Hand of Ananke

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Posts tagged "philosophy"

The Co-Opting Of “Karma”

I want to put it right out there that I have not read the Bhagavad Gita. I am not an expert on karma, whether it is the Hindu vision of it, the Buddhist vision of it, or the Granola Chomping, New Agey, Buddha-Lite vision of it. I have read here and there, I listen,  and I pay attention. To my understanding, and please, actual experts on it correct me if I am wrong, it is not some tit for tat,…

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Staying the Course Consequences Be Damned

Remember a few years ago when so many of us had fun at the Bush administration’s insistence that we “stay the course.” It was ridiculous, of course, and we said so. The idea of continuing with the course of action despite evidence it is wrong is not just silly, it is outright dangerous and eleven years, and ten thousand plus American lives later, we see that. That administrations detractors have…

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Abortion, Animal Rights, The Death Penalty, Vegeterianism and Ethical Laziness

I came across a meme today, a picture of an empty electric chair with the claim that it was the cure for pedophilia. I am not fan of child abusers, who would be, and indeed have a particular loathing for them. That said, it saddens me to see so many memes like that. I am also not a fan of the death penalty but every corner of the internet and every place on the ideological spectrum seems to like…

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