General discussion

The ingredients of fascism.

1. Fascists gain control of governments by overthrowing the elite through elections or force. The new fascist regime is more oppressive than the elite they replaced.
2. Populism: a form of political discourse that says the majority is being exploited by a small, corrupt elite and that if we overthrow the elite then all our problems will be solved.

continuing conversation on what anarchists have been saying

i realize that there is a common 'ethic', particularly strong on forums to label people as 'unreliable' on some basis or other, perhaps a single incident in their lives, and then to dismiss anything they have to say, on that basis, as if listeners are unable to make their own assessments of what is being said.

continuing conversation on some thoughts

one view of the self associates with the view of Bohm (and Mach, Nietzsche, Emerson) wherein the world is a transforming relational continuum (energy-charged plenum) which is the mother of all physically real things (relational forms in the flow). this is what Nietzsche calls the 'big sagacity view of the natural Self'.

continuing conversation from on antifa

at the bottom of this critique, as RAWilson and Nietzsche and others have noted is the problematic ‘belief in being’. Organization that is rallied by a desire to eliminate the forces of evil, along with organization that is rallied by a desire to promote the forces of good are DELUSIONAL, and BELIEF IN BEING is the source of this ‘delusion’.

continuing conversation from nature, essence

as Emerson said, 'thinking' is a tool that has been running away with the workman. You say;

"The point is this: thinking shapes languages, not the other way around."

indigenous aboriginals employ relational languages that have no concept of 'being' and which would have one understand the world as 'given only once' [as also in modern physics], as a transforming relational continuum, thus they had no concept for treating portions of the terrain as 'ownable parcels' that could be bought and sold.

continuing conversation from totw: on conversations...

Part of the reason for the split into 'camps' is that there are two types of logic that can be used in inquiring into the same data-sets. There is nothing new here. Anyone can read about the logic of the excluded third and the logic of the included third, which Poincare associates with the difference between using Euclidian [linear space, dualist] reference-framing and non-Euclidian [curved space, non-dualist] reference framing.