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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 >>

Why do we fear the Truth?

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 4:20 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

If we want to take appropriate action to fix something that is not working properly, then it is necessary to understand, precisely, the nature of the problem. Obviously, if our diagnosis is inaccurate, then the solution applied is unlikely to work. This ... More >>

The Global Elite is Insane

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 6:39 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

In a recent report titled 'Working for the Few: Political capture and economic inequality' Oxfam informs us that 'Almost half of the world's wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population'. Their report goes on to recommend that the World Economic ... More >>

An Open Letter to Soldiers with 'Mental Health' Issues

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 4:23 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Are you a soldier or veteran who is supposed to have a 'mental health' issue such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia or PTSD? If you are, then I have some suggestions for you to consider. More >>

Fundamentalism: A Psychological Problem

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 12:48 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Fundamentalism is a widespread problem. It often manifests in a religious context - making it highly visible - but there are plenty of secular fundamentalists too. If we are to understand fundamentalism we should not view it as a religious problem: ... More >>

Defeating the Violence in Our Food and Medicine

Tuesday, 17 December 2013, 3:48 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Critiques of the mainstream (allopathic) medical industry have long drawn attention to its death-dealing. In fact, according to one heavily-researched report, 'It is evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury ... More >>

Lobbying Elites: The Fast Track to Extinction

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 6:06 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

As we evaluate the outcomes of the recent UN climate negotiations in Warsaw, one lesson that we are invited to learn, again, relates to our strategy for getting effective action taken on the ongoing climate catastrophe and other critical environmental ... More >>

Why Don't We Try to Understand and End Human Violence?

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 5:29 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

The pre-eminent problem confronting humankind is human violence. It is our own violence, in its various guises, including the ongoing possibility of nuclear war and the ongoing devastation of the natural environment, that threaten to consign us to the fossil ... More >>

 

 

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