What does "society" mean? Can we as humans live without it? (Can we as humans live with it??) i have been attentively watching what the latest studies on the human brain are finding, to see if they reaffirm the concept that we as humans, are basically a blank sheet (can go either way..... good or… Continue reading What does “society” mean? Can we as humans live without it? (Can we as humans live with it??)
Category: Social Change in the 21st century
A Rant on how messed up things are…..
Ranting..... Have to ask myself this bunch of silly questions..... "Should we turn over the money changers tables?? "This is a cry for individual responsibility and autonomy............ started out asking these questions many moons ago, and still don't have a good answer after all these years ...... (well maybe we do have the answers, but… Continue reading A Rant on how messed up things are…..
A Society Catch 22……
i am asking myself, after seeing a news item that said "Our discarded COVID19 masks are now harmful for the environment", and while i see the point of this, i wonder, "What is the base guideline of how to define "important" in our society?" How do we gauge what is more important and less important?… Continue reading A Society Catch 22……
We need to alter humanities current direction!
The Eurocentrist view which has become predominant in the world today, has been many many centuries in the making. It is part of an arrogant worldview which needs to be dealt with and eradicated, in order for ingrained social and racial injustice to be dealt with effectively.Eurocentrism is a part of a larger worldview of… Continue reading We need to alter humanities current direction!
Five Hundred Years of Injustice – The Doctrine of Discovery in U.S. Law
http://ili.nativeweb.org/sdrm_art.html Excerpt:In a country set up to maintain a strict separation of church and state, the Doctrine of Discovery should have long ago been declared unconstitutional because it is based on a prejudicial treatment of Native American people simply because they were not Christians at the time of European arrival. By penalizing Native people on… Continue reading Five Hundred Years of Injustice – The Doctrine of Discovery in U.S. Law
Reality dispels superstition – dealing with populist structures Monism dispels the myths of Dualism
I would like to suggest the following...... Our physical world is built out of positive/negative dualistic physics, and human experience frames everything on that dualistic way of seeing everything (perceived good and evil)..... but we humans are also necessarily a part of the monistic oneness... (oneness at the root of it all) which our physical… Continue reading Reality dispels superstition – dealing with populist structures Monism dispels the myths of Dualism
A backlash by western society against spreading Confucianism
Daoism – A summary
A summary of Daoism in China - very interesting for those who are concerned about "what is the basis of a stable, unified, and enduring social order?" Very applicable to our times............. at a time when the central concepts of social order seem to be being shaken. https://asiasociety.org/education/daoism
Confucius – a summary
Speaking of social stability - Confucius is central.... These summaries are really worth the read!Excerpt: "It is also what a Chinese sociologist called a "diffused religion"; its institutions were not a separate church, but those of society, family, school, and state; its priests were not separate liturgical specialists, but parents, teachers, and officials. Confucianism was… Continue reading Confucius – a summary
Our Ethical Creed in Extenuating Circumstances
So the topic of social constructs of race and gender seems to have risen to the surface, in relating to our decision making process. Perhaps a question might be framed this way: "Will i live by my espoused ethical standards (values) in this specific situation, or are there "extenuating circumstances" which allow me to excuse… Continue reading Our Ethical Creed in Extenuating Circumstances