This document contains provision Table of Contents
for Book One, Book Two, and Book Three of the Earth Manifesto, as envisioned in
the Autumn of 2011.
Earth Manifesto Book One: A Feast
Table of Contents
A. Tiffany Twain Entertains: A Philosophic
purposeful evaluation of excellent ways to properly cook our lives.
Harbingers in Good Ideas for a Better Future
wild true story about positive means to accomplish vital ends.
C. Twelve Delicious Recipes for Good Health and
initial collection of healthy and delicious recipes for a sustainable planet.
Implications of the Two Dueling Santa Claus Strategies in Political Economics
clever introspection into our national debt-financed spending and tax-cutting
Huckleberry Finn, the California Gold Rush, and Related Reflections
Huckleberry Finn on adventures out west, and accompany me on a philosophical
journey through some fascinating and surprising territory.
Mania: Bizarre Beliefs and Epic
End Times are NOT at hand, but smarter ideas and conceptions are in the offing.
G. A Quite
Curious and Illuminating Biography of Mark Twain
entertaining and insightful exploration of "the Lincoln of our
literature" on the 100-year anniversary of his death.
H. A Feminine Vision of an Achievable Better
World: Anima Should Reign!
A fresh way of looking at the world that would enable us to
collectively improve our societies for the vast majority of people, including
all people in future generations.
Geological Perspective: Episodes Since Genesis
Earth speaks to us, and we get a glimpse of the true message.
Tales, Provocative Parables, Luminous Clarity, and Evocative Truths:
Modern Log from the Sea of Cortez
out the astounding things discovered by seven sexy gals aboard the Gato de Cortez catamaran on a gourmet week-long
adventure amongst the islands of the Gulf of California.
and Damsels and Associated Incisive Insights
and enlightening stories, speculations and insights provided by an ethical
of a Modern Prophet
related to the increasing need for new spiritual and practical ways of seeing
and acting in the world.
Inspiration, Imagination, and the Deep Well of Human Impulses
introspection into the value of reading and the marvelous inspirations that
motivated the great authors Jack London and Mark Twain, together with some
observations concerning famous art, literary classics and philosophy.
N. Mississippi River Reflections: An Ode to a
to Roy Hark, Mayor of Hannibal, Missouri
declaration of the author's discovery and intention, containing revelations
about the nature of freedom, and such information as that concerning Hannibal's
own 'Unsinkable Molly Brown' and the shocking 1811-1812 earthquakes in the New
Madrid Seismic Zone in Missouri.
to the Hannibal High School newspaper, the Black and Red
How students in high schools, colleges and
universities can become better participants in the great laboratory of
democracy. Since the dominant forces
that control our societies are giving extremely short shrift to the interests
of young people, this Letter provides the ferment of positive ideas to achieve
a tectonic shift in these tendencies.
Q. Crystal Clear Conceptions
essay about essential principles, forward-thinking ideas, democracy, oil politics,
ecological truths, and American empire.
R. Freedom: Utopian Idea and Unifying Objective
about American ideals and hopes, and the obstacles we face today in achieving
them. These ideas are framed with the
perceptive understanding of a Zen master, and they contain important
perspectives of Victor Hugo, Adam Smith, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson,
and Mark Twain.
S. Optimizing Change through Clarity of
Awareness and Right Action
sense perspective of the common good, as seen through the eyes of Mark Twain's
modern alter ego. Visionary, philosophic, authentic, perhaps even
revolutionary, this essay contains vital economic, social, political and
T. Profound Psychological Perspectives and
Prescriptions for Trying Times
ideas about our current culture and economic, social, ecological and spiritual
Implications Associated with Modernity and the Coming of the Age of Aquarius
explanation of astronomy, the zodiac, astrology, and insightful observations
about the future.
Rand, Jack London, and a Fountainhead of Philosophies
A surprising comparison between two of the most provocative
and passionate intellectuals and philosophers of the past century.
