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Casualties in the War Between Head and Heart

There are two types of moral blindness. The first is blindness of the mind, where people assume that what is traditional, comfortable, and familiar to them — God, country, the values one grew up with, family, social respectability — provide a framework for … Continue reading

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Is There a True Cause to Believe In, or is it All Just Crap?

We as human beings run on beliefs. We believe in our future, our families, our country, in science, religion, political beliefs, and economic theories. We believe in our plans, our dreams, and our ideals. What could be wrong with that? … Continue reading

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Being at Peace With Morons Part 2 – The Deep Magic

The previous post dealt with the suffering that buffoons in the white house are likely to cause others.  Today I want to talk about a more subtle kind of pain — the pain we feel within ourselves just because crude, immoral, … Continue reading

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Being at Peace with Morons

As I reflect on the conspiracy nuts, racists, imbeciles, and out-of-touch elitists that Trump is inflicting on our republic, I’m caught in an old dilemma. How do you both care about the state of your country and yet not be … Continue reading

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Who Deserves a Good Life?

People throughout history have had the habit of only counting some people as people.  I owe this observation to something Robert Anton Wilson wrote decades ago.  There are the people who you are willing to help and defend and then … Continue reading

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Buddhist POV – Is Trump a Good Leader?

In the Pali Canon, there is a list (of course) of the ten qualities that a good ruler should exemplify. Trump fails every point.  He is uncharitable, immoral, self-centered, a spouter of obvious and pathetic falsehoods, ridiculously arrogant, painfully undisciplined, as provocable as a tired … Continue reading

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