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by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 7934

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

The Buddha was definitely prosperity and profit oriented in his advice to lay people, at least the way he is represented everywhere in the sūtras. Speaking to an audience 2500 years ago, the audience that lived in a world 2500 years away from ours -- the audience consisting of people starkly differ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 7934

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:37 pm
So your imagined wobbly factory is not privately owned by its workers? And profit is not an end? That isn't even Buddhist.
Evidently your Buddha is not my Buddha.

Thank goodness Buddhism =/= Buddhadharma.
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 7934

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Capitalism: (1) private ownership of the means of production (which implies the owner/worker division), and (2) production for profit. Economics 101. In other words: no, cooperatives are not intrisically capitalist, though they may co-inhabit the economic space with capitalist enterprises (assuming ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 7934

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:00 pm
treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:56 pm
PuerAzaelis wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:35 pm
What's a Wobblie.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industria ... _the_World
Just capitalism by another name.
Black is white, etc.
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 7934

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:32 pm
treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:29 pm
I think it is high time we agreed to disagree, Malcolm.
What's the point of that?
I am not quite sure if I understand your question.
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 7934

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

We have been here before. You know what I will reply.
I think it is high time we agreed to disagree, Malcolm.
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 7934

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Right, sure —— we can change our entire approach to things because Marx said our thought was dialectical...really, this is very weak. I sometimes wonder whether you actually want to understand what people you talk to are saying. No matter. We will never see a greentopia in our lifetime. No we will ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 7934

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Sarkar is a major voice in that discourse. Not in Europe. Most socialists these days are democratic socialists. Ok, you mean they advocate for a coordinated market economy -- this is still Capitalism. No. I do not mean social democracy (e.g., Bernie Sanders) but democratic socialism . Where "democr...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 7934

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Really? Than why does Saral Sarkar insist that it will be necessary in his Ecosocialism book? Sarkar is ultimately a marginal figure, in no way representative of ecosocialism (which so far has been a fundamentally heterogenous phenomenon), let alone socialism in general. Most socialists these days ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 7934

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

No Malcolm, it really is not. Genuine social ownership and democratic control of the means of production in Venezuela? Look, the Maduro people claim they are socialists. They, like Chavez, claim that they are preserving surpluses from oil revenue for the people. This is completely consistent with M...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 7934

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

By the way: Venezuela is not, and has never been, a socialist state. Sure it is. No Malcolm, it really is not. Genuine social ownership and democratic control of the means of production in Venezuela? It is a mixture of a typical neoliberal state and what Chomsky aptly calls a "state capitalist econ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 7934

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Austerity is the path to bankruptcy. Kirt Austerity measures are touted as a means to pay off debt, but really they are just a justification to implement monetarist neo-liberal policies (to destroy universal education and medical care, lower wages, reduce pensions, etc...) Austerity measures are a ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 7934

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Austerity measures are touted as a means to pay off debt, but really they are just a justification to implement monetarist neo-liberal policies (to destroy universal education and medical care, lower wages, reduce pensions, etc...) Austerity measures are a political tool for concentrating capital a...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5497
Views: 477329

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Perhaps someone can help me with this one... When participating in the Mandarava Drubchen retreat, is there a commitment that one should be there for the entirety of the retreat? Unless this retreat is like no other Mandarava Drubchen (and I am fairly certain it is not), there is no commitment of t...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 7934

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

We were given a choice between a turd pie and a crap sandwich...I realized I didnt have to choose either...so I didnt. That being said, I do believe that in the long term that history will show that trump is the very slightly lesser of two evils...not to mention the fact that the far left is just a...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5497
Views: 477329

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:56 pm
Has anybody been able to watch/listen to the Mandarava Puja webcasted today? There seems to be a *serious* issue with webcasts...
Bump?
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5497
Views: 477329

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Has anybody been able to watch/listen to the Mandarava Puja webcasted today? There seems to be a *serious* issue with webcasts...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5497
Views: 477329

Re: ChNN WEBCAST TOMORROW

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by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5497
Views: 477329

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Pero wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:40 pm
heart wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:43 pm
Pero wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:11 pm

Wish you hadn't mentioned that. I took a look and now just feel more disgusted with tulku businesses.
It is really just Tibetan business in the end,

/magnus
I suppose you're right.
But then ChNN does want us to read his book, does he not?