Hand of Ananke

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Being “Nice” And Complacency Doctrine

I used to have a real bad temper. I rarely hurt other people, at least in my adult life, but you would not want to be a wall, chair or end table around me when my ire was raised. I could yell with the best of them and whether or not I was right or wrong about the issue at hand is ultimately immaterial, because I was so very wrong in how I reacted. I wreaked havoc on those around me and was…

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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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As If White Guilt Were Not Problematic Enough (TW: racism, violence)

White people only know a few of the names. By now we all know Trayvon Martin. A few will remember Darius Simmons, and fewer still will remember Renisha McBride. There are no data on this, but I would be willing to bet that most of those of us who do know these, or other, names feel very badly about it. Why they will thump their chests and tell you how terrible it is that we live in such a racist…

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