J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-18-2018

Compassionate Capitalism-Part 2

Is Human Nature Competitive or Cooperative? |

Another Victorian scientist, Herbert Spencer, coined the term “Survival of the fittest”, applying it to human society, claiming that competition is our fundamental nature. In 1966, Austrian ethnologist Konrad Lorenz published a bestseller called On Aggression in which he argued that human beings are innately aggressive, competitive, possessive and violent. A decade later evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins published The Selfish Gene, about the human instinct for self-preservation; it sold over a million copies, and was translated into more than 25 languages. People who argue that “You can’t change human nature” make the mistake of assuming that because people are led to behave in a certain way in a capitalist society, that behavior reflects the essential nature of human beings. Therefore such people conclude that this behavior is natural for all human beings and that it is impossible to establish a society based on anything except a competitive struggle for private profit. Robert Augros and George Stanciu, in their book The New Biology: Discovering the Wisdom of Nature, found that in fact cooperation, not competition, is the norm in nature, because it is energy-efficient and because predators and their prey maintain a kind of balanced coexistence. Today most anthropologists and psychologists assert that the question of nature or nurture is not an either/or issue, but one of interrelation-ship. We are born with certain instincts and tendencies, but through education, upbringing and our own conscious choices, we can transform our conduct, nature and personality. Firefighters, soldiers, human rights advocates and accidental heroes may endanger themselves or even sacrifice their lives in order to save others. As part of the science of yoga, relevant to the idea of improving human behavior, Sarkar used the term “Bio-psychology” to describe how the glands, nerves and brain of the body affect our behaviors, thoughts and feelings.

Keywords: [“cooperation”,”human”,”nature”]
Source: http://proutglobe.org/2012/10/is-human-nature-competitive-or-cooperative

What We Owe Capitalism, In One Graph

As you can see, that number has dropped rather dramatically, starting as Communism began to fall and more of the world was able to benefit from economic freedom. It shows the relative number between those living in extreme poverty and those who do not, taking account of the massive increase in world population since 1820. The world has grown from about 1 billion people in 1820 to 7.5 billion today. It’s a tiny fraction today of what it was then, indeed a relatively small fraction of today’s population, and it’s dropping fast. Thomas Edison didn’t invent the lightbulb for free, nor did he – or J.P. Morgan, or George Westinghouse – throw vast personal resources at electrifying the world’s businesses and homes randomly. They were creating ex nihilo, literally bringing light to darkness, and opening up vast worlds of possibility in the process. If the left’s theories were true, not only would this graph show a completely different economic story, but almost all of the people represented on this graph would be dead, or never would have been born in the first place. All of pre-Capitalist human history, for thousands and thousands of years, were as horribly impoverished, with the tiniest possible group of “Haves” above the largest possible group of “Have-nots”, as the world was in 1820: indeed, most of it was quite a lot worse. What changed? The miraculous incentive-based system we call Capitalism, or economic freedom, which makes even the most selfish strive with all their abilities to improve the world around them. Third, the rise of global population, which we were promised meant that all of the world’s resources must necessarily be spread thinner over vastly increasing numbers with each passing year, thus inevitably bringing not merely famine but a consequent vast reduction in population, not to mention a standard of living for the survivors far beneath that of the Dark Ages.

Keywords: [“world”,”population”,”today”]
Source: http://rodmartin.org/owe-capitalism-one-graph

O’ the Compassions of Capitalism |Other Blog

While at work yesterday, I noticed a new line of products that BR is releasing referred to as their Green line. This line of products is currently being sent out to various stores in a trial run to see how it sells in different areas, ultimately to find the most successful locations and strategically place them there. Now, the characteristics that distinguish this line is that they, both the item and price tag, are made with “Sustainable fibers” that are “Eco-friendly.” To be honest, I wasn’t that surprised when I first saw this in our store given the growing national concern for issues of social injustice that is increasingly being worked into the marketing world. This is a product line that was created by Bono and Bobby Schriver, chairman of DATA, that contributes a certain percentage of the revenue to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. Various companies can sign on and distribute their own Red Products. Back to the previous discussion of the BR “Green” line. Organic and Sustainable New Products: Banana Republic values the opinions and ideals of our customers. That’s why we responded when we learned customers wanted eco-friendlier products. Notice the reasoning – Because BR values the “Opinions” and “Ideals” of their customers, they responded by giving them what they wanted in the creation of “Eco-friendlier products.” I find it incredibly ironic that commodities such as this “Green” line are able to be promoted and praised for their compassionate concern when in reality these “Concerns” are set in terms of an inherently dehumanizing, capitalist system that can only function “Successfully” if commodities are peddled to consumers, and all others in the market are reduced to competitors. Now, I am sure that many of the people involved in this “Green” line, and many other product lines like it, are very well intentioned.

Keywords: [“product”,”line”,”Eco-friendly”]
Source: https://ericroorback.wordpress.com/…/o-the-compassions-of-capitalism

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-15-2018

Compassionate Capitalism-Part 4

We Have Killed Capitalism-Jim Sinclair

Because I think it is the most important interview of the year on USAWatchdog.com. Legendary gold and market expert Jim Sinclair says, “Markets do not exist anymore … and you can’t time what does not exist.” Sinclair contends a huge transition is underway, and the old system cannot be fixed. A new one is on the way, and the old one is going to end with a bang. Sinclair explains, “Right now, they’re eating each other, and the eventuality is, getting back to the steam pot, there is going to be a day when there is only going to be one shark left, one very fat shark left, and what happens next? That shark starves to death because it ate all the food. So, the end of this is the explosion of that steam cooker which is called capitalism.” In closing, Sinclair says, “When it’s all said and done, there will be a catastrophic big bang, and then the only thing that will be left is your savings account. Your savings account is not silver, although it will outperform gold, your savings account is going to be gold. It’s going to happen because all currencies, even the roaring dollar, are falling in terms of being a storehouse of value. Capitalism is finished. I can’t tell you what the next system will be, but capitalism is over because the heart of capitalism is markets. Without markets, you cannot have a capitalistic system-it’s over.” Join Greg Hunter for one of the most compelling and enlightening interviews of the year with renowned market and gold expert Jim Sinclair of JSMineset.com. Sinclair went on to say, “The financial system is going to blow no matter what. We’re headed into a new system. I don’t know what it is, but I am happy I am 75 years old.” There is free analysis and information on JSMineset.com. Bill Holter is Mr. Sinclair’s business partner and also contributes original content and analysis. You can also buy a subscription to get exclusive analysis and content from both Sinclair and Holter on a regular basis.

