Articles by: David Anderson

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

His niece Mary L. Trump has written in Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man “His egregious and arguably intentional mishandling of the current catastrophe has led to a level of pushback and scrutiny that he’s never experienced before, increasing his belligerence and need for petty revenge as he withholds vital funding, personal[Read More…]

by July 8, 2020 World
 A Call for Academia to Act Now

 A Call for Academia to Act Now

We need to find a way Homo sapiens can live in a symbiotic relationship with Nature that allows both our species and all other organic and inorganic matter on this planet to recycle and renew. Academia throughout the world can make the difference by collective global action forcing those in government country by country to understand what it will take[Read More…]

by June 13, 2020 Climate Change
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Planet Earth Reality Check

This essay outlines the urgent need for a new multinational Institution to be formed for the purpose of orchestrating a world-wide increase in the price of carbon from its first moment of entry into the system through to its becoming a part of all derivative goods and services. Board Members must be of the stature and critical thinking skills of[Read More…]

by May 4, 2020 Climate Change
 Urgent Call for a World-Wide Carbon Tax

 Urgent Call for a World-Wide Carbon Tax

“Without quick action to curb CO2 emissions, global warming is likely to increase by 4 degrees Centigrade (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) above today’s normal during the 21st century and that is dangerously close to the temperature of 6 degrees Centigrade above normal that initiated the Permian-Triassic extinction event 252 million years ago when 96%* of all marine species and 70% of[Read More…]

by April 25, 2020 Climate Change
Covid-19 – Postlude Human Life on Planet Earth ?

Covid-19 – Postlude Human Life on Planet Earth ?

If the warfare against each other and Planet earth continues, the Cosmic experiment with human life, which in principle could support its  harmonious and joyous flourishing existence far into the future, could soon come to a premature end. This would be one of the supreme tragedies of the universe. Our Biological Vulnerability The Pandemic Covid-19 as it builds in intensity[Read More…]

by April 4, 2020 Life/Philosophy
A thinking imperfection we brought with us into this New Age

A thinking imperfection we brought with us into this New Age

Scientists are now warning us that irreparable damage is being done to our planet. Continuing human existence is in question. Yet most of us go about our daily lives with no sense of fear for the future. XXXXX This brings us to the question of our Age: Do we all psychologically neurologically have the ability to develop by means of[Read More…]

by February 24, 2020 Climate Change
Ayn Rand (1905-1982) The Culture Of Greed In America

Ayn Rand (1905-1982) The Culture Of Greed In America

A new book by the name of MEAN GIRL AYN RAND AND THE CULTURE OF GREED  by Lisa Duggan speaks to this American problem today. Who was Ayn Rand? How did she become what she became? She was a powerful figure in the rise of American neo-liberalism. She was instrumental in the formation of the Reagan approach to the capitalist[Read More…]

by January 31, 2020 Book Review
Photo: Beth Scupham/flickr/cc

The Failure of the Economists

Why their failure? This metaphor can give us an answer: In those few minutes after takeoff as we all lean back in our assigned seats in an American Boeing 737 Max (Donald Trump is our pilot and Bill Barr is our copilot) neither we or they are aware that the plane is about to crash. Bad engineering, inadequate quality controls,[Read More…]

by December 16, 2019 Climate Change
American’s Existential Problem – and the World’s

American’s Existential Problem – and the World’s

2012 World Bank Report “Without quick action to curb CO2 emissions, global warming is likely to increase by 4 degrees Centigrade (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) above today’s normal during the 21st century and that is dangerously close to the temperature of 6 degrees Centigrade above normal that initiated the Permian-Triassic extinction event 252 million years ago when 96%* of all marine[Read More…]

by December 7, 2019 Climate Change
A New Age?

A New Age?

