Author Archives: Dave Pollard

It’s Raining

image from pexels, CC0 When a loved one is very self-destructive you can’t control their fate; at some point you’ve just got to let them make their mistakes and hope something in them wakes up before they wind up dead. … Continue reading

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Dave Gets Censored by the CBC

I almost never comment on online news stories, but I was absolutely incensed by Trudeau Jr’s new law legalizing the theft of Russian citizens’ bank accounts and other property without a trial or right of appeal. So I wrote this … Continue reading

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If You Care About Eco-Collapse, What Do You Do Now?

Alberta Tar Sands, soon to cover an area larger than NY State; its toxic sludge ponds alone are large enough to be visible from space. Photo by Dru Oja Jay, Howl Arts Collective, for The Dominion CC-BY-2.0 A large and … Continue reading

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What Would We Think Without Language?

photo: CC0, from pixabay This morning I listened to Dave Snowden and Nora Bateson discussing the nature of change and what does and does not influence it. Most models of change are idealistic, naive and simplistic, and simply don’t anywhere near … Continue reading

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Propaganda, Mis- and Disinformation, and Censorship: The War for Hearts and Minds

photo of Noam Chomsky by McMaster University “The first casualty of war is truth.” — anonymous The 21st century, since the inauspicious events of 2001, has thus far been a century of unending and expanding wars. Many of them have … Continue reading

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No One to See It

Another attempt to explain that which cannot be explained, and to make sense of that which makes no sense. In other words, more radical non-duality nonsense. You’ve been warned. photo from pxhere, CC0 (and yes I know horses shouldn’t eat … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: April 2022

Image of homelessness from the now-defunct Italian blog Moving & Learning “April is the cruellest month”, TS Eliot wrote, in The Waste Land, exactly 100 years ago, after Ezra Pound forced him to change it from February. It’s the month … Continue reading

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Credulous

The cognitive bias codex from wikipedia; right click and open in a new tab to view legibly; or view and print the original over four letter-sized pages and paste them together. The model was developed by John Manoogian III and … Continue reading

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It’s About Time

This is another article about radical non-duality. It’s written mostly because I can’t help thinking about it, and hence trying to ‘figure it out’, writing being my primary means of thinking things through. And it’s posted for the very few … Continue reading

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Amazing What People Get Used To

Prisoner-labourers in an African open pit mine (photo by Jean-Claude Coutausse/ CONTACT Press Images, for Amnesty USA). The title of this post is a quote from the narrator of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. One can live in a paradise, … Continue reading

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