Keywords: [“Sinclair”,”going”,”market”]
Source: https://usawatchdog.com/we-have-killed

May says capitalism cuts poverty after Corbyn speech

Theresa May will today set out a staunch defence of capitalism and free marketWill say an open market has helped raise living standards of everyone in BritainIn Bank of England speech, she’ll warn against sharp increase in public spendingBy James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline. In a speech to the Bank of England, the Prime Minister insisted the modern capitalist economy had driven the biggest reduction in poverty in human history. ‘We’ve got to make that case all over again, because there is a generation who have grown up in a different environment and perhaps haven’t seen the problems that can occur when you don’t believe in free markets and sound management of the economy. Mrs May’s speech saw her return to the Bank of England where she began her professional life as a researcher in the economic intelligence unit in 1977.The speech is taking place to mark the 20th anniversary of Gordon Brown’s decision to grant independence to the Bank of England – stripping away the Chancellor’s power to set interest rates. In her speech the Prime Minister stressed the value and potential of an open, innovative, free market economy which operates within the right regulatory framework. ‘A free market economy, operating under the right rules and regulations, is the greatest agent of collective human progress ever created,’ she said. MAY ADMITS TORIES MUST MAKE CASE FOR FREE MARKETS AGAIN Theresa May today admitted that the Tories have not done enough to make the case for free markets over recent years. ‘So much work was done to get that message across, of the importance of free markets, of sound management of the economy, of global trade. We’ve got to make that case all over again, because there is a generation who have grown up in a different environment and perhaps haven’t seen the problems that can occur when you don’t believe in free markets and sound management of the economy. In a pointed jibe at Mr Corbyn, Mrs May said issues with capitalism must not be used as ‘justification for the total rejection of the free market economy which has done so much to improve our lives’.

Keywords: [“free”,”market”,”economy”]
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4928704/PM-says-capitalism-cuts…

Pseudo-Compassion and the State >> Nevada Policy Research Institute

Genuine, effective compassion is beyond the capability of government. That’s because the nature of government, in both spirit and fact, is deeply antagonistic to both authentic morality and genuine compassion. The distinguishing characteristic of government, as any beginning political science major once was able to tell you, is its legal monopoly on the use of force. In consequence of this-and because of Americans’ own experience at the receiving end of British government force-early on in the history of this nation its founders agreed that our government’s powers were to be strictly limited: The state’s legal monopoly on the use of force would only be deployed against people who’d already set themselves outside the social compact by using force or fraud to attack others and violate their rights. Because government is, at root, only an instrument of coercion, the only relevant distinction it is really equipped to handle, ultimately, is whether or not people obey. Such highly nuanced evaluations and prescriptions are necessarily beyond the lumbering, rule-bound nature of government bureaucracies. Such agencies will always remain “Lumbering”-i.e., constrained and encumbered by laws and regulations-because they expend not their own resources but resources that the government has coerced from the public and remains easily embarrassed about-especially when scandals involving the coerced loot start attracting public attention. At bottom, government “Compassion” programs are essentially political artifacts, designed to provide pseudo-compassion. These programs offer a cheap sop to conscience for inattentive but “Concerned” voters, while building special-interest constituencies for big-government politicians and government union ideologues. Campaigns for government transfers to the “Disadvantaged” also allow those supporting the campaigns to wax indignant, feel morally superior and temporarily achieve heightened self-esteem-while avoiding the challenges of confronting these human problems on a personal level.

Keywords: [“government”,”Human”,”compassion”]
Source: https://www.npri.org/issues/publication/pseudocompassion-and-the-state

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-05-2018

Late-stage capitalism: Denying the Imperium of Death

The emotional and physical pain, anxiety, and depression inflicted by the trauma inherent to a system sustained by perpetual exploitation has proven to be too much for a sizeable number of human beings to endure thus their need to self-medicate. The forces in play impose a colonizing effect upon the mind; therefore, a large percent of the afflicted have lost the ability to detect the hyper-entropic system’s ravaging effects. Stranded among the commercial come-ons and hyper-authoritarianism inherent to late-stage capitalism’s imperium of death, the human psyche, like the biosphere of our planet, subjected, at present, to humankind-wrought ecocide, has begun to display the terrible beauty of a nightmare. I’ve known, over the years, hundreds of human beings, born into and ensnared by the crime against humanity known as poverty, broken by the culture of greed and social degradation, and blamed by the clueless and the callous for the tragic trajectory in which impersonal fate and the wounding culture, by no fault of their own, has placed them. Truth is the system, a hierarchy of ghouls, is maintained by harvesting the corpses of the powerless, by means of imperial slaughter and domestic, economic exploitation. The system’s psychopathic beneficiaries, in particular, are aware of the reality. Moreover the beneficiaries of the system promote the lie that shame should be the exclusive dominion of those broken by their system, a system, which is, in essence, a form of government-sanctioned gangsterism, by which they, the ruthless few, and they alone, benefit. We human beings, as a species, have arrived at a profound point of demarcation: paradigm shift or perish. The victims of drug overdoses and, in general, the large and rising, without precedent, untimely deaths of middle-aged, laboring-class people should be regarded as canaries in the coal mines of the late-stage capitalist order, an augury of calamities that loom due to the exponentially increasing harm being inflicted upon both humanity and environmental forces crucial to sustaining the continued viability of the human race. If reality is met head-on, if empire, external and its inner analog, is renounced and challenged, then a liberation staged by the heart’s partisans can begin, thereby freeing up a great amount of acreage – a fructifying landscape – wherein both the earth’s ecosystem and the architecture of human desire can begin to co-exist and cross-pollinate thus a crucial re-visioning of oneself and the culture can begin.