Salvation and the Further Adventures of Humanity: Grasping Reality and Glimpsing
the Fairest of Big Picture
X. Recommended Reading for a Broader
Understanding and Appreciation of the World
Dr. Tiffany B. Twain
October 24, 2011
Manifesto Book Two - Saving Ourselves by Saving
“Sail forth ---
Steer for the deep water only,
Reckless O Soul,
exploring, I with thee, and thou with me,
For we are bound
where mariner has not yet dared to go,
And we will risk the ship, ourselves, and all.”
--- Walt Whitman
A. Press Release: Revolutionary Earth Manifesto Launched.
A top-level summary
of Earth Manifesto ideas.
B. A Bill of Rights for Future Generations
for a critically important commitment to our heirs. This is an idea whose time has come.
C. Sustainability Index: An Assessment of Progress toward Sustainable
evaluates 45 important indicators for the progress we are making toward
creating sustainable civilizations. The
current status: <Risky prospects, with transformative changes need to be
D. Intelligent Precautionary Principles - Holy
categories of sensible ideas to ensure that we create a more secure future.
E. Principal Reasons a Bill of Rights for
Future Generations Is Needed
whole scoop explaining why the time has come for us to commit to fair treatment
of our descendents by giving their prospects greater respect.
Economics, and Ecological Intelligence.
essay containing essential ideas concerning the farsighted understandings of
ecological economists, together with eye-opening insights into economic
realities, historical trends and required reforms.
Sense vs. Political Realities: An Anatomy of Dysfunctionality
into the undesirable implications of the January 21, 2010 decision by the
Supreme Court to allow corporations and unions to spend freely to influence
Common Good, Properly Understood
Picture understandings of the 'common good' and how people in the world should
be creating fairer societies in harmony with the greater good and a healthier
and more sustainable future.
Comprehensive Global Perspective: An Illuminating Worldview
philosophical treatise is the magnum opus of Earth Manifesto
awareness. It contains 121 chapters of
insightful observations and cohesive understandings that concern the nature of
the human condition and the significant challenges facing humanity today. It provides valuable ideas about how we can
collectively transform our lives into healthier and more meaningful ones, and
our societies into fairer and more sustainable ones. I recommend that readers peruse the first chapter, Declaration of Interdependence, and then
check out the rest of this opus at your own pace, since it is very lengthy.
J. The Reality and Ramifications of Peak Oil
K. A Smart
Goal: Turn Environmental Decline into
L. Sow Justice, Harvest Peace
important insights into the nature and motivations of war, and into perceptions
of security, freedom, democracy, peace, economics, militarism, patriotism, demagoguery,
Peaceable Proposition: The Golden Rule ‘Greening’ of U.S. Foreign Policy
common sense, and the positive implications of these insights for the future of
O. An Open
Letter to Barack Obama
appeal to the President to heed the ecological understandings of the Millennium
Ecosystem Assessment and the new film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand titled Home.
Second Open Letter to President Obama - Provocative Proposals for Real “Change
Can Believe In”
top notch Tom Sawyer-like solution to the three biggest long-term challenges
facing the United States today: the looming ecological crisis, the growing
level of unfairness in our society, and the out-of-control federal debt.
Q. A Real
Memo to Rachel Maddow
close examination of California's budget fiasco and some detailed ideas on how
to make sure that progressive initiatives improve our State and national
Appendix to Book Two: Tiffany Twain’s
Instantaneous Lucidification: Policy Proposals
Radically Simple Ways to Make America Fairer, and to Fix Both Social Security
and Health Care So We Can Move On to Address Much Bigger Issues
Three Bills of Right: A Triumvirate of Responsible Actions for the
to help solve three of the most crucial challenges we face today.
One Dozen Big Initiatives to Positively Transform Our Societies
is my prescription for the top 12 ways that we should be creating healthier
communities, fairer institutions, and more sane societies.
