Theophillis Goodyear: Boris Artzybasheff – A Visionary Who Perhaps Saw Reality More Clearly Than We Do

Boris Artzybasheff’s anthropomorphic illustrations are surreal and often bordering on the grotesque. But as I look at them I can’t help but think that they’re more accurate representations of contemporary reality than what most of us perceive as reality. Modern citizens have become so alienated that we aren’t even aware of the degree to which we’ve become alienated. Many of Artzybasheff’s illustrations are weapons …

Theophillis Goodyear: Two Books for Harmonization — The Way of the Truth, of Life, of Phi Beta Iota

I’ve had several translations of the I Ching Before, and this one is far superior to the rest. At first glance the advice in the various hexagrams may seem nearly the same, from one hexagram to the next; but the repetitions are examples of core Taoist philosophy, which tend to apply in almost any situation, …

Theophillis Goodyear: No Doomsday Gap – Facts Are Frauds, Because Truth is Wholeness

There is No Longer a Doomsday Gap: Facts Are Frauds, Because Truth is Wholeness The words facts, truth, and reality are the three most abused words in human history, because facts can be worse than useless when taken out of context. They can be used to intentionally distort reality. If we consider reality to be …

Theophillis Goodyear: The Gordian Knot of Grand Folly: How It Got Tangled and How to Untangle It

The Gordian Knot of Grand Folly: How It Got Tangled and How to Untangle It Marietta McCarthy is a professor of philosophy. She’s written a book called How Philosophy Can Save Your Life: 10 Ideas That Matter Most. It’s an excellent book because it condenses profound wisdom into a short list of key concepts, which …

Theophillis Goodyear: The Warrior Destroyers Most of All Kill Hope — 14 Year Old Genius with Asperger’s Syndrome a Symbol of Hope

The Warrior Destroyers Most of All Kill Hope Jacob Barnett is a 14 year old physics prodigy who may be smarter than Einstein. He’s the youngest person ever to be published in the prestigious physics journal: “Physical Review A.” He hopes to build on Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. He’s writing a book to help people …

Theophillis Goodyear: Remoteness & Abstraction: The Undoing of Humankind

Remoteness & Abstraction: The Undoing of Humankind Those are probably the best two words to ever describe the contemporary problem in simple terms. Americans supports wars because we are shielded from the horror. The more intelligent among us know that our military often kills tens of thousands of innocent people. But we don’t get a …

Theophillis Goodyear: Bring a Stupid Teen-Ager is Now a Felony

It may be idiocy but it is also fascism — zero tolerance means the state defines all speech as subject to state definition — both a tautalogical redundancy and a clear and present overturning of the Constitutional right to free speech. Teenagers, social media, and terrorism: a threat level hard to assess Authorities are leaning …

Theophillis Goodyear: A New Paradigm for New Times: Creators vs. Destroyers

Ayn Rand’s central paradigm is a dichotomy between those she calls makers and takers. The makers, in her opinion, are the industrialists. And the takers are people who favor any kind of government social program or anyone who relies on such a program. But perhaps the most accurate paradigm for the 20th and 21st centuries …

Theophillis Goodyear: The Second Enlightment Emergent Now — Comment by Bojan Radej

The Second Enlightenment Has Emerged: We Should Call It What It Is Have you ever noticed that there’s no convenient, sufficient, or satisfying way to pull all the threads together of all the inter-related branches of wisdom that we’re always talking about? despite the fact that they all seem to be part of the same …

Theophillis Goodyear: Time for an Open-Source Truth Blitz on CNN and the Boston Bombing Story — Calling All Bloggers — Kick the Crap Out of CNN, Fox Et Al on Boston NOW — May the Force Be With You!

This is a response to Owl’s post Owl: Public Awake, Major Media Shredded — the Revolution IS Being Televised! CNN is having ratings problems. If their subterfuge in Boston becomes common knowledge they will loose credibility and even more viewers. It would be a shot fired across the bow of every other news network. All …

Theophillis Goodyear: Alan Nordstrom on What Wisdom Requires

A very concise and salient, 213 word essay on wisdom, by Alan Nordstrom: What Wisdom Requires eight high points: 1. regulate our behavior sanely and rationally 2. comprehend the consequences of our decisions and customs 3. practice kindness toward others who are similarly struggling to thrive 4. practice humane behavior and transcend the brute instinct …