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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 Jun 22

Probably the most influential Marxist thinker of the 20th century was the Critical Marxist Herbert Marcuse. His ideas were so influential that I commonly find myself saying “we live in Herbert Marcuse’s world” today. Virtually everything crazy you see going on, perhaps except in schools, thanks to Woke Marxism and its corporate partners can be traced back neatly to Herbert Marcuse’s neo-Marxist Theory, whether “Repressive Tolerance,” the turn to Identity Marxism, or even the push for “sustainability” at the highest levels of global governance (for example, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset). Join James Lindsay …

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Probably the most influential Marxist thinker of the 20th century was the Critical Marxist Herbert Marcuse. His ideas were so influential that I commonly find myself saying “we live in Herbert Marcuse’s world” today. Virtually everything crazy you see going on, perhaps except in schools, thanks to Woke Marxism and its corporate partners can be traced back neatly to Herbert …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Apr 22

This week I address a listener’s question about a fascinating subculture arising in the environmental movement: the “post-doomers”, people who, as she writes, “hold the idea that the collapse of civilization as we know it is already well underway, is unstoppable, and will be felt by us here in Comfortable Land through disruption of many kinds in the not-too-distant future.” Post-doomers find meaning in surrendering to this inevitable doom, much as a hospice patient might find peace – even joy – in the acceptance of their death. Or that their loved ones might find in reconciliation and morning. I’m not …

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This week I address a listener’s question about a fascinating subculture arising in the environmental movement: the “post-doomers”, people who, as she writes, “hold the idea that the collapse of civilization as we know it is already well underway, is unstoppable, and will be felt by us here in Comfortable Land through disruption of many kinds in the not-too-distant future.” …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Apr 22

This week I address a listener’s question about a fascinating subculture arising in the environmental movement: the “post-doomers”, people who, as she writes, “hold the idea that the collapse of civilization as we know it is already well underway, is unstoppable, and will be felt by us here in Comfortable Land through disruption of many kinds in the not-too-distant future.” Post-doomers find meaning in surrendering to this inevitable doom, much as a hospice patient might find peace – even joy – in the acceptance of their death. Or that their loved ones might find in reconciliation and morning. I’m not …

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This week I address a listener’s question about a fascinating subculture arising in the environmental movement: the “post-doomers”, people who, as she writes, “hold the idea that the collapse of civilization as we know it is already well underway, is unstoppable, and will be felt by us here in Comfortable Land through disruption of many kinds in the not-too-distant future.” …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 9 Feb 22

When the US Department of Agriculture established the National Organic Program (NOP) 21 years ago, in the year 2000—setting national standards for organic food products—many advocates of sustainable food systems… View Post The post Sustainable Farming and Rural Landscapes: James Rebanks’ English Pastoral appeared first on Areo.

When the US Department of Agriculture established the National Organic Program (NOP) 21 years ago, in the year 2000—setting national standards for organic food products—many advocates of sustainable food systems… View Post The post Sustainable Farming and Rural Landscapes: James Rebanks’ English Pastoral appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 Jan 22

By Frederic Laloux and originally published here at thejourney.reinventingorganizations.com Often we simply wrap nice sounding words around the products and services we offer… and ta-da, there is our purpose. Most likely, though, this is simply a “fake” purpose. Remember: purpose is not something we design or declare, it’s a voice that whispers if we know how to listen, and it calls us to a better future. It’s time we stop the BS and face the fact that so much of what organizations do is destructive and that a true purpose is antithetical to continued destruction. In this video, I offer a simple …

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By Frederic Laloux and originally published here at thejourney.reinventingorganizations.com Often we simply wrap nice sounding words around the products and services we offer… and ta-da, there is our purpose. Most likely, though, this is simply a “fake” purpose. Remember: purpose is not something we design or declare, it’s a voice that whispers if we know how to listen, and it calls us …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 6 Oct 21