Keywords: [“system”,”human”,”being”]
Source: https://www.mintpressnews.com/late-stage-capitalism-denying-the…

Compassion and Politics

The attack exemplified a notable recent trend in the discourse of prominent wealthy Democrats: the heaping of limitless contempt upon poor people. ” “Karma is a bitch and if these people choose to continue to vote Republican and try to deny other. [sic] from attaining the American dream, they deserve no better than what they are getting!” “I for one have little sympathy for these despairing whites. If they can’t compete against people of color when everything has been rigged in their favor, then there’s really no help for them. Trump and his G(r)OPers will do little to elevate their lot. If anything, these poor whites will be hired to dig grave pits and assemble their own coffins.” Rich is a wealthy man telling poor people that their problems are their own fault and they should exercise some personal responsibility. Someone whose publicly-stated view is that the country should be run by its enlightened oligarchs and the children of its Harvard economics professors, thinks the Democratic Party is a more congenial home for his politics than the Republican Party. We can design a kind of useful metric-a Barrometer, if you will-for determining whether your political party is adequately representing working people’s interests. It’s quite simple: if Josh Barro is in your party, then your party is failing to represent working people’s interests. “Today’s Democrats talk about the Republican-leaning parts of the United States as though they were particularly unsympathetic Third World countries, populated by people who not only lost life’s lottery but deserved it.” The answer is that Democrats are supposed to be the ones who aren’t callous assholes like Kevin Williamson, that they’re the ones who are supposed to believe people don’t bring their pain on themselves and that you don’t discard people merely because they’ve made foolish decisions. The moment you find yourself saying “They brought it on themselves” or “I have no sympathy,” you have ceased to practice the basic moral principle that should drive left-wing politics, which is a deep compassion for people’s struggles and a desire to help them make their lives better. The whole idea of universal compassion is that you don’t have to choose: you care about people in proportion to the amount they are being hurt, so the people who will be hurt the most can receive the most attention without diminishing the struggles of those who are being hurt somewhat less.

Keywords: [“people”,”Party”,”Trump”]
Source: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2017/03/compassion-and-politics

Top 10 Reasons To Be Proud Of The United States of America

As a veteran, I thought a top ten list outlining what makes America great might be in order, especially today. Of course, many of America’s finest inventors came here from other countries, but that doesn’t detract from the fact that it was in America that they found the right combination of freedom and financial resources to do amazing things. Sadly, history is replete with citizens suffering religious persecution and violence at the hands of both their own government, as well as from other religious groups This has rarely been the case in America where citizens are guaranteed the right to worship as they wish-or not worship at all if that is their desire-without fear of being arrested, persecuted, or shunned by the rest of society, as is so often the case in some countries. The ability of anyone to start a business and become wealthy in this country, as compared to most other nations, is one of the hallmarks of what America is all about. The Mexican-American war of 1845 is a good example of this; though the brief war ended in a Mexican rout, America not only didn’t annex the country, but quickly withdrew once hostilities ended. Most likely there wouldn’t even be a United States today, but a plethora of small and mid-sized countries much like we see in Europe, with all the strife such divisions naturally manifest. There are many places of breath-taking beauty around the globe, with each country lying claim to its own natural wonders and extraordinary scenery, but no one country possesses such a broad range of natural wonders as does the United States. Stretching from California in the West, to New England in the East, the United States of America covers an area of 3.79 million square miles, making it the third largest nation on Earth, by area. In what other country on the planet can you go from snow-capped mountain peaks to white sandy beaches, and from the desert to forested mountains, all within a few hours driving time of each other? That’s why America is one of the top tourist attractions for foreigners; few of whom have anything like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, the Everglades, or Pikes Peak back home. How popular are we? According to the U.N.’s World Tourism Organization, each year the U.S. consistently places second on the list of the top ten most visited countries, with a whopping 60 million foreign visitors coming to our shores each year.

Keywords: [“country”,”America”,”even”]
Source: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-reasons-to-be-proud-of-the-united-states.php

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-03-2018

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Keywords: [“Read”,”book”,”Capitalism”]
Source: http://kaelin.solutions/compassionate/capitalism/compassionate_capitalism.pdf

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Keywords: [“Read”,”book”,”Capitalism”]
Source: http://dapter.de/compassionate/capitalism/compassionate_capitalism.pdf

Rich DeVos » Download self-help ebooks. Best and popular Self Help Books

Compassionate capitalism? How could that be? Doesn’t “Capitalism” mean “Dog-eat-dog, law of the jungle, every person for himself”? Rich DeVos, co-founder and former president of Amway, responds to this hard-nosed approach with a resounding “No.” He offers more than a vision in this extraordinary book. A plan that has made him one of America’s richest men, and that has made Amway one of the great corporate success stories of our time. Compassionate Capitalism spells out clearly and eloquently the guiding principles and concrete steps to making your life and your world better. Rich DeVos shows how your energy, your ambition, and your spirit of enterprise can travel together down a path in which the spirit of capitalism and moral values inextricably merge. Interweaving his own amazing story with vivid personal histories of men and women around the world, Rich DeVos illustrates both how success is achieved and what it truly means. He demonstrates that compassionate capitalism is the only solution to the most crucial issues of our time, and to the many other challenges that face us in the closing decade of this century and in the beginning of the next. Format: PDFSize: 20.50 Mb Download Dear visitor, you went to the site as unregistered user. We recommend that you create or enter the site your name.

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”DeVos”,”Compassionate”]
Source: http://self-help-ebook.net/25069-compassionate-capitalism-rich-devos.html

The Compassionate World

Money is the major problem that the human race is facing. Though some of it is positive, the dominant energy of money is negative. Money is on its last legs from three scenarios that could very well act in unison to create positive money. Once money becomes positive, it’s a simple equation that follows: positive money can evolve into a complete dismantlement which the negative version of money cannot. Money will show its nature as the ultimate danger to human survival if left unchanged. The future of automating human labor will dismantle every economic principle, including the positive money that saved Earth from human destruction. The logical deduction: positive money is a temporary state as technology takes over. May every human recognize some final truths: The continuation of negative money will lead to the failure of the human species. A positive state of money will eventually dismantle all monetary principles by building the best possible world. The main problem preventing intelligence from expanding into the general of human consciousness, is that societies participate with harmful concepts like money and religion. It’s a world where money, politics, and war no longer exist, because humans have united their nationalisms through technology and automation. Technology takes care of the human species – not money.

