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What is next for societies run by fear?

What is next for societies run by fear?

Today's societies are run by Fear rather than Love. Fear to express Love (eg, MeToo), fear over Money (eg, inequality), fear over Politics (eg, authoritarianism, globalism, nationalism), Religion (eg, Islam), Philosophy (eg, identity politics), Science & Technology (eg, anti-vaxxers, 5G), and fear over saying the Truth (eg, political correctness). Hence,...

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If you can’t confuse them, scare them

In my blog of last Thursday, I presented the following saying: "If you can’t convince them, confuse them. If you can’t confuse them, scare them". The article below provides an excellent illustration of the second part of the above saying. ------ Project Syndicate title: Overheating About Global Warming Project Syndicate subtitle: Decades of climate-change...

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If you can’t beat them, confuse them

In the late 1990's, a board member of our ultimate parent company paid a visit following a critical internal audit report. He made an everlasting impression on me. One of his sayings was: "If you can't beat them, confuse them" which is (probably) a paraphrase of a more familiar proverb: "If you can't beat them, join them". Latter is not always an option, the former...

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Perfection of means and confusion of aims

On 28 September 1941, Albert Einstein spoke these famous words at a Science Conference in London: "Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem, in my opinion, to characterize our age." (eg, Entersection, video > 8 minutes, Wiki). Although the immediate context of Einstein's message relates to WW2, there seems to be a universal truth in his words. The...

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I am confused (2)

This morning I was informed that my girlfriend is back in the hospital's emergency room. I am signing off for a while.

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I am confused

I am confused

I am confused. Not only because my daily pageviews have been plummeting for a while. I am also confused about what happened on 8 June 2016 and 2017. The odds that I am visiting a friend in hospital, on the same day in 2 different years, are extremely small. I feel that there is a message somewhere but I am unable to grasp it. On 8 June 2016, I visited Joan who had...

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