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Initial Thoughts on Blade Runner 2049

Upon hearing early reports of a planned Blade Runner sequel a couple years ago, I felt both anticipation and dread. I considered it a singular vision which didn’t necessarily need a sequel, yet could understand the desire to re-immerse oneself … Continue reading

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Kafka Warned Us

By Dan Corjescu Source: CounterPunch Kafka’s The Trial can be read in retrospect as a prelude to the Twentieth/Twenty-First century. Although probably not written as prophecy, Kafka’s short unfinished book nevertheless provides a road map to the terrors of the current Surveillance … Continue reading

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Gandhi’s Truth: Ending Human Violence One Commitment at a Time

By Robert J. Burrowes Gandhi Jayanti – 2 October, the date of Mohandas K. Gandhi’s birth in 1869 and the International Day of Nonviolence – offers an opportunity to reflect on human violence and to ponder ways to end it. … Continue reading

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The Hamilton Hustle

By Matt Stoller Source: The Baffler AS DONALD TRUMP SETTLES INTO THE WHITE HOUSE, elites in the political class are beginning to recognize that democracy is not necessarily a permanent state of political organization. “Donald Trump’s candidacy is the first time … Continue reading

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The Complexity of Cultural Evolution

By Joe Brewer Source: Resilience What does the ecological crisis have in common with global poverty? How does politics relate to economics? The study of history? The changing landscape of technology, arts, and culture? Why is there not a coherent School … Continue reading

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Profit Maximization is Easy: Invest in Violence

By Robert J. Burrowes For those of us committed to systematically reducing and, one day, ending human violence, it is vital to understand what is causing and driving it so that effective strategies can be developed for dealing with violence … Continue reading

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Crow’s God: Ego Dissolution and the Evolution of the Self

By Gary ‘Z’ McGee Source: Waking Times “To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.” ~Jorge Luis Borges “Trickster god is god’s God,” Crow says, peering from behind The Branches of Lost Time. These … Continue reading

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Why are all those Racists so Terrified?

By Robert J. Burrowes Racism is not a new phenomenon and while it is an ongoing daily reality for vast numbers of people, it also often bursts from the shadows to remind us that just because we can keep ignoring … Continue reading

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