Progressive Agenda for a More Sane Humanity
is an extensively detailed summary of the most important priorities that the
human race should be undertaking to ensure a better destiny for ourselves and
our descendents. The Agenda is essentially a social, economic, ecological and
political platform for our species.
Dr. Tiffany B. Twain
November 11, 2011
Earth Manifesto Book
Table of Contents
to the Original Earth Manifesto:
B. The 121 Soliloquies of the Original Earth
original Earth Manifesto consisted of 121 timeless and farsighted Soliloquies
that began as passionate calligraphic expressions of philosophic truths, and
evolved into the current manuscript.
These Soliloquies represent a provocative, comprehensive, and compelling
exploration of ideas and principles that have been waiting to be discovered on
the Internet since 2004.
C. Index of the Titles of the 121 Soliloquies
D. Crumbling Ideologies, Hope, and Baby Steps
toward Wiser Ways Forward
is the scoop about economic re-regulation, and what's the matter with Kansas
and America, and the foibles of the so-called Washington Consensus, and the
ruses of a modern American 'Trojan Horse' subterfuge, and a recap of the latest
ideas presented in the online film, Zeitgeist Addendum.
E. Sliding Doors, Shifting Perceptions, and
timely introspection into the economic crisis of 2008, including insights into
economic inequality, the fundamental misunderstanding embedded in measures of
GDP, the Zoology of Desire, an 'elephant in the room', the
"misoverestimation" of John McCain, and a nod to the perceptive
Rachel Maddow, Doctor Of Philosophy, for her entertaining progressive-minded,
greater good Rachael Maddow Show.
F. The Bailout Blues and Gut Check Soul Revue
music-informed review of vital insights into the true nature of unfettered
capitalism and the global economic crisis, together with overarching
principles, "Bet Situation" observations, and commentary concerning
good governance, Greater Good goals, the government bailout plan, and better
remedies to deal with the credit crunch, the foreclosure crisis and risks of
G. Beam Me Up, Scotty! The Earth Manifesto Arrives …
observations about our political system and wiser courses of action, as viewed
from the context of truth, honesty, comprehensive understandings and ecological
sanity. The wisdom of the Dalai Lama
and the logic of Mr. Spock are invoked, and due consideration is given to the
issue of loyalty and the real drives that influence our economic and political
H. Reporting Live from the Ground Zero Bleacher
Seats in the Mega Bubble
all about the U.S. and world economy in this age of turbulence and turmoil,
with insightful deliberations included that concern human nature, capitalism,
deregulation, the housing bubble, the Enron Loophole, oil futures contracts,
the process of “creative destruction”, causes and consequences, curiosities and
conundrums, intrigue, predicaments, ambitions, fraud, shameful ignominy,
triumphant potentialities and positive ways forward.
To Be Accomplished.
Big Picture essay that deals with the paramount goals that humankind must
embrace to create a free, just and sustainable society.
J. A Personal Plea for Voter Sanity
K. An Autobiographical
Evolutionary Understandings from “the Blue Period” (Oct. '04-Jan. '06)
Perspective --- The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
5. The Big Picture.
7. Patriotism and
Aggression, and Militarism.
Imperative --- Oil Independence.
Prophecy and End Times.
Fundamentalism, and Practicality.
Idealism, Political Philosophy, and Fairness.
13. An Ode to
Liberty and Justice for All.
Morality, and Progressive Adaptation.
16. Top Ten
Reasons to Adopt a Progressive Agenda.
Fascism, Deception, and Rationality.
18. The U.S.
Constitution --- Progress and Reaction.
19. The True
State of the Union.
20. Media and Its
21. A Weakness
for Irresponsible Expediencies.
22. An Ode to
24. The Control
25. Quo Vadis ---
Where Do We Go From Here?
26. Our Bubble
27. Empathy and
29. The Zeitgeist
of America in the Winter of 2006.
Failure, and Rationality.
31. Sex, Sexual
Drives, Sexual Intercourse, and Personal Responsibility.
32. An Ode to