Posts tagged Structural Violence

Preserving “The Pyramid” – the reason things are the way they are…

"Things are the way they are because they have been designed to be this way," a friend of mine said. "It's all about preserving The Pyramid." What's The Pyramid? Let me tell you... "The Pyramid" (according to my friend) is a method of social, economic and political organisation that is at the core of every human civilisation from the Egyptians to Hindus to Monarchies to Capitalism. All the big political conflicts come down to one thing: The Pyramid. Conflicts are either initiated by Read more [...]

Chocolate slavery and the tragic flaw of humanity in the 21st century

Didn't they abolish slavery a couple of hundred years ago? Well no - it continues... and it continues such to provide the "haves" with what (in my opinion) is the most delicious tasting delightful experience of all my being: chocolate. In my opinion there is NOTHING worse than physical slavery and nothing better than chocolate, and so I face the greatest polarity in my world: the best and worse wrapped into a block of bitter sweetness. Can you believe that in today's day and age some humans Read more [...]

Sex or chess? Peace, the world’s trump card

So yesterday I enjoyed a little rant about the game our governments, supported by the people’s consumer-driven values, are playing with military pawns, strategically placed towers, and other oil-powered weaponry. We established the difficulty in knowing what sources we can trust, but decided that either way whatever moral and immoral tactics the governments are using with their present day “war of wants”, it is the westerners that gain the lifestyle benefits of cheap clothes and food and transport Read more [...]

Empowering women & the role of men

Empowering women has been said to be the "silver bullet" to ending poverty. Studies have shown that an increase in the income of women directly correlates with increases in the education and nutrition of children. These children will lead longer and more fulfilling lives, and an upward spiral will begin as they can provide better education and nutrition to their children. Increases in the income of men have no correlation with children's education and nutrition, but instead correlate with increases Read more [...]

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