Julian Assange: Wikileaks as Mirror to Society
Is Julian Assange a scientific journalist, deft hacktivist, opportunistic narcissist, or a media flameball? Depends on who you ask. Does pointing at possible egocentricity diminish the accomplishments of WikiLeaks & Assange? Read more: Julian Assange: Wikileaks as Mirror to Society
Do People Get Less Religious When Societies Grow...
When countries embrace progressive social policy, that tends to create a decline in religious belief. Why? Is it due to better education or is it that the impoverished don’t need to depend on the church for help any longer? Read more: Do People Get Less Religious When Societies Grow More Egalitarian?
The American Plutocratic Revolution: Coup of the...
The American Plutocratic Revolution: The Coup of the Elites in America has finished without a single criminal charge to sully their victory. What are you doing with the knowledge that a handful of ‘elites’ have picked the pockets of the middle-class? It’s all so Dickensian, only the dodging isn’t so artful… Read more: The American Plutocratic Revolution: Coup of...
Green Ideology: Environmentalism is not a religion
Skeptics of climate change are adhering to the nomenclature of the religious right – that “green is the new religion” Do you think it’s sensible to reconcile passion for the environment as a religion? Read more: Green Ideology: Environmentalism is not a religion
The Evils of Humanitarian Wars
The United States has sold their wars against the Middle East as good vs evil “humanitarian intervention”. Rubbish. Why are we taken with black/white, good/evil narratives time and time again? Read more: The Evils of Humanitarian Wars
Anonymous punishes Uganda for persecution of LGBT...
Anonymous hacks multiple Ugandan websites in retaliation for governement intimidation and harassment of the LGBT community in Uganda. What is worse: The crimes of the Ugandan government and murder of LGBT people in Uganda- or that american fundamentalist Christians support it? Read more: Anonymous punishes Uganda for persecution of LGBT community
German Court Rules Religious Circumcision An...
A German court has ruled that circumcising young boys on religious grounds amounts to bodily harm even if parents consent to the procedure. Do you agree with Germany? Is snipping some skin an honored religious tradition- or is it maiming the genitalia of infants and initiating them into a belief system they didn’t choose? Read more: German Court Rules Religious Circumcision An Assault On...
[Infographic] Sacred Cows: The Environmental...
Because livestock require so much food, water, land, and energy, meat has more of an impact on the environment than any other food we eat. Do you think more people would eat less meat if the environmental impact was stressed over the physical impact? Read more: [Infographic] Sacred Cows: The Environmental Impact of Meat
[Debate] Is There an Afterlife?
Is There an afterlife? -a discussion featuring Christopher Hitchens, Rabbi David Wolpe, Sam Harris, & Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson -Moderated by Rob Eshman This is one of our favorite debates at Mystic Politics- distinguished by its affability and easy conversation despite severly disparate views of what transpires upon termination of the human body. There is the feeling when watching that...
[Video] Matt Taibbi and Yves Smith: The Wall...
Yves Smith and Matt Taibbi join Bill Moyers to discuss our criminal global financial system How much difference is there between Banksters and Gangsters? Read more: [Video] Matt Taibbi and Yves Smith: The Wall Street Mafia
Gene Sharp: A Dictator’s Worst Nightmare
84-Year-Old Gene Sharp is an unlikely Revolutionary, but his ideas to overthrow repressive regimes are literally revolutionary Do you think there would have been an Arab Spring or Occupy Wall Street without him? Read more: Gene Sharp: A Dictator’s Worst Nightmare
Study- People Who Believe In Heaven Commit More...
Believing if you are on a “highway to hell” could impact whether or not if you commit a crime. Do you think it is telling that a belief in heaven with no notion of hell is more often a basis for ‘sin’? Read more: Study- People Who Believe In Heaven Commit More Crimes
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good...
NSA won’t reveal whom it’s wiretapping … because...
Newsflash: The Government you pay for is continually spying on you with the help of telecommunication companies whose services you pay for The NSA won’t tell Senators how many millions of Americans have been spied on as it would violate your privacy to say so. Read more: NSA won’t reveal whom it’s wiretapping … because it respects privacy?
Stonehenge Explained: Monument was actually built...
Sun Temple, Pagan Altar, Ancient Calendar, Astronomy Device…and political edifice that served to unite eastern and western Britain? Read more: Stonehenge Explained: Monument was actually built to mark unification of Britain?
Religion in Politics: God as a Weapon
How and why we use God as a weapon- religion in politics from the founding fathers to the 2012 presidential election. Was the separation of church and state a Machiavellian tactic to keep the religious united, and to prevent conflicting sects from vying for control of the fledgling nation? Read more: Religion in Politics: God as a Weapon
A country's strategy is always based on a...