Plotinus: The Concept of ‘Time’ Reconsidered! (21.9.2022)

The Christians then further added to this confusion (entirely of their own making) by superimposing the Germanic term ‘Soul’ over their misinterpretation of the Greek philosophical term ‘Psyche’! Plotinus (and most genuine Greek philosophers) never used or even knew of the Christian conflation of ‘Psyche-Soul’. Certainly, Plotinus NEVER used the Christian term ‘Soul’, but he did continuously use the Greek philosophical term ‘Psyche’, which refers to the ‘breath of life’, ‘the animating principle of existence’ – or that ‘spark’ which sets in motion all the conditions that grant psychological (thought) and physical (existence)! Plato’s 4th Century BCE text entitled ‘Definitions’ a manual of philosophical terms (translated by DS Hutchinson, 1996) used within his ‘Academy’ School of Philosophical Study – defines the Greek term ‘Psyche’ to mean the following:

a) That which moves itself.

b) The cause of vital processes in living creatures.

I would argue that the Greek term ‘Psyche’ implies so much more than the narrow Christian term ‘Soul’, and even if there are elements of the Greek ‘Psyche’ which overlap with the Christian ‘Soul’ – this in no way validates (or accepts) the Christian doctrine of being true anymore than it invalidates the Greek philosophical message!

Roundup: “Historic” Decline in US Life Expectancy Reveals System Problems, Inequality! (9.8.2022)

The COVID-19 is not solely to blame. Longstanding health problems — rooted in poverty, discrimination and poor access to health care — left Native Americans and Alaska Natives particularly vulnerable to the virus, said Ann Bullock, former director of diabetes treatment and prevention at the federal agency of Indian Health Service.

The non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native population experienced the greatest decline of life expectancy by 1.9 years between 2020 and 2021, according to NCHS report.

The cumulative decline since the pandemic started, more than 6.5 years on average, has brought life expectancy to 65 among Native Americans and Alaska Natives — on par with the figure for all Americans in 1944.

One in seven Native Americans and Alaska Natives has diabetes, the highest rate among racial or ethnic groups in the United States, and many struggle with obesity or excess weight. Both conditions make people more susceptible to severe COVID-19, and crowded multigenerational housing adds to the risk, said The New York Times.

Hard-Working Xinjiang Farmer Laments US ‘Human Rights’ Racism! (4.3.2022)

Xinjiang is the largest production area for these tomatoes in China, with over 80 percent of its output exported every year. Currently, over 300,000 Xinjiang farmers like Bai work to provide high-quality processing tomatoes as raw materials for ketchup for the global market.

When touching on the United States’ so-called “Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act,” which just took effect and absurdly presumes that all goods from Xinjiang are produced through “forced labour,” Bai became serious.

The 54-year-old farmer, who started planting tomatoes 26 years ago and has had his fair share of rollercoaster experiences with the small round fruit, shook his head with incomprehension and indignation — How could an honest and hardworking farmer like him be labelled a human rights abuser?

Beijing Enters Moderately Ageing Society: Report (3.9.2022)

The year 2021 has witnessed the largest increase of the ageing population as well as the highest growth rate over the past five years in Beijing, said the report, which was jointly released by the Beijing Municipal Working Commission on Ageing and Beijing Municipal Committee on Ageing at the Smart Health and Retirement Conference held during the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS).

China: Engineers and Workers Move Shanxi Park Gate!

This is an example of the type of engineering capability that the Chinese people (led and directed by the CPC) are able to plan, apply and successfully complete! In many ways, this success is a microcosm of ‘new’ China which is modernising at a rapid speed under the direction of the Communist Party and the intellectual and physical labour of the ordinary people (who are the foundation of the Communist Party)! The old makes way for the new – but the Chinese Authorities are able to make China a better place to live for its contemporary population without destroying the past – but rather ‘gently’ make way for the improvements!

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