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by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Most things may never happen: this one will
Replies: 0
Views: 503

Most things may never happen: this one will

Aubade BY PHILIP LARKIN I work all day, and get half-drunk at night. Waking at four to soundless dark, I stare. In time the curtain-edges will grow light. Till then I see what’s really always there: Unresting death, a whole day nearer now, Making all thought impossible but how And where and when I s...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Foucault's "discourse"
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

Re: Foucault's "discourse"

For examination, left-wing post-modern theorists can be divided into two schools of thought. The first school consists of scholars who understand post-modernism as an epoch in Western history. Most are self-identified Marxists or post-Marxists. Representative thinkers include Frederic Jameson, Davi...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Foucault's "discourse"
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

Re: Foucault's "discourse"

The anarchist FAQ?
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Foucault's "discourse"
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

Re: Foucault's "discourse"

Tyvm again. Is there a good online resource which discusses the kind of Marxist critique of capitalism while avoiding all of this critical theory kind of thing?
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Foucault's "discourse"
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

Re: Foucault's "discourse"

Ty for your response. Just so I understand - you mean that this kind of thing is not really Marxist?
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity
Replies: 17
Views: 1448

Re: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

... the head of the line in Starbucks Speaking of Starbucks. So, yes, the Starbucks manager in Philadelphia screwed up. And the Starbucks response to that lapse in judgment is a classic case study in responsible crisis communications. Starbucks President and CEO Kevin Johnson apologized and flew to...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Foucault's "discourse"
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

Foucault's "discourse"

Foucault explores the many “discourse-formations” that structure our negotiation of knowledge and power in a given society at a given time. Each discourse has its own specific history of emergence and entails a certain set of rules that govern what objects may be spoken of within the discourse, wha...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity
Replies: 17
Views: 1448

Re: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

Caoimhghín wrote: Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:42 pm Like the Buddhadharma, one wonders?
Who knows. As religions go it does seem to be pretty miserable.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity
Replies: 17
Views: 1448

Re: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

Queequeg wrote: Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:39 pm soy latte and a soy mocha latte
I prefer venti pike with half and half.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity
Replies: 17
Views: 1448

Re: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

This is the authors' prognosis for "centrism", by the way: To counter existential polarization, a solution calling for a collaboration in the name of centrism has been held out. On the surface, this seems precisely the kind of compromise and rejection of extremism that is needed, inviting, as it doe...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity
Replies: 17
Views: 1448

Re: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

I think it's worth defending and expanding on the ideas that arose with Liberal Democracies. Freedom of speech, human rights, individual dignity etc. However, there's a lot that goes along with "modernity" that doesn't fit in those categories, and I think most of his definition is bunk. It sounds l...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity
Replies: 17
Views: 1448

Re: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

I'm really tired of "the progressive left" being equated with a bunch of twitter identity politics crusaders. This article is silly, it's easy to argue against someone else's ideology when you just make it up and caricature it. What I would be interested in is whether you agree with the authors' ch...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity
Replies: 17
Views: 1448

Re: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

The reason I like the essay is that it is certainly centrism, but it is not tepid. Between the "ludicrous choices" of Postmodern Utopia and the lost Golden Age what else is there except a growing realization, that is perhaps tragic, that all we can do is merely do our best with the cards we have bee...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity
Replies: 17
Views: 1448

A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

“Modernity” is the name for the profound cultural transformation which saw the rise of representative democracy, the age of science, the supersedence of reason over superstition, and the establishment of individual liberties to live according to one’s own values. At its core, it values empowering t...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Desert island book
Replies: 45
Views: 3923

Re: Desert island book

Mahamudra: The Moonlight, Dakpo Tashi Namgyal.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: An abundance of pictures and video clips
Replies: 11
Views: 2097

Re: An abundance of pictures and video clips

We live in a meme culture, like it or not.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Working with anger
Replies: 23
Views: 3122

Re: Working with anger

Johnny Dangerous wrote: Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:38 pm age
Yes lol the older I get, the tireder I get, the less energy I have for getting angry. Must indeed have something to do with the
Johnny Dangerous wrote: Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:38 pm kids
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Working with anger
Replies: 23
Views: 3122

Re: Working with anger

Ayu wrote: Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:57 pm ... nip it in bud, stop it as long as it is small.
Yes. but not easy to do. The more I practice the better it gets but it is still a problem.

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