Yearning!

I’m nine hundred and fifty miles away. Without any delay, The thought of you has also traveled straight my way. And they say, Time helps the heart forget. Yet we shared nothing that makes me ache. Only my hope of being the one you yearn for. © Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2015

via Art of Unrequited Love  — Words on Empty Ears

Mood Management ideas!

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate Founder of: MakeItUltra™ Audio version available| Click here “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~Albert Einstein We all have bad days. Have you ever had the kind of day that makes you think, “What is it all about?” We might start […]

via 7 Ways to Uplift Your Mood — MakeItUltra™

The Intelligence of Captital…

Capital is the intelligence of the world. Capital does not need the nation state, the old mythologies of the sovereignty of nations is giving way to the logics of the Global Empire of Capital. Reactions to this state of affairs across the globe has brought on the crisis and end games of nations everywhere, one that will […]

via The Intelligence of Capital: The Collapse of Politics in Contemporary Society — Technocommercium

Seeking Responses to the Current Political Climate!

Reflecting on the current political situation in the United States, I see a disconnect between intellectuals and the masses. I also see the construction of an ongoing fight between intellectuals and their political systems, particularly, with the dictatorship style of governance. Now, undesired events including the dictatorship style of governance have been occurring in the US. How to respond and what position to take has been the fundamental questions since November 2016.

This opportunity may allow us to construct a coalition of intellectuals in the globe to seek alternative responses to the political regimes who are elected by some but are not serving all people and are not for all people.

Individualistic discourses push us to take positions against the current political regime and encourage us to rebel against them.  Individualistic discourses influence us to fall into ‘us versus them’ dichotomy. Individualistic discourses that place problems in one person/group serve the current political regime’s agendas. They fuel the ideology of divisiveness and put people against one another. If our responses are formed and influenced by these discourses, we are part of this problem as we, too, perpetuate the dominant rhetoric of divisiveness.

However, after years of being influenced by relational poststructural discourses,  we need to learn new ways of responding to this political shift and its consequences in a dialogical way. Dialogical responses do not perpetuate deficit language. Dialogical responses encourage the practice of listening to the other. They encourage people to put ‘differences’ in the middle and relate to one another as humans. Through these vital and lively interactions that are intentional and are, of course, full of tension, we begin to have, what I call, dialogue with one another about the recent undesirable events.

Dialogue is not about reaching agreements. Dialogue is not about having ‘lovey dovey’ talk without any tension. Dialogue is not about pleasing one another or taking an oppositional stance. Dialogue is about listening to the other. Dialogue is sitting with discomfort. Dialogue is seeking alternative ways of relating to one another in order to collaboratively address differences, contradictions, and problems.

Happy possibilities!

Tahereh Barati

 

Private-Public Partnership and its benefits to Wall Street!

Private Sector Will Make a Killing Off of Infrastructure Bank NEP’s Bill Black appears on The Real News Network discussing that Democrats and Republicans appear willing to offer public-private partnerships and tax credits to the benefit of Wall Street. You can view with transcript here. Private Sector Will Make a Killing Off of Infrastructure Bank

via Private Sector Will Make a Killing Off of Infrastructure Bank — New Economic Perspectives