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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 Nov 23

We are not God. We cannot become God, make God, or speak with the authority of God. This is axiomatic and the beginning of wisdom and prosperity. Because we are not God, we cannot know the full nature of God, or even for certainty whether God exists at all. As a result, we cannot know any purpose, including ultimate purpose, each of our lives may have. Because we cannot know the full nature of God, should He exist, nor any purpose our lives may have in His sight, we lack the authority to compel the beliefs of others, lest we

We are not God. We cannot become God, make God, or speak with the authority of God. This is axiomatic and the beginning of wisdom and prosperity. Because we are not God, we cannot know the full nature of God, or even for certainty whether God exists at all. As a result, we cannot know any purpose, including ultimate purpose,


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 16 Mar 23

Among people of my generation and political proclivity, monarchism is generally viewed as a reactionary position. Many of my peers find the Royal Family a deeply embarrassing institution: an expensive,… View Post The post A Leftist Defence of Monarchy appeared first on Areo.

Among people of my generation and political proclivity, monarchism is generally viewed as a reactionary position. Many of my peers find the Royal Family a deeply embarrassing institution: an expensive,… View Post The post A Leftist Defence of Monarchy appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 25 Jan 23

The American political system has recently weathered yet another storm. Since the 2022 midterm elections gave Republicans only a narrow majority in the House of Representatives, infighting within the Grand… View Post The post Never Kevins and the Assault on Democracy appeared first on Areo.

The American political system has recently weathered yet another storm. Since the 2022 midterm elections gave Republicans only a narrow majority in the House of Representatives, infighting within the Grand… View Post The post Never Kevins and the Assault on Democracy appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Apr 20

In 2017, I wrote a series of articles comparing the complexity of thinking demonstrated by eight current and recent national leaders. One of our major findings was that the reasoning demonstrated by Donald Trump was far less complex than the reasoning demonstrated by all of the other leaders in our international sample, which was composed of the most recent American and Australian leaders.President Trump’s scores consistently fell in the middle of a developmental level called abstract mappings or level 10. This means that his scores were close to the average scores of high school graduates. More importantly, they were far,

In 2017, I wrote a series of articles comparing the complexity of thinking demonstrated by eight current and recent national leaders. One of our major findings was that the reasoning demonstrated by Donald Trump was far less complex than the reasoning demonstrated by all of the other leaders in our international sample, which was composed of the most recent American


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 5 Feb 20

Global Climate Action II: The Power of Direct DemocracyIn October of 2018, a small group of activists in Bavaria, Germany’s most conservative state, submitted a petition called “Save the Bees” to the state government. The petition called for 30% of agricultural land in Bavaria to meet organic standards by 2030, for 10% of green spaces to be turned into wildflower meadows, and for land and streams to be more stringently protected from pesticides and fertilizers. Bavaria is home to various German industry leaders, as well as the largest surface area of farmed land in any German state.Figure 5 — The Power of Dialogue

Global Climate Action II: The Power of Direct DemocracyIn October of 2018, a small group of activists in Bavaria, Germany’s most conservative state, submitted a petition called “Save the Bees” to the state government. The petition called for 30% of agricultural land in Bavaria to meet organic standards by 2030, for 10% of green spaces to be turned into wildflower


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 Feb 19

By Jim RuttMini-BioThe politics of Team Red (Republicans) versus Team Blue (Democrats) have failed the American people. It is now time for an alternative.A few weeks ago, I published “An Introduction to Liquid Democracy,” which gave a generic description of an improved form of democracy. This essay gets more specific about why we need to upgrade our democracy and how to do this within the constraints of our Constitution. I’ll conclude with specific actions that can be taken to accelerate the adoption of Liquid Democracy in America.The road to a political system that works for most Americans begins by acknowledging that the

By Jim RuttMini-BioThe politics of Team Red (Republicans) versus Team Blue (Democrats) have failed the American people. It is now time for an alternative.A few weeks ago, I published “An Introduction to Liquid Democracy,” which gave a generic description of an improved form of democracy. This essay gets more specific about why we need to upgrade our democracy and how to


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