total consumerism

By |2017-07-04T19:54:48+00:00August 14th, 2015|Commercialism, Corporations, Environment, Globalization, Materialism|

“But even in the much-publicized rebellion of the young against the materialism of the affluent society, the consumer mentality is too often still intact: the standards of behavior are still those of kind and quantity, the security sought is still the security of numbers, and the chief motive is still the consumer's anxiety that he [...]

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most you can do is kill him

By |2017-07-21T14:01:42+00:00June 23rd, 2015|Commercialism, Culture, Globalization, Governments, Humanity, Materialism, Militarism, Philosophy, Political, Security|

“Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy and censorship. When any government or church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed [...]

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respect for life and human dignity…

By |2018-08-08T08:46:37+00:00October 20th, 2013|Globalization, Society, World Citizen|

Excerpt from SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s lecture series from September 2013 Living Buddhism magazine, page 29. Reviewing the course of human history, we can see how people have always divided others into allies who will support them on the one hand and enemies who must be destroyed on the other. This grim process of conflict [...]

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