Posts tagged: Nature



Equality also means that European Dutch are welcome in BES

During the past 50 years Antillean policy has been to keep Dutch nationals from Holland (‘European Dutch’ nationals) out, treating them like foreigners basically.
This was all done quite legally, even with Holland’s consent. European Dutch people like to dispute this, but art. 3, section 1, sub f ...

A Sufi Prayer and a World Anthem

An inspiring e-mail is a joy for ever. Today we received one such: a universal Sufi prayer. According to Wikipedia Sufism, or rather the Sufi Way, is "a science whose objective is the reparation of the heart and turning it away from all else but God". One of the best known Sufi masters, Ibn ‘Ajiba, ...

Separation of Powers Animalistic

The much-hailed political device known as the ‘separation of powers’ is animalistic in nature. It originated from and is based on mistrust in man’s ability to handle power. If we look at how chimpanzees handle power and base our political system thereon, we would end up with dictatorship. Now, the ...

Buddhist Monks stage Protests across Myanmar (Burma)

It is our aim to write from a Caribbean perspective. However, major developments around the world cannot be ignored. The case for democracy in Myanmar (Burma) demands attention. Aung San Suu Kyi has led a non-violent campaign against a military dictatorship in Myanmar (Burma) ever since 1988. She ...

We have no other choice

Union leaders are waiting for capitalism to bite hard. Then they’ll make their come-back. And capitalism is already biting. It is in capitalism’s nature – greed – to bite. That’s why Socialists are waiting for just a little more greed. When things get real hard for the masses, they’ll strike again. ...

Hurricanes; Drive for Caribbean Unity

The ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao) once again were spared the full force of hurricane Felix. It was again somewhat of a near miss.  Our islands are lucky. We seem to always escape. Felix, which grew to a category five storm as it churned through the Caribbean, has made landfall in Central ...

Participatory Economics (‘Parecon’) vs. Binary Economics

Judging by Wikipedia’s description of ‘Parecon’, it can be characterized as anarchistic socialism. This is borne out clearly by Wikipedia’s sub-heading under its item on ‘Parecon’, reading ‘Comparison with other Socialist Movements’. Now, we are not saying: ‘Wikipedia says so, therefore it is so’. ...

Free Tibet

‘A group of Tibetans were arrested in western China after public calls for the return of Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama’, the BBC Internet reports on 3 August 2007. ‘The incident took place on 1 August at a festival in Litang town in western Sichuan’, Radio Free Asia and the ...

Cat Predicts Patient deaths

You’d better get rid of the cat. For if the patients start believing that the cat can predict their death, the suggestion would indeed kill them. This is how Voodoo magic works. First you create a belief, then you use the belief in a suggestion, and - lo and behold! - the magic works! For example, ...

Light is the veil of god

The broad conclusion is, then, that God is beyond light. There is a Sun beyond the sun, in other words. But who is to say that the Biblical text could not mean that God is both the light and that which is beyond the light? In other words, maybe the Creator and the created are one? Viewed thus, God ...

Nature is to Man as Man is to God

What has all this got to do with God and Man? We don’t know how this ratio can be applied to the relationship between God and Man, but perhaps the wonder at our sense of beauty triggered by it gave somebody the idea that Nature, Man and God are proportioned likewise, i.e. that Nature is to Man as ...

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