Cascadia Commons

The vision of Cascadia Commons is to foster a thriving, regional community that is economically prosperous and in harmony with the natural environment. To make this vision a reality, Cascadia Commons helps to develop and support a network of Lodges, cooperatives and programs that address the unique social, economic and environmental challenges of the Cascadia Bioregion.

Members of Cascadia Commons share a Common Bond in seeking solutions to maintain a local and bio-regional balance. We promote an organizational philosophy where Members connect to the place in which they live, finding ways to interact with its surrounding web of life. We embrace bioregional and deep ecology principles that preserve, protect, and restore the local social, natural and economic environment.


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Sunday, November 25

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    A condition where a conquering tribe or group dehumanizes themselves and commits horrific atrocities in order to acquire or wrest territory or resources from an existing group. Then, in order to make what the conquering group did seem normalized or 'virtuous', that group engages in deep mind trickery, and historical revisionism, as well as engage in delusions of superiority. Descendants inherit this pathology and may get defensive or play games with the truth. However, this act of self-deception then in turn sows the seeds of narcissism, delusional thinking, magical thinking, and other dysfunctions of judgment such that it plants the seeds of the conquering group's downfall. The rest that follows is simply a matter of time.
     
    A condition where a conquering tribe or group dehumanizes themselves and commits horrific atrocities in order to acquire or wrest territory or resources from an existing group. Then, in order to make what the conquering group did seem normalized or 'virtuous', that group engages in deep mind trickery, and historical revisionism, as well as engage in delusions of superiority. Descendants inherit this pathology and may get defensive or play games with the truth. However, this act of self-deception then in turn sows the seeds of narcissism, delusional thinking, magical thinking, and other dysfunctions of judgment such that it plants the seeds of the conquering group's downfall. The rest that follows is simply a matter of time.
     
    Cases in Point: White people in America, & The State of Israel
     
    Cases in Point: White people in America, & The State of Israel
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    Update: Chris Hedges on The Downfall of The American Empire
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    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCDd3VoAFUs
     
     
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Friday, November 16

Thursday, August 23

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    The Case for A State Bank:
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    https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/08/public-state-owned-bank-finance-nationalized-banking
     
    Copied from www.OregoniansForaStateBank.org (Now Defunct Site)
     
    Copied from www.OregoniansForaStateBank.org (Now Defunct Site)
     
    2011 Session HB 2519 Text: http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/hb2500.dir/hb2519.a.html
     
    2011 Session HB 2519 Text: http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/hb2500.dir/hb2519.a.html
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Thursday, July 26

Sunday, July 1

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Friday, March 9

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    WHY WE ENGAGE IN TRIBALISM, NATIONALISM, AND SCAPEGOATING

    Robert Sapolsky reveals the biological basis for our most unfortunate traits—and insists change is possible.

    A couple of weeks ago, at a speech before a friendly audience, President Donald Trump likened immigrants to poisonous snakes. To biologist and behavioral scientist Robert Sapolsky, it was a revolting but revealing remark.

    "That's a textbook dehumanization of 'them,' he said. "If you get to the point where citing 'thems' causes your followers to activate neurons in the insular cortex—the part of the brain that responds to viscerally disgusting things—you've finished most of your to-do list for your genocide."

    That sort of sharply stated, science-based analysis has made Sapolsky a popular and influential writer and thinker. A MacArthur fellow, he is a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University, and the author of several books, including the 2017 best-seller Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst.

    Sapolsky has spent much of his career in Kenya, studying baboons (among other primates), and he uses that knowledge to put human behavior into a broader perspective. In a recent telephone interview, he discussed the biological basis of our current political fault lines.

    Read Article Here: https://psmag.com/social-justice/why-we-engage-in-tribalism-nationalism-...

Wednesday, February 28

Tuesday, February 13

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    Special Thank You to Cherie.

