by Cindy Sheehan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
December 1, 2013
Interviewing Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 2, 2013
Rivera Sun lives in an earthship in the high desert of New Mexico. She gets up before dawn (and the lizards) and starts her day by drinking pu’erh tea and baking bread in her outdoor adobe clay oven. Rivera has written eight theatrical plays, published two books of inspirational poetry, two breathtaking novels, and written/performed many dance theater productions. Her work has received standing ovations from coast to coast and touched the hearts and souls of many.
Rivera believes in being an embodiment of love-in-action in all that she does. A passionate participant in creating a just, sustainable, and peaceful world, she takes the responsibility of life seriously . . . and with a good dose of humor. Her novels focus on the social issues of our times, positing creative solutions as well as muckraking through the causes of suffering.
“Life is the ultimate adventure!” Rivera says.
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Author/Actress Rivera Sun sings the anthem of our times and rallies us to meet adversity with gusto. In addition to The Dandelion Insurrection, she is the author of nine plays, a book of poetry, and her debut novel, Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars, which celebrates everyday heroes who meet the challenges of climate change with compassion, spirit, and strength. Website: http://www.riverasun.com
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Good to hear from Rivera. She’s totally right, it doesn’t matter what you call global mob-rule, choose your rhetoric at will.
The US is just the latest ascendant mafia with the heaviest enforcement arm within the “family” of criminal gangs we call governments or petrodollar dynastic elites or post-colonial tyrannies or whatever.
The root of the difficulty is the endemic corruption, sexism, prejudice and intimidation that passes for mature “control.” It is not self-control or self-knowledge, but craven cowardice.
The real problem is species insecurity, lack of empathy & outright fear ~ that translates into an abject, impulsive/compulsive desire for conformity and complicity in recursive rituals of dominance.
“Religion” has failed, or rather has exhausted it’s brief patriarchal license to regulate moral probity; while the perversion of the religious impulse remains even more detrimental, than the sheer exhaustion of its ethical origins & currency.
There are no easy answers, but courage and imagination certainly help. Also, the capacity to think the unthinkable, to challenge our own conceits & symbolic assumptions, to overcome the imposed acquisition of conditioned, bland reflexive responses to an ultimately mysterious reality.
Creativity opens the way to individuated empowerment, and brings us closer to the possibility of immediate insight.
I think the bluff needs to be called alright, but the first casualty has to be our own intransigent obstinacy. Call it what you will, it is always going to be a matter of free will, self-determination and the prudent choice of the most appropriate & judicious methods ~ then, how to express our hard-won realizations in ways that genuinely benefit, and affirm, the dominion, integrity & diversity of sentient life.