Many throughout the world are beginning to understand that our continuance on this planet will require recognition of the presence of an underlying planetary and cosmic “implicate order.” (David Bohm) And they are beginning to understand that humanity is not now living in a harmonious relationship with that order. These many are beginning to recognize that it will call for[Read More…]

by November 18, 2019 Climate Change
 Donald Trump’s Kurd decision

 Donald Trump’s Kurd decision

A Seminal Event: (Defined as an event that will strongly influence what comes after), It revealed: The Need for a New American Formula The time has come for serious introspection in America. The Nation is locked in a race between self-discovery and self-destruction. It is losing that race. It needs to recognize that the present equation does not equate. It[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 World
Greta Thunberg And Warnings of Extinction

Greta Thunberg And Warnings of Extinction

I just returned from New York. While there I attended lectures at the Museum of Natural History by two noted Climatologists; Katherine Hayhoe and Cynthia Scharf. Greta Thunberg was at the UN for the UN Climate Summit. Every word of her presentation was prescient. Deadly irreversible tipping points are approaching us. They could lead to our extinction. This was confirmed[Read More…]

by October 5, 2019 Climate Change
Photo by MarioGuti / iStock.

David Bohm’s “darkness in the human brain.”

It was David Bohm’s thesis that the ignorance of humanity is a matter of closedmindedness. He considered closedmindedness the “darkness in the human brain,” a darkness closing access to the Universal Mind; so defined as a supreme intelligence that communicates through the mode of insight. In this essay we will describe the evolutionary origins of the darkness in the human[Read More…]

by July 31, 2019 Life/Philosophy
Homo Sapiens Extinction?

Homo Sapiens Extinction?

Only an Economic Social Political Philosophical Religious Mind-Change of Shattering Proportion Can Save Us   There is a material/non-material cosmic inner/outer dimensionality to this planet and within an enfolding/unfolding order. Our Homo sapiens civilization in its present form socially, politically, philosophically, religiously and economically is not meeting the test of being a part of that order. How can we become[Read More…]

by June 19, 2019 Climate Change
The Time Has Come for You to Unravel the Disconnect between Your Religious Beliefs and Our Ecological Dilemma.

The Time Has Come for You to Unravel the Disconnect between Your Religious Beliefs and Our Ecological Dilemma.

As the Sixth Extinction moves in, Jews, Christians, Muslims and those of other religious beliefs will be forced to confront this question: Have I the courage to challenge those of my religious presuppositions that are working against the formation of a new world society living in consonance with our planet even if it requires that I question the past and[Read More…]

by April 27, 2019 Climate Change
A Troubled Millennial Generation – A solution from the Nag Hammadi Monastery in Egypt

A Troubled Millennial Generation – A solution from the Nag Hammadi Monastery in Egypt

A 29 year old American Millennial just challenged the sanity of US President Donald Trump. During an interview with the press by emphasizing the need for a Green New Deal she metaphorically pointed her finger in his face and made it clear that he is destroying life on our planet.   XXX Quote: US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “We must be[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 Life/Philosophy
Negative Zero Sum Game

Negative Zero Sum Game

Many citizens throughout the world have concluded that our Capital Market system is an ecological Negative Zero Sum game driving human civilization toward an “end of time” apocalypse of horrific proportions. XXXXXXXXX With the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution that followed, the economic theory of Adam Smith relating to efficiency of an open and free capital market distribution of goods[Read More…]

by January 12, 2019 Climate Change, Counter Solutions
 An Open Letter to Paul Krugman

 An Open Letter to Paul Krugman

The time has come for the economics profession to step up to the plate and recognize that it needs to face a cruel economic fact. Here is that fact: If the profession and those who follow its dictates continue to disregard our ecological challenges, there will be for all life on this planet decade by decade enormous pain and suffering[Read More…]

by December 16, 2018 Climate Change
Threat to Our Future ‑ Optimism Bias

Threat to Our Future ‑ Optimism Bias

Could it be that there are inherent evolutionary cranial/neurological deficiencies in our DNA makeup; so deeply embedded that we as a species now in this industrial age are unable to comprehend ourselves as a threat to our own future existence? Could it be that this is the reason our response to our desecration of the planet and its biosphere is[Read More…]

by December 13, 2018 Climate Change
 “Florence” voter apathy in the American Carolinas

 “Florence” voter apathy in the American Carolinas

“Without quick action to curb CO2 emissions, global warming is likely to increase by 4 degrees Centigrade (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) above today’s normal during the 21st century and that is dangerously close to the temperature of 6 degrees Centigrade above normal that initiated the Permian-Triassic extinction event 252 million years ago when 96%* of all marine species and 70% of[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 Climate Change
Our Cranial Problem

