share, and learn, together, in Love rather than hate.

Critical thinking for Human Community

This is the continuation of our fictional letter (reviewing each film and episode of Babylon 5) that I receive each week from Ranger Mayann.

Here is her 9th report:

Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa, Greetings from Tuzanor:

In this report, in your Earth year 2258, it is the second year of operation of the station. This station which has so much of the love of my people, even when we were not loved there.

This report revolves around two intertwined incidents, both of which relate to the other, and to the need for empathy among all sentient species. You humans, just as we Minbari, continue to learn this lesson.


While one of our revered poets was on the station to visit with her old friend, Delenn, since before she was either Satai or ambassador, a terrible series of crimes was committed. The crimes affected not…

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Thank you, Patti: It’s Not Them, It’s You — Thoughts From the Mountain Top

Photo by Marley Clovelly on I keep reading about the problems people are having filling low-wage jobs right now. Those with class privilege have no problem pointing the finger at the current level of unemployment benefits and urge an end to the COVID benefits so they can find staff again (or find people to […]

It’s Not Them, It’s You — Thoughts From the Mountain Top

Cool, Ladies!! New business — Violet’s Vegan Comics

The English Family Anderson, chapter 4, continues from yesterday: Story continues tomorrow 😀 Have a great day! ******************************* vegan, vegan comic, vegan children’s story, vegan ghost story, animals, animal rights, self-sufficient, off-grid,

New business — Violet’s Vegan Comics

Thanks, Brendan: What Is…the School-to-Prison Pipeline? — Blind Injustice

What appears to be a photo of someone in a prison. In a post I made a couple of months ago about policing and schools with majority-minority populations, one of the replies to my post reminded me of how there was a connection between what I talked about and something called the “school-to-prison pipeline.” And, […]

What Is…the School-to-Prison Pipeline? — Blind Injustice

Thanks, Diane: How Students Pay for Corporate Tax Abatements — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Good Jobs First entered the national scene when it produced documentation that the CARES Act was being used to funnel billions of dollars to private schools and charter schools. The charter schools were double-dipping, first taking money allotted to public schools, then getting millions more from the Paycheck Protection Program, which excluded public schools. Now, […]

How Students Pay for Corporate Tax Abatements — Diane Ravitch’s blog