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Why is Near Term Human Extinction Inevitable?

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 3:50 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

If you hadn't previously heard the expression 'near term human extinction', you have now. And you will get used to hearing it soon unless you insulate yourself from reality with greater effectiveness than you are doing by reading this article. More >>

Nonviolent Action: Minimizing the Risk of Violent Repression

Monday, 1 December 2014, 12:13 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

In a recent article, full of insight, Professor Bill Quigley identified ten different illegal actions police often take 'to prevent people from exercising their constitutional rights' to take nonviolent action to address a grievance. More >>

The Psychology of Victimhood: Obama, Cameron, Netanyahu

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 5:11 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Several years ago, someone said to me: 'The victim wouldn't have it any other way.' When I first heard this comment, it made no sense to me, largely because I had never appreciated being a victim of violence when I was a child. However, I have since ... More >>

Violence Against Children: UN Gets it Wrong

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:51 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

The United Nations has just issued a report, 'Why Children's Protection from Violence should be at the Heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda'. This is a worthy ideal. More >>

Understanding and Defeating Resurgent Fascism

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 5:26 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

As fascism is being intruded more widely and deeply into key areas of world politics, it is important to identify this trend, to explain the psychology of fascism and to nominate key elements of any strategy to defeat it. More >>

Creating a World Culture that is Nonviolent

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:09 am | Robert J. Burrowes

As we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birthday on 2 October, the International Day of Nonviolence, we have the chance to reflect on our progress in creating a nonviolent world. Obviously, creating a nonviolent world has many facets and is a long-term ... More >>

Tackling the Climate Catastrophe Strategically

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 2:57 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

If you like to ask or beg your oppressor to go easy on you, then you do not need to read this article. And if you like to do what makes you feel good at the time, irrespective of its strategic impact, then this article is not for you either. My ... More >>

Defeating the Violence of Psychiatry

Friday, 12 September 2014, 9:39 am | Robert J. Burrowes

As the movement to abolish psychiatry continues to gather momentum – see 'On Antipsychiatry' http://bizomadness.blogspot.ca/2014/07/on-antipsychiatry.html – it is worth reviewing its delusional foundation, the history of its violence and its function as a weapon ... More >>

Nisteling: The Art of Deep Listening

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:23 am | Robert J. Burrowes

The word 'listening' has many meanings and the context in which it is done will often determine the level of concentration that is required for one to be considered to be listening. More >>

An Open Letter to My Palestinian Friends

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 5:00 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

As my heart bleeds for those of you suffering in Gaza and elsewhere in Palestine, I want to add my voice to those who are encouraging you to consider revising your strategy of resistance to Israeli occupation. More >>

How Can We Destroy Love?

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 5:03 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Love is a serious problem in our world. There is too much of it. So I want to explain how we can destroy it systematically. If we can destroy love completely, we can destroy life on Earth. More >>

Elite Insanity on Display in Ukraine

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 3:37 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

For those of us interested in understanding what is driving the conflict in Ukraine, now seriously complicated by the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet – which has raised the potential of the conflict to explode into a nuclear ... More >>

The Political Objective and Strategic Goal of Nonviolence

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 4:52 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

All nonviolent struggles are conducted simultaneously in the political and strategic spheres, and these spheres, which are distinct, interact throughout. I have discussed this at length elsewhere: see 'The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense: A Gandhian Approach'. More >>

Why Are Most Human Beings So Powerless?

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 2:49 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Human beings stand at the edge of extinction and yet few of us are mobilized in defense of human existence. Why is this? And what can we do about it? Unless someone lives in a cave secluded from all news, the evidence that human beings are in deep trouble ... More >>

The Journey to Self-Awareness

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 4:02 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Self-awareness is the capacity to pay conscious attention to all aspects of yourself: to use sensory capacities such as sight, hearing and touch to provide accurate information about the external world; to use feelings such as thirst, hunger, nausea, dizziness ... More >>

Human Intelligence or Human Awareness?

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 2:31 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

The human organism, at birth, is capable of becoming an integrated whole. And it is only by becoming an integrated whole that it can function optimally. What does this mean? More >>

Human Emotions: Genetically Programmed or Socially Learned?

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 1:52 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

It is easy to fall into the trap of assuming that each human being has a more or less identical range of emotions. This is not so. Just as each human individual is physically unique while fitting into a general physical shape (that usually, but ... More >>

Forgiveness is Dysfunctional

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 3:07 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Certain religious traditions, including Christianity, emphasise the importance of forgiveness. I want to explain why forgiveness is misconceived and, therefore, a bad idea. And why there are important psychological reasons for this. In essence, ... More >>

The Struggle for Humanity

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 3:57 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Sociologists, political scientists, activists of various persuasions and many others often describe social stratification in terms of such measures as class, race and gender. There is much talk in the academic and other literature about the working ... More >>

What Do Children Need?

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 4:58 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Apart from having its physical needs met, the primary needs of children are for stimulus and attention. Children are genetically programmed to move about to explore their world and to focus their attention on an endless succession of natural phenomena ... More >>

 

 

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