The larger our population and, ironically, the more information we have, the further the democracy seems to degenerate. Social media echo chambers are polarizing and dumbing-down our electorate. News has become propaganda. Being right at the expense of public benefit has become the norm. What is the state of American democracy?
Category Archive: Man
Almost everyone accepts forest clear-cutting as a given, while the economic damage from smoke alone exceeds the forestry income and it is a root cause of climate change. Let’s see how it is all connected.
Our weaknesses is our strength. We are wrong when we think we are right. Our brains are too large. The executive center overrides the natural.
You will find many a member of the Abrahamic cult known as Christianity who promote their religion to others. You will find a few brave souls who devote their lives to alleviating the suffering of the poor. But they they are not wise enough to treat the cause of the poverty nor cherish the home their god gave them.
At first glance the lesson of the Tower of Babel story is if everyone is not coordinated, the tower cannot be built. There is a bigger lesson to be learned.
The core reason rural landscapes are despoiled is cities. From clear cut forests to mono-crop industrial agriculture, its to feed the cities. Don’t get my wrong, I love cities: the energy, vibrance, food and culture. But as an interconnected culture we need to look at ourselves in the mirror sometimes.
The business as usual period of society that we grew up in is beginning to come to a close. The change to a future we cannot see yet will be driven by winds of change.
Private property is only great unless you own some free and clear. So, what’s wrong with private property.
Money seems to be better than sliced bread. You cannot get enough of it. Here is a quick read on some of the reasons we may want to consider alternatives to monetarizing the world.
We can’t complain about traffic or over population if we subscribe to modern society. It’s a sticky wicket to discuss but government and especially western society pay people to have more children.