Posts

Welcome to the Raven ReView online community!

Thank you for subscribing to the Raven ReView! This is where you will find exclusive content for our subscribers. We invite you to be an active participant in the Extras!, sharing your questions and comments with others in the community. Together we can explore the relevance of mimetic theory to contemporary life as we seek to heal divisions within our communities and in the world.

Exclusive Content for Subscribers

Subscribers to the Raven ReView enjoy exclusive content created just for them. To access these Subscriber Extras!, subscribe to the Raven ReView today. Here’s how! We hope you will join our online community as we explore the relevance of mimetic theory to contemporary life as we seek to heal divisions within our communities and in the world.

A Dying Man’s Gift of Awareness

“Tell them, I want everybody to know, I want everybody on the train to know, I love them …” In our world of violence, where acts of murder and terror are analyzed in the mainstream media out of context from the hell of endless war that has become our reality, Robert Koehler remembers these dying words of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, stabbed to death on a train in Portland while defending two young Muslim girls. What if this universal love, rather than unending war, were the cornerstone of our global social order?

The Mosque That Disappeared

As a recent Pentagon bombing in Syria of what was likely a mosque full of people at prayer registers little more than a blip in the news cycle, Robert Koehler laments the casualness with which we as a society justify, dismiss, ignore and take for granted the ongoing crime of endless war.

War Consciousness and the F-35

Contemplating the new F-35 fighter jet and the United States's determination to spend trillions of dollars creating war machines and finding enemies to fight, Robert Koehler asks, "What if we began waging peace against terrorism? That is to say, what if we began to recognize that understanding the enemy is what’s crucial, while thinking we can destroy what we fear is an illusion of monstrous proportions?

Reaching Beyond the Candidates

Robert Koehler recognizes that presidential politics are entrenched in a culture of endless war, and elections alone cannot bring the fundamental change we need. "As I see it, the only solution is to reach beyond the candidates. Vote for whomever, but realize that the job of building the future — a future founded on compassion, not violence and domination — is everyone’s job."