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Trance Blackman Posts

A History of Violence

Competitors. Enemies. It is curious, and telling, that we introduce these inherently violent thematic elements into virtually all areas of life — most notably, and most virulently within ourselves. Should we ever find ways to alleviate this persistent psychological, philosophical, or epistemological pressure, would we know what to do with ourselves, how to behave, how to function in society, or how to communicate?

The Problem with Charity

The problem with charity is it shouldn’t exist. It shouldn’t even be a thing. The fact that we have increasing needs for charities, non-profits, and non-governmental organizations is proof that our old systems are defunct, destructive, and incapable of providing our cultures and societies with their basic needs. They serve the few, and the special interests. But they don’t entirely serve humanity, nor the planet.

What Bubbles Underneath

I take in a lot of information from a lot of different sources, and I try to remain open to things that aren’t immediately interesting or exciting to learn or hear about or explore — such as contrasting perspectives that feel “off” or otherwise grind against my sensibilities, values, or beliefs.

On Healing

Are you wanting and desiring to be healed? Do you believe you deserve to be healthy? Will you do whatever you can to maintain the…

Minority Rules

Isn’t it strange that our laws and statutes are enacted to allegedly protect the majority from the vastly less significant minority — those of a criminal or distorted character and propensity — who would engage in or profit from exploiting an otherwise open system of commerce, education and governance?