I was about to critique this site as more of the mindfulness confusion only to discover it had (in ten sections, or webpages) its own such critique with links to Buddhist sites, Pema Chodron and much else.
Starting a real third edition (or draft), with the basics already in a Kindle and paperback version.
The basic text stays the same but a new chapter is starting with a rearranged set of appendices…
The text is mostly done, but with space for notes, new chapters/ appendices…
We can start a third edition and/or create a short rendering as an essay and/or a new book. The Marxists will completely boycott The Last Revolution. At some point, people will ask, how could you not?
The argument as noted often is about ‘virtual revolution’. Before doing anything we must consider the nature of the case, and the ‘revolution model’ makes us think holistically about a complex problem with many dimensions. There is little chance of revolutionary action save only that the rise of the right demands a potential response. The US system is in trouble: we can at least subject it to critique, with a reminder of how democracy arose in modern times.
The public approval of the Supreme Court has sunk to a historic new low, as a result of what can only be viewed as radical decisions that ignore past precedents and appear to be partisan in nature.Justice Elena Kagan said earlier this month about the Court’s history: “The very worst moments have been times when judges have even essentially reflected one party’s or one ideology’s set of views in their legal decisions.”A decision by a majority of Justices to adopt the fringe “independent state legislature theory” would open the door to state legislatures passing laws that would rig elections without any check by state courts and would let loose hyper-partisan Republican legislatures to further polarize the country.
This text lurks in the background for many of our discussions here. Decoding World History is an attempt to produce a simplified account, but the first version (or fourth edition, 2012) remains the core text. The book takes you as close to a real theory of evolution as you are likely to get, period but in the reign of Darwinism that is an unacceptable statement, the book banned at once by the Darwin propaganda machine. Beyond that, it points to the core structural dynamic of world history. No theory is possible with such a mysterious complexity. The book seems to collate ‘historical evolution of civilizations’ and ‘evolution in deep time, of organisms’ but the two are probably related. We can’t full obsere or understand this mysterious ‘glimpse of evolution’ but we can describe it and explore its strange immensity. This ‘non-random’ pattern ‘exhibits’ that dynamic in action and it makes sense in what it does. We can begin a series of discussions here. The book is not as hard as it looks or seems to many readers: the core idea is a simple chronology, as described in ‘Decoding…’ The problem seems the style but there again I am unsure it is so difficult. I have asked advice on this and from one I was advised to rewrite it with a book editor and then from another I was advised to ‘NEVER’ let a book editor ever touch it, ‘leave it the way it is the style is unique’. The style is hard because it describes something we are unfamiliar with. I will include another PDF version with linked chapter headings in a Table of Contents and a short tutorial:
The Amazon listings are chaotic, but paperback and kindle versions exist, plus the multiple attacks by venomous Darwinists (mostly removed by Amazon). I am going to produce a slightly shorter version (not the same as the not-so-good Abridged Edition), with a tutorial.
Use the linked TOC to jump around the book, then look at ‘Decoding...’ then try again.