Posts

Kang Yu-wei 1898 delighted "Xi Jinping’s 2014 emphasis on Confucius has a modern-day political purpose." but for good reason not the History Departments of Futan University and Shanghai Teachers' University, 1976

Image
"Xi Jinping’s emphasis on Confucius has a modern-day political purpose." The Chinese Communist Party's Confucian Revival,
"As Chairman Mao said, "In old China it was a crime to talk about reforms, and offenders would be beheaded or imprisoned."(History-Departments-of-Futan-University-and-Shanghai-Teachers'-University, 1976, p. 117)*

"It is clear that from the moment Kang Yu-wei began his reform activities he clung to the two most deeply entrenched "authorities" – the theoretical dictates of Confucius and the political power of the Emperor. The bourgeoisie revealed its nature at its first appearance, showed itself to be weak and thorough in making revolution, and tied in a hundred and one ways to the feudal class. Confucius* and the Emperor to were already in fact political corpses towards the close of the 19th century, but Kang Yue-wei still attempted to treat them with bourgeois reformism and then use them to enact a new play on the stag…

DRIFT TO DARKNESS: “if the Yankee doesn’t look out these so-called Yankees of the East are going to beat him at his own game.”

Excerpts from James Scherer’s JAPAN’S ADVANCE, 1934
“If the average American cannot be reached with up-to-date information about Japan someday there may be trouble between the two countries. At present his ignorance of his next-door neighbour is colossal. The Japanese know us and our history vastly better than we know them and theirs. “There is no darkness but ignorance” Shakespeare said, and war is a thing of darkness. Not only so. If the Yankee doesn’t look out the so-called Yankees of the East are going to beat him at his own game. For his own sake he ought to know what they are doing. Perhaps they can teach him some things, who knows? Perhaps even it would be to his advantage to make up his mind to sit down at the same table with them and try to reach an economic understanding, a working agreement.
There is a new Japan. This is what it says to the Man in the street across the Pacific:
"The United States possesses a vast territory, rich in natural resources and in the number and …

Islamic State the Muslim Finishing School: Turkey's Muslim President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ''Democracy is like a streetcar. When you come to your stop, you get off. .. The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets, and the believers our soldiers.”

Image
"Western observers are often blind to social currents within the Muslim world. During the Arab Spring revolutions of 2011, outside analysts confidently predicted that the uprisings would marginalize the jihadist movement in favor of more moderate and democratic reformers. In fact, the opposite happened.."
The Coming Islamic Culture War, Foreign Affairs, By Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Nathaniel Barr, March 4, 2017

An individual does not simply arrive at a cultural institution primed with a necessarily mutually understood "categorization engine" enabling "automatic labels that come naturally to mind and that belong intrinsically to things and entities", without the complicity of a culture's peaceful & law abiding many who imbue within the individual the 'understanding, reasoning, language, and communication' attributes to align with the cultural institutions foundation ethics-morals-values-beliefs-motivation, social/political method and aim-pu…

Psychologists-Sociologists involved in the promotion of the notions of populism had better start reflecting why it is they have invented-participated in creation of a deviance categorisation - for what inevitably follows?

Psychologists-Sociologists involved in the promotion of the notions of populism had better start reflecting why it is they have invented-participated in creation of a deviance categorisation - for what inevitably follows?

1. As the world population increases and nations become larger, government becomes a huge and sprawling affair, whose left hand often knoweth not what the right hand doeth. Its power increases in order to unify more completely an ever larger population. As life becomes more complex, more and more powers hitherto unthought of (such as assigning television channels) become vested in government- but in appointed, not elected, government. In the United States, for example, more and more power centers in the executive branch of the government. The legislative branch, directly elected by the people , becomes too slow and cumbersome to make necessary quick decisions, while simultaneously it becomes less representative, since one member of congress represents an even larger …

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) & Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) "The time has come for us to be honest with ourselves and indeed each other." Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's president, 2015

Image
"The time has come for us to be honest with ourselves and indeed each other." Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's president, 2015

Champs-Élysées shooting suspect showed 'no sign' of radicalisation, France24, 2017-04-21

""no sign" of radicalisation"

The parents and fellow adherents would concur as Western security forces now do. Why is it we cannot see what we previously took for a radical perspective is now as normative as it is amongst Muslim adherents themselves.

Our Western definitions of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity now include significantly different rationale worldview perspectives which were completely diametrically opposed to our own Western ideals. For example take the 1968 French definition of feminism and compare it to that which is promoted by social ‘scientists’ in our universities today.

Are we any longer able to determine the difference between evil and good, or even allowed to without being determined a deviant?

“Building Community Resilien…