Keywords: [“Money”,”human”,”positive”]
Source: http://thecompassionateworld.com

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-03-2018

Conscious Capitalism: A Mechanism for Prosperity

Companies that practice conscious capitalism benefit from putting their employees first. The Container Store, REI and Joie de Vivre have shown this to be true, even as the lagging economy has pushed other companies to downsize. At The Container Store, employees are prioritized over customers and shareholders. It’s a core company principle that influences all business decisions. Full-time employees earn an average of $46,000 per year, which is 50-100% higher than the retail store average. The company’s most ambitious commitment since the economic collapse in 2008 was to retain all of its employees. To safeguard jobs, Kip froze salaries and 401(k) matches, brokered better deals with suppliers and worked with employees to help them reach their sales targets. His strategy relied on the company’s core asset-its employees-and drew on the foundation of trust between company and employee. “If you really and truly put the employee first, they’ll take care of the customer better than anybody else and ultimately the shareholders and other stakeholders benefit as well.” Sales were down just half as much compared to other housewares retailers and the company met its usual 10% profit margin. Rather than reducing pay, benefits or hours for part-time employees, the company asked all salaried staff to accept a pay freeze, or even reduction. I’ve written before about Joie de Vivre founder Chip Conley’s approach to business: Take your largest and most expensive asset, your employees, and use it to build your company.

Keywords: [“company”,”employee”,”first”]
Source: http://causecapitalism.com/conscious-capitalism-a-mechanism-for-prosperity

Buddhist ideals teach compassion in which anti-capitalism and peace go hand in hand Buddhism is not about the individual’s ego but rather a nation

Unformatted text preview: Buddhist ideals teach compassion, in which anti-capitalism and peace go hand in hand. Buddhism is not about the individual’s ego, but rather a nation of Buddhists living in harmony. The first diffusion of Buddhism into Tibet brought Tantric Buddhism from India that subdued the shamanistic and animalistic society that was Tibet with language based off of Sanskrit, law with Buddhist principles, monasteries, and civilizations. King Trisong Detson founded the first Buddhist Monastery, Samye, and put Buddhist strongholds on the silk road routes, furthering the dissemination and spread of Buddhism in Tibet. The second diffusion of Buddhism into Tibet systemized the philosophy and tantric practices of Buddhism through the four new schools of thought. The first diffusion of Buddhism into Japan is similar to that of Tibet. The people were afraid that bringing Buddhism into Japan would offend or anger their indigenous gods. When a plague broke out, Buddhism was charged with angering the Gods. This directly ties to the first diffusion of Buddhism into Tibet when King Trisong Detson invited tantric practitioner Padmasambhava to dispel “Demonic forces” that were stopping Buddhism from Buddhism Final Exam spreading throughout Tibet. These demonic forces were in fact the indigenous religions opposed to Buddhism. Buddhism takes what is known to society, opposes it, and defeats it in both Tibet and Japan. Buddhism helps to modernize society…. View Full Document.

Keywords: [“Buddhism”,”Tibet”,”Buddhist”]
Source: https://www.coursehero.com/file/p1rh4ed/Buddhist-ideals-teach…

Compassion International Blog

We enjoy the benefits of imperialism and the poverty, whether we want to ‘accept’ this truth or not. We Do, and the truth is, we, our former generations, have been more than happy, in moral superiority, to support politicians and capitalists, who prop up despots, who prop up and maintain through military and police terror, to keep the infrastructures, through petro dollars and free trade, that Cause poverty. We should be Appalled, there Was a time, in the west, where Christians, were socialists, where Christians, fought the class structure of both slavery and imperialism,. Today, its ho hum, lets just give a little, and feel ‘good’ about our offerings. Ever think, of changing anythingto rid the world of poverty, and What? Put those ‘savages’ equal with us! Oh my, couldn’t do that could we,. No, we Can’t rid the world of poverty or injustice we need to do more than just offer a band aid,. I do know this, there is NO EXCUSE, for us, in any way, even accepting, poverty,. No, I do not agree, that we don’t have a responsibility, to end poverty,. Same with us, doesn’t matter, if we can end poverty or not, what Does matter, is that we lay down our lives. We can’t even, take care of the poor homeless women with children in THIS country, but oh we are so good and noble in demanding no abortion and no birth control and controlling sexuality,. To see a band of Christian men in this nation, march for Child Support. And will Never, stop fighting, to end capitalism and injustice and poverty, even if,.

Keywords: [“poverty”,”nation”,”good”]
Source: https://blog.compassion.com/why-we-cant-end-poverty

Capitalism at End of Road

They are the best gifts that God Almighty has granted to human beings. 5 and justice, and this is the greatest hope and opportunity in all ages and generations. Without belief in God and commitment to the cause of justice and fight against injustice and discrimination, the world architect would not get right. The same feature which seeks for justice, piety, love, knowledge, awareness and all other high values. These human values should be supported, and each and every fellow humans should be given the opportunity to acquire them. These are common elements which connect all human communities and constitute the basis of peace, security and friendship. 7 The divine religions pay attention to all aspects of human life, including obedience to God, morality, justice, fighting oppression, and endeavor to establish just and good governance. Prophet Abraham called for Oneness of God against Nimrod, as Prophet Moses did the same against Pharaohs and the Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad did against the oppressors of their own time. Waiting with patience for the rule of goodness and the governance of the Best which is a universal human notion and which is a source of nations’ hope for the betterment of the world. They will come to put an end to war and aggression and present the entire knowledge as well as spirituality and friendship to the whole world. The bright future for the mankind will come. Long live love and spirituality; long live peace and security; long live justice and freedom.

