guardian of humanity, guardian of The Tradition

A big Thank You goes to Dilip Simeon, himself a guardian, for giving this great lecture in reverence of the Mahatma…..! The search for new timeBy Dilip Simeon(Presented at the Champaran Satyagrah centenary celebrations Patna, April 10, 2017) The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it: MaryCatherine Bateson Nihilism doesn’t stand at the door, as Nietzsche told us over a century ago. It has entered the house. Wenow speak as if belief is the highest form of truth, feelings may freely be substituted for facts, truth ispure illusion and war Read More

Giraffe Heroes turn into Guardians of Humanity and going incognito

(English below) «Stick your Neck Out» war und ist in Amerika das Motto der für ihren couragierten und hartnäckigen Kampf für das Gemeingut ausgezeichneten Giraffe-Heroes. Vor bald fünf Jahren wurde ein europäischer Ableger, die Giraffe Heroes Foundation (GHF) vom Verfasser dieses Artikels hier in Basel gegründet. Die Geschichte des Giraffe Heroes Project ist 40 Jahre alt und geht zurück auf die noch heute aktiven Gründer Ann Medlock und John Graham: Ann war und ist eine hervorragende Schriftstellerin, Journalistin, Feministin; ihr Mann John, ex-Diplomat, schmiss seine vielversprechende Karriere mit 39 Jahren hin, als er erkannte, dass die Interessen der Herren, denen Read More

Frank Neumann, Behemoth, Introduction

by Peter Hayes, quoted from the 1942 edition I wonder whether this sounds familiar these days….., Franc INTRODUCTIONby Peter HayesF r a n z N e u m a n n ’s Behemoth is one of the classics of modem politicalanalysis. Recognized upon publication during World War II as the firstthoroughly researched unmasking of what the subtitle promised—thestructure and practice of Nazism—the book has remained a stimulus toinquiry and debate to this day. T h e provocative and controversial centralargument, telegraphed by the choice of title, is that the Third Reichneither expressed a consistent ideology nor possessed a coherent structure.Like Read More

Elon Musk – THE Tweeter, Symptomatic of our Times….

Reposted from Dilip Simeon’s blog Elon Musk is the king of trolls in an age of troll politics / What better owner for Twitter than master of the ill-advised tweet? Posted: 27 Apr 2022 07:43 PM PDT Even while hammering out the final details of his £35bn ($44bn) purchase of Twitter, Elon Musk took some time out this weekend to tweet. He likes tweeting, does the world’s richest man, usually from what he calls his “porcelain throne” (that detail disclosed on Twitter, naturally enough). This one was a photo of Bill Gates, zeroing in on the 66-year-old’s modest paunch and Read More

Who is Next?

to disappear? I’m re-posting these messages by Chris Hedges and probably are going to post more of the same as the age of Being Disappeared advances across the globe…. Chris Hedges: On Being Disappeared / The Lie of American Innocence Posted: 29 Mar 2022 11:48 PM PDT The entire archive of On Contact, the Emmy-nominated show I hosted for six years for RT America and RT International, has been disappeared from YouTube. Gone is the interview with Nathaniel Philbrick on his book about George Washington. Gone is the discussion with Kai Bird on his biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Gone Read More

Und das lesen Sie nur in der NZZ

Und das lesen Sie nur in der NZZ: Die Ankunft der ukrainischen Flüchtlinge weckt Erinnerungen an die Flüchtlingskrise 2015/16. Die Bedingungen sind jetzt aber fundamental anders. Die Flüchtlinge sind hauptsächlich Frauen und Kinder. Und europäische Nachbarn. Den unterschiedlichen Umgang mit arabischen und ukrainischen Flüchtlingen als problematisch darzustellen, ist moralisierender Unfug. In einer idealen Welt würde man jedem helfen wollen. Faktisch ist das nicht möglich.

Neo-Fascists, Hurray!

Minima Moralia on Media Vulture

“Feeding on the carrion of a Dead Culture” – – When double checking on the English version of below Entry 71 of Minima Moralia by Adorno, 1945, I found the English version quoted about a bit over a decade ago on a site with above title and subtitle, which can be found telling in it’s own right…..: Pseudomenos [Greek: liar]. APRIL 13, 2011 “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle” — George Orwell The magnetic power which ideologies exert over human beings, while they have become entirely threadbare, is to be explained beyond psychology, in Read More

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