Category Archives: delusions of progress

Thoughts About Thinking Our Way Forward

This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of … Continue reading

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A Map to the Next World

By Joy Harjo In the last days of the fourth world I wished to make a map for those who would climb through the hole in the sky.  My only tools were the desires of humans as they emerged from … Continue reading

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These are the Good Old Days

Wait until now becomes then, then you will see how happy we were. Paraphrased from Susan Sontag, Unguided Tour  

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Science, Silence and the Sound of Spirit

Two Poems by Jane Hirshfield   ON THE FIFTH DAY On the fifth day the scientists who studied the rivers were forbidden to speak or to study the rivers. The scientists who studied the air were told not to speak of … Continue reading

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The Problem is Civil Obedience

via Video: Matt Damon reads from Howard Zinn’s “The Problem is Civil Obedience”

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The Opposite of Civilization

It is a durable, ubiquitous, specious metaphor, that one about veneer (or paint, or pliofilm, or whatever) hiding the nobler reality beneath. It can conceal a dozen fallacies at once. One of the most dangerous is the implication that civilization, being artificial, … Continue reading

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Quotes from the Tao Te Ching #3

75 Greed People are starving.  The Rich gobble taxes, That’s why the people are starving.   People rebel.  The rich oppress them, that’s why the people rebel.   People hold life too cheap. The rich make it too costly, that … Continue reading

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