Keywords: [“human”,”God”,”justice”]
Source: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23565.htm

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-01-2018

Business

Welcome to the Charter for Compassion page for Partners in the Business sector. What role does Business play in supporting the global movement for compassion? How does a Business become a Partner of the Charter for Compassion ? What groups or organizations are already Partners in the Business sector? What role does Business play in supporting the global movement for compassion? One response to these alarming observations has been a movement toward “Conscious capitalism”-a realization that there is not a single “Bottom line” that measures success only by the profits that a business brings to its shareholders. Rather, many business entities have recognized other significant measures that compel us to look closely at our responsibility toward both the human community and the global environment. They have recognized that business can serve the human needs of employees not just to survive but to thrive and play a part in doing good in the world-serving clients and customers, providing useful products and services, and also being mindful of the limitations of natural resources and the fragility of our environment. What Does Compassion Have to Do With It? Here in the early part of the 21st century, we have reaped the rewards of human endeavor and the entrepreneurial spirit. “Business” has come to be synonymous with “Profit,” and we have come to accept that a disproportionate portion of that profit will line the pockets of a very few, and that those very few care little about either the current state of humanity or of the Earth. In short, business has lost the ability to care, to take responsibility, to be compassionate. How does a Business become a Partner of the Charter for Compassion ?. Here at the Charter for Compassion, we are now asking, “What if?” What if we now turned our collective attention and our human ingenuity-in business, education, healthcare, religion and all our human endeavors- to create a compassionate global community where people are motivated by compassion to take responsibility for and care for each other? Connect with other Charter Business Partners, check out our Business newsletters and reports on conference calls, and read articles in our Business Compassion Reader.

Keywords: [“Business”,”Compassion”,”human”]
Source: https://charterforcompassion.org/partners/business

The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education

In this dialogue, CCARE’s founder and director, Dr. James Doty, will ask Werner Erhard about his life’s work and how compassion has played a role. Werner Erhard is an original thinker whose ideas have transformed the effectiveness and quality of life for millions of people and thousands of organizations around the world. For nearly 50 years he has been the creator of innovative ideas and models of individual, organizational, and social transformation. Erhard has created new ways of seeing things in areas where progress has stalled or where breakthroughs would make a significant difference. A majority of the Fortune 100 companies and many foundations and governmental entities have used his ideas and models. Fortune magazine’s 40th anniversary issue, in examining the major contributions to management thinking, recognized Erhard’s ideas as one of the major innovations of the last few decades. In recognition of his humanitarian work in the U.S. and around the world, in 1988 Erhard was awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Humanitarian Award. Since 2002 Erhard has committed his time and intellectual effort almost exclusively to the academic world. More than three million people around the world have participated in the public, corporate, charitable, and academic programs and courses he has created. Erhard’s ideas were first introduced to the public through programs derived from his models, which programs included The est Training and The Forum of the 1970s and 1980s. Social scientist Daniel Yankelovich said of a large-scale study he conducted of participants of The Forum: “Several of the study’s findings surprised me quite a bit, especially the large number of participants for whom The Forum proved to be ‘one of the most valued experiences of my life’. This is not a sentiment that people, especially successful, well-educated people, express lightly.” One of his tutors, Professor of Philosophy, Michael E. Zimmerman, said of Erhard “He had no particular formal training in anything, but he understood things as well as anyone I’d ever seen; and I’ve been around a lot of smart people in academia. This is an extraordinary intellect I saw at work”.

Keywords: [“Erhard”,”ideas”,”people”]
Source: http://ccare.stanford.edu/events/conversations-on-compassion-with-werner…

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Keywords: [“Compassionate”,”Temperament”,”care”]
Source: http://www.altschools.org/t/c/the-compassionate-temperament.pdf

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 01-31-2018

Late-stage capitalism: Denying the Imperium of Death

The emotional and physical pain, anxiety, and depression inflicted by the trauma inherent to a system sustained by perpetual exploitation has proven to be too much for a sizeable number of human beings to endure thus their need to self-medicate. The tormented landscape, besieged by an ad hoc assemblage of late capitalist structures, emporiums of usurped longing, reflects the desperate, rapacious nature of late capitalist imperium. The forces in play impose a colonizing effect upon the mind; therefore, a large percent of the afflicted have lost the ability to detect the hyper-entropic system’s ravaging effects. Stranded among the commercial come-ons and hyper-authoritarianism inherent to late-stage capitalism’s imperium of death, the human psyche, like the biosphere of our planet, subjected, at present, to humankind-wrought ecocide, has begun to display the terrible beauty of a nightmare. Conditions will grow increasingly inhospitable in regard to the flourishing of inner life, personal and collective thus will continue, and at accelerating rates, to be reflected in the web of phenomena we know as human culture. I’ve known, over the years, hundreds of human beings, born into and ensnared by the crime against humanity known as poverty, broken by the culture of greed and social degradation, and blamed by the clueless and the callous for the tragic trajectory in which impersonal fate and the wounding culture, by no fault of their own, has placed them. Truth is the system, a hierarchy of ghouls, is maintained by harvesting the corpses of the powerless, by means of imperial slaughter and domestic, economic exploitation. The system’s psychopathic beneficiaries, in particular, are aware of the reality. Moreover the beneficiaries of the system promote the lie that shame should be the exclusive dominion of those broken by their system, a system, which is, in essence, a form of government-sanctioned gangsterism, by which they, the ruthless few, and they alone, benefit. We human beings, as a species, have arrived at a profound point of demarcation: paradigm shift or perish. The victims of drug overdoses and, in general, the large and rising, without precedent, untimely deaths of middle-aged, laboring-class people should be regarded as canaries in the coal mines of the late-stage capitalist order, an augury of calamities that loom due to the exponentially increasing harm being inflicted upon both humanity and environmental forces crucial to sustaining the continued viability of the human race. If reality is met head-on, if empire, external and its inner analog, is renounced and challenged, then a liberation staged by the heart’s partisans can begin, thereby freeing up a great amount of acreage – a fructifying landscape – wherein both the earth’s ecosystem and the architecture of human desire can begin to co-exist and cross-pollinate thus a crucial re-visioning of oneself and the culture can begin.

