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Mike    #16019
Los Angeles    CA USA     Posted: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 17:0:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

I have read all of Quinn's books. If you have not.....please keep reading. "Sideways" helped a lot in me now being able to spot our cultural assumptions. Also the Q and A at this website is AMAZING. It has also taught me VERY much. Keep on spreading the message people!.....Better yet, live the message and let people wonder why YOU seem so together. Then send them Ishmael I have sent Ishmael to over 25 people. It costs less than a pack of smokes at or lots of other sites.

Live and Let Live!!!! -B

Manuel Zarate    #16018
Coral Gables    FL USA     Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 18:21:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

I am grateful for the opportunity to share concerns, spectations and hopes.

Arnaud    #16016
Morlanwelz    HT Belgium     Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 12:35:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Ishmael is actually the best book I've ever read. Thank you so much for all the energy given through your written. Thank you !

Barry Davies    #16015
Auckland    New Zealand     Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 15:49:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Once a year it seems I need to come here to blow off steam. I stopped by a few days ago, but could not decide what to say. Now I have decided. So ...

I have not read DQ's book about writing sideways, and I think it is high time I did. Here are my thoughts before reading:

THIS civilizaction (George Bush used to be THIS president in the eyes if the U.S. Democrats, and Barrack Obama is now THIS president in the eyes of the U.S. Republicans) is millennially entrenched in the malignant nonsense of the Taker Position and the Presumption that We are a Special Order of Existence. DQ came upon the truth and told it. Therefore, it seems to me that the answer to where DQ's outlandish ideas came from should be the same as the answer to 'How did you come upon the truth?'

From where came Darwin's outlandish ideas? ... and Copernicus? ... and Galileo?

I watch the version of BBC World that is available in New Zealand. It gives me a good view of what is going on in 'our' World. But that view is soaking wet saturated with "We are humanity and everything is all about us." It seems to me that to say today with Tolkien that "the trees and the grasses and all things growing or living in the land belong each to themselves" is as unacceptable as were the sayings of Darwin and Copernicus and Galileo in their times.

Zot Lynn Szurgot    #16014
unsubsidized    soilbuilding     Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 10:16:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

'We' don't - and can't - feed the world. organic-myths-at-grist In this article is one pleasantly succinct and quotable paragraph wherein one of the most popular of today's writers argues for an astonishingly Ishmaelian view against hunger and its Totalitarian Ag causes. Please forgive the limited focus on the US; while it is a collection of areas important to make change and begin ripples, so are many other large areas of influence. Welcome Elizabeth, Carmen, Matthew, Zaken, Deborah, Jeremiah, and tom. Welcome back Sam, Destry, Scott, Brigitte, David, and Hummer.

tom    #16013
pinckneyville    il USA     Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 6:26:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

searching...i am just searching. i have spent my life prosecuting the laws of my country. it has caused me great pain and doubt. i have seen things and done things that are counter productive to my self worth. i have never experienced "happy". from my life's experiences i keep waiting for the other shoe to fall. the rebound from what i am experiencing. this wonderful story has shown me that there is a small light at the the bottom of the pit.

Jeremiah Jossim    #16012
savannah    GA USA     Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 14:4:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

New thoughts for new minds. No programs Just new visions smile

Deborah Durkey    #16010
Grapevine    TX USA     Posted: Friday, October 2, 2009 at 7:9:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Awesome books. I've read My Ishmael and Story of B. I'm going to read everything my library has.

Zaken    #16008
   USA     Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 9:35:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

My name is Zaken and i am going to do my part. I am looking to find my very own Shirin to move through the future with. I will be most exciting. send an email to an enjoy getting to know the person who can explain how Quinn doesn't go far enough! I plan to! Peace and Calmness Zaken.

Hummer Pleshe    #16005
Albuquerque    NM USA     Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 13:54:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

David Turgay, nice to hear from you, it confirms there is still an Ishmael community out there :-) Keep checking in :-)

David    #16004
Landau    Germany     Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 11:1:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Still working on changing the world, more than 10 years after reading "Ishmael" for the first time. Looking forward to finally start teaching DQ's ideas and at some point "Ishmael" itself in school. Feels good.

I've said it before (but not for a couple of years), but I still know I wouldn't be the same person I am now, haven't I read this book (and all the others). I've been trying to change minds for years now, but doing it as an actual school teacher and seeing how it starts to work, even within this terribly corrupt and flawed school system, beats everything.

Maybe I should start participating on the GB again, after all the stuff and fights and enlightenments that happened here all those years ago.

We'll see. And see ya. David Turgay

Matthew Wheeler    #15998
Salisbury    NC USA     Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 12:52:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Your books have really changed me...

Sam    #15996
   USA     Posted: Monday, August 24, 2009 at 5:2:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Common Dreams article: I see some similarities. The the end of civilization, almost, certitude is more Derrick Jensen. Perhaps the authors have been reading both...

If there are still people here in 200 years, they won't be living the way we do. I can make that prediction with confidence, because if people go on living the way we do, there won't be any people here in 200 years.

Brigitte    #15994
Vienna    Austria     Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 14:15:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Looks like someone's been readiing some DQ lately...

As in "Is There Any Point in Fighting to Stave off Industrial Apocalypse?" "The collapse of civilisation will bring us a saner world, says Paul Kingsnorth. No, counters George Monbiot – we can't let billions perish"

Carmen Abner    #15992
Graceville    FL USA     Posted: Monday, August 17, 2009 at 16:44:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Just a "Thank You" to Daniel for Ishmael and The Story of B - because, all my life, I've been saying, again and again and again, "It doesn't have to be this way." "This is not "human" nature!" Thank you!!!


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