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Browse the windows fail to see the

Plank inside pride tension will rise

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Is Capitalism the New Communism?

More deep thoughts. Have to think on this for a while.

Mediolana

Screen Shot 2013-02-20 at 13.46.19The Ljubljana-born philosopher Slavoj Žižek – a commentator who is nothing if not inventive and prolific – recently caught the attention of our CSO with a Guardian piece entitled Why the free market fundamentalists think 2013 will be the best year ever (17th February 2013). One of the many points raised in this near-freestyle article is that free-market capitalists are utilising similar logic to that traditionally used by communists to explain away the inefficacious nature of a ‘collapsing’ system: capitalism is malfunctioning because its principles are being respected only in the breach. Ipso facto, if the ‘laws’ of capitalism were actually applied, then we would have no need to concern ourselves with an ultimately ‘impossible’ financial crisis.

Žižek is correct to point to the sometimes ludicrous measures that defenders of political or economic ideologies will employ when faced with the stark reality that their quasi-religious beliefs have been proven…

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The End of Capitalism, But Not As We Know It: A Response to ‘The End of Capitalism Has Begun’

Boggles the mind! But truth prevails, for or against!

Mediolana

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It is by now a truism that we live in an era of flux, with the number and frequency of pivotal years for global society (think 1989, 2007, 2011, 2015) increasing beyond our collective ability to make sense of them. It was therefore with great pleasure that we read an essay forwarded to us by a key associate that at least struggles to do exactly that: the former BBC economics correspondent Paul Mason’s The end of capitalism has begun (The Guardian, 17th July 2015).

Mason – who is regarded by some as the most iconic chronicler of the world’s continuing fiscal stupor – posits that capitalism is unravelling because of three interlinked factors: (i) the rise of information technology, which he claims is lessening the need for ‘work’ as conventionally understood; (ii) the subversion of scarce markets by abundant information; and (iii) the rise of collaborative production, a phenomenon which…

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From One Christian to Another: Southern “Heritage” and Marriage Equality for All

Stumbling along the sidewalk

I have seen a lot of buzz and opinions posted on the internet this week about the historic changes that have happened, and are still coming about in the U.S. I figured I would add my two cents as well, now that I’ve had some time to process it all.

I know that many of my Southern friends are upset about the Confederate flags coming down, but I really think it is a no-brainer, and it should have happened long ago, like at the end of the 19th Century or something. I don’t know if Southern states have been flying them all along or not, but I really think it is a crime against humanity to try to retain anything reminiscent of the Confederacy, except in a museum. You can go there to celebrate your heritage, not parade it around like it was something positive, because for black people, it…

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JUST A QUICK BIT ON LOVE

Wonderful thoughts. Very touching.

FLASHLIGHT CITY BLUES

It’s amazing to be alive on a day where love has been allowed to be free. Have you ever been told you’re not allowed to love someone the way you want to? Have you ever been denied that you could actually love someone? The problem with trying to contain love is it can’t be done. The more you push back on love the closer it will embrace you. This is where I find my hope for humanity. Freedom, beauty, truth and love – and the beautiful thing is today’s ruling to make gay marriage legal in all fifty states will make this country more free, more beautiful, more truthful and of course more full of love. I am beyond elated. Let us not put down our hearts just yet. Let us keep fighting for that which is unarguably good. Let us carry a torch that will light all the dark…

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SECRETLY A NINJA

This is cool. I can relate, though i think it is just a part of being human. At some deeper level, we all understand each other. Maybe, in our own way, we’re all ninjas. 😊

FLASHLIGHT CITY BLUES

what i mean to say is
that there’s this something
that lurks in on ya
and just sticks around
and you know
like
does stuff

it mixes things up
kind of
it’s just
it’s hard to explain
nevermind

okay
you know when
you’re at the grocery store
in the middle of the night
and everyone looks like zombies
zombies in pajamas and burkas
and yoga pants buying cigarettes
or a carton of ice cream
or trying to stealthily purchase condoms
from the self-checkout

underneath the fish tank lights
you know
security guard at the door
someone is pondering the mystery
of the gatorade end cap
anyways
you feel it then
that loneliness that makes you feel not alone
it tugs at your heart strings
and if you’re me you hurry up and purchase your
something stupid
maybe incense and toilet paper
or a lean cuisine
but you buy it all

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