A Slow-Moving Crisis: As has been pointed out many times in the last few decades, the Chinese character for crisis is a combination of the characters for danger and opportunity. This concentrated bit of ancient Chinese wisdom is often applied to our historical time. The danger is that, if we do not see the danger, we will miss the opportunity – they go together. In ecosystemic terms, periods of imbalance, far from equilibrium, create the opportunity for change and evolution, but can also lead to breakdown. What are the myths that prevent people from preparing to meet the dangers that are evident? Read the rest of this entry »
Darkness is Gathering: What is Fascism? Is there reason to worry about it happening in the United States and Europe? How cognitive dissonance between the myths of the culture and evidence to the contrary results in denial and an inability to perceive reality. Read the rest of this entry »
What is civilization, why do civilizations collapse, and what does a Dark Age signify? Why is preemptive action necessary to prevent a Dark Age, and what would preemptive action consist of? Read the rest of this entry »