A Sense of Place: Mike McCabe Runs For Wisconsin Governor
“We have to challenge the political forces that have made the system the way it is today,” said Mike McCabe as he made the announcement of his candidacy for Wisconsin governor from his family farm in rural Wisconsin. Find out more about his people powered campaign to make government work for all the people and not just a few power brokers. Continue reading
Hope For A Depressed Nation: Then & Now
The legacy of FDR’s most popular New Deal program — the CCC lives on in every state in the nation. A look back on how we had leadership who directed us to preserve our environment and offered “hope for a depressed nation.” A reminder that serves us well today. Continue reading
Single Payer: We’ve Tried The Rest; Now, Let’s Try The Best
Katy Bar The Door: We’re Coming For Single Payer. It’s as obvious as the nose on your face. Single Payer has been and always will be the only answer to our fractured U.S. health care delivery system. We are ready to join the rest of the educated countries on this planet to ensure health care as a human right. People Not Profits. Continue reading
Our Shared Humanity: Can We See Ourselves In Today’s Refugee Crisis?
Can we see our shared humanity when we look into the eyes of those who are suffering in refugee camps? That’s the question Dave Dvorak asks — and sings about — after returning from serving as a volunteer physician helping those displaced by bombs and war. Read more about his incredible journey, how you can support these efforts, and to remember that no one chooses to be a refugee. Continue reading
Ignoring The Problem Will Not Make It Go Away
Forget Donald Trump. There are other voices — far more sane and intelligent on the topic — who speak to the problem of electronic voting in this country. Know the difference between non-existent “voter fraud” and the reality of the threat of election tampering. Some things in life should take time — like accurately counting votes for our elections. Ignoring the problem will not make it go away. Continue reading
Fix It: What We Do When Something Is Broken
We look to our business leaders to provide innovative solutions and Richard Master, CEO of MCS Industries, Inc. is doing just that. When faced with rising health insurance costs dramatically impacting his bottom line, he set out to find out just why that was. The result: A fabulously produced documentary that dramatically talks to the need for a single payer health care delivery system to help business as well as individuals. Continue reading
Forgetting Our Land Grant Colleges History: Government Does Make Education Work For All Its People
We have forgotten that our Founding Fathers and Abraham Lincoln knew that federal and state supported public education was the lifeblood of the nation. We look back on the founding of the time-honored tradition of the land grant colleges. We ask those who think the world began with them, who do you think educated those who educated those who educated you? Continue reading
Tearing Apart The Fabric of Democracy — Again
I can’t believe we’re still advocating to stop voter suppression laws in 2014. But here we go again. The attempt to keep eligible voters from casting ballots tears at the very foundation of our democracy. We should be outraged at the breadth and depth of voter suppression that still rages within our so-called democracy here in the United States. Continue reading
Bernie Sanders: Sounding The Wake Up Call To Save Our Democracy
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has issued a wake up call and a challenge to all of us to save our democracy from the overreach of the billionaires who have been given free reign to buy the U.S. Government based on the disastrous Supreme Court Citizens United ruling. Sen. Sanders gives us a history lesson on how we got to this point and what we can to to turn the tide. His wisdom voice rings loud and clear as our May Progressive Profile. Continue reading
Robert Koehler: His Writings Touch Our Soul and Conscience
Robert Koehler’s writings remind us all of the two words often missing from today’s conversations: conscience and soul. Two major defining characteristics of the human condition. We are honored to feature him as this month’s Progressive Profile. Continue reading
Welcome to Wisdom Voices
Wisdom Voices keeps alive the words and ideas of the “forward thinkers” who have preceded us. We hope they will inspire and encourage you and generations to come. Our site features books, blogs, and commentary from those whose courage continues to motivate us today to think outside of ourselves and take us on a path toward deeper meanings.
We feature the wisdom of those who have led nations and causes, and those who call out our better spirits, to work toward both inner peace, and a more just society.
The wisdom of those presented on our pages and in our books is meant to help us take a step toward exploring, articulating, and celebrating:
- Peace and non-violence
- The dignity of all life
- The interconnectedness of all living creatures
Too often we think that one person is insignificant – what can one person do? Through the Wisdom Voices featured here, we have highlighted the importance of every one of us. It is up to us to choose between the power of inertia and the ability to create positive change in a world crying out for inner and outer peace. Imagine if the voices featured here had felt they could not make a difference. As a reminder, here are a few of their thoughts:
“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope… and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
–Robert F. Kennedy
“There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.”
“Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.”
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.