Apparition of Jack

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  1. The problem isn’t progressivism, the problem is inequality. LA is one of the most unequal cities on earth, so no wonder there is so much urban decay.
  2. Do you have any friends or connections that might help you move to a (relatively) safer place in the meantime @Mesopotamian? Even if just somewhere else in Iraq for now. Also, do you have any skills that might be favourable if you meet the right person? Even just something like photography or playing an instrument can help open the right doors. I guess I'm asking, do you have any ability to improve your security in the short-term, even if it's not a full solution? Being stuck in Iraq to living in Western Europe / America is a huge leap, so do you have any small-scale plans in the meantime to help you move in that direction further down the line?
  3. Society is an illusion, but you won’t truly realise it’s an illusion unless you grow spiritually. Cultivating love and compassion is one of the key tenets of spiritual growth, so it makes perfect sense that you’d care about it while you’re still stuck in ego. And then, by the time you do evolve enough to see through it, you’ll radiate so much love and compassion that there’ll be no reason not to still care about it even after you’re finished.
  4. Put down the bong, bro
  5. Man, what a waste. JP clearly has a strong intuitive grasp of human psychology and motivations and yet he wastes his understanding on defending some decaying 20th century white liberalism. He could unlock so many secrets of the universe if he could look beyond his biases but alas he entangles himself in samsara due to his petty ego clashes. Sad.
  6. It's a pretty fucked up topic and is a very poignant example of survival and stage red on steroids but the title is a bit insensitive tbh. It's not really a "production company" as if it were some sort of benign profit-seeking enterprise making human body parts.
  7. Here’s a question - what does “freedom of speech” even mean? To me it’s a nonsense term than can be used to justify practically anything. Freedom from government censorship? You could argue that, but then that doesn’t explain why the government bans child porn or info on how to make bombs. These are forms of speech, after all. People hide behind the phrase to hide the fact their tongues are like snakes and their ideas are like poison.
  8. @vizual the difference is left-wing fundamentalism is still more conscious, loving, non-violent and adaptable than right-wing fundamentalism. A few left-wing radicals might blow up an oil plant or cancel a celebrity for some remarks made 15 years ago - a few right-wing radicals will kill minorities and attempt a political coup to undermine democratic rights and implement a reactionary dictatorship. They are not the same.
  9. @The Buddha lmao, what a load of bullshit
  10. Maybe they have? In fact, there often is protests in SA etc for more freedom of the press etc. The problem is is that it’s still too early for a majority of people to want these things. There are people in these countries alive today who were born when these societies were still tribal nomads. That mindset isn’t so easily shifted, even in societies that experience rapid economic growth. Basically you’re jumping the gun. Yes these societies have become wealthy but only in the span of about 30 years are so. That’s nowhere near long enough for a solid tradition of liberalism to emerge. Give it a few more decades, especially as the young people are exposed to these ideas more, and you’ll see more people wanting democracy, etc.
  11. This isn’t the right forum for this.
  12. For what it’s worth, the Dalai Lama has received the vaccine and I believe Sadhguru has said people should take it.
  13. How many New Age teachers talk about an eternal hell? Most of this sounds like hogwash. Author just projecting his own fears of Christianity onto a generally more holistic and uplifting religion. Fucking lol.