Category Archives: How the World Really Works

Links of the Month: May 2022

cartoon by Ali Solomon Despite my aspirations to be more equanimous, and to accept that my role is simply to witness and chronicle the collapse of our global industrial growth culture and the sixth great extinction, I am quite terrified … Continue reading

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Cognitive Dissonance

Every day, I shift back and forth between three ‘personas’, completely incompatible systems of belief, worldviews and ways of trying to make sense of the world. One writes: This ‘Dave’ believes there will come a time, probably in about ten … Continue reading

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Understanding Why (Part 2): The War in Ukraine and the Destruction of Mariupol

This is the second of a multi-part series. In this part, I’m going to use the Ukraine War, and specifically the destruction of Mariupol, as a case study of the importance of asking Why?, and moving beyond the rhetoric, the … Continue reading

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Understanding Why (Part 1): Why War?

This is the first of a multi-part series that attempts to move past the grotesque propaganda for war that has once again enveloped us, and understand what underlies it, and whether our species, at least when under stress, always seems … Continue reading

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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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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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