Category Archives: Consumerism

The Disintegrated Mind: The Greatest Threat to Human Survival on Earth

By Robert J. Burrowes Like many people who have struggled to understand why human beings are driving the sixth mass extinction event in Earth’s history, which now threatens imminent human extinction as well, over many decades I have explored the … Continue reading

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Surgical Totalitarianism

By Dan Corjescu Source: Dissident Voice You don’t have to control everything to be in total control. In the modern world this seeming paradox is a systemic reality. In the past, classic totalitarian governments sought to literally control every aspect of … Continue reading

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Degrowth: closing the global wealth divide

Contradicting the dominant paradigm that economic growth equals development, degrowth theorists argue that serious cutbacks are crucial to protect life on our planet. By Riccardo Mastini Source: ROAR Today, some 4.3 billion people — more than 60 percent of the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Happiness (Short Film)

Happiness – by Steve Cutts Can we buy happiness? Are we really trapped? An economic textbook about our contemporary society By Chiara Pascali Source: GoodShortFilms Try to google the word Happiness, the first (sponsored) result of your search will be shophappiness.com. Happiness can be bought. … Continue reading

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Wake From The Nightmare Or Eternal Sleep For Humanity

By Frank Scott Source: Dissident Voice The tradition of the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the minds of the living. — Karl Marx Marx offered a thought for all seasons but one that might especially ring true during … Continue reading

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Human Delusion and Our Destruction of the Biosphere: We Aren’t Even Trying!

By Robert J. Burrowes Have you heard the expression ‘climate change’? That lovely expression that suggests a holiday in a place with a more pleasant climate. Unfortunately, only the rarest individual has the capacity to see through the elite-promulgated delusion … Continue reading

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The Dystopian Future of Facebook

By Mark Kernan Source: CounterPunch This year Facebook filed two very interesting patents in the US. One was a patent for emotion recognition technology; which recognises human emotions through facial expressions and so can therefore assess what mood we are … Continue reading

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Why you might consider the Buddha’s proposal

By Jack Balkwill Source: Intrepid Report The Buddha was said to have predicted the day he would die. When that day approached, his followers, weeping, asked him to stay with them. “I’ve told you that life is about suffering,” he … Continue reading

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