Category Archives: Philosophy

The Acquisitive Self, Minus the Self

By Natasha Vargas-Cooper Source: The Baffler Los Angeles isn’t exactly the place that comes to mind when you think of decorous restraint in the display of wealth, even in the dregs of the Great Recession. Here in my hometown, possibly … Continue reading

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We’ve Been Sold a Lie – Time to Stop Watching the Show

By Julian Rose Source: Waking Times ‘The show must go on’ as they say in the theatre. And indeed, so it would appear. Only this particular show seems to have no beginning or end. The curtain never comes down; there … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Zoom

“Zoom” (2015) is a hybrid film on many levels. It’s a Brazilian/Canadian comedy/drama mixing live action and animation directed by Pedro Morelli. The plot is split between three narratives involving comic book artist Emma Boyles (Alison Pill), novelist Michelle (Mariana … Continue reading

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On the Process of Awakening

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds We cannot help but feel a hunger for authenticity, honesty, spiritual solace and human connection, but these are precisely what is scarce in our social and economic structure. There is a tremendous … Continue reading

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Anarchy vs. Statism: Uncontrolled Order Over Controlled Chaos

By Gary ‘Z’ McGee Source: Waking Times “Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” ~Frederick Douglas Caught up, as we are, in the politics of statism, it is often extremely difficult to see the forest for the trees. We’re … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: HyperNormalisation

From the BBC’s Adam Curtis blog: We live in a time of great uncertainty and confusion. Events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control. Donald Trump, Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, random bomb attacks. … Continue reading

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Media, Mind-Control, & Meditation: Plato’s E-Cave Panopticon and Beyond

By Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) Source: Axis of Logic “Relax,” said the night man,
”We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like, 
But you can never leave!”  – The Eagles, from “Hotel California” In Plato’s Allegory of … Continue reading

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Nonviolent Action: Why and How it Works

Nonviolent action is extremely powerful. Unfortunately, however, activists do not always understand why nonviolence is so powerful and they design ‘direct actions’ that are virtually powerless. I would like to start by posing two questions. Why is nonviolent action so … Continue reading

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