John Grieve: SuperCivilization, The Second Axial Age and not-so-enlightened Despots Cont.    
 SuperCivilization, The Second Axial Age and not-so-enlightened Despots Cont.2 comments
12 May 2016 @ 21:47, by John Grieve


The spiritual commentators referred to earlier emphasize the great spiritual changes taking place now, and see globalization as the driving force of the fusion of different religions, philosophies and sciences.

One thing that is becoming clear is that a big reaction to these developments is already happening. Over the last few decades there have been moves in many countries, and it is gathering pace, to what I call the not-so-enlightened despotisms of strong, very macho leaders. This is a mirror-image of the benevolent despotisms that arose at the time of the 18th Century Enlightenment. Except that these present day leaders are very reactionary. And have macho, sexist, racist and homophobic attitudes and policies, all in the guise of being strong men and leaders.

They are desperately clinging to old certainties, which are passing away, and what they look like are out-dated 20th century relics who refuse to move on. The alternative to Progress and freedom for all, is fascism and the slavery of all. A new SuperCivilization awaits!


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23 Jun 2016 @ 07:56 by Anand Mishra @220.227.9.3 : Nice Blog Post
I am unable to read articles online very often, but I’m glad I did today. This is very well written and your points are well-expressed.  


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