Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Work, Art and Occupy Wall Street

Einstein made serious mistakes in equating energy with matter and thereby giving us the scientific justification for tearing up the planet in the search for more material to extract energy from.

His theory also single-handedly put the damper on space travel when he linked everything to the speed of light. After all, if we have to propel a spacecraft at that speed, well how will that be possible? And even then, if it'll take a few million light years to get anywhere interesting, you can see how that could dampen enthusiasm for space exploration.

Now, Einstein wasn't a bad guy. He was just inverted. However, he did say some good stuff, too, like how we should never lose our holy curiosity when contemplating the marvellous structure of reality. Somehow that touches poetry, doesn't it, and makes a case for how science shoulders up to art when it's at its best.

Norberto Keppe maintains that art is actually the basis of civilization, essential as the main pillar of any advanced culture. And art brings with it an implication of beauty and goodness - something we too often neglect in our modern technological paradigm.

Let's bring it all together a little. Work, Art and Occupy Wall Street, today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Removing the Rose-Colored Glasses - program excerpt

This week on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, we'll take off the rose-colored glasses to look at what we need to do to create the just society everybody in the 99% says they want. A small hint: there'll be some internal soul-searching required. But along the way, a very optimistic view of business and working for ourselves. It's powerful stuff when combined with the science of psycho-socio pathology elaborated at Norberto Keppe's International Society of Analytical Trilogy.

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Monday, January 09, 2012

Removing the Rose-Colored Glasses: The Dangers of Social Alienation

I wonder sometimes if young people today admit to naivete. It seems very uncool to be innocent these days. Kurt Cobain maybe summed it up best when he said he was always busy acting like he wasn't naive. Like he'd seen it all, like he was there first.

I think that speaks for a generation. You can't be gullible anymore, God forbid. You have to know what's cool and what's not and prove that in what you wear and drive and love

Of course, there's the really complicated aspects to consider, like your best friend who keeps walking blindly into disastrous relationships with men who throw down her heart and stomp that sucker flat. This is pretty pathological, and I think speaks of a deep self-destructive alienation, not guilelessness at all.

We are all of us vulnerable to this kind of personal heave-ho based on the level of denial we are in about reality - reality in this sense meaning how we really are behind our masks, and how we see the true state of our upside-down society. And this we will never see unless we undertake some profound self-analysis.

Removing the Rose-Colored Glasses: The Dangers of Social Alienation, today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head.

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