In our fourth episode we discuss the film The Sound of My Voice, and the issues therein, including cults, the nature of history and rationality. With your usual co-hosts Ken Vallario and Eric Duffy, expect wild tangents, but there will be no spoilers in this episode, but as always Byron King will deliver another excellent [...]
I am taking a stab at my own body of thought. And it might be a mistake…a part of my philosophical system that does not hold up…but nonetheless, here it goes. When I am tackling the mystery with one of my fellow philosophers, when we are discussing the radical changes in our political/social/existential environ, whenever [...]
In this series I will frame the way I want to be perceived by my colleagues. I want to be the philosophical back-door man.
I posit that the following video is to our time what Plato’s dialogues were to his. The use of video allows for a kind of perfect reading that was impossible in earlier times, giving us a chance to meditate not just on the words spoken but the interpersonal dynamics, the subtext, that will make the [...]
Four years ago I was somewhat active in sharing my excitement and support for Barack Obama. Now as we move toward another election, one that I feel is truly pointless because of the complete obfuscation of truth in our democracy, I am sharing campaign videos to point out the stylistic manipulations used by this administration [...]
Parable on the Truth Seeker Imagine one day you decided you wanted to see the sun up close, that you wanted to look right at the surface of the thing. So you left Earth and entered the vacuum that exists between knowing and unknowing, setting your eyes directly upon the goal. Not bothering to notice [...]
Two items today. 1. Hilarious parody of the new Tom Hanks movie I have no interest in seeing…dealing with 911 issues, and the madness caused by thinking too much about the anomalous nature of those events. 2. More seriously, if you are interested in hacking, and what it means to the unfolding of the 21st [...]
Another example of truth being covered up by corporate interests.
more hope, found within the machine…this young woman is a saint in my mind, and will serve as a model for my work this year on globatron….we must get out there again, and let our society know that we mean to be heard…bravo!!!! for speech full text click the link here
Free will depends upon ignorance. Only when we cannot be sure of the results of our choice is that choice meaningful.
Ok, this post is in response to a bit of discussion going on over at one of Globatron’s posts about David Icke…and I have a theory, that I will use this video to support. My theory is that David Icke is a lizard..and that he wants to present lizards as people of power because he [...]
The following is a quick recording I made to respond to a comment posted on a recent discussion we have been having…I will post the comment below, authored by a new commenter by the name of Kip…welcome to the discussion! A short audio response to the comment below… Yes, Akbar, war in itself is a [...]
My dearest Greg, You, like so many in our time, having seen a speech from Wall Street, the movie, have made a mistake that many 10 year olds of my generation used to make, wanting to dress up like Darth Vader for Halloween…Because you see, Gordon Gekko, representative of human greed as a source of [...]
History is imperfect like humanity. How we relate to that fact, or to history itself is indicative of our relationship with our fellows.
Anybody who has read globatron for a while knows that Akbar Lightning loves nothing more than controversy. It’s true…but I think that such tensions, if dismissed, can be lost opportunities for the revelation of real knowledge, the kind that comes when a few people do things differently. I am pasting an email below, the one [...]
About me or not about me? That is the question. Akbar Lightning 2010
The “Mother’s Day Proclamation” by Julia Ward Howe was one of the early calls to celebrate Mother’s Day in the United States. Written in 1870, Howe’s Mother’s Day Proclamation was a pacifist reaction to the carnage of the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War. The Proclamation was tied to Howe’s feminist belief that women [...]
Don’t trade your passion for fashion. Akbar Lightning 2010
in this talk, Akbar Lightning defends his love of haters…and presents the philosophical structure that drives this paradox…
this is a clip from Examined Life, a documentary featuring 10 philosophers, very well done, simple, not flashy but clear and concise…
There are two questions that are just below the social consciousness that relate to the future of government and democracy. First, we are very afraid to discuss in any detail how we ought to consider intelligence in relation to the rights of self-government in a democratic society. In other words, in a country that is [...]
History is not dead. However, never before have so many people wanted to perceive it in the present. This is the paralysis we feel when confronting our place in the world, as we seek to inject ourselves into a perceived narrative arc, an allegorical illusion inculcated by a mechanized system of culture. Many people call [...]
Mark Creegan was right.
What is Profit? Akbar’s Meditations: Take the question above and think about it, but take the first instinctual response and dig deeper. What is profit? What is it? What is a real world example? How does it work? What is it grounded in? Is it good? Is it bad? Is it real? What is its [...]