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Defeating the Devil Within

Represented by the belief systems of the world

Let’s be clear that any idea of a devil, of an antichrist like all the gods are man-made constructions. The real division is about tangible knowledge versus belief. Belief systems tend to argue that life is only meaningful when seen from their particular point of view. But the key word is belief which pales in comparison to common sense and real knowledge.

When we look at the world, even as you read this text your visual perception only picks up elements in the detail and your mind completes the picture of the words even before you begin to interpret them, and how you interpret is dependent on how your

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Capitalism

A cancer corrupting Humanity

Most people see capitalism is a good thing and nestled within democracy that we mask ask if this is actually a good thing for us and is it really contained within democracy?

Perhaps we should first ask what is capitalism? Capital begins with some form of asset in other words if you create an idea, you can share that idea by giving it away without expectation of reward or you can attach a reward value. But capitalism begins when you attach value to the idea or thing that you have created and can persuade someone to pay your price.

In early human society perhaps a man takes a piece of stone and transformed it into a

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Lies at play

The game of international diplomacy crumbles

Perhaps we should call this article “Russia gate” and perhaps it is only picked on because it dares to be different although it is not that much different because after all, like you and I the Russians want to be happy and they’re quite capable of doing it in their own way without any reliance on the US dollar, foreign aid or ripping anyone off.

Russia is not a superpower and as population is shrinking as it continues to recover from the collapse of the old Soviet Union which left the population traumatised while at the same time swimming against a flood of negative criticism from all quarters. Russia today stands accused of many

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Thinking about Democracy

A noble sentiment that has failed

Most of us were taught in school that democracy was a Greek idea adopted by the civilised world but is this really true? To understand the principle of democracy we need to step back to the first hunter gatherer humanoids to walk the planet, but it’s helpful to begin looking at animal groups.

Within the species that hunt and feed off other animals, they tend to be more solitary although they do congregate more closely when food is abundant. In the instance of lions, their society is matriarchal although while they are ruled over by a male, is typically the oldest female that makes the most important decisions and the rest of the pride

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History and Collapse of the Roman Empire

Empires are unsustainable

It was only a short time ago in evolutionary terms that Rome was simply a small city-state with no more significance than any other state in the region. Perhaps it happened that traders from India, Persia, Greece and North Africa passed through Rome seeded new ideas that some early Romans turned their minds to trade, usery and the accumulation of power? But its is clear they borrowed heavily from the Greeks in developing a hierarchical social structure, military techniques, arts and culture.

As Rome’s power grew, it absorbed neighbouring states until it controlled the entire Mediterranean region making it as most history books tell us was the world’s greatest empire.

This is not exactly true, long

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Politicking

And why things are the way they are

Most of us are familiar with ideas like politicians are the most untrustworthy species and that our world is in a mess due to their incompetence. But to understand why the world is the way it is and the failure of your political systems, we need to step back and summarise the evolutionary process that brought us to this point.

It’s fairly well known that we evolved from hunter gatherer tribes where sometimes one person was the leader and sometimes decision-making was more democratic. There is no one fits all description but things changed more quickly with the advent of agriculture and perhaps more importantly, the use of money and the development

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Neo-Liberal Fascism

The destroyers of the world

It’s a popular opinion that we live in free and fair democratic societies where human rights apply, and that every individual has rights and freedoms according to their class. All those rights and freedoms are decided by the individual, and providing they don’t cause harm to anyone that matters, almost anything is permissible.

At an individual level, rights and freedoms are limited by laws and social conventions, but at a governmental or corporate level, things are very different. As a society we have fair degree of tolerance towards small-time bludgers and scam artists who if they are caught may suffer a loss of assets and sometimes prison time.

At a governmental and corporate level,

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Obesity

A Life imbalance

Over the past 100 years, obesity in the developed world has become a disease. The sedentary lifestyle, combined with an excess of refined foods is leading to a quarter of the population having to compromise their lives due to the effects of excess weight and they fall risk to diabetes and other dietary related problems.

The dieting industry has a high failure rate and diet alone seldom works. What does work is a fundamental change in life style which includes dietary changes. Diet programs regularly fail and people try many different and often expensive programs without any significant results.

So why do some people get fat while others don’t?

While two people may eat an almost identical

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Democracy

Politics of promise turned politics of enslavement

The idea of democracy existed in ancient India and like many great ideas it travelled west. But due to the inaccuracies of history, the credit for inventing democracy went to the Greeks. At its heart, democracy represents the idea that every individual human being has a right to decide their own destiny, but because we live in a society of individuals that the majority opinion should win any argument relating to governance and law.

This sounds like a very noble idea, but if we look at the modern world we consider democracy has appears to have failed. The reasons for failure are that people are generally disconnected from life and to put it

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