Author Topic: Sufi Way: Building Up Character  (Read 1270 times)

Offline St.Justin

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Re: Sufi Way: Building Up Character
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2020, 10:36:51 PM »
I think Lord of the Flies sums up childhood in isolation quite well.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/09/the-real-lord-of-the-flies-what-happened-when-six-boys-were-shipwrecked-for-15-months

These were six teenagers, not children. Any playground is more horrific than this and a reflection of a chaos reigned in only by adult supervision.

Apropos the author

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A book whose subtitle is “A Hopeful History” should be welcome at a time when people are gagging for cheering news. It fits the mood too, appearing just as neighbours are helping neighbours, people are clapping for carers, and humans the world over are cooperating to save each other’s lives. What’s more, as some are talking of a radical fresh start once we emerge from this crisis, a 1945-style new settlement, Humankind offers a roadmap for how we might organise ourselves very differently.


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Fame would not be wholly unfamiliar to Bregman, who recently turned 32. He briefly became an online sensation at Davos last year when he turned on his audience, condemning the absurdity of the rich taking 1,500 private jets to hear David Attenborough warn of the climate crisis and, above all, their failure to pay their taxes or even to mention the word. He said he felt as if he were “at a firefighters’ conference and no one’s allowed to speak about water”.

Oh, I remember this c**t's face now.

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He had already made waves with his book Utopia for Realists, a call for a universal basic income or UBI: an idea once dismissed as absurd, but which seems positively mainstream now that the UK government is paying 80% of the wages of all those furloughed by the virus crisis.

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Bregman charts how Hobbes won the argument. Society and its key institutions –schools, companies, prisons – have been designed based on a set of bleak assumptions about human nature. But, Bregman says, the scientific evidence suggests those assumptions are badly flawed, that as a species we’ve been getting ourselves wrong for far too long.

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Back when we were hunter-gatherers, we roamed peacefully in the Garden of Eden; then we enclosed a square of land, called it our own, invented property and settled down to defend it, wars began and our innocence was lost.

Piss off. Another looney Scandinavian socialist, mollycoddled his whole life and cherry picking data to support a conclusion

Quit attacking people. You must have had one miserable childhood.
 

Offline The Theosist

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Re: Sufi Way: Building Up Character
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2020, 02:55:15 AM »
You want me to stop attacking an effeminate crypto-communist and atheist peddling a false anthropology that flies in the face Christian doctrine? No.
 

Offline Graham

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Re: Sufi Way: Building Up Character
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2020, 08:20:20 AM »
You want me to stop attacking an effeminate crypto-communist and atheist peddling a false anthropology that flies in the face Christian doctrine? No.

In the spirit of this thread, tell us some of the good things you see in the author.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2020, 08:23:15 AM by Graham »
 
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