What does Love Island have in common with a surrealist dystopia? Quite a lot, actually

image edited by Fernando Kaskais  Georgia and Sam on series four of the UK’s Love Island. Photograph: ITV/REX/Shutterstock by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore Society is obsessed with happily ever afters, and it’s not just on reality TV shows that walking out alone makes you a loser Strapped to a lie detector in the final week of Love Island, contestant Dom was asked a simple question. “Did you come here just for a root?” “No,” the hunky project manager said. The machine beeped. A lie! What struck me about this scene was not that a young, virile 26-year-old man might come on a TV … Continue reading What does Love Island have in common with a surrealist dystopia? Quite a lot, actually

The Cost of Blood

When corporations run the government and any crime can be bought. BY CLAIRE NORTH The man whose name was sometimes Theo Miller had been twenty-two years old when they abolished human rights. The government insisted it was necessary to counter terrorism and bring stable leadership to the country. He’d voted for the opposition and felt very proud of himself, partially because he had a sense that this was the intangible right way of things, but mostly because it was the first time his new name had been tested at the polling station, and held up to scrutiny. The opposition didn’t have any … Continue reading The Cost of Blood

What are natural foods?

Apricots by Arnout van Albada. Egg tempera and oil on panel. 2011. The glass of orange juice at the breakfast table tells a tale about what’s natural, what’s whole and what’s healthy for us by Joseph LaPorte is professor of philosophy at Hope College. His writing has appeared in The Journal of Philosophy, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and The Routledge Handbook of Evolution and Philosophy. Edited by Sam Dresser What is a ‘natural’ food product? One common suggestion is that ‘natural’ things are not made of chemicals. But the whole biological world is chemicals! Another suggestion: natural products are not genetically modified (that is, a GMO). Alas, … Continue reading What are natural foods?

THE PUSH ME, PULL YOU SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGICAL TAFFY MACHINE

by Zen Gardner, Guest Waking Times This is fundamental in many ways but the solution may surprise most. Nothing is as it appears. Nothing. The answers lie in the observer and within each of our grasps. But it requires some serious personal work and true honest evaluation of many profound things. Mainly ourselves, at levels many may have not yet begun to fully perceive. The ultimate challenge and final frontier…. What is the truth? What do we base what we call truth on? When it comes to information we tend to trust what we consider “reliable sources”. And just where do they … Continue reading THE PUSH ME, PULL YOU SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGICAL TAFFY MACHINE

SHEDDING OUTDATED SKIN: BUILDING THE BRIDGE FROM MAN TO OVERMAN

by Gary Z McGee, Guest Waking Times “The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche If you would be alive –if you would choose to live an examined life, a fulfilled life, a self-actualized life, a life well-lived– then don’t fearfully choose the safe road, what Jung called “The Road of Death.” Choose instead the courage to face the trials and tribulations of an adventurous road, a road full of danger and risk. On the bridge from Man to Overman, there is no place for … Continue reading SHEDDING OUTDATED SKIN: BUILDING THE BRIDGE FROM MAN TO OVERMAN

HOW YOU CAN UNDERMINE THE ‘EVIL CABAL’

by Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times Over the years, the description of the tyrants and psychopaths that so often occupy positions of power in our world has evolved, and today it is fashionable to refer to this nebulous group by using the term ‘Evil Cabal.’ Language is perhaps the most important device we have for creating reality, and just as George Orwell knew, the more linguistically vague, simplistic, ambiguous and nondescript the language, the more room there is to shape perception. This is called Newspeak, and in the case of the ‘Evil Cabal,’ the term fails to fully describe our complex world, but succeeds tremendously in maintaining … Continue reading HOW YOU CAN UNDERMINE THE ‘EVIL CABAL’

STUNNING new video reveals how Europe is “committing suicide” with open borders and political correctness

 by: Lance D Johnson (Natural News) European society is being flooded by migrants from North Africa, East Asia, and the Middle East. In 2015, over a million migrants made their way illegally into Europe, traveling by land and sea. Migrants from war-torn countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria are taking advantage of open border policies in Europe. Citizens from Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, Cyprus, and Spain are losing their cultural heritageas their communities are forced to accommodate any and all migrants. These countries are failing to vet refugees and do not consider the repercussions of aimlessly flooding communities with displaced migrants.  Economic opportunities and resources are being … Continue reading STUNNING new video reveals how Europe is “committing suicide” with open borders and political correctness