In my younger days, as a hippie, – (of sorts..), in the early seventies, I inevitably stumbled upon the hippie bible: BE HERE NOW, by Ram Dass, a.k.a. Richard Alpert, associate of Timothy Leary at Harvard University in the early 1960s..
Why I’m telling you ? – Well, I just saw this 2012 video, below, with Sam Harris, tittled IT IS ALWAYS NOW.. – I admire Sam Harris a great deal, and for a number of reasons I will not get into here, except saying I think he is a WISE man worth listening to.
You may say that, in this video, he is merely stating the obvious, and you’d have a point, but.. “trivial” truths or not, – how come most people, – including myself, – (although only to some extent – simply will not listen ???
Sam Harris is one of these “controversial” characters, – the meaning of which is dubious, if you’re among the many who dislike him for some reason, – who is being viciously attacked by his many adversaries who, oddly as it would seem, includes many atheists.
Ben Affleck, – (whos beliefs I know nothing about), recently attacked Harris on “Real Time” with Bill Maher, – see Bill Maher, Sam Harris 1 – Ben Affleck, Reza Aslan 0 – True lslam(ophobes) – and other “gutmenchen”..,, which was bad enough, but now things have turned really vicious, as both Reza Aslan and Glenn Greenwald shamelessly retweetet the following:
Yep, “scholar” Aslan and “superhero” Greenwald really did write that: Harris is not a rational thinker, but a genocidal fascist maniac !
Well, I do know from personal experience, that it has become fashionable to accuse perfectly sane and good people of being supportive of genocide.., but you know what.. I think I’m going to watch “It is always now” one more time, then you, if you think it’s worth your time, – (and IT IS if you ask me !), can read Harris’ own response: