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MINIMALISM: Does God Need More Assistants? is one common manīs attempt to examine the depth and savagery of the U.S.īs current social and economic morality crisis from the perspective of some of the New Rightīs passive predestination tenets; and suggests at least we begin thinking about reining in the multitude of freedoms we have now as one of the cures. I wrote the short book (religious but folksy and humorous in places) in an effort to explain how the birth parents of our adopted daughter could have abandoned her at age 4 on the potentially dangerous streets of Chihuahua, MX. Minimalism, the breaking of our personal or communal bondage for the sake of greed, selfishness and self-seeking,is the culprit, I found--i.e., putting your focus on yourself rather than life around you cheapens both. Currently Iīm the sole JP and municipal court judge in all of the southern half of a drug-infested, sparsely populated Far West Texas border county thatīs one of the largest in Texas. Also I spent 20 years writing and editing (and some publishing) in the Sunbelt trenches of Texas daily and weekly newspapers, and gathered quite a number of writing awards for it. Presidio, considered by many a Chihuahuan Desert "hellhole," was a godsend. Divorced and in bankruptcy in the D-FW region with a failed newspaper chain, sick of minimalism and jeered at even by friends because of strong editorials and opinion writings, I went into self-exile to the mountainous, hot, desolate ruggedness of this Far West Texas community in 1989. It is located just across the Rio Grande from it twin port city, Ojinaga, Mx. Disappearing only with meager earnings into a different culture and the harshest of environments to take over a weekly newspaper, I later had to take on an unwanted JP job as a second income just to keep the newspaper afloat. And now Iīm happily remarried with a delightful daughter thrown in to boot. "Minimalism" is a chapter excerpt of a larger book being written I hope to someday publis
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While millions of frightened, throwaway children struggle daily for survival, fat cats get fatter and poor cats get poorer. It's an age-old problem, sure, and one history and the tides of social events and changes are wrapped around it. The crucial problem now is that it's indexed possibly to the highest point ever (certainly with the highest world population ever and our ecosystem--our very physical foundation--teetering on collapse). And meanwhile, as religious zealots in both East and West occupy more and more of our time and attention, minimalism as crept in-minimalist involvement in human affairs by the wealthy while they pull down record profits on Wall Street. For the United States, founded on benevolence, how did this happen? Why do we allow it to persist? Can it be corrected? The author is an award-winning, former journalist with an M.A. in Political Science and 20 years of experience writing and editing both daily and weekly newspapers. He believes the answer lies somewhere in tighter control on citizen activities, monitored-in America, no less-by not only people of the cloth but by non-religious representatives as well, all in a loose collusion with the state much as the old county draft boards. For any kind of course correction to occur, first we must admit we owe responsibilities of citizenship to our country. How we arrive at that level of thinking is our great challenge.
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