“A Critique of Religions, mostly Islam and Christianity” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

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.

How the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster became ‘world’s fastest growing religion’

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’

ON THE NATURE OF REALITY: A Theory of Everything There Is

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

Søren Kierkegaard’s Struggle with Himself

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

Where Have You Gone, Smedley Butler?

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?

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media – Feature, Documentary

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

‘No Laughing Matter’: Ilhan Omar Shares Searing Anti-War Standup Routine by George Carlin

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 1992 HIP-HOP SONG THAT SOUNDED LIKE A REVOLUTION TO BLACK WOMEN

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