    To think about how you think: "This is the art of introspection, focused on being aware of such things as one's own degree of alertness, attentiveness, bias, emotional state, exploration of interpretation options, self-assurance."
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    "Many people choose to remain ignorant, afraid that thinking might ruin their lives. This is particularly true for people who identify themselves with ideologies."
    https://theunboundedspirit.com/think/

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    "Given that each side believes the other side is illogical (liberal example, conservative example), we first tested whether liberals and conservatives had differences in logical reasoning when they evaluated arguments without ideological content. On this task, there were no differences in logical reasoning between liberals and conservatives. In fact, both liberals and conservatives tended to label even unsound arguments as sound, illustrating difficulties with logical reasoning across partisan lines."
    http://www.spsp.org/news-center/blog/political-ideology-undermines-logic

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    "Be aware of your thinking. Explain to students the need to think about how they think. This is the art of introspection, focused on being aware of such things as one's own degree of alertness, attentiveness, bias, emotional state, exploration of interpretation options, self-assurance."

    "Unfortunately, most adults are not taught formal logic, even in college. [1] Here are some of the more serious thinking errors:"
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/memory-medic/201710/how-learn-criti...

Friday, February 9

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    Platforms for Post-Capitalist Transition:

    Excerpt:

    "...the primary level of organization of this commons-based society will be local. Cosmo-local (DGML = Design Global, Manufacture Local) production is governed by the following principles:

    • Protocol cooperativism: the underlying immaterial and algorithmic protocols are shared and open source, using copyfair principles (free sharing of knowledge, but commercialization conditioned by reciprocity)
    • Open cooperativism: the commons-based coops are distinguished from ‘collective capitalism’ by their commitment to creating and expanding common goods for the whole of society; in Platform coops it is the platforms themselves that are the commons, needed to enable and manage the exchanges that may be needed, while protecting it from capture by extractive netarchical platforms
    • Open and contributive accounting: fair distribution mechanisms that recognize all contributions
    • Open and shared supply chains for mutual coordination
    • Non-dominium forms of ownership (the means of production are held in common for the benefit of all participants in the eco-system."

    His Paper can be found here: https://c4ss.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/community-platforms.pdf (Also attached to this posting).

    Article can be found here: https://blog.p2pfoundation.net/libertarian-municipalism-networked-cities...

Saturday, February 3

Thursday, February 1

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    I highly recommend this podcast in light of the censorship of late:
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    I highly recommend this podcast in light of the censorship of late: (Thanks Cherie)
     
    Clear and Present Danger - A history of free speech
     
    Clear and Present Danger - A history of free speech
     
    Why have kings, emperors, and governments killed and imprisoned people to shut them up? And why have countless people risked death and imprisonment to express their beliefs? Jacob Mchangama guides you through the history of free speech from the trial of Socrates to the Great Firewall.
     
    Why have kings, emperors, and governments killed and imprisoned people to shut them up? And why have countless people risked death and imprisonment to express their beliefs? Jacob Mchangama guides you through the history of free speech from the trial of Socrates to the Great Firewall.
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    I highly recommend this podcast in light of the censorship of late: (Thanks Cherie)

    Clear and Present Danger - A history of free speech

    Why have kings, emperors, and governments killed and imprisoned people to shut them up? And why have countless people risked death and imprisonment to express their beliefs? Jacob Mchangama guides you through the history of free speech from the trial of Socrates to the Great Firewall.

    Website: http://www.freespeechhistory.com/

    Podcast Feed URL: http://freespeechhistory.libsyn.com/rss

    Only 13% of the world’s 7,4 billion people enjoy free speech. 45% live in countries where censorship is the norm. Still, more than half the world’s population across cultures and continents think free speech is very important. But why is that? Where does the principle of free speech come from? How has it been developed over time? Why have kings, emperors, and governments killed and imprisoned people to shut them up? And why have countless people risked death and imprisonment to express their beliefs? And what can people in the digital age learn from past conflicts over where to draw the line?

    Enjoy

Thursday, January 11

Monday, January 1