Our Cranial Problem

Could it be that there are inherent evolutionary cranial/neurological deficiencies in our DNA makeup; so deeply embedded that we as a species now in this industrial age are unable to comprehend ourselves as a threat to our own future existence? Could it be that this is the reason our response to our desecration of the planet and its biosphere is[Read More…]

by August 6, 2018 Life/Philosophy
 Our Biosphere Problem

 Our Biosphere Problem

Over the next 50/150 years our Biosphere will undergo drastic temperature change. That change may bring about our extinction. Unlike past extinctions, this one will not be brought on by a random meteorite/asteroid or natural planetary happening. It will be self-inflicted by Homo sapiens. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Over the next 50/150 years our Biosphere will undergo drastic temperature change. That change may[Read More…]

by June 17, 2018 Environmental Protection
Making The Case For A 100% Death Tax

Making The Case For A 100% Death Tax

We are living at the cusp of a sixth planetary extinction, possibly with the totality of the Permian Triassic. The primary culprits are the fossil fuel and related extractive industries. This essay will offer a solution by making the case for a transnational 100% Death Tax; the purpose being to demonetize ownership and control over these industries. XXXXX Our generation[Read More…]

by April 9, 2018 Counter Solutions
The End of Our Axial Age

The End of Our Axial Age

 We are approaching the end of our Axial Age. Planet earth is warning us that our survival is conditional; that like any other organism alienating itself from the earth’s Biosphere, if we continue doing so, we will be rejected. Can we prevent this? Yes, but only if we change the way we think. First we must fully accept a new[Read More…]

by March 8, 2018 Climate Change
 The End Of American Exceptionalism

 The End Of American Exceptionalism

The battle for the planet has now become a battle between two systems of human thought and governance; one based on the vestiges of Western Neo-Liberalism and the other based on a restating of Marxist Socialism. The implications are profound. One system offers the possibility of the continuation of the human species on this planet, the other negates that possibility.[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 Life/Philosophy
 Sixth Extinction ?

 Sixth Extinction ?

The question of our time is this: Have we now moved past a critical fork in our evolutionary road and will this lead to our extinction? Many scientists today are saying that the answer is YES. In recent years the inherent danger of irreversible degradation as a result of human activity has been forcing both scientists and nonscientists to focus[Read More…]

by November 16, 2017 Climate Change
(Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig)

 Donald Trump And His Sycophants

The battle against Donald Trump and his sycophants is a battle against evil. It is a battle against the dark side of the human mind. It is a battle for human survival. It must now begin with all intensity. The word “Evil” as originally defined by the Abrahamic religions has left the Western vernacular. Time to bring it back in[Read More…]

by October 7, 2017 World
The End Of Our Species Is Now A Real Possibility

The End Of Our Species Is Now A Real Possibility

From its very beginning it defined the human civilizational understanding of our relationship to Planet Earth and the cosmos. And it all worked very well for over three thousand years. But now we have a problem. That belief system turned our attention away from planetary/cosmic reality. That reality can be defined as the sacredness of all life and nonlife on[Read More…]

by August 13, 2017 Climate Change
Homo Economicus We Have All Become

Homo Economicus We Have All Become

The viability of Planet Earth to sustain human civilization in its present form is now being questioned. We are heading toward a cliff. The fall will not just be painful; it could spell the end of Homo sapiens. For a start, we urgently need to examine the rational undergirding our Capital Market system. Certain elements of that system, laboriously pieced[Read More…]

by July 20, 2017 Climate Change
 A twitter President, A Sclerotic Congress, A Horrifying Question: How Far Can The Boat Drift Before It Hits The Rocks? 

 A twitter President, A Sclerotic Congress, A Horrifying Question: How Far Can The Boat Drift Before It Hits The Rocks? 

We need to begin this discussion with the unfinished Presidency of Barack Obama. Some said it was because of his race. Others said it was his deliberative slowness as he explored every possibility and probability to its end before making a decision. Some said it was because he just could not “get along” with Congress. Others said it was because[Read More…]

by June 17, 2017 World
An Inherent Ecocidal Death Wish Of Humanity

An Inherent Ecocidal Death Wish Of Humanity

Our problem: There is a high probability of massive pain and suffering and then human extinction within the next one to two hundred years. The problem extends well beyond global warming denier Donald Trump and his American followers. It even extends into the bowels of the American “Liberal Left” and their US Media. It extends beyond America itself. The problem[Read More…]

by May 23, 2017 Climate Change
Donald Trump A Man of Evil?