Keywords: [“system”,”human”,”being”]
Source: http://www.mintpressnews.com/late-stage-capitalism-denying-the-imperium…

» Privilege & Oppression, Conflict & Compassion The Sociological Imagination

Now, most of our friends and colleagues have chosen to side with Jin Haritaworn in this conflict and with other critics of racial hierarchies within LGBT politics in other similar conflicts. Compassionate CommunicationOur preference in these kinds of conflicts, in general, has been to ask how such conflicts grow and how they might be resolved. We come to this as people who have practised, thought, and written about conflict, and who have some ideas, informed mainly by social constructionism, Buddhist philosophy, queer/anarchism & nonviolent communication, about what we regard as an ethical and effective way of approaching conflict. Our position on conflict resolution has, thus far, been as follows: that pretty much whatever the conflict, it is likely that both parties involved believe that they are right and that the other party is wrong. We certainly notice this pattern in the conflict mentioned previously. If the initial conflict involved discrimination, X-phobia or X-normativity, then does the equalising ‘we are all human and prone to managing conflict badly’ approach dismiss the existence of such power hierarchies and oppressive acts? There is also the extremely difficult question of where we position ourselves when the conflict is between other people or groups and we are called upon – or feel we would like to act as – mediators or advisers about potential ways of engaging. It is possible that – perhaps particularly if we are seen to share the privileged position of the ‘more powerful’ party – any attempt by us to help resolve the conflict can act as a further act of dismissal, rejection, or oppression of the ‘wronged’ party. Are we drawn to resolution in order to avoid acknowledging our own privilege? Do we simply find it painful to watch potential allies fighting and want peace? When does desire to resolve conflict stems from compassion and an ethical hope to decrease discrimination and conflict through mutual understanding, and when does it stems from cowardice and a defensiveness about our own possible privileges and problematic prejudices? Again, this is part of a compassionate opening to how it might be for those on the other ‘side’ of the conflict, and – more pragmatically – to consideration of what might work best in terms of changing the behaviours which we find so problematic. When we are the ones being accused, or called upon to mediate, we can notice in ourselves perhaps our aversion to conflict, the attraction to quickly close it down in ways which may leave important things unsaid or shift the blame, our defensiveness and fears that some problematic inner truth about ourselves may be laid bare if we continue to engage. We can encourage ourselves to remember the last such conflict when we ourselves were feeling excluded, marginalised and oppressed, and how important it was then for us to have a voice, to have our rage recognised, and to be listened to.

Keywords: [“conflict”,”oppression”,”ourselves”]
Source: http://sociologicalimagination.org/archives/6520

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 01-31-2018

Why there is no “ethical consumption” under capitalism

In the 1990’s, stories emerged of billion dollar corporations like Nike, Apple, Nestle and Wal-Mart forcing workers to manufacture their products in sweatshops, terrifying consumers who hitherto had no knowledge of working conditions in the so-called “Third world.” Additionally, information began to circulate on the truth about factory pollution and human-caused climate change, which for the first time made it a concern of those other than just scientists. The working class produces enough food for two worlds, but there are still millions of children who die of malnutrition every year. Workers spend more, the ruling class rakes in the profits, and global pollution rises as before because corporate and industrial pollution continues as before. Not only will it never be possible for everyone to make “Environmentally friendly” choices due to systemic economic and social inequality, under capitalism the desire to do so by many working class people has been made into a commodity for the capitalists to profit from. As long as the majority of wealth and resources are owned and controlled by a minority exploiting class, producing for profit instead of human need, workers’ rights and environmental sustainability will always suffer. The major flaw in “Ethical consumption” is the illusion that there is a more ethical option under capitalism, i.e. the idea that if we pay a few dollars more at Whole Foods, we can achieve a more compassionate capitalism; a capitalism where what is the most profitable is also the most moral. “Ethical consumption” suggests that production for profit is acceptable, as long as it comes from a more kind and gentle version of capitalism which treats its workers nicely and cares about the environment. The idea of ethical profit is an oxymoron, considering that all profit is the unpaid wages of the working class, privately appropriated and hoarded by the ruling capitalist class. The logic of production for profit and competition on the market means the capitalists must always try and lower their costs of production by squeezing more out of the workers and cutting corners on workplace safety and environmental sustainability. Ethical consumerism ends up dividing the working class by implying that those who purchase “Ethically” are more moral than those who do not, regardless of their means of doing so. The answer to this question is not to be found in the individualistic approach of ethical consumption, but rather through organizing all layers of the working class in a united struggle against capitalism, which is the root of all modern exploitation and misery. Rather than feeding the greed of a parasitic minority, a socialist system run by and for the working class will prioritize the needs of society and the planet, allowing the immense resources on planet earth to be utilized sustainably in the interests of the majority and future generations.

Keywords: [“work”,”Ethical”,”class”]
Source: https://www.marxist.ca/analysis/environment/1303-why-there-is-no…

