Bulletin N° 960
A Retrospective Tribute to “International Women’s Day 2020”
produced by the United Nations.
International Women's Day 2020 - United Nations Observance
Subject: Corporate Control: 'Artificial Intelligence' vs. 'Human Intelligence'.
International Women’s Day 2021
Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
On this Women's Day we must acknowledge that there are many unsolved problems and many conundrums and paradoxes which apparently cannot be solved. Today we post yesterday's mail-out as our Bulletin N° 960, which includes a fourth essay by James Corbett, who discusses a positivist idealism that has run amok. It’s the history of an idea called "Eugenics," which postulates the ethics of ending a life deemed “unfit to be lived.” But, Corbett asks: who will be the judge; who, the executioner, and why?
The cultural fragmentations and diversions of today are many and often violent; either intentionally or unconsciously they divert attention from the fundamental contradictions that are destroying our lives, and capture us into logical categories not of our own making.
Thus, we are confronted with the philosophical question: “You are what you do, or you do what you are?” And we are reminded of that great American thinker, Frank Sinatra, who was able to resolve this false dichotomy in the history of ideas that is embodied in the works of Spinoza and Sartre - the former introducing an epistemology which contends that, "to be is to do"; while Sartre signaled a new method for understanding one's existence: "to do is to be." It was Frank Sinatra who instinctively cut through this Gordian knot in western philosophy with his penetrating insight: "do-be-do-be-do."
Meanwhile, parallel to the plethora of neo-positivist contractions, we are witnessing today at every level in the material world an escalation in class warfare, a conflict which threatens humanity itself and continues relentlessly with the devastating destruction of an autoimmune disease out of control.
Below please find 4 items which represent current discussions about the state of the society we are now living in. These attempts to make sense of what is occurring around us - the multiple man-made crises which are unfolding relentlessly – and our resolve to find solutions together depend on frank public discussions, and not “social distancing.”
· The first item is a presentation prepared by Keith Knight on “visual learning” and human intelligence, and his view of the requirements for successful communication.
· The second item, is James Corbett’s analogy of “three dimensional chess” and how it pertains to our future strategies to live a good life.
· The third item, written by Kathy Dopp, is an attempt to differentiate Corporate Propaganda from authentic discussions of the evidence surrounding the covid-19 crisis.
And the fourth item, again by James Corbett, is a critique of "Bioethics and the New Eugenics."
While none of this is terribly new, readers might find it instructive for understanding how a growing number of people are beginning to contemplate possible solutions to the slow-motion collapse of Late Capitalism and the delusional thinking that changes-from-above now generate.
Francis McCollum Feeley
Professeur honoraire de l'Université Grenoble-Alpes
Ancien Directeur des Researches
Université de Paris-Nanterre
Director of The Center for the Advanced Study
of American Institutions and Social Movements
The University of California-San Diego
“How to Present Info for Visual Learners” - with James Corbett and Keith Knight.
Published March 2, 2021.
“How to Play 3-D Chess” - by James Corbett.
Published March 1, 2021
“A 10-point rebuttal of Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan’s ‘Vaccine Apartheid’ ” - by Kathy Dopp.
Published March 2, 2021
“Bioethics and the New Eugenics” - with James Corbett.
Published March 6, 2021