Category Archives: Philosophy

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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Social Media and the Society of the Spectacle

By Kenn Orphan Source: CounterPunch “The reigning economic system is a vicious circle of isolation. Its technologies are based on isolation, and they contribute to that same isolation. From automobiles to television, the goods that the spectacular system chooses to … Continue reading

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SHENPA AND THE TIBETAN ART OF NOT GETTING HOOKED

By Azriel ReShel Source: Waking Times Shenpa is the Tibetan word for attachment. According to Pema Chödrön, shenpa would better be translated as “something that hooks us”. There are two levels of shenpa, the reaction to a pain that surfaces within us and the escaping … Continue reading

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The Path To Liberating Humanity Is The Same As The Path To Liberating The Individual

By Caitlin Johnstone Source: CaitlinJohnstone.com The path to enlightenment is the process of becoming clearly aware of all the different aspects of the way you operate inside, which enables you to relate to life as it’s actually appearing instead of … Continue reading

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Defending Julian Assange; Defending the Truth

By Robert J. Burrowes On 11 April 2019, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange was dragged from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London by UK police and arrested for breaching a bail condition. See ‘Arrest update – SW1’. Upon arrival at a London … Continue reading

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Cyberpunk: The Human Condition amid High-tech Alienation and Urban Dystopia

By Raymond Lam Source: BuddhistDoor.net I love the seashore and the countryside, but I have spent most of my life in cities, with little to no time spent in the country. I grew up in Brisbane, Australia (which, despite its … 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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A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

By Clifton Mark Source: Aeon ‘We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else …’ Barack Obama, inaugural address, 2013 ‘We must … Continue reading

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