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 50 Sustainability is going to be the buzzword of the century. Everywhere we turn, we hear about sustainable practices in business and industry, sustainable foods and agriculture, sustainable energy, and so on. Businesses and governments sign on to “Sustainable Development Goals,” and so civil responsibility is framed in terms of this seemingly simple idea: sustainability. What does sustainability entail, though? What informs it? In this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, James Lindsay walks through Herbert Marcuse’s New Leftism of the 1960s and 1970s and explains how sustainability has become Marcuse’s “New …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 50 Sustainability is going to be the buzzword of the century. Everywhere we turn, we hear about sustainable practices in business and industry, sustainable foods and agriculture, sustainable energy, and so on. Businesses and governments sign on to “Sustainable Development Goals,” and so civil responsibility is framed in terms of this seemingly …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 27 Aug 21

By Alia Aurami for Enlivening Edge Magazine Is “resilience” important to you? Have you been thinking about it sometimes over the past topsy-turvy months? As so many of our experiences become uncomfortable, frightening, or downright apocalyptic, does cultivating or having resilience offer an alternative to spiraling into vicious polarization, panic, depression, or beyond that into apathy? And what role, for humanity, might human organizations play in providing some resilience for our species? As many people in the Northern Hemisphere of the planet are in vacation mode, there is an opportunity for us to step back from our daily concerns and …

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By Alia Aurami for Enlivening Edge Magazine Is “resilience” important to you? Have you been thinking about it sometimes over the past topsy-turvy months? As so many of our experiences become uncomfortable, frightening, or downright apocalyptic, does cultivating or having resilience offer an alternative to spiraling into vicious polarization, panic, depression, or beyond that into apathy? And what role, for …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Oct 20

An interview with Vincent Ialenti, author of Deep Time ReckoningInside Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear waste repository, 1,500 feet underground. Photo Credit: Peter GuenzelWith half-lives ranging from 30 to 24,000, or even 16 million years, the radioactive elements in nuclear waste defy our typical operating time frames. The questions around nuclear waste storage — how to keep it safe from those who might wish to weaponize it, where to store it, by what methods, for how long, and with what markings, if any, to warn humans who might stumble upon it thousands of years in the future — require long-term thinking.These questions brought the anthropologist Vincent Ialenti …

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An interview with Vincent Ialenti, author of Deep Time ReckoningInside Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear waste repository, 1,500 feet underground. Photo Credit: Peter GuenzelWith half-lives ranging from 30 to 24,000, or even 16 million years, the radioactive elements in nuclear waste defy our typical operating time frames. The questions around nuclear waste storage — how to keep it safe from those who might wish to …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 24 Jul 20

I want to talk to all of you today about the humans that survived the current planetary predicament. How did they organize their lives? What was the key to their success? It is no secret that we are in the midst of a severe period of ecological collapse. The exploding human population lay flat on its growth curve for hundreds of thousands of years until the invention of industrial agriculture. Then it shot skyward in an exponential arc corresponding with the rapid depletion of intact ecosystems, healthy environments, and stored materials across the Earth. All of this happened in the …

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I want to talk to all of you today about the humans that survived the current planetary predicament. How did they organize their lives? What was the key to their success? It is no secret that we are in the midst of a severe period of ecological collapse. The exploding human population lay flat on its growth curve for hundreds …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Jan 20

My longtime friend and integral comrade Terry Patten and I have argued for many years about the state and trajectory of the world. And though we both strive to bring an integral perspective to the question, we do see it differently, and in ways that I think reflect differences of views within the integral community, and maybe within your own psyche. In this episode, we share the latest of our ongoing discussions. We enjoyed the heck out of it and, as always, finished a little bigger than we started. We hope you do the same! This episode is a co-production …

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My longtime friend and integral comrade Terry Patten and I have argued for many years about the state and trajectory of the world. And though we both strive to bring an integral perspective to the question, we do see it differently, and in ways that I think reflect differences of views within the integral community, and maybe within your own …

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