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by fwiw
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Eternal growth is not possible, ‘Collapse of civilisation is the most likely outcome’
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Eternal growth is not possible, ‘Collapse of civilisation is the most likely outcome’

‘Collapse of civilisation is the most likely outcome’: top climate scientists The world’s most eminent climate scientists and biologists believe we’re headed for the collapse of civilisation, and it may already be too late to change course. https://voiceofaction.org/collapse-of-civilisation-is-the-m...
by fwiw
Mon May 25, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Capitalism be outgrown?
Replies: 227
Views: 47100

Re: Should Capitalism be outgrown?

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by fwiw
Sun May 24, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 305
Views: 46522

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Beautiful mental gymnastics skills

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by fwiw
Sat May 23, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 305
Views: 46522

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Oh look who is playing identity politics now

:rofl:

Trump campaign selling 'you ain't black' shirts after Biden comment
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by fwiw
Sat May 23, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Never Surrender To The Mob
Replies: 32
Views: 3939

Re: Never Surrender To The Mob

Greetings, A nice video, done by Candace Owens and Dave Rubin about a chapter from his book "Don’t Burn This Book” It's about the experiential impacts of being attacked and exiled by the intolerant social justice mob, and why not to let their tyrannical "book burning" attitude force you to submit t...
by fwiw
Wed May 13, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke thread
Replies: 148
Views: 42200

Re: Joke thread

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by fwiw
Mon May 11, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Globalism, Nationalism in Buddhist eyes
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: Globalism, Nationalism in Buddhist eyes

The suttas don't discuss such worldly, political issues directly. The brahma viharas and metta is extended "boundless" to all beings, suggesting no borders, but of course it's not necessarily a political statement. Yes indeed the suttas don't discuss such worldly, political issues directly, but as ...
by fwiw
Sun May 10, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Will Buddhism be the answer to climate change?
Replies: 17
Views: 3941

Re: Will Buddhism be the answer to climate change?

I agree that monks should refrain from commenting on worldly affairs, even more so from proposing worldly solutions, because it amounts to politicizing Buddhism. Ven. Sujato goes full-tilt Marxist-Commie here, exhorting twice to take the money from the billionaires (which also sounds antisemitic :mr...
by fwiw
Sun May 10, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Globalism, Nationalism in Buddhist eyes
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Globalism, Nationalism in Buddhist eyes

A number of participants to this forum regularly mention 'The Globalist Agenda' or 'The Globalist Deep State' as some sort of nefarious, shadowy entity responsible for much of the ills of humanity. A quick analysis showed me that Globalism is to be understood as the antithesis of Nationalism, which ...
by fwiw
Sun May 10, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What's going in the Syrian 'genocide'?
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: What's going in the Syrian 'genocide'?

This is one of the best examples. It's so absurd it becomes comical. I have probably already posted it somewhere else on this forum

by fwiw
Sun May 10, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Why is it that discussions about threats to the environment seem to always revolve around Climate Change?
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Why is it that discussions about threats to the environment seem to always revolve around Climate Change?

Climate Change is an issue that does not seem sufficiently evident to produce a consensus, because - it seems - the science it involves is mostly out of reach for the average person, so that in the end the various opinions seem to all come down to who is to be believed on the issue. But it seems to ...
by fwiw
Sat May 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Is Billionaire philanthropy a hox?
Replies: 17
Views: 2062

Re: Is Billionaire philanthropy a hox?

Step 1: falsely claim that philanthropic charities could replace government-controlled redistribution, as libertarians love doing: "Libertarian Charity Is Key To Defeating Statism" https://beinglibertarian.com/libertarian-charity-defeating-statism/ Step 2: Get your tax break for donating to "chariti...
by fwiw
Wed May 06, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: CCP Virus is correct name
Replies: 329
Views: 32033

Re: CCP Virus is correct name

Giving any amount of credit to Mike Pompeo reveals a deep ignorance that strongly highlights the need for Buddhists to disengage from political partisanship altogether. But at the same time, such ignorance makes it unlikely this advice will be heeded, which means ignorance will only be multiplied an...
by fwiw
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Ben Shapiro Fan Club
Replies: 29
Views: 3135

Re: Ben Shapiro Fan Club

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by fwiw
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 305
Views: 46522

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Biden or whatever fantasy you seem to entertain about him being in cahoots with the CCP. To correct myself, there seems to be an actual story behind this, with China rooting for Biden, given they certainly don't appreciate Trump's trade war. Nothing out of the ordinary. So that image could be seen ...
by fwiw
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ocean Untamed
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: Ocean Untamed

Thanks! This short story is more like a pilot for a series of short stories. Perhaps it would rather be made into a TV series or animation if I do complete the sequels. I tried to bring some cyberpunk vibes with a pinch of Buddhism into the Orion's arm project. They have certainly the best world-bui...
by fwiw
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ocean Untamed
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Ocean Untamed

For those who like to read, I have completed my first story written in English There is a video trailer for the short story (11k words). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohQelY-ViPQ The link to the ebook on smashwords is below. Of course, it's free https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1013948 Below ...
by fwiw
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 174
Views: 41868

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Happy Easter, y'all. For those of you reading us who are on the frontlines, our deepest gratitude for your service on behalf of all my friends. For those of us aren't, just relax...