Marxism, Human Nature, and Society

The individual is a profoundly social being, whose needs cannot be fully satisfied without human community and interaction;- Communist society is a society “In which the full and free development of every individual forms the ruling principle.”11We also find the following argument:Since human nature is the true community of men, by manifesting their nature men create, produce, the human community, the social entity, which is no abstract universal power opposed to the single individual, but is the essential 9. In the practice of the Left, many Marxists have tended to assume that the abolition of private property alone will bring about the emancipation of women and have treated so-called women’s issues as secondary to the “prior” struggle of the working class in the economic sphere. Some aspects of the oppression of women predate capitalism, continue to exist in the so-called existing socialist countries, and within socialist movements; and originate in the reproductive function of women and in sexual politics. Bourgeois feminism does not trace the source of women’s oppression in the work place or home to structural, economic causes, or to the inherent patriarchy of social institutions, but to “attitudes” which “discriminate” against women gaining entry to certain positions. Radical feminists tend to trace the sources of women’s oppression to a sexual power struggle between men and women. The mode of struggle typical of radical feminists is to organize women separately and to define their concerns as “women’s issues. In my view, it is not possible to be a Marxist without being a feminist; that is, without acknowledging the unique oppression suffered by women historically and under capitalism, and without making the sexual emancipation of women a crucial part of our definition of socialism. Caring for children is a social responsibility; the right of the man to a nurturing role is a social issue; relationships based on equality and reciprocity are an essential need of both women and men.17. Marxism, Human Nature, and Society 7- capital and the state have collaborated in controlling the fertility of women in accordance with the demands of the labour market through access to daycare, Iiberalization or restriction of contraceptive use, abortion, and child bonuses. Marxists have tended to focus organizing efforts on women in the work place, rather than supporting autonomous, interclass women’s organizations. Women working in left organizations developed a critique of the practice of their male colleagues, which had far-reaching consequences The women argued that. In some cases the internal conflict contributed to the break-up of organizations; certainly many women left their former political “Homes” and transferred their energies to the “Women’s movement.” To some extent, radical feminism is a legacy of this experience of women with left parties and groupings.

Keywords: [“women”,”human”,”society”]
Source: http://bahai-library.com/adkin_marxism_human_nature

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 01-31-2018

Dreaming Beyond Capitalism

Soon after white people did approach them, coming to them however with supportive intentions – a group of activists from the United States, searching for ways to protect Indigenous Peoples from the oil industry. Rewarding people with profit and status for the most competitive and destructive behavior, worshiping the golden calf of maximal economic growth, capitalism has effectively manufactured and then exploited people’s dream image. We only consider egoism, hatred and brutality to be “Normal” because over the past few thousand years our civilization has been conditioned in this way – basing its economy on war, its social organization on domination and conformity, its religion on punishment, damnation and sin, its education on coercion, its security on the elimination of the supposed enemy, its very image of love on fear of loss. Patriarchal conditioning – carried out worldwide, generation after generation, with the most aggressive means – has created a cultural matrix of violence and fear, which at present nearly all of humanity more or less unconsciously follows. Working as a psychoanalyst, he faced the same basic structure in all his patients – no matter whether they suffered depression, heartache or schizophrenia – deep-rooted existential fear. The further he inquired, the more he realized this fear is not only in the “Mentally ill,” but also appears in the “Sane” as fear of what others could think of them, as speech anxiety, as fear of authorities and institutions, fear before and after intercourse, fear of the future, of getting sick and so on. “Fear is not only the product of capitalism, but part of its foundation, an element without which this entire system would collapse.”[iv].A New Matrix of Trust. For Duhm, the consequence was clear: If we want to escape from the wetiko disease of our current capitalist culture, we need a credible concept for a new nonviolent global society and for transforming the old matrix of fear and violence into a new matrix of trust, compassion and cooperation. Healing wetiko would be nothing short of reinventing our entire civilization and basing human existence on new social, ethical, spiritual and sexual foundations allowing profound trust between people as well as between humans and animals. In 1978 Duhm started out with a group of people to engage in an interdisciplinary research project for social and ecological sustainability to develop precisely such a concept. Having witnessed the failure of countless communes in the 1970s, most due to unresolved interpersonal conflicts around money, power and sex, the project focused its cultural experiment on creating new social structures able to resolve the psychological substratum of fear. As we are reaching the pinnacle of a culture of global wetiko, the last throes of late-stage capitalism, healing our collective trauma, re-establishing functioning communities based on trust, and making our human existence compatible with the biosphere and nature again, may well be our only opportunity to secure ourselves and our children a future worth living on Spaceship Earth.

Keywords: [“fear”,”people”,”Human”]
Source: http://upliftconnect.com/dreaming-beyond-capitalism

Why Capitalism Creates Pointless Jobs

Huge swathes of people, in Europe and North America in particular, spend their entire working lives performing tasks they secretly believe do not really need to be performed. At the same time, “Professional, managerial, clerical, sales, and service workers” tripled, growing “From one-quarter to three-quarters of total employment.” In other words, productive jobs have, just as predicted, been largely automated away. Rather than allowing a massive reduction of working hours to free the world’s population to pursue their own projects, pleasures, visions, and ideas, we have seen the ballooning not even so much of the “Service” sector as of the administrative sector, up to and including the creation of whole new industries like financial services or telemarketing, or the unprecedented expansion of sectors like corporate law, academic and health administration, human resources, and public relations. These numbers do not even reflect on all those people whose job is to provide administrative, technical, or security support for these industries, or for that matter the whole host of ancillary industries that only exist because everyone else is spending so much of their time working in all the other ones. It’s as if someone were out there making up pointless jobs just for the sake of keeping us all working. According to economic theory, at least, the last thing a profit-seeking firm is going to do is shell out money to workers they don’t really need to employ. While corporations may engage in ruthless downsizing, the layoffs and speed-ups invariably fall on that class of people who are actually making, moving, fixing and maintaining things; through some strange alchemy no one can quite explain, the number of salaried paper-pushers ultimately seems to expand, and more and more employees find themselves, not unlike Soviet workers actually, working 40 or even 50 hour weeks on paper, but effectively working 15 hours just as Keynes predicted, since the rest of their time is spent organising or attending motivational seminars, updating their facebook profiles or downloading TV box-sets. There is a whole class of salaried professionals that, should you meet them at parties and admit that you do something that might be considered interesting, will want to avoid even discussing their line of work entirely. For instance: in our society, there seems a general rule that, the more obviously one’s work benefits other people, the less one is likely to be paid for it. You can see it when tabloids whip up resentment against tube workers for paralysing London during contract disputes: the very fact that tube workers can paralyse London shows that their work is actually necessary, but this seems to be precisely what annoys people. It’s even clearer in the US, where Republicans have had remarkable success mobilizing resentment against school teachers, or auto workers for their supposedly bloated wages and benefits. If someone had designed a work regime perfectly suited to maintaining the power of finance capital, it’s hard to see how they could have done a better job.

