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The humus of activism, eh, leavergirl?

Via a DT reader, this article below. The whole of which is worth close-reading. 99% Spring: New radical alliances for a new era By Joshua Kahn Russell Harmony Goldberg excerpt- Our friend Matt Smucker with Beyond the Choir puts it … Continue reading

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Of ego-foddering, Chautauqua and circuses…

I call the circus “ego-fodder”ing. (See youtube video here.) Conferences, I have learned, follow one of two models, which might be called the Chautauqua model and the circus model. The Chatauqua model—does anyone these days remember the old Chatauqua shows? … Continue reading

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Everybody hates a tourist…

There’s a must-read article at “Transition US” about “intellectual consumerism” – people who turn up at (environmental) meetings and consider themselves activists because they, um, turn up at meetings. It’s a brilliant piece (hat-tip to Leavergirl). For the time poor, … Continue reading

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The sage on the stage…

I have been reading a website called Nature Bats Last (hat tip to Leaving Babylon). I have just stumbled across a bunch of excerpts that the author, Guy McPherson, had posted from a book he wrote on education. The phrase … Continue reading

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Of Susan B Anthony, stuff blowing up, and learning from the Ants

We “dissidents” can be sadly ignorant of ‘our’ history. It’s not often in the history books (unless you read Howard Zinn), so we need to look a little harder, think a little further. Fortunately, there are people like On This … Continue reading

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Links 2011-2-22

The brainiac Cosma Shalizi “Reflections on the revolutions in North Africa” with a long quote from Mr Hume and some links (I’ve not looked at yet) Horizons of Significance asking “Do We Need Leaders” (and lovely idea of ‘negative capability‘, … Continue reading

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More reading links on all sorts of things

Antonio Dias has a really good piece on “Education as Over-reach” One of the persistent fallacies that seem to affect people across the board, including those trained as scientists – at least when looking beyond their specialty – is the … Continue reading

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Excellent reading and thinking links

Pathways to power is the latest post on the essential-reading “Leaving Babylon” site. Lots of useful musings on the various tactics “aggrandizers” have used to snatch power…. There’s a good piece about the psychology of revolution (Iran 1978/Egypt 2010) and … Continue reading

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“Believism is a trap”

Via the wonders of pingback, I have stumbled upon a very very literate and astute website called “Leaving Babylon”. One of the recent posts is on the perils of Believism – Why is it that we are so drawn to … Continue reading

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