Sunday, April 05, 2009

Appalling behavior in Iraq and Iran

It's appalling but not surprising that Iraq and Iran both kill gays and that Iran's government tortures dissidents at all, but even worse, so cruelly and barbarically.

They're in medieval (or earlier) mythic and lower realms of consciousness, that doesn't value individual rights, but only adherence to the strict leader or guide.

As horrible as Saddam was, I knew that the invasion would unleash even more backward and barbaric tribal laws, punishments, taboos and norms that were in place under the cruel dictator.

All of this can be mapped by AQAL; here's one person's summary - for brevity, I can't assure its utter correctness - more editing in this space later, but make your own searches and links - there's Ken Wilber's site - and

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