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- Published on Thursday, 16 March 2017 09:38
If you have time, have a look at @FCriticalThink's followers on Twitter. First of all, this is not about numbers but diversity. What is extraordinary and wonderful is the wide spectrum of followers when viewed through various lenses: political, cultural, national and more.
Irrespective of differences, @FCriticalThink's followers share a common humanity and love of truth. Discovery of the truth is a journey and the signposts or guides to truth come in different forms. Empirical evidence and Abstract Rationality will get us so far but we need to go beyond what is measurable and demonstrable to a deeper level of thinking and awareness. What emerges from the mist on this journey is how theology and philosophy are full of metaphors for the essential conception of the universe and our connection with it.
Myths, stories and legends are metaphors for the human condition and having reached a staging post of understanding - that the universe is love manifest as energy within receptive space - new possibilities for humanity emerge.
The lesson from Critical Thinking and our followers on Twitter is that we, humanity, can collaborate and co-create globally, traversing ideological differences, to reach a common understanding of the universe and our place within it. Once we interpret metaphors correctly to recognise their true meaning, we are on the next rung of the ladder of evolution.
This is nothing to do with how many follow @FCriticalThink but is the strength of truth emerging once ideas resonate within an ecosystem of thinking and reflection among groups and individuals around the world.
- Published on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 09:36
The video in the post below raises some fundamental issues but in some ways it is too pessimistic in missing essential elements which can transform the global political economy and feed the world.
Connectivity: Part of the food revolution (25 minute video)
Hunger has been a problem that the world has faced throughout time, and the problem is not only getting worse, it has reached epic proportions in places you would ever imagine, like in Europe and the US.
Daily Pickings has suggested permaculture is one of the essential ingredients for human survival and recently highlighted the potential of fungi to provide nutrition and other benefits in hostile environments.
To rebuild family and community, we need to recover connectivity with nature and each other; a good way to do this is by starting with food.
- Published on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 05:43
Amid the talk of Brexit, there is little discussion of the prospects for the EU remaining intact. The first casualty of the European "project" is likely to be the Euro.
- No fiscal union: No currency union without a fiscal union has ever survived
- Treaty requires unanimous approval to make anything but a minor change
- Single interest rate policy cannot possibly be suitable for countries with varying degrees of productivity
There is no way to fix this mess, and no way to stop the imbalances from growing until it all blows sky high in a massive cascade of defaults (or papered over by the ECB in a treaty violation).
On Thursday last week, Daily Pickings referred to the finance curse; it is vital to understand that banking is a giant Ponzi scheme and contrary to what David Buik claims, regulation is no answer. Bank of England regulation failed to reign in the big banks following the 2008 crisis. The poachers are the gamekeepers.
Once the Euro collapses, the European Union will fall apart as recriminations and the impact of induced mass migration become untenable. There is no salvation in government; we need to organise ourselves to render the current, corrupt political economy irrelevant and thereby insulate ourselves from the coming collapse.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
― R. Buckminster Fuller
- Published on Monday, 13 March 2017 09:39
In astrotheology, certain planetary and stellar aspects carry deep significance. Whether this is because such phenomena are causal is less important than recognising how astrotheology has been used by those in power (religious and political) to exercise control.
FROM WASHINGTON TO THE MIDDLE EAST, SHOULD THE WORLD BRACE FOR MARCH 15? by James Perloff
March 15 is also the “Ides of March,” the day on which Julius Caesar was assassinated, the date Shakespeare’s soothsayer famously said to “beware” of. Between Caesar and Tsar, is March 15 the ideal date for a coup against Trump, or at least the beginnings of one?
It is undeniable that the levers of power are held within few hands and at the centre of the web of power are the Rothschild family who've been orchestrating world affairs for centuries. Their hidden hand will be behind the threats described by James Perloff above.
Rothschilds & Rockefellers by New World Order
Trillionaires Of The World
Learn your history before it repeats on you
As in the Wizard of Oz, we need to pull back the curtain to see whose hands are on the levers of power. Once enough people see, their power will evaporate. It requires no bloodshed or retribution; to resort to violence is to play into their hands.
Merely withdraw consent