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Something New Is Coming

Where are we going? Who are we? What does the future hold? We are indeed entering a momentous time. It is tectonic plates shifting deep beneath our dreaming anxious world. And something new is coming. ———– James Hilgendorf reading from “A New Myth for America”. James Hilgendorf is a writer, speaker, poet, and filmmaker. His […]

America & the Gods of War & Gold

We have lavished our money and resources upon everything but the people. Wars, Afganistan, Irag, trillions of dollars, devastating our economy, destroying the future of our youth, enriching the coffers of munitions manufacturers, builders of atomic and hydrogen bombs, helicopters, tanks, automatic rifles, armored personnel carriers, we are in perpetual war, supported by a war […]

Time of Destruction, Time of Rebuilding

James Hilgendorf is a writer, speaker, poet, and filmmaker. His books cover a wide range of subjects – religion, politics, economics, science, social issues, the future of America. A highly-acclaimed filmmaker, his travel films and documentaries have been seen around the world. He is a long-time member of the SGI, or Soka Gakkai International, the […]

The Black Death, Coronavirus & The Renaissance of America

James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books.

The Virus is Us

Greed fosters pestilence. The diseased heart breeds the virus. Trump is the virus. Those who champion division and chaos and the desecration of the ‘other’ – this is the virus. Those who tout racial superiority, build walls against outsiders, tear down any man or woman who exhibits true greatness, compassion, or selflessness; who fracture the […]

Now You Begin To See It Cracking

Now you begin to see it cracking. The old power structures, the authoritarianism, the world Hitlers, the way-the-world-was breaking under the pressure of peoples’ voices and anger, delayed dreams bubbling up from the hot lava depths of history’s cries for justice at last, for recognition, for true brotherhood and peace. We long to come together. […]

Feel The Building Shaking – A New World Is Coming

Feel the building shaking.  A deep shifting of tectonic plates. We reach out, grasping for something solid; but the rolling wave of buried motion slides through the room and the streets and the rivers and regurgitates huge swells upon the ocean. It is to realize, suddenly, that nothing is safe.  Our moorings are not anchored […]

Time of Destruction, Time of Rebuilding.

Sometimes, assessing the rotting foundation, frames and structure of an old house, sitting still on a valuable piece of property, it becomes appropriate to raze the house to the ground to make way for a new, modern building. In America, we have reached such a time, of destruction, and the commencement of a new rebuilding. […]

Universal Basic Income, The Coronavirus & Buckminster Fuller

Rather than raising hopes of inevitably returning to the state of affairs we knew before the pandemic, the coronavirus is forcing us to rethink anew an entire range of previous assumptions about how we manage our lives. With tens of millions now out of work, and businesses floundering and crashing all around, how are individuals […]

What Drives the Stock Market?

It has become increasingly clear that the gyrations of the stock market have very little connection anymore to the economic and social realities of our country. Tens of millions of workers are out of a job. Businesses are folding. There is no doubt we are in the midst of a recession and possibly a depression […]