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« Reply #285 on: November 28, 2021, 12:55:12 pm »
Sorry the fact Canada was explicitly built on white supremacy  ...

Sorry you're wrong, though.

It was built with white supremacist arrogant elitists...

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« Reply #286 on: May 05, 2022, 09:50:56 am »
I am broken.

A lifetime news junkie, I have started avoiding listening to the news for the first time.  My feeling is that the culture is broken, that we haven't been forced to listen and engage with each other politically for a long time - with "media" forging a kind of middle way for too long.

The fringe elements have come in, and demanded we listen.  Fair enough but they are not here to deal.

As such, I am looking for new answers.

Latest idea I am exploring is 'Metamodernism' - basically acknowledging the discoveries of postmodernism but taking them back into modernism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BzD3wUEMaQ



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« Reply #288 on: May 05, 2022, 03:23:43 pm »
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Social scientists have identified at least three major forces that collectively bind together successful democracies: social capital (extensive social networks with high levels of trust), strong institutions, and shared stories. Social media has weakened all three.

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« Reply #289 on: May 05, 2022, 05:08:50 pm »
I am broken.

A lifetime news junkie, I have started avoiding listening to the news for the first time.  My feeling is that the culture is broken, that we haven't been forced to listen and engage with each other politically for a long time - with "media" forging a kind of middle way for too long.

The fringe elements have come in, and demanded we listen.  Fair enough but they are not here to deal.

As such, I am looking for new answers.

Latest idea I am exploring is 'Metamodernism' - basically acknowledging the discoveries of postmodernism but taking them back into modernism.

I'm with you.  Shady is taking a break, I thought about that, with the sun shining after another long winter I'm thinking of taking a break too.  Too much negatively.

I'm hopeful because despite the angry fringe online and on TV when I talk to most people in the real world they seem pretty reasonable about everything.  Angertainment gets the retweets and ratings, being uncontroversial doesn't.

I'm not religious but I believe in the simple beauty of the universe.  I also believe people are like celestial beings with the power to emit light into the universe like a star does, or suck all the light from their surroundings like a black hole.  Which one we choose to be is always up to us, and the light always wins out because it's life affirming and life creating.  Much harder to create a newborn through hate, and it won't survive long if not cared for.  Evolutionary psychology.  Love and creation are the building blocks of the natural world.

What if God (or whatever force created or makes up the universe) is neither male nor female, but both. And what if it's only when man and woman come together mentally, emotionally, and are ultimately physically fused (when a sperm enters the egg and a new life is created) that for that moment we become like Gods.  Ying plus yang, night plus day, a perfect whole.

Hope your family is doing well Michael :).  Maybe we should all spend more time with ours instead of worrying and arguing about all this nonsense so much lol.
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« Reply #290 on: May 06, 2022, 01:17:41 pm »

1. I'm hopeful because despite the angry fringe online and on TV when I talk to most people in the real world they seem pretty reasonable about everything.  Angertainment gets the retweets and ratings, being uncontroversial doesn't.

2. I'm not religious but I believe in the simple beauty of the universe.  I also believe people are like celestial beings with the power to emit light into the universe like a star does, or suck all the light from their surroundings like a black hole.  Which one we choose to be is always up to us, and the light always wins out because it's life affirming and life creating.  Much harder to create a newborn through hate, and it won't survive long if not cared for.  Evolutionary psychology.  Love and creation are the building blocks of the natural world.

3. Hope your family is doing well Michael :).  Maybe we should all spend more time with ours instead of worrying and arguing about all this nonsense so much lol.

1. I LOVE this both because it is optimistic and it's the first recorded instance of someone using the Hardner term 'Angertainment'
2. The world IS getting better, there's no doubt.  The internet gave everyone a megaphone to complain, which is why things seem worse.
3. We actually argue to make the world better for people.  The family is ok but my god it's hard having young kids.  I can't believe  people do this.  It's supposed to get better in a few years I understand.

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« Reply #291 on: May 06, 2022, 01:20:40 pm »
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Harden Democratic Institutions

Reform Social Media
 
Prepare the Next Generation

Recommendations from The Atlantic article.

Radio had a lot of the same problems as social media, as did print and television.

People who grew up with them understood their place in the world better than those who had it forced on them, IMO. 

As such, the fighting will be adjusted to - somehow.

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« Reply #292 on: May 06, 2022, 02:23:38 pm »
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I'm hopeful because despite the angry fringe online and on TV when I talk to most people in the real world they seem pretty reasonable about everything. 

Except people like you are the fringe.   It is a fringe opinion that abortion is somehow akin to murder.  You like to pretend that you arenít part of the negative fringe.


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And what if it's only when man and woman come together mentally, emotionally, and are ultimately physically fused (when a sperm enters the egg and a new life is created) that for that moment we become like Gods.

Weíre not unique.  Insects have sex too.  Swans mate for life.  Thereís nothing godly about it. Itís completely natural and can be explained through evolution. 
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