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  • hardie karges 11:47 am on May 9, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: communes, forgiveness, Fukushima, , trash   

    Buddhism and the Myth of the Cosmic Karmic Flush… 

    We in the Western world are truly mothers of invention and children of it, too, notwithstanding the early achievements of the Chinese and others, with their paradigm-shifting inventions of paper and playing cards and gunpowder and so forth. But somewhere along the way we got the idea that we can throw things away and they somehow just disappear. Now that big (bad) idea may have come with the development of widespread indoor plumbing, but it likely dates back to the beginnings of our species.

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  • hardie karges 1:54 pm on November 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: communes, hippiedom, intentional communities,   

    In Defense of Millennials, Flashback to Communes… 

    Beyond the super-superficial affectations and customary disses of the ‘Millennial’ brand of bloke—vain, spoiled, shallow, self-centered, self-obsessed—and otherwise obsessed only with their smart-phones and their smart-asses, there is something else happening in this generation that is quite the opposite, quite the story, and long overdue—sustainability.

    After all, what happened to our 60’s-era ideals of slow growth, environmental regulation, and political responsibility? In short: what happened to communes? They’re alive and well, apparently, judging by the number of ‘intentional communities’ springing up around my adopted home of Tucson, Arizona, and elsewhere, too… (More …)

    • davekingsbury 8:07 pm on November 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, no-growth doesn’t mean no re-investment in production, more no dividend rake-off to financial speculators.

    • hardie karges 8:17 pm on November 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      No more rapacious growth, no more growth for growth’s sake, growth in quality of life…

    • vellissima 8:35 am on February 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      My grandsons are millennials, and I don’t recognize them in the description. One is way more aware than I was at his age, the other is trying to find meaning in his education. What the younger one seems to be focused on is how to make a living and survive while paying attention to the general decline of everything. It is the privileged of his generation that maybe fit the description.
      In a world where we consume 1.5 times our share of the world’s resources, how can we contemplate “growth” with a straight face. Growth in an adult being is either fat or cancer, neither of which is advisable.

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