Reality to Earth Leaders: Get it together!

“God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

This is my attempt to summarize what we can learn from this moment and where we can go from here, as humans and what that has to do with WRWK, TheWork FM, and my work as an individual in my 80+ years on this planet.

Life consists of humans looking to understand the world and then inventing ways to avoid, deal with or change it.

We can decide that the world is very dangerous where only the brutal survive, and we come to believe we must become dangerous to survive.

Alternatively, as thinking humans, we can decide to take control of the system and change it instead. We are, after all, homo sapiens, “wise men.”

Humans share many characteristics with other animals just as we share similar parts of our brain with them.
Whether you believe in evolution or not, the similarities are striking. Life is geared towards survival through change.

We can even see parallels with single cell organisms which can find food and avoid danger, or with chimpanzees which can find food, mate, avoid danger and share social functions to make life better for all of them.

Then there are humans with the stimulus response brains of reptiles, the social brains of chimps and then that something extra, a huge prefrontal cortex. This is the “something extra” that allows us to create realities in our heads that allow for us to see the one we live in even as we imagine a alternative one; and even how to inspire it into existence.

We have to accept the world we see but we must also imagine a better world, and the ways we can get there.

The dilemma is that we are something like 7 times more likely to act because of anger or fear than out of inspiration.

Anger and fear are hard-wired in ancient parts of the human brain. This leaves humans open to seduction, even self-seduction by their own fear and anger. And anti-social “leaders” are always looking for vulnerable people.

You see this commonly in fear based cults, political parties and religions. Fear and anger are also used to sell bigger cars, guns, defense budgets, and to get us to the polls.

Bigger cars, guns, swelling defense budgets and fearful and angry voters have seldom led to a better world though they can be very profitable.

Until the Russian leader decided to hold us all ransom to his paranoid and violent version of the world we could wallow in our ignorance and put up with his well documented misdeeds and other misdeeds closer to home.

Now that humanity is in his cross-hairs it is too late to avert his 20th century version of the world, where violence is still an option.

It is not.

As an example, hundreds of thousands of people have died in the USA, a far greater percentage than any other country, because for political advantage, many leaders of the fear and anger persuasion used the epidemic as a political football.

Thinking humans, this is your moment to put into action your ideas for the world you want. Don’t let fear and anger be your guide, look for leaders who can inspire you to new ideas for these new times.

Let’s go for it!

Wrwk welcomes governor-elect Glen youngkin

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

Mark Twain

WRWK LP FM 93.9 welcomes Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin to his leadership role.
We in Virginia have just begun to throw off the history of “winners” who keep the winnings for themselves.
Leaders who get rich “leading” as their supporters are losing are really carpetbaggers whether they have “done anything wrong” or not.
Mitch in the senate and Nancy in the house have presided over a nation in decline even as benefits to their fellow electors and lobbyists and particularly corporations who finance their influence machine reap most of the benefits.
Informed citizens are aware that voter interests and passed laws are not in step.
A woman’s right to choose is decided by men who apparently don’t realize men are also involved.
Critical Race Theory is a deciding issue for voters even though it is not taught in public schools in Virginia.
The MVP claims eminent domain to build a pipeline across Virginia to ship fracked gas out of the country.
Leaders in the state legislature legalize gambling as a good source for jobs even though the costs of gambling are always borne by the citizens.
Hemp is made legal in Virginia not for its excellent fiber and the jobs it would bring but for pot smokers. Nothing against pot smokers but what is the government’s interest in this?
In short, the government  is always preyed upon by special interests, and it can’t or won’t protect itself from them.
As a man who has  “made his money”  I hope you can break up the taxpayer funded party and usher in a new era for Virginia.
An era where electors can represent the needs of citizens now and into the future.
An era where electors getting fat on the public dollar are called out or at least labeled.
An era when citizens falling for emotional issues tell you not now to win the sucker vote, but that you have an angry and divided state and job number one should be to bring it back together.
In our 70 + years on the planet how is it that we get lost in ourselves and our interests?
I put it to poor leadership and I welcome your interest in moving Virginia beyond that and into a future that will serve our kids, and their kids.
As the new moral leader of Virginia I hope I can count on you to lead all of Virginia into a future fit for our kids and not just for business.

To quote the very first Republican:

“Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.

Abraham Lincoln”

  We at WRWK will help you to do this in any way that we can.  Please let us know if special interests try to bend you from your goal.

Ron  Skinner
WRWK LP FM  Midlothian, Virginia.Progressive Community Radio in RVA @93.9 FM


It Will Feature Jam Thicket from Charlottesville, Interviews and Music

Be sure to come out next Saturday to support WRWK and at Babe’s of Carytown Check out Westhampton Citybillies at Babe’s Oct 23rd Saturday afternoon. Here they play their song “Lakeside Lovers” at Babe’s – 12 years or so, can’t remember the date, but it one of several Battle of the Bands that ROCKITZ did. Video by Paul Magill. Great rocker!

Susanna, host of “finding our fit” is getting lots of good media.

Susanna is the exemplar of our future leadership, should we choose to have a future.
She chose to put all her skills, degrees and savings into healing the world.

We are proud to have her on Thursdays at 5 PM. Check out her front

page article on North of the James.

More of her Activities in the community

She was doing the work before we found each other.

We are proud to have her as a part of TheWorkFM.