Six13: Chanukah (Shake It Off) + Jewish Voice for Peace: End the Occupation of Palestine

Woman holding placard - Freedom for Palestine

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Happy Chanukah!

Six13Sings on Dec 11, 2014

CHAG SAMEACH! Life got you down? You should be thinking about the miracle of light. Just shake it off… it’s Chanukah! Continue reading

Christmas In Hell by Rocket Kirchner

Alone

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
Originally published December 18, 2012
December 19, 2016

It is a known fact that there are more suicides and more people depressed during the holidays than in any other time of the year. Many of these people are just alone in society. Others are so overwhelmed with the sing-songy giddiness around them that it is just pure torture for them. The real irony is is that this is the exact opposite of what the holidays should be. This quandary reminds me of the famous quote by Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, “The weariness of long forgotten peoples hangs heavy on my eyelids”.

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John Michael Talbot: He Is Risen + Pope Francis: Use ‘Weapons of Love’ to Fight Evil of Terrorism

Risen

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Happy Easter!

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. — Mark 16:6

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Progressives That Became More Progressive After Their Conversion To Christ by Rocket Kirchner

DD stained-glass window at Our Lady of Lourdes Church NYC

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
Originally published November 21, 2009
March 18, 2016

It is one of those pesky little paradoxes in history that to the chagrin of many, shatters stereotypes, kicks ass, and takes names. Yes, you guessed it: the radical who becomes more radical after becoming a legit follower of Jesus. The names are impressive and they add up to confront any honest thinking progressive as to one hell of a challenge and begs the question: what in the world is really going on here?

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What is Dissent Against Dissent? The Third Way to Revolution by Rocket Kirchner

Tannoura

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
February 18, 2016

Dissent is the rebellion against the established order of society. Dissent against dissent is the rebellion of both the dissenters and the established order of society. It is not to be confused with counter-revolutionaries that seek to prop up the established order. We shall call the established order of society Model A, and dissent against the established order Model B.

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Apathy: The Towering Enemy by Rocket Kirchner

Yaaaawwwwwnnnnn

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
February 12, 2016

When Gandhi was asked what he thought about Western Civilization, he said that he thought it was a great idea. In the marketplace of ideas about Western Civilization the foundational debate in Antiquity was between the Stoics and the Christians. The Stoic idea was to conquer sorrow, desire, fear, and pleasure. This was called the four part doctrine of Apathia, where we get the word apathy from. The Christians crashed the party with a passionate form of love in action throwing all caution to the wind. The Stoic endgame was duty to the Roman Empire. The Christian endgame was duty to one who was condemned by the same Empire. Dispassion verses Passion.

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Christmas In Hell by Rocket Kirchner

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
Originally published December 18, 2012
December 20, 2015

It is a known fact that there are more suicides and more people depressed during the holidays than in any other time of the year. Many of these people are just alone in society. Others are so overwhelmed with the sing-songy giddiness around them that it is just pure torture for them. The real irony is is that this is the exact opposite of what the holidays should be. This quandary reminds me of the famous quote by Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, “The weariness of long forgotten peoples hangs heavy on my eyelids”.

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Rocket Kirchner: Edge of the World

Black & White Spin Painting

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
October 6, 2015

Opening song from “Mercury Fading” CD (2015)

Rocket Kirchner

Written and Performed by Rocket Kirchner. Directed by Mr. X.

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New Age Christianity: The Crossless Gospel of Deception by Rocket Kirchner

by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
Originally published Nov. 16, 2010
March 15, 2015

Good Friday - Crucifixion of Jesus BW

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“Jesus is just alright with me” by the Doobie Brothers comes blaring out a car window. “I got a friend named Jesus” is heard from the song “Spirit in the sky”. Churches like Unity, Unitarian Universalism, The School of Metaphysics, and many, many others all have Jesus in their pantheon along with the other great divinities of world religions. Jesus the friend, the god, the myth. There is only one problem with this: lack of critical thinking. And if Europe is suffering from what many critics describe as “Metaphysical boredom”, then America is plagued by “Metaphysical lunacy”.

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New Year’s Concert 2015: Vienna Philharmonic: Radetzky March + Explosions + The Blue Danube

Fireworks

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Happy New Year!
Love, Lo

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Concierto de Año Nuevo 2015 Orquesta Filarmónica de Viena – Johann Strauss – Marcha Radetzky

El Coleccionista de Instantes on Jan 1, 2015

Concierto de Año Nuevo 2015 Orquesta Filarmónica de Viena – Johann Strauss – Marcha Radetzky/op.228 – Director : Zubin Meht

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Six13: Chanukah (Shake It Off) + Jewish Voice for Peace: Chanukah 2014

Hanukkah 18th century

Chanukah (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Updated: Dec. 7, 2015

Happy Chanukah!

Six13Sings on Dec 11, 2014

CHAG SAMEACH! Life got you down? You should be thinking about the miracle of light. Just shake it off… it’s Chanukah! Continue reading

Rocket Kirchner: Greensleeves

Rocket's New Christmas Scarf

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with Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
December 1, 2014

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L’Shana Tova – Happy New Year! + Six13 – High Holiday Mashup + Avinu Malkeinu

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L’Shana Tova Umetuka Tikatevu

May you be inscribed in the book of a Good and Sweet Year.

L’Shana Tova Umetuka Tikatevu

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