Posts Tagged ‘Understanding’

Debunking the Myth of the Bad Child

The notion that children must be controlled, coerced, and hit is a vestigial cultural organ of society; it is unneeded and destructive. Neuropsychology has undermined this lie that children have to be controlled in order to be brought up well, as upstanding and virtuous people. At roughly two years of age, children are growing and developing…

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I was Spanked and I Turned Out OK—or did I?

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Most everyone has heard or used the phrase, “I was spanked and I turned out ok.” This expression represents acceptance of kid hitting. It sits at the heart of American spanking culture and conjures similar phrases like, “My parents spanked me and that is why I spank my kids,” and “if more children were spanked there…

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Anarchy and Emotion: Toward a Softer Aesthetic for Freedom

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(Note: This is Part 1 in a 3 part series covering Hard Versus Soft anarchism, the doctrine of Relationalism, and movement toward the Sensual Society. This is my attempt to professionally reconcile the underlying truth of psychological findings with voluntaryist anarchism.) “The world will not know peace until we learn to understand each other’s emotions” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl…

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Healing Madness with Communication, Conversation, and Love

HEALING MADNESS WITH COMMUNICATION, CONVERSATION, AND LOVE

  Does anyone believe schizophrenia (madness) can be “cured” with conversation only—with words and human connection alone? Most modern psychiatrists deny that this is possible. They claim that schizophrenia is a permanent brain disease. But a new form of therapy is challenging that old perspective.

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Stop the Plague of Pseudoscience From Contaminating Anarchism

STOP THE PLAGUE OF PSEUDOSCIENCE FROM CONTAMINATING ANARCHISM

In anarchist communities, there are many more self-help and spiritual gurus gaining popularity. Anarcho-mystics are the primary personality. They have become acceptable enough to become a counterculture meme within anarchism. Everywhere I look, I see charlatans, snake oil dealers, tricksters, and quacks. The only difference between garden variety new age folks and these people is the label. They wear the…

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Anarchism Takes Courage: Helping People Escape the Cult of Normalcy

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Anarchism is about courage. It takes poise to help people escape the cult of normalcy, wherein they revel in a haze of disinterest and violence and depravity. But when anarchists attempt to persuade people to discard love of their culture coma, of blood and carnage, they usually get a counterattack in the form of dismissive slander and appeals to State piety. But it…

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Demons in the City of Love

Demons

A planned “terrorist” assault hit Paris with force. Over a hundred people were killed during the rampage. The perpetrators, according to news sources (mainstream and alternative), came in with AK-47’s and bombs strapped to their bodies. The worst part of the attack happened at a concert hall. That is where the majority of the causalities took place. The…

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