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@Citizen216 I think Americans are just fine with tyranny if it benefits them personally—or if they *think* it benefits them personally.

And let’s not forget the Southern Strategy. Plenty of white Americans will literally kill themselves just to make sure a brown person *anywhere* doesn’t get any chance at equality.

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@lilithsaintcrow Americans love to talk big about resisting a tyrannical government, but seem to always miss the part where it would be *our government* that would be tyrannical.

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Timo: »Mastodon ist die Antwort für gar nichts.«

So auch in der neuen #Bitsundso:

»Mastodon ist keine Lösung«

Überrascht natürlich gar nicht, der fällt auch exakt in dieses Muster:

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Dosaggiṃ pana mettāya,
nibbāpenti naruttamā.
Mohaggiṃ pana paññāya
yāyaṃ nibbedhagāminī.

By love they will quench the fire of hate,
by wisdom the fire of delusion.
Those supreme ones extinguish delusion
with wisdom that breaks through to truth.

Itivuttaka 3.93
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

“The mind is the matrix of all matter. I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.” -Max Planck

Buddhism teaches similar concepts.

In Buddhism, Dependent Arising (Pratītyasamutpāda) is a core concept, described as:

“if this exists, that exists; if this ceases to exist, that also ceases to exist.”

It bears repeating, even though the parallel has been drawn countless times, that the Buddhist view of reality is not significantly different from that of the Quantum Physicist — and very similar to modern Cognitive Scientists. The entire concept of Pratītyasamutpāda (Dependent Arising) is like a page right out of Max Planck’s writings.

“As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear-headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of the existence of consciousness.” — Max Planck, Nobel Laureate, the originator of Quantum Theory. The Matrix mirrors buddhist thought

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I'm on the emotional torture rack over this Ukrainian and Russian thing. There's a very good episode on Revolutionary Left Radio touching on how difficult it is to thread the needle on this war. I can't forget that NATO is responsible for pushing Ukraine into this. And provoking Putin so that Ukrainians and Russians die.

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Ich versteh diese Friedensdemos nicht. Was bezweckt man damit? Putin ist in ideologischem Wahn und wird sich kaum durch deutsche Friedensdemos beeindrucken lassen. Und die lauten Stimmen gegen Nato-Kriegsbeteiligung und ~AufRüsTuNg~ sind wie Hohn für die Ukrainer.
Solidarität zeigen? Für die Ukrainer? Wie sollen die das überhaupt mitbekommen? Ist es nicht zu aller erst Selbstvergewisserung, auf der 'guten' Seite zu stehen, während alle Diplomatie brennt?

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Während der NS-Besatzungszeit in den Niederlanden führte ein 19-Jähriger ein Tagebuch über seinen harten Alltag. Ein beeindruckendes Zeugnis, aus dem man nur eine Lehre ziehen kann: Nie wieder Krieg!
Hunger, Kälte, Angst: ein Kriegstagebuch von 1944/45 | DW | 13.03.2022
#Nationalsozialismus #Zwangsarbeit #Niederlande #Krieg #JanBazuin #ZweiterWeltkrieg
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The cat likes our new place, we’ll be spending our first night here 😁 #justMoved #cat

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Visit at Fediverse.
You can follow them from any Fediverse app with the handle or address below.
Besuchen Sie die im Fediverse.
Sie können ihnen von jeder Fediverse-App mit dem unten genannten handle oder der Adresse folgen.
Mastodon: @e_mydata

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