Sunday, January 24, 2021
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Friday, January 22, 2021
The corporate news media has already ignored the Republican use of torture, the Republican war of lies that murdered several hundred thousand innocent people in Iraq, and the Republican Wall Street deregulation that caused the 2008 global financial crash.
So why not this too?
“Breath connects the inside of the body with the outside world — taking the outside world in, and expelling the inside world out.”
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
The overwhelming of our inner reality by the demands of the outer world, in ways never before possible, is a central problem of the 21st century.
Outer communications technology must be counterbalanced by — and ultimately tamed by, and enhanced by — inner mental technique.
Monday, January 18, 2021
|Republicans always cry "Unity!" after the disasters they’ve designed rain down on our heads. They want some breathing space to plan the next fascist attack they intend to launch against us.|
“Sorry, but anyone who can look around at this point and continue to support this treasonous president is deplorable… As the fever in our politics finally breaks, Trumpism doesn’t need to be ‘understood’ any more than white supremacy or Nazism or any other toxic philosophy does. It just needs to be defeated."
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
“We’re reaping, in my view, the consequences of President Obama’s failure to do accountability in 2008, with the financial crisis and the Iraq war and the torture regime,” said the Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley.
“The message then was, ‘It doesn’t matter what sort of violations you do. You can lie to the American people, you can cheat us out of money as the bankers did, and there are no consequences.
“And to have no consequences again? We’ll have a social and political movement that will make Trumpism seem mild by comparison.”
Monday, January 11, 2021
Sunday, January 10, 2021
|George Segal and Alec Guinness in "The Quiller Memorandum"|
Watching The Quiller Memorandum from 1966.
“We’ve been engaged in some rather tough work here,” says Alec Guinness, in low, ominous tones. “Nazis, from top to toe, in the classic tradition. Not just the remains of the old lot, oh no. There’s quite a bit of new blood. Youth. Firm believers, very dangerous. It wouldn’t do to underestimate them.”
Yeah, tell me about it, Alec.
Monday, January 4, 2021
“Only we humans worry about the future, regret the past and blame ourselves for the present,” wrote psychologist Rick Hanson in Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom.
“Neurons that fire together wire together. Mental states become neural traits. Day after day, your mind is building your brain. This is what scientists call experience-dependent neuroplasticity.”
“By taking just a few extra seconds to stay with a positive experience — even the comfort in a single breath — you’ll help turn a passing mental state into lasting neural structure.”