Monthly Archives: August 2011

Back In The USSR: The New Face Of Totalitarianism

Is the UK the new USSR?  And, if so, how far behind the parent, is its wily offspring, Uncle Sam? Recent riots in Britain were officially labeled criminal acts of retaliation for the police shooting of a young black man … Continue reading

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The World As Belief and Wanton Desire: Ending the Addiction

We are spoiled here in the West: all the latest techno-gadgets, the sweetest toys, grocery stores with shelves full to overflowing, infinite consumer choice for whatever the heart desires.  But that is not all, no that is not all.  Hot … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Cities: London and Rome

The Anatomy of Collapse This is how civilization crumbles, my friends: slowly at first then all at once.  It begins with AUSTERITY: first the tax increases and then with cuts to national budgets and the various services provided to the … Continue reading

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Capitalism and Collapse: Understanding Causality

Object Lesson One: The world financial markets are reeling after the S&P downgrade of US sovereign debt.  Is that a surprise?  I think not!  In a world running ‘autopilot’ on cause-and-effect, where every event must produce a subsequent outcome, what … Continue reading

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Mothers of Invention: Further Reflection on Modern Idols

When was it that we adopted a perspective that took the world in all its abundance to be cold, dead matter, mere objects of manipulation and control? A French court on Thursday ordered an investigation into new IMF chief Christine Lagarde’s role … Continue reading

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