A few days ago I saw a video on YouTube with The Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur. He was talking about how as a student he got very excited about philosophy and thought of majoring in the subject. When he went to talk with his professor, the professor asked which philosopher he wished to study. … Continue reading “A Critique of Religions, mostly Islam and Christianity” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.
Kevin Polowy Senior Correspondent, Yahoo Entertainment Yahoo Movies July 7, 2020 (Yahoo.com) Michael Arthur admits there are no official metrics to back up his claim that the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is “the world’s fasting growing religion.” His evidence is as much anecdotal as it is statistical, with the filmmaker pointing to the explosion … Continue reading How the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster became ‘world’s fastest growing religion’
Conceiving Reality: Wholistic Existential Anthropology by Harris W. Stern, Ph.D. Harris W Stern, Ph. D. · Jun 17, 2019 · Medium.com “Reality is up for grabs” …….Trapper John………..Mash INTRODUCTION Look at the following list of questions: I believe that a careful consideration and thinking about these questions, each and all, and what they “mean” in the broadest sense that … Continue reading ON THE NATURE OF REALITY: A Theory of Everything There Is
Books May 11, 2020 Issue For the philosopher, unhappiness became not a condition but a vocation. By Adam Kirsch May 4, 2020 (NewYorker.com) Kierkegaard called his melancholy “the most faithful mistress I have known.”Illustration by Rune Fisker Imagine an educated, affluent European in his late twenties, seemingly one of fortune’s favored, who suffers from crippling feelings … Continue reading Søren Kierkegaard’s Struggle with Himself
February 20, 2020 by TomDispatch Why no retired generals oppose America’s forever wars. by Danny Sjursen 23 Comments 11/9/35: General Smedley D. Butler, U.S. Marines, retired, pictured as he addressed a crowd of 6,000 participants in an anti-war demonstration on Reyburn Plaza, Philadelphia, Nov. 9th. Butler suggested, “That the government pay business and commercial interests not … Continue reading Where Have You Gone, Smedley Butler?
Encore + Manufacturing Consent explores the political life and ideas of world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist Noam Chomsky. Through a collage of biography, archival material and various graphics and illustrations, Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick’s 22-award-winning documentary highlights Chomsky’s probing analysis of mass media and his critique of the forces at work behind the … Continue reading Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media – Feature, Documentary
Aldous Huxley, Island, and paying attention to the present Harry J. SteadFollowingDec 9, 2019 · Medium.com Aldous Huxley’s inspiration for writing his last novel, ‘Island’, was to promote an ideal world, a utopia, in which the best of Western and Eastern culture would collaborate and learn from each other. The island of Pala was founded by a … Continue reading The Future Will Not Save You
January 06, 2020 by Common Dreams “I’m not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions,” said the famous standup comic in 1992 following the first Gulf War. “I don’t just roll over when I’m told to. Sad to say, most Americans just roll over on command—not me.” by Jon Queally, … Continue reading ‘No Laughing Matter’: Ilhan Omar Shares Searing Anti-War Standup Routine by George Carlin
THE STONE By Richard J. Bernstein Mr. Bernstein is a professor of philosophy at The New School for Social Research. June 20, 2018 (NYTimes.com) In the preface to her 1968 collection of essays, “Men in Dark Times,” Hannah Arendt wrote: “Even in the darkest of times we have the right to expect some illumination.” Today, in our … Continue reading The Illuminations of Hannah Arendt
Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Mega Hit ‘Baby Got Back’ Featured Powerful Women Dancers Who Changed America’s Beauty Norms Women rushed the stage during Sir Mix-a-Lot’s 2014 performance of “Baby Got Back” with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Ben VanHouten. by CHRISTOPHER J. SMITH | DECEMBER 12, 2019 (zocalopublicsquare.org) Throughout 400 years of the nation’s history, street dance has always been a tool for … Continue reading THE 1992 HIP-HOP SONG THAT SOUNDED LIKE A REVOLUTION TO BLACK WOMEN