China has more students in University than the USA and India combined.


 

 
More hits on this blog, with ‘intellectual enquiries’ from China – than from anywhere else.
 
China ‘cushions world slump’. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7177397.stm
 
We maybe somewhat alike in thinking, with the (modern) advantages of understanding fully ‘secularism and humanism’.
 
No doubt, the many outstanding ‘Human Rights’ questions in China will be solved by ‘International Pressure’ over time, which may not be possible with the ‘more entrenched’ (psychologically) abuses that exist in (some) Western Countries. I hope the Chinese can forgive us for our appalling conduct of the opium trade and wars.
 
A sore point, "How primitive is your culture (country)"? 50% of Americans think that they were ‘created’ as they are now and 87% believe in God.
 
"In every primitive (anthropological anomie/anomy – anomic, bricoleurs or Bricolage and pre-logical)  tribe we find the medicine man in the centre of society and it is easy to show that the medicine man (sometimes: a leader, politician, doctor, celebrity or royal – one who knows what is best for all others) is either a neurotic or a psychotic or at least that his art is based on the same mechanisms as a neurosis or a psychosis. Human groups are actuated by their group ideals, and these are always based on the infantile situation. The infancy situation is modified or inverted by the process of maturation, again modified by the necessary adjustment to reality, yet it is there and supplies those unseen libidinal ties without which no human groups could exist. The medicine men are the leaders in this infantile game and the lightning conductors of common anxiety. They fight the demons so that others can hunt the pray and in general fight reality." Geza Roheim, ‘The Origin and Function of Culture’.
 
"Through time… there emerges a power, held and manipulated perhaps by a priest, a warrior, a manager, or a charismatic madman who just happens to be the genealogical leader of the largest kin group in the now heterogenous social fabric. The power itself represents a quantum leap over anything previosly weilded, but it is a long time before the weilders of the new power realize its full extent and possibilities. Far from being a conscious creation of naturally power hungry psychological types, it is at least as probable that the power developes more rapidly than the abilities of its handlers". ‘The Evolution of Political Society’ Morton Fried – Ref, ‘The Domestication Of The Human Species’ Peter Wilson.
 
Three-quarters of the teachers felt they had an obligation to alert their pupils to the dangers of patriotic sentiments.

Only 9% of teachers thought schools should actively promote patriotism. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/default.stm

 
 
"Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion and ideologies". Ref, see, Memes and Memetics.
  
Or, "Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religions, nationalism, racism and other ‘destructive memeplexes".
 
Riven by class and no social mobility – Britain 2007. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2195560,00.html
 
Oh, "What we could of had if the silly buggers had not taken us to war"?
 
Conducted in such an appalling manner, mostly by the sit at home authorities, Foreign Office UK. Ref, Secret Rendition. Public Hero, Derek Pasquill. "Derek is an extremely brave individual. At huge risk he got government policy out, it was legitimate to put it in the public domain. There is an argument that this was a debate which should have been heard in public." The decision to charge Mr Pasquill led to accusations authorities acted because they were more worried about embarrassing revelations than protecting state secrets. He had to wait 20 months for a resolution! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7179247.stm

About luckyme0

My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! https://charleslizzy.com/2011/08/06/independent-schools-inspectorate-isi-marketing-spirituality-buzzword-or-maybe-even-for-you-to-shiver-at-the-something/ The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book http://www.bbcshop.com/science+nature/the-ascent-of-man/invt/9781849901154/ with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Diamond
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