INDE-POL

Western politics is in a mess; society is falling apart. Our economy no longer works for the people, but for the system. When a system comes above the individual, freedom is diluted. This mini-site is about Independent Politics, a new way; and applying Rational Holism to other socio-political issues. See Eye On the World for current affairs posts, and World History Flash for how we got here. Also try sister mini-site, Fireside Philosophy.

POLITICS     ECONOMICS     FREEDOM
TECHNOLOGY     LAW     INDIVIDUALITY
MEDIA     RACISM     UNITY     VICTIMS
BUREAUCRACY

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Essay: Economics

An essay by polly ticks
Thinkers’ Corner features theoretical essays on everything from politics to the paranormal, science to religion, crime to love, offering a different way of thinking best described as Rational Holism.
I’ve got a problem with all economic systems we have tried. They are all ‘system’ centred – in other words, based on ideology and not people. Hence, something that should serve us well never does.
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Essay: Technology

By Prof isaac galistein
Thinkers’ Corner features theoretical essays on everything from politics to the paranormal, science to religion, crime to love, offering a different way of thinking best described as Rational Holism.
Technology is good but we don’t understand it. We need a philosophy of tech, taking into account its psycho-socio-political implications. Tech made us human, in that it required an opposable thumb for manipulation, also freeing our forelimbs for erect walking. But I think its effect was deeper than this.
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Essay: Individuality

Essay by guru tony
Thinkers’ Corner features theoretical essays on everything from politics to the paranormal, science to religion, crime to love, offering a different way of thinking best described as Rational Holism.
What is ‘you’? I say this as opposed to ‘who are you’ because as a personality it may not be down to you. It is all to do with what an ‘individual’ is and is not.
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Essay: Racism

Essay by philip osophy
Thinkers’ Corner features theoretical essays on everything from politics to the paranormal, science to religion, crime to love, offering a different way of thinking best described as Rational Holism.
Racism is one of the most difficult subjects you can write about. What lies at the heart of racism? Is there ever a single cause? Can it be understood rationally? And if so, is there an answer to it?
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Essay: Unity

Essay by Polly Ticks
Thinkers’ Corner features theoretical essays on everything from politics to the paranormal, science to religion, crime to love, offering a different way of thinking best described as Rational Holism.
Wouldn’t it be marvelous if the world sang from a single tune? Actually, no. It would be horrendous. This may be the dream of Globalisation, with world peace fuelled by a corporate world of sameness, but it could well hold the seed of our extinction.
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Essay: Victims

Essay by guru Tony
Thinkers’ Corner features theoretical essays on everything from politics to the paranormal, science to religion, crime to love, offering a different way of thinking best described as Rational Holism.
We are said to live in a victim culture but what is a victim, and why has it become so important? Life is full of adversity – some of our own making, some not. This produces casualties, but these are not victims. Victimhood comes from self-indulgence upon your problems. Hence, 50% of victimhood is self-made.
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Essay: Freedom

Essay by polly ticks
Thinkers’ Corner features theoretical essays on everything from politics to the paranormal, science to religion, crime to love, offering a different way of thinking best described as Rational Holism.
True freedom cannot exist – we always need rules to guide how our freedom and excellence is expressed. For instance, you have the freedom to excel in, say, football or as a violinist, but it can only be expressed within the confines of a team or orchestra.
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Essay: Media

By Pappa Razzi
Thinkers’ Corner features theoretical essays on everything from politics to the paranormal, science to religion, crime to love, offering a different way of thinking best described as Rational Holism.
We all watch it, read it, sometimes even breath it. It informs, entertains, moulds, advises, sells, even befriends us. I’m talking about the media. But just how does it work, and what effect does it really have on us?
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