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08.02.2018

The Fear Driving US Nuclear Strategy

The Fear Driving US Nuclear Strategy

The United States Department of Defense released its latest ‘Nuclear Posture Review 2018’ (NPR) on 2 February, updating the last one issued in 2010 during the previous administration. See ‘Nuclear Posture Review 2018’. The Executive Summary of… »

23.08.2017

Why are all those Racists so Terrified?

Why are all those Racists so Terrified?

Racism is not a new phenomenon and while it is an ongoing daily reality for vast numbers of people, it also often bursts from the shadows to remind us that just because we can keep ignoring the endless sequence of ‘minor’ racist incidents, racism has not gone… »

13.07.2016

The Delusion ‘I Am Not Responsible’

The Delusion ‘I Am Not Responsible’

One of the many interesting details to be learned by understanding human psychology is how a person’s unconscious fear works in a myriad of ways to make them believe that they bear no responsibility for a particular problem. This psychological dysfunctionality cripples a substantial portion of the human population in… »

25.06.2016

The Brexit shock. Now all is up in the air!

The Brexit shock. Now all is up in the air!

The UK, Europe and the rest of the world will be affected and there has been no planning for this anywhere. It’s now all up in the air but what this Brexit vote will be is a new starting point. All we can safely predict is that we are in for interesting… »

28.02.2016

London is being bombarded with images of London being bombarded

London is being bombarded with images of London being bombarded

As the images of the trailer to the film ‘London has fallen’, with bridges and iconic buildings being blown up assault the senses not only from movie theatres but also from screens in shopping centres it is difficult not to suspect that this is a campaign to instil fear in… »

09.07.2015

Most Attitudes and Beliefs are Outcomes of Fear

Most Attitudes and Beliefs are Outcomes of Fear

I routinely come across efforts to change an individual’s attitude, belief and/or value by using education to teach the ‘right’ one. This is most usually intended to lead to a better behavioural outcome, such as someone who is not sexist, racist or violent. I would like to explain why education… »

29.06.2015

Towards the #GReferendum

Towards the #GReferendum

As the days count down to the 5th of July and the Greek referendum on whether to accept Europe’s demands for more austerity, which looks increasingly like a referendum on whether to stay in the Euro or leave it, our correspondent Marianella Kloka is providing us with her personal account… »

08.04.2015

Saving Passengers of the Good Ship “Titan… Earth”

Saving Passengers of the Good Ship “Titan… Earth”

On 15 April 1912, the Titanic, the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage. The large and unnecessary death toll – more than 1,500 passengers and crew – was the result of many factors. »

25.02.2015

Why Do We Fear Challenging Authority?

Why Do We Fear Challenging Authority?

Have you ever noticed your own inclination, or that of other people, to believe what you/they are told by someone seen to be in authority? For example, did you know that there is overwhelming scientific evidence that the 911 destruction of the World Trade Center buildings 5, 6 and 7… »

30.01.2015

Why Do We Fear Love?

Why Do We Fear Love?

Why do human beings fear love? That is, why do we fear loving ourselves and others, and why do we fear being fully loved ourselves? Robert J. Burrowes If someone does not receive what they need emotionally as a child, their capacity to give will be limited accordingly. The less… »

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