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Since my last foray into the wonderful world of global finance, I encountered some extraordinarily queer things about the way the world economy really works. To say that there a few things that aren’t exactly on the up and up would be a major understatement. Things are far worse for the average American than I could have ever imagined, and the perpetrators can be named with just two words: Wall Street.

The Oxford Dictionary defines the word ‘swamp’ as: “An area of low-lying, uncultivated ground where water collects.”

I can see some similarities here.

“Low-lying”. Secretive, not forthcoming.

“Uncultivated”. Unscrupulous, immoral, and worse yet, unapologetically immoral. …


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We’re all on borrowed time people. Literally.

Over the past few months, it’s becoming increasingly clearer to me that, economically, we’re headed on a downward spiral the likes of which we have never seen. I don’t mean to come across as a catastrophist, (improvised word) but every second we’re not in a recession is starting to feel like ever thinning ice for the global economy. This collapse however, is not going to spell Armageddon for everyone. …


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So, the first murder didn’t pan out so well…

And the events that led up to it weren’t exactly auspicious either. When you really think about it, Cain seemed doomed from the start. He’d been born into the wrong profession,(tilling the ground) or perhaps he chose it, because after all, it is much easier to look after some plants than to defend livestock from ravenous wolves, and, being the first born, he would’ve had dibs on which duties he performed. …


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There’s a reason we absolutely crave watching the battle between Good and Evil. Luke Skywalker vs Darth Vader, Batman and the Joker, Mufasa(and eventually Simba) vs Scar, and the list goes on. We love these stories because they speak to something deeply essential to the human experience. We too face our own Sith Lords and Maleficents, be they actual people, or extraordinarily challenging events and situations. So, when we see this theme dramatized and played out in a world with the ultimate stakes, we instantly connect with it, and consciously or not, draw parallels within our own lives. …


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It seems Mother Nature has once again contrived another ingenious method of ridding herself of unsuitable genetic material. This time, it comes in the form of the Men Going Their Own Way, or MGTOW movement. This segment of the population renounces all women, shuns short and long term relationships, and recommends using prostitutes, excessive pornography, and treating women as sex dolls (or just buying actual sex dolls, for that matter).

Their reasoning is that women have brought them nothing but misfortune and distress, that women are categorically inferior to men in nearly every conceivable way, and that relationships with women do nothing but hamper and drain their inherent masculinity. …


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The Serpent’s proposition was too sweet to resist. Sure, we’d been forbidden by our creator to eat of the one fruit that would do us harm, but when’s the last time you’ve lost interest in anything you were forbidden to do? For better or for worse, curiosity is a deeply human proclivity, and the Serpent knows just how to play with it.

“For God doth know that on the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing Good and Evil” Eve’s response was, and I’m paraphrasing here; “Well, sign me up for that”, as she took of the fruit, and shared with her husband, and they ate. …


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The psycho-spiritual balance between the masculine and feminine properties in western society is on the verge of collapse. The sexes just don’t see eye to eye these days, and seems ill will between women and men is reaching an all-time zenith. The question is, why? Today, we’re going to shed light on some of the factors contributing to this disharmony, and what might be done about it.

First, the argument that biological gender is a social construct.

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Many modern individuals are of the opinion that the differences between men and women are purely a result of socialization and upbringing, and that if such cultural constructs were erased, men and women would be identical in all respects. …


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Just what is awareness? Why does it seem so elusive, and ephemeral? Why can’t we seem to be able to touch, or locate or grasp it? There are those in modern science who say consciousness already has been located, it is found inside the brain. Their thesis that is consciousness is an “emergent property” of the brain. When enough neurons aggregate together, they form a network of interconnections called awareness. That all sounds pretty intelligent, and perhaps even accurate at a glance. …


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I’m a firm believer that Truth (capital “t”), like everything else, is a muscle.
You can train it to be strong and powerful, or you can neglect it and let it go flabby. The degree to which you strengthen your Truth muscle is the degree to which you can simplify (and thus enjoy) your life.

We waste so much of our lives faking it; trying desperately to be somebody we think the world wants us to be. …


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There are two main ways of being unhappy in this world.

A) Not getting what you want.
B) Getting what you want.

You see, our experience is structured in such a way that our actions are somewhat futile. Entropy and instability ensure that we either won’t attain our desires, or that even if we do, they won’t fulfill us for very long. Thus, there really isn’t a such thing as lasting satisfaction in life, at least so long as we attribute it to the things that happen. And that is simply because nothing lasts.

That’s a very important thing to note, particularly as a finite being. Though it seems rather obvious, this fact tends to slip the minds of most people, much of the time. It seems people, particularly in the West, are entirely absorbed in, and massively preoccupied by, what happens. We desperately want the ‘right’ things to happen, and we vehemently don’t want the ‘wrong’ things to happen. All our actions then, are a chronic attempt to rectify our situation, hoping to impose the “right” events and avoid the “wrong” ones. In this pursuit we fail to realize that both poles of experience, positive and negative, are essentially transient, and furthermore, are interdependent. (You wouldn’t know what up was if you had no concept of down, would you? …

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Jalen Fargharson

Journeying Inwards

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