How to Spot BS and Never Feel Insulted Again: A Brief Introduction to General Semantics and Non-Violent Communication

How to Spot BS and Never Feel Insulted Again: A Brief Introduction to General Semantics and Non-Violent Communication

There are few things quite so mis-understood by humans as their own psyche and behaviours. A few examples of our distortions from reality include concepts such as the existence of 'good and evil' people, or of a human having a distinctly separate 'mind and body' and hence having separate 'mental' and 'physical' health. Such old superstitions are still passed around human cultures today, even decades after evidence that shows them to be irrelevant has passed from the cutting edge of science.

Spreading the Word Through Consistent Movement Wide Media Programs

Spreading the Word Through Consistent Movement Wide Media Programs

As a follow-up to my first blog post (Why We Should Develop a Strategy for Online Activism), I would like to propose an idea that my chapter is currently trying out for the purposes of spreading the word about the topics, ideas, and issues related to a resource-based economy.

The Root of All Evil?

The Root of All Evil?

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Toward the end of the '70s and early '80s I began to be preoccupied with the problem of justice and injustice. I began to realize that there could be no justice in this world with the working people being exploited. They were getting meager earnings while their exploiters were enjoying the benefits of their hard labor.

Self appointed guardians in the spotlight

Self appointed guardians in the spotlight

We are familiar with Peter Joseph’s references to the self-appointed guardians of the status quo – those all-too-abundant, willfully ignorant members of society who seem to regard any criticism of the current system as an attack on their own dignity, self-esteem and social status, and who are all too ready with their belittling strawman attacks as soon as the RBE concept is introduced. We have all spent time sharing online resources helping to arm ourselves with various tips on how to cut through their logical fallacies and maintain a strong, credible position in any debate.

We Are Not The 99%; We Are The 100%

We Are Not The 99%; We Are The 100%

It has become an almost mainstream view that it is us, the ninety-nine percent, vs. them, the one percent, and while on the surface that would very much appear to be the case, if we bother to take a closer look at the situation it becomes evident that that is, in fact, not the case.

Mark Boyle at TZM Interviews

Mark Boyle at TZM Interviews

Mark Boyle, AKA The Moneyless Man, (born 8 May 1979) is a writer and activist best known for founding the online Freeconomy Community, and for living without money since November 2008. Boyle writes regularly for the Freeconomy Blog and British newspaper The Guardian. His first book, The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living, was published in 2010. He recently published ‘The Moneyless Manifesto’ where he does not only demystify money and the system that binds us to it, he also explains how liberating, easy and enjoyable it is to live with less of it.

Universal Oneness, Cultivating Compassion and Repairing our Severed Connections with One Another and the Environment

Universal Oneness, Cultivating Compassion and Repairing our Severed Connections with One Another and the Environment

Albert Einstein is quoted as saying:

"A human being is part of the whole called by us 'universe', a part of time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

A Resource Based Economy - the Beginning

A Resource Based Economy - the Beginning

- by Dror Hilman -
In a world of accelerated and unexpected development, we should start to separate from the models that dominated society over the past century, and get ready for a dramatic change. What will the new paradigm look like? It is impossible to predict exactly. But here are some changes borne on the wings of the new technological revolution, signaling to us what the transition period might look like. An era where money and politics are still important, but less so..

On Advancing The Zeitgeist Movement

On Advancing The Zeitgeist Movement

A large criticism of The Zeitgeist Movement is one of practicality. This is demonstrated in the general public broadly in two different ways – the first, a criticism of the movement being impossible to implement is an expression of what could be considered learned helplessness.

Free Will and Mastering your Environment

Free Will and Mastering your Environment

Does the environment create the man, or does the man create his environment?

As many scientific studies show, the environment we grow up in affects the type of person we become--from our genes to our personality to our looks. The foods we eat and our emotional responses to certain events in our lives also shape us. This may seem to thwart the whole “free will” argument, and to a greater or lesser extent it does. Thieves, murderers, rapists, and the like are brought up in an environment where such behaviors can occur.