Keywords: [“work”,”job”,”even”]
Source: http://evonomics.com/why-capitalism-creates-pointless-jobs-david-graeber

JR Test Site News for 01-24-2018


Is Capitalism Part of the Answer? – 04 – David Graeber speaks

Karl Marx as a Philosopher of Human Emancipation

V. Summarising and with a view to our present problems we can sketch finally in three points the basic and lasting elements of the Marxian philosophy of human emancipation in careful contrast with Hegel´s philosophy of history. Against Hegel´s understanding of world history as a “Progress in the consciousness of freedom” which asserts itself as a “Trick of reason” behind the backs of individuals, but also independently through their subjective interests, the young Marx underlines: “Reason has always existed, only not always in reasonable form… out of this conflict of the political state with itself one can develop social truth”. The inherent reason in human practice is the base of all history, in this there is complete agreement between Marx and Hegel as Marx goes on to say, if it is left to itself it does not at all necessarily naturally lead to progress in the consciousness of freedom, but rather, just because it works in natural unconsciousness, creates many forms of alienation, produces both forms of repression and exploitation of people by people and destruction of nature. This presupposes subjects who have become conscious of their present, social situation and of their responsibility for the history of the world, and so who are prepared, together with others and each in his field, to halt this dangerous machinery and to work towards moral co-existence of human beings – Marx called this “Revolutionary practice.” Its grasp of previous history and presence is not post-reflective completion but conscious new beginning interested in the task of world history. This philosophy knows that it is not only a question of interpreting past history, but rather that all depends on taking effect on the conditions through conscious work towards – as Marx says – “a human society or social humanity.” A philosophy which serves human emancipation in this way becomes criticism, no longer looks at history as a bystander seeing it fulfils itself of its own accord, but interferes in conflicts and struggles of the presence and stands up for those suffering from the existing conditions – in the West and in the East and elsewhere, because such a philosophy follows – as Marx says – “The categorical imperative to overthrow all those conditions in which man is an abased, enslaved, abandoned, contemptible being”. In principle this philosophy understands history as a process which has not yet been decided, but which, left to blind natural forces, is moving through unconscious human practice towards a ruinous future for human beings and nature; but there is still time for humanity to fall consciously into the arm leading it unconsciously. In this identification of the individual desire for liberation with anticipated morality in humanity, as reflected in emancipation movements, comes into being what one – putting a Hegelian concept onto its feet – can call the substantial reason of history becoming a subject. Directed to the still unfulfilled, but desired unity of individual will and the will of all in a solidaric society, these movements already fulfill partially such unity and thus create step by step the responsibility horizon of individuals for the history of humanity and of the world. This is not only the empty moral imperative of a humanitarian ideal which is broken by the real power of states – as Hegel says polemically against Kant´s essay Towards Eternal Peace – but vice versa the world-historic unity striven for in the concrete emancipation movements is stronger than every nationalistic temper and every state framework because in them the substance of history itself becomes a subject in the individuals who stand up for it. Not in party politics, but with a vision for the responsibility for history, a philosophy of human emancipation in the sense Marx meant has to take part in the fray.

Keywords: [“history”,”human”,”philosophy”]
Source: http://www.thur.de/philo/emanc.htm

Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution

The lessons of the English Revolution are as relevant for today’s new generation of political activists who despise Blair’s Labour Party and parliament as they were when Trotsky urged British workers to study Cromwell’s revolution, as an antidote to the Labourite view of British history as “Gradualism.” Those youth who have no desire to be duped by the SWP, Workers Power or the Socialist Party into supporting parliamentary reformism through an alliance with Labour “Lefts” ought to relish Trotsky’s 1925 essay Where Is Britain Going?, a delightfully savage polemic against Labourite gradualism. One of the few Labour figures today who professes to oppose the monarchy is Tony Benn, and he’s a member of the Queen’s Privy Council, a secret body whose members swear “By Almighty God to be a true and faithful servant unto The Queen’s Majesty”! Benn’s “Anti-monarchism” makes us Red Republicans look longingly on the day when Oliver Cromwell summoned his troops to disperse the Long Parliament with the words, “Call them in, call them in.” Calvinism was the clearest expression of this “Work ethic” and Puritanism, the ideology of Oliver Cromwell and the yeomen, was heavily influenced by Calvinism. This led to the ultimate nightmare scenario for every fat-headed Parliamentarian: the revolutionary army purged Parliament of its main conciliators, causing all the Presbyterians to flee from “The House.” Parliament subsequently assigned Oliver Cromwell to negotiate with the mutinous ranks. The Agitators met Cromwell and demanded that he should lead the army, while making clear that, if he chose not to, they “Would go their own way without him.” Cromwell and the generals made a deal with the Levellers and Cromwell resumed command of the army. Oliver Cromwell died on 3 September 1658, as Lord Protector, having refused the Crown. Trotsky pointed out that, underneath the struggles between Cromwell and Parliament, Cromwell had created a new society and that this could not be undone by decrees of parliament. “In dispersing parliament after parliament Cromwell displayed as little reverence toward the fetish of ‘national’ representation as in the execution of Charles I he had displayed insufficient respect for a monarchy by the grace of God. Nevertheless it was this same Cromwell who paved the way for the parliamentarism and democracy of the two subsequent centuries. In revenge for Cromwell’s execution of Charles I, Charles II swung Cromwell’s corpse up on the gallows. But pre-Cromwellian society could not be re-established by the restoration. The works of Cromwell could not be liquidated by the thievish legislation of the Restoration because what is written by the sword cannot be wiped out by the pen.” Christopher Hill aptly describes Cromwell’s conquest of Ireland as “The first big triumph of English imperialism and the first big defeat of English democracy”. Cromwell encouraged colonial settlement of Ireland, particularly from among Leveller-influenced regiments in his army, as a way of dispersing troublemakers. In Ireland, Catholics and Protestants, English and Irish fought on the Royalist side against Cromwell. The revolutionary proletariat in Britain will recognise its debt to Oliver Cromwell as it establishes workers republics in Britain and in Ireland, and fights to extend working-class rule internationally.

Keywords: [“Cromwell”,”Revolution”,”army”]
Source: http://www.icl-fi.org/english/wv/918/cromwell.html