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"If They Win"
The banality of evil, etc.
This is a very quick note to share a few things.
One, my philosophical story about “ordinary” atrocities was published by Dr. Mercola the other day (PDF). So I want to let you know before the 48 hours expire. I was going to write a longer intro but the story speaks for itself.
The gist is that when atrocities happen, they happen due to a combination of factors: from genuine bad intentions, to missionary arrogance, to trivial greed and corruption, to blurred spiritual vision, to the lack of courage, and many other things—and the dance is usually very complex and often spans multiple generations.
Importantly, due to compartmentalization of thinking that is so typical for our culture, it is not uncommon for people to not notice the bigger picture of carnage until the damage is impossible to hide.
However, to those on the receiving end of any harmful actions in the now, all the theory in the world is nothing comparing to their pain. And for that reason, people feeling the pain usually know about atrocities earlier than the ones who are not impacted yet.
And yes, there is hope for humanity, but it doesn’t come from intellectual frameworks. It comes from honesty, sincerity, and willingness to be brave and explore the unknown, while being completely, completely grounded in love.
Two, I just recently interviewed Charles Eisenstein, we talked about our takes on conspiracies and what it means to each of us. It turned out to be a very good conversation, I’ll publish it soon!
And an important side note: I’ve been sitting on several very captivating and meaningful philosophical interviews that I did a long time ago and have not published yet since each of them requires a thoughtful article, and I want to do them justice and write in-depth articles from the right place on the inside. I will be publishing them soon, with apologies for the wait! I will also be sharing the interviews I did on other podcasts. Similarly, if you emailed me with general thoughts and didn’t hear back, this is strictly because there are only 24 hours in the day, one me, and I am doing my best! I read everything and feel great gratitude for all the kind words. So I want to explicitly express my respect and love and gratitude, from my heart. For real.
And finally, here is the interview I did recently with the wonderful Mickey Z.
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