September 2018 Blog Posts (7)

Barry's Blog # 255-7: The Mythic Foundations of Libertarianism, Parts 4-6

Part Four

Myth is conveyed – and consumed – in narratives and images. So it is important to understand our most fundamental mythic image. The American obsession with individualism has been built up and buttressed by three centuries of stories, repeated in thousands of variations, of the lone, violent hero.

All societies evolved versions of Joseph Campbell’s classic…

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Added by Barry Spector on September 29, 2018 at 11:17am — No Comments

Barry’s Blogs # 252-4: The Mythic Foundations of Libertarianism, Parts 1-3 of 6

Part One

An earlier version of this essay was published in 2013 as the introductory chapter in Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism, published by the Praxis Peace Institute.

You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself. – Ivan Boesky

This is America. If…

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Added by Barry Spector on September 28, 2018 at 2:50pm — No Comments

On Transpersonal Psychology: Science, Consciousness, Spirituality—Interview with Les Lancaster

In this interview, scholar and professor, Les Lancaster, discusses the origins and aims of Transpersonal Psychology and compares and contrasts it to Depth Psychology, both of which have been highly influenced by the work of Swiss psychiatrist C. G. Jung.

He also delves into the connection between science…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on September 15, 2018 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Barry's Blog # 244-247: False Equivalencies, Parts 1-4 of 8

Part Five

Whether they are uttered by Trump or by respectable media pundits, false equivalencies typically come into use in order to marginalize progressive alternatives when actual counter-arguments to them would be unconvincing. Here’s the logic:

A is the moderate opinion acceptable to those in power.

B is a progressive alternative, which gatekeepers ignore.

C is a loony, right wing conspiracy theory.

Eventually, public…

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Added by Barry Spector on September 6, 2018 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Barry's Blog # 244-247: False Equivalencies, Parts 1-4 of 8

Part One

In January 2013, Chuck Todd, chief White House correspondent for NBC, addressed a conference of professional vote-counters. His audience included sales reps for voting machine and software companies, as well as several state secretaries of state. Todd ridiculed critics of electronic election machines, saying that they must…

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Added by Barry Spector on September 6, 2018 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Rituals of Sacrifice: The Archetypal Roots of Multi-Generational Trauma in the Americas, Part II

Rituals of Sacrifice: The Archetypal Roots of

Multi-Generational Trauma in the Americas, Part II

In our previous blog on the…

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Added by James Newell on September 3, 2018 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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