Category Archives: Our Culture / Ourselves

The US Republican Party Slides into Fascism

photo by Noah Berger for AP There is a perverse tendency in human nature for people who distrust and hate government (many of them self-described “libertarians”) to embrace fascism and other forms off totalitarianism and authoritarianism. First, there is an … Continue reading

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Need to Know

cartoon by the late Charles Barsotti One of the most interesting insights that arises from studying radical non-duality and our lack of free will, is that all of our attempts to make sense of things, to know things, so that … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: April 2021

Well, what can we say? Biden continues to bomb and starve millions of women and children in Yemen, through its corrupt Saudi proxies. Israel tries to sabotage Iran’s nuclear facilities, again, to try to foment a US-Iran war. Biden sabre-rattles … Continue reading

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Gaslit at Every Turn

from GapingVoid.com by Hugh Macleod   In his comment on this cartoon, Venkatesh Rao wrote: “Organizations don’t suffer pathologies; they are intrinsically pathological constructs. Sociopaths, in their own best interests, knowingly promote over-performing losers into middle-management, groom under-performing losers into sociopaths, and leave … Continue reading

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I Still Don’t Want to Hear Your Story

painting “In Deep Conversation” by Irish artist Pam O’Connell Seven years ago, I wrote a post called Why I Don’t Want to Hear Your Story, describing why bios, OKCupid profiles, and other mostly ‘past-tense’ stories of what you’ve done, are not … Continue reading

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Notes From the Rising Dark, Pt 1

subdivision in Cathedral City CA; aerial photo by Damon Winter in the NYT An Imagined Letter from COVID-19 to Humans (by Kristin Flyntz) Stop. Just stop. It is no longer a request. It is a mandate. We will help you. … Continue reading

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Headline Silliness

Canadian Borg, different versions in various places on the web; original source unknown I‘ve always wished I were funny. Humour is a craft that seems to come easily to some, and for others seems almost impossible to pull off. And … Continue reading

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CoVid-19: Known and Unknown Unknowns

This is the 16th in a series of articles on CoVid-19. I am not a medical expert, but have worked with epidemiologists and have some expertise in research, data analysis and statistics. I am producing these articles in the belief … Continue reading

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Completely Irresponsible

photo: CC0, from pixabay The greatest challenge in shrugging off the belief that humans have free will, is how to reconcile that with the feelings of responsibility and blaming that are so deeply conditioned in us. The cognitive dissonance is … Continue reading

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Our Post-CoVid-19 Behaviours

The Vlogbrothers, John & Hank Green, have to be two of the smartest and most creative people on the planet. They’re both extraordinary authors, and world-class science and culture journalists. They can also be disarmingly funny, and even outrageous. Hank … Continue reading

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