Category Archives: Freedom

DEMOCRACY A WEAK SYSTEM AGAINST CORRUPTING TYRANNY AND OLIGARCHY, OSTRACISM AS A PREVENTION IN ANCIENT GREECE

It’s always strike me as a great irony that the name of Marcus Junius Brutus Minor is an infamous name to many in our Republic history, and that most sympathize with Caesar. “Et tu, Brute?“and you, Brutus?” or “you too, Brutus?”, … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Civilizations, Caesar and Brutus, Corruption, Crisis of Values, Critical Thinking, Democracy, Disillusion with Capitalism, Freedom, Greed and Impunity, History, Howard Zinn, Oligarchy, Ostracism, Politics, Uncategorized, Western Civilization | Tagged , , , , , , | 33 Comments

ADBUSTERS:THE WAR AGAINST TOO MUCH OF EVERYTHING

    Grant Harder In a better world, there’d be no reason to write this. In that world, plastic bags would be outlawed, rednecks would voluntarily stop driving those obnoxious Ford F-350s and the yogis in yuppie neighborhoods would stop … Continue reading

Posted in A World in Crisis, Adbusters, Capitalism, Climate Change, Consciousness, Corruption, Counsciousness, Crisis of Values, Critical Thinking, Disillusion with Capitalism, Ecological Crisis, Ecology, Economy, Environment, Freedom, Future, Government and Free Markets, Greed, Greed and Impunity, Justice, Kalle Lasn, Materialism, Meme, Money, New Materialist, Over Consumption, Politics, The Rights of Nature, Uncategorized, Wall Street fiasco, Western Civilization | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

THE TRAP OF THE SELF, OR THE LIMITATIONS OF EXISTENCE, EPICTETUS SUBJECTIVE FREEDOM

  “If life was a dream, then dying must be the moment when you woke up. It was so simple it must be true. You died, the dream was over, you woke up. That’s what people meant when they talked … Continue reading

Posted in Being, Counsciousness, Crisis of Values, Critical Thinking, Dreams, Ego, Epictetus, Freedom, Imagination, Inspiration, New Values, Ontology, Philosophy, Self, The Subjective, Uncategorized, Values, Virtue | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

A BRAVE NEW WORLD, THE ANONYMUS PHENOMEN, A CHALLENGE TO THE STATUS QUO

“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our … Continue reading

Posted in A Brave New World, Anger and Violence, Capitalism, Counsciousness, Crisis of Values, Critical Thinking, Democracy, Disillusion with Capitalism, Ecological Crisis, Economy, End of materialism, Freedom, Future, Greed, Historical Evolution, History, Justice, Life Liberty and the pursuit of happines, Materialism, Progress, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

MY VIEWS ON RELIGION, ATHEISM, BUDDHISM AND OTHER MANIFESTATIONS OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT, HOUSTON SMITH A LIFE ON RELIGION

It is very good to be born in a church, but it is very bad to die in a church. Swami Vivekananda It may come as a surprise to my readers,  my particular views on these issues, Religion, Atheism, and … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Religions, Anger and Violence, Atheism, Buddhism, Cosmogony, Crisis of Values, Critical Thinking, Cynicism, Direct Spiritual Experience, Freedom, Future, History, Houston Smith, Human Nature, Inner Journey, Inspiration, Mysticism, New Age, New Values, Personal Story, Religion, Secular Society, Solipsism, Spiritual but not Religious, Spirituality, Subjective, Uncategorized, Western Ideals, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

SPECIALIZATION, AND GENERALIZATION, A SHORSIGHTED VIEW OF KNOWLEDGE, AND LIFE, THE POLITICS OF WENDELL BERRY

There was a time when the world was a simpler place, or we may like to believe so on this days of tremendous advances on the field of science, of technological progress that would make our early twenty century forefathers … Continue reading

Posted in Cosmogony, Counsciousness, Critical Thinking, Democracy, Ecology, Economy, Environment, Freedom, Future, Generalization, Globalization, History, Human Nature, Inductive Knowledge, Life Liberty and the pursuit of happines, Money, Philosophy, Politics, Postmodernism, Progress, Property, Specialization, Spiritual but not Religious, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Wendell Berry, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

THE FALLACY IN THE DREAM; SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS MATERIALISM, NIHILISM, AND SPIRITUAL BANKRUPTCY

Extolling the virtues, and rightness of our now old hat, the Secular materialistic state of affairs that rule the world, it is praised with self-righteousness, like a sort of doctrine that like the famous phrase in our bill of rights … Continue reading

Posted in Bankruptcy, Capitalism, Critical Thinking, Democracy, Economy, Freedom, Globalization, History, Human Nature, Life Liberty and the pursuit of happines, Materialism, Money, Nihilism, Ontology, Philosophy, Politics, Postmodernism, Property, Religion, Secular Society, Spiritual but not Religious, Spirituality, The Bill of Rights, Unalienable Rights, Uncategorized, Wall Street fiasco | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

TIBET, THEOCRACY AND POLITICAL DISPUTES, REINCARNATION, AND THE IDEALIZATION OF SHANGRI-LA

The love of ideals, and the love for the men who espouse such ideals, sometimes blind us to the very human passions of those we worship. B. A. Some time in 2007  I found buried in the Paper in page … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Religions, Buddhist Monk, China, Dalai Lama, Freedom, History, Indigenous Cultures, Myth, Mythology, Politics, Reincarnation, Spirituality, Theocracy, Tibet, Tibetan Buddhism, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

CRITICAL THINKING, AND FREEDOM

To be, or not to be: that is the question:  Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer  The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,  Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,  And by opposing end them? William … Continue reading

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