Love the 1%! Actual Transformation in Human Consciousness

Via Roger Wolsey
on Dec 24, 2011
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Love the 1%!

“There is no solution until there is 100%.” – There is no “they”, there is only us.



Profound truth? Defending corporate tycoons? Wishful thinking? Deluded, Naive pap?

Let’s discuss.

I think this matters.


Wolsey is the author of Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don’t like christianity; he blogs for Huffington Post, Patheos, and Elephant Journal; and he is an active participant of The Christian Left facebook page.


About Roger Wolsey

Roger Wolsey is a free-spirited GenX-er who thinks and feels a lot about God and Jesus. He’s a progressive Christian who identifies with people who consider themselves as being “spiritual but not religious.” He came of age during the “Minneapolis sound” era and enjoyed seeing The Replacements, The Jayhawks, Husker Du, The Wallets, Trip Shakespeare, Prince, and Soul Asylum in concert—leading to strong musical influences to his theology. He earned his Masters of Divinity degree at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. Roger is an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church and he currently serves as the director of the Wesley Foundation campus ministry at C.U. in Boulder, CO. He was married for ten years, divorced in 2005 and now co-parents a delightful 10-year old son. Roger loves live music, hosting house concerts, rock-climbing, yoga, centering prayer, trail-running with his dog Kingdom, dancing, camping, riding his motorcycle, blogging, and playing his trumpet in ska bands and music projects. He's recently written a book Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don't like christianity


4 Responses to “Love the 1%! Actual Transformation in Human Consciousness”

  1. Guest says:

    The video makes no mention of justice. Anger is necessary for change to come. A mere "shift of consciousness" is delusional, self-righteous hypocrisy unless it leads to justice. The us-them dichotomy was not generated by those whose lives have been ruined by war, unemployment, medical bankruptcy, or foreclosure. True reconciliation will not come without truth and accountability. Those who corrupted our democracy to fatten themselves do not want our love or mercy or forgiveness…yet.

  2. Roger Wolsey says:

    Guest, Fair enough. I agree that a shortcoming of that clip is its failure to address justice. However, I'm not sure the video clip is calling for an "either/or"; i.e., either love the wealthy fat-cats or hatefullly send them all to the slammer; etc. I think it may simply be calling for pursuing justice but without being motivated by hate, fear, revenge, or seething rage. A dose of righteous anger does seem warranted.

  3. Kassandra says:

    There is a difference between jusice and revenge. There is a difference between being in a state of anger and in a state of fighting (for rights, etc.). I have always believed that a part of love and loving others is holding them accountable, offering growth through justice per say. I believe when loving somebody, be it family, friend, partner, or even stranger, you want them to be a better person.

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