Donald Trump A Man of Evil?

The Abrahamic concept of “evil” has to some extent left the Western vocabulary. The time has come for Americans to bring it back. They can do so by answering these questions: Is their country now under its control? Could Donald Trump and his followers bring down not just the country but human civilization? My essay provides answers. XXXXXXX As Donald[Read More…]

by April 26, 2017 World
The Methane Hydrate Feedback Loop Threat

The Methane Hydrate Feedback Loop Threat

Will we experience a Methane (CH4) Hydrate Feedback Loop that will place us on a repeat path like that of the Permian Triassic mass extinction? Or, to our horror, will there be some other self-induced something even more horrific and impossible to reverse?   “Biosphere” is a term used to define the relatively thin layer of the earth’s surface that[Read More…]

by March 20, 2017 Climate Change
Scenario Homo sapiens

Scenario Homo sapiens

A metamorphosis of the human mind far surpassing others seen throughout history will be occurring. Humans finally will have come to an understanding of a harsh reality; by their own actions and inactions they have brought on the beginning of their end. A painful lesson will have been learned, one forcing them to accept the fact that their continued existence[Read More…]

by February 11, 2017 Life/Philosophy
A Letter To Professor X And Those Others In His Profession Of Economics

A Letter To Professor X And Those Others In His Profession Of Economics

Dear Professor X, For many years now I have been reading your 0p-Eds, articles in periodicals and academic papers. In my mind you are one Nobel Prize economist who speaks the truth to the weaknesses and strengths of past and present economic theory. With all due respect though; let me suggest that the time has come for you and the[Read More…]

by December 17, 2016 Life/Philosophy
A Dangerous Zero Sum Game—Donald Trump vs The Planet

A Dangerous Zero Sum Game—Donald Trump vs The Planet

Arctic News June 10, 2014 “There are such massive methane reserves below the Arctic Ocean floor, that they represent around 100 times the amount that is required to cause a Permian style major extinction event, should the subsea Arctic methane be released in a short period of time into the atmosphere….The energy necessary to produce these Arctic methane release rates[Read More…]

by November 14, 2016 Climate Change
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Echoes From The Past Expressing Hope For Humanity

A 2012 World Bank report stated that without quick action to curb CO2 emissions, global warming is likely to add 4 degrees Centigrade (39.2 degrees Fahrenheit) during the 21st century which is dangerously close to the temperature that initiated the Permian-Triassic extinction event 252 million years ago when 96% of all marine species and 70% of all terrestrial vertebrates were[Read More…]

by October 13, 2016 Life/Philosophy
In this photo provided by the Library of Congress, President Abraham Lincoln, seated and holding his spectacles and a pencil on Feb. 5, 1865. (AP Photo/Library of Congress/Alexander Gardner)

An “Incomplete American Presidency”  

Some around the world were saying that the situation had deteriorated to the point where the US was turning into a “rogue state.” Pronouncements by populist Donald Trump casting American inner cities as “war zones” seemed to reconfirm this. Many in America were leaning toward that same conclusion. Internationally the country had become politically gridlocked in a toxic Democrat-Republican civil[Read More…]

by September 22, 2016 World
Existential Threats And Our Belief Systems

Existential Threats And Our Belief Systems

This new Homo sapiens contradictory planetary reality leaves not just the western world, but the whole world in search for answers. We need to find the reason we are heading so rapidly toward dangerous shoals. How could we, the most clever and brilliant primate ever, be bringing on our own demise? Where did we all go so wrong? Could it[Read More…]

by August 10, 2016 Life/Philosophy
The Need For A New American Formula

The Need For A New American Formula

The time has come for serious introspection in America. The Nation is locked in a race between self-discovery and self-destruction. It is losing that race. It needs to recognize that the present equation does not equate. It is off-balance. America needs to reformulate a new equation. More wars based on the old equation will not do. Unfettered release of the human psyche as we now see in the current political scene will not do. And as for that critical evangelical Christian voting block; they need to understand that the Nation will be saved not by their belief in Jesus as their Savior, but by living his example.

by June 22, 2016 Imperialism