• Posted on July 14, 2017 9:59 pm
    DeborahJamil
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    There is something terribly wrong with "good" people, especially those in positions of authority. "Good" people in a position of authority seem to always know what is "good for you," and what must be done "for your own good." Their ideas on what is "best for everyone" are accepted unilaterally without question or feedback because they know "best" what is "good" for themselves and everyone else. It is their supposed "goodness" and concern for our welfare that convinces us they have our best interests in their hearts and minds, and we should go along for everyone's benefit as well as "our own good." It is because of our unquestioning acceptance that "good" people should decide what is best for everyone that we end up losing our rights and freedoms. The biggest threat to our freedom is not fascism, but the altruism of "good people" willing to sacrifice our rights and freedoms for the "greater good" thus eroding them to the point where they exist in theory only. picture from www.mindfreedom.org article, Fighting Back Against Human Rights Abuses in the Mental Health System: http://www.mindfreedom.org/mfi-faq/go/now  

    Human Rights
  • Posted on December 10, 2016 3:01 am
    jamberbells
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    Copyright: lightwise / 123RF Stock Photo

      The "isms" are simply ways of putting a set of ideas and attitudes into a box. The only way out of those boxes is through imagination. Fear suffocates imagination and prevents us from thinking outside our "ism" boxes. What is the source of our ever-present fear? A society that, through its schools and other institutions, separates people into two different categories: winners and losers. Then, history, the media, prisons, mental hospitals, and the street scene teach us that winners can do whatever they like to the losers who have no recourse--nowhere to turn for help. An example of using imagination to think outside our capital"ism" box would be to view winners as NOT COOL. They have bad attitude and bad actions such as pretending to be caring when they're not. As long as we desire to have winners, we will produce losers.

    Freedom of Thought
  • Posted on December 1, 2016 9:45 am
    DeborahJamil
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      We cannot seem to imagine a way to have a "healthy economy" without the subjugation and exploitation of everything, including the human race. What we have been able to do is come up with a lot of religious, political, and social "isms," most recently "globalism." Each "ism" is yet one more way to categorize, control, and use people as if they were some sort of machine without feelings or rights. This lack of imagination makes both exploiter and exploited less than human; it enslaves both. Definition of ism  : a distinctive doctrine, cause, or theory  : an oppressive and especially discriminatory attitude or belief <we all have got to come to grips with our isms — Joycelyn Elders> We have proven ourselves incapable of imagining an economy not reliant on and powered by oppression, exploitation, and slavery; a life without "isms."

    Isms