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by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author?s permission and widely cross-posted Wily Sultan is caught between his electorate, which favors a Syria invasion, and his extremely nuanced relations with Russia

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offsite link Pfizer CEO Found to Have Misled the Public Over Child Covid Vaccination by Pharmaceutical Watchdog Mon Nov 28, 2022 09:00 | Will Jones
Pfizer?s CEO Dr Albert Bourla has been rapped by the UK?s pharmaceutical watchdog for making misleading statements about vaccinating children by saying they are at risk from Covid and will benefit from vaccination.
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offsite link Retired French Ambassador Skewers the ?Rules-Based International Order? Mon Nov 28, 2022 07:00 | Noah Carl
In an unusually frank outburst, the former French Ambassador to the US stated, "When the Americans want to do whatever they want, including when it?s against international law, as they define it, they do it."
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offsite link News Round-Up Mon Nov 28, 2022 01:58 | Will Jones
A summary of the most interesting stories in the past 24 hours that challenge the prevailing orthodoxy about the virus and the vaccines, the ?climate emergency? and the supposed moral defects of Western civilisation.
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offsite link School Indoctrination is Turning British Youth Woke, But the Tories Do Nothing Sun Nov 27, 2022 17:12 | Will Jones
Britain is becoming more illiberal and unpatriotic as today?s increasingly woke young people become voters, yet the Tories do nothing, says Eric Kaufmann, who has written about the worrying findings of his latest survey.
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offsite link Chinese Police Clash With Thousands Protesting Draconian Zero-Covid Lockdowns Sun Nov 27, 2022 14:59 | Toby Young
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Voice of the American Atheist Resistance—Update!

category international | anti-war / imperialism | press release author Thursday October 05, 2006 18:56author by Ezra Niesen Report this post to the editors

Evolutionary Science and its uses in Personal Empowerment, Civil Rights, and World Peace (Free Lecture)

I’ve been invited to give a lecture at Arizona State University this fall on evolutionary science and its uses in progressive activism. The version of the lecture I wanted to give turned out to be 4 hours long, so I recorded that version in 13 tracks and posted it on my website for free download at www.newbookforanewworld.com/lecture.htm .
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Recently I sent around an article titled “The Voice of the American Atheist Resistance”. Unfortunately, I just left one little thing off the end of my website address, which I didn’t think I needed. Sorry ‘bout that. I can’t be an expert at everything, you know.

No, wait, I mean—Actually, I did that on purpose, just to build up the suspense… :}

www.newbookforanewworld.com/lecture.htm

Here in America today (the 5th of October), people are holding demonstrations all over the country in protest of George W. Bush still being president, even though only about 14% of Americans still want him. If the Democratic party wins a majority of seats in our congress in our elections next month, they can impeach him. Unfortunately, they’re so badly outnumbered in congress right now that they have a long way to go to win the majority.

Something people in foreign countries can do to help rid the world of the Bush administration is to listen to my lecture and get other people to listen to it. Since human evolutionary science is the science of humanity, any government that’s supposed to be secular and of, by, and for the people -should- be putting it to use. Our president is not just ignoring it; he’s doing the exact opposite of just about everything in this lecture. Science may be politically neutral, but it doesn’t waste any sympathy on psychopaths.

Here’s the original article, for anyone who missed it:
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I’ve been invited to give a lecture at Arizona State University this fall on evolutionary science and its uses in everyday life, personal empowerment, civil rights, and world peace. The evolutionary origins of human behavior is a gigantic topic, however, so the first version of my lecture, which covers the topic adequately well, turned out to be over 4 hours long. So while I’m trying to figure out how to condense it without leaving out anything critical, I recorded the 4 hour version and posted it on my website for free download. You can also read the text version there. (www.newbookforanewworld.com/lecture.htm)

In 1987, during the height of the Cold War, some scientists began studying human evolution specifically, to try to figure out why human behavior had turned so self destructive. They’ve made monumental discoveries that could be used to bridge the gaps that divide every group of people in the world. Unfortunately, the application of their discoveries to society would be completely incompatible with our current political and economic systems. As a result, their discoveries are being largely ignored, at best, or at worst, are being turned against the public in a futile effort to support our dysfunctional political and economic systems.

Human evolution is the soil that every progressive grassroots movement is planted in, because every progressive movement (including the animal rights movement, in an abstract sense) is attempting to make society serve humanity better in one way or another. The fact that we are all evolutionarily equal members of the same species proves that, indeed, all people are created equal. Now the science finally exists to show in secular terms based on observable evidence exactly -in what sense- all people are created equal.

Since human evolutionary science studies what everyone in the world has in common and where their differences originated, and does it in a way that’s unbiased to any religion or culture, that makes it the ultimate weapon for civil rights activists and international peace activists.

A big reason laws, police, and the military seem so necessary to so many people is because people of different groups can’t understand what people of other groups are thinking, doing, and trying to do. That makes people of various groups feel threatened by each other. To this point, “might makes right” is the best solution a lot of people have found to try to keep themselves safe from each other.

All human behavior revolves around the attempt by the individual to preserve the survival of his or her DNA by the most effective means perceivable to him or her. This is the fundamental principle of evolutionary psychology. Unfortunately for us, our perceptions are easily led astray, because they didn’t evolve to deal with life in the modern world. That’s why it’s proved so easy to build economic and political systems on ideas that people wrongly perceive to be true, and it’s proving so difficult to change the course of our political and economic systems away from self-destruction and toward compliance with physical reality.

Or to put it another way: Supply is ruled by the laws of physics, but demand is a product of human psychology. Any political or economic system that ignores that discrepancy—or even, depends on it—is doomed to destroy itself. While it is much more difficult to adapt human psychology to the laws of physics through education, it is critical to political, economic, cultural, and environmental sustainability.

If we are ever going to build a peaceful, sustainable global community, we are going to build it on what everyone in the community has in common already, and not on the continued misperception that one culture is inherently better than all the others. The one most fundamental thing that everyone on Earth is guaranteed to have in common is human evolution.

So just to prove it could be done, in one four-hour lecture on human evolution, I show how it can be used to help unite the workers of the world, build a global dual power system, defeat religious fundamentalism, defeat Western imperialism, defeat capitalism, end war, win civil rights, win indigenous rights, win gay rights, win gender equality, win religious equality, win cultural equality, combat police brutality, and save the environment. (Like I said, the application of human evolutionary science to society is completely incompatible with our current economic and political systems.) Now that anyone with an internet connection has the power to learn and to spread important information throughout the world, conceivably, all these things could be done by teenagers who currently are too young to vote.

(I know it sounds likes I must be exaggerating. Evolutionary psychology is extremely valuable to small groups of materially wealthy people—which is why I'm broadcasting it to everyone in the world.)

Peace!

www.newbookforanewworld.com/lecture.htm

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