Don't Feed the Bears

In his 2005 documentary, Grizzly Man, Werner Herzog brings us the true story of Timothy Treadwell, a conservationist who chose to live amongst a sleuth of wild grizzly bears on an Alaskan reserve. Over a number of years, through close contact with, observation and husbanding of these bears, Treadwell came to believe that he had finally bridged that elusive gap between man and beast. Until they devoured him. With the advent of the #metoo age, I’ve had much cause to ponder the lessons of Timothy Treadwell’s story.

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The Man Who Mistook His Shoe For A Hammer

In September 1959, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev visited the United States. During a press conference, he was asked (and I paraphrase): In all the years you served under Stalin, why did you never question his methods? Outraged by the question, Khrushchev launched into a fearsome tirade on the impertinence of the Western press, the lack of respect shown to a leader of his stature and the ignorance of Western journalists. As he spoke, he worked himself up into such a lather that there were fears not only for his health but also for the viability of the remainder of the trip. At which point he roared: Any more impertinences!!? The room fell deadly silent. Suddenly, his face creased into a smile, he turned to his questioner and, in the most genial tones imaginable, said: I hope that answers your question. The point?

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The Sexual Devolution

It is ironic that the term used to rebrand religious faith was coined by none other than one of its sternest foes: Charles Darwin. In putting the term ‘Creationists’ out there (in an 1856 letter in which he refers to those who reject his theories) he had inadvertently provided them with their most powerful tool. ‘Creationism’ has about it the kind of pseudoscientific ring that has enabled it to sustain the illusion of a meaningful challenge to Evolution right up to the present day. Which is why the good fight is never won, each generation having to re-wage its war on a rebranded foe.

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Mission Statement


Throughout all of human history, the alpha male – the leader of the pack, the go-getter, the high achiever - has been in charge. His rule – characterized by aggression, violence, intimidation, greed and exploitation – has been absolute. The result? A world riven by war, social inequity, oppression and fear. So entrenched was (is) this régime, that we have come to regard these aspects of our social structure as inescapable sequelae of ‘human nature’. Until now. With the advent of #metoo - courtesy of the enormous courage shown by certain women throughout the world. Now it ‘s time for men to step up to the plate – to say at last, in a loud, clear voice: Me Neither.

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