"And just for a little more pepper all of what you wrote David is placed in a time scale when Trump must be aware of likely impeachment and prison even while he holds the us forces, including all the nukes, in his supposedly tiny hands."
"A bitter man given power by a bitter electorate, that explains so much. It so needs saying that the US leaving the Paris accord is all about hegemony and not ecology. The accord regarding limiting temperature rise to 1.5 Celsius is a…"
"Likely the essence of current global problems goes back to the 70s when greed promotion by corporations and governments went on steroids; the capitalist economies needed very greedy populations to thrive and we bore the onslaught through…"
"Well Donald Trump fresh from a big arms deal with the Saudis is off to Brussels. I suspect he will be getting asked quite a few questions. Yes, economic and military cooperation growing between China, Russia and Europe will massively…"
"There is a substantial blockage in the way of China and Russia cooperating ever more closely and it is Siberia... . Resource rich, population small and neighbours with resource poor and population huge China."
"Machiavellian as a term would have to cede to Trumpian if Trump was planted as a fifth columnist. The greatest act of political skulduggery would have to be that inside Trump is a cool calculating effective soviet agent who knows discretion…"
"I have not been reading books for a few years but was camping with a few friends and browsed a little of a book from an Israeli historian named Harari. I was rather interested and borrowed his two recent and very popular books Homo Sapiens and…"
"Liberalism has only been in the ascendancy, albeit meteorically, since the USSR collapse just over a generation ago. It has held power with reliance on empty slogans that have somehow and to me very oddly captivated bourgeois sentiment-…"
"It is easier to view North Korea as one homogenous and vast military bureaucracy than to view the global culture in the same light. Our refuge in government is refuge in military bureaucracy; we are generally saved from seeing the consequences too…"
"Judging by the number of cruise missiles that were successfully destroyed in the Syrian attack I expect that even if North Korea as nuclear weapons and a method of delivery that these would be destroyed in the many thousands of kilometres to the USA…"
"It is rather karmic to promise a revolution to the angry, the disillusioned, to the white supremacy mob; and use the power gained to further cement the status quo. I talked in an earlier post about directing hatred. Seems Trump has…"
"Directing hatred is the essential element of a thriving western democracy. This is the most cohesive state of capitalism. Trump won the election by very clever directing of hatred, he outsmarted all opposition. Racism, sexism, homophobia,…"
I am speaking at Mindfulness to Heartfulness: Unique international gathering on Buddhist psychology - creative dialogue between psychology and spiritual practice. The WEEKEND OF 8 SEPTEMBER 2017. The International Zen Therapy Institute hosts…
I have spent the past weekend at meetings of the Amida Order in Malvern in UK. Apart from approving the advancement of a number of good people there was not a lot of "business" so we were able to concentrate upon our relationships with each other and with life and upon practising together. The whole thing turned out very well. The temple in Malvern is very comfortable and the location superb. It is difficult to convey the quality of interaction between people to those who were not there -…
I suppose that for many people politics seems something rather remote. For me, it is always close to my heart. Not that I strongly support this or that party, but because the issues are of such consequence. This is perhaps because of my early years having been passed in the Middle East where those consequences are evident in a more raw way. Over my lifetime I have watched as a pivotal region of the world has been systematically wrecked and ruined. Beautiful, cosmopolitan, multi-religious…