By throwing red, yellow and blue paint at the character for ‘Demolition’ (拆 – Chai) which has been written on a gray wall, the three artists are expressing a non-violent and non-co-operative protest.
Month: Nov 2015
August Weismann and Immortality
How can ‘dying’ have a beneficial effect for the human species? It appears that the immortal sex cells use the mortal physical body as a vehicle for propagation from one generation to the next, and that in so doing, it is important that these vehicles fall away so that ‘new’ combinations of sex cells are achieved through reproduction.
President Xi Jinping Announces Islamic State Kills Norwegian and Chinese Citizens
The Ritual Respect Network has gained information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website that that the terrorist groups Islamic State (IS) kidnapped and then brutally murdered the Chinese citizen Fan Jinghui (樊京辉) along with a Norwegian national. We express our deepest regret and concern for the deaths of the two victims,
European Down Syndrome Sufferers were not born in Mongolia
On October the 9th, 1977, Ram Dass (Richard Alpert) delivered a lecture to the American Institute of Humanistic Psychology (entitled The Seasons of Our Lives) within which he described a Downs Syndrome sufferer as ‘Mongoloid’.
The Non-Buddhist Origin of the Pro-Tibetan Movement in the West
The pro-Tibetan movement in the West is a non-Buddhist concept that appears to rely upon the Judeo-Christian notions of ‘faith’, ‘congregation’, and ‘conversion’ (notions that are thoroughly non-Buddhist in nature). It is also premised upon purely worldly (i.e. ‘samsaric’) conventions such as fundraising, media manipulation, political interference, and the participation in academic misrepresentation.
Seeing Beyond Bourgeois Nationalism
Instead of acknowledging that distinct human populations are the product of diverse manifestations of adaptability within different climatic and geographical conditions, the myth is perpetuated that the ‘differences’ are in fact directly related to skin-colour. Human groupings are then encouraged by an exploitative socio-economic system to perpetually conflict with one another to see which racial grouping is ‘superior’.