Conspiracy Theorists Are Creating Their Own Nation | Decade of Hate

We Brazilians know this great divide pretty well: it's called "Brasil Paralelo". Sovereign Citizens are a bizarre anti-government conspiracist group who believe they’re above the law. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0ZbfkBCwtk Many renounce their citizenship and refuse to pay taxes. For years, they were viewed as idiotic but relatively harmless. But more recently, some have joined forces with anti-vaxxers… Continue lendo Conspiracy Theorists Are Creating Their Own Nation | Decade of Hate

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“Learning the Human Game” – Alan WATTS

Alan Watts pulls back the veil of ‘the human game,’ digging into language, ethics, finding balance, and the art of the controlled accident. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsU9UUtELkw Mark introduces Alan Watts in ‘Learning the Human Game’ – originally recorded at a seminar at the University of Michigan. In this lecture, Alan explores the connection between language and ethics,… Continue lendo “Learning the Human Game” – Alan WATTS

“Anxiety and Lucidity: Reflections on Culture in Times of Unrest” – Leszek KOCZANOWICZ

What has happened to us? What is the meaning of what has happened to us? Bewilderment is perhaps tbe most frequent and at tbe same time most adequate response to the phenomenon of modernity. Emotion underlies even the most learned reflection on the modern age. All attempts at grasping its definitive characteristics have ended in… Continue lendo “Anxiety and Lucidity: Reflections on Culture in Times of Unrest” – Leszek KOCZANOWICZ

A Lavagem Cerebral do Meu Pai (The Brainwashing of My Dad) | Documentário (2015)

Uma cineasta, Jen Senko, explora a mudança radical de seu pai na transição de um democrata a um fanático de extrema direita, após sua imersão em talk radios de extrema direita e particularmente no principal canal conservador norte-americano, a Fox News. Senko descobre que este é um fenômeno poderoso que tem dividido famílias por todo… Continue lendo A Lavagem Cerebral do Meu Pai (The Brainwashing of My Dad) | Documentário (2015)

The Manufacturing of a Mass Psychosis – Can Sanity Return to an Insane World? | Academy of Ideas

“The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.” Gustave Le Bon, The Crowd: A Study of the… Continue lendo The Manufacturing of a Mass Psychosis – Can Sanity Return to an Insane World? | Academy of Ideas

How Ideas can Trigger a Mass Psychosis | Academy of Ideas

"Man does not make his ideas; we could say that man's ideas make him." C. G. JUNG "In itself, every idea is neutral, or should be; but man animates ideas, projects his flames and flaws into them; impure, transformed into beliefs, ideas take their place in time, take shape as events: the trajectory is complete,… Continue lendo How Ideas can Trigger a Mass Psychosis | Academy of Ideas

Niilismo, Existencialismo e Gnose na Era da Interpretação | Minicurso on-line

Eis por que os Mistérios antigos, pretensas revelações dos segredos últimos, não nos legaram nada em matéria de conhecimento. Sem dúvida, os iniciados estavam obrigados a não transmitir nada. No entanto, é inconcebível que em tão grande número não se tenha encontrado um só tagarela; o que há de mais contrário à natureza humana que… Continue lendo Niilismo, Existencialismo e Gnose na Era da Interpretação | Minicurso on-line

Brasil em transe: o embate de Lula e Bolsonaro contado na rua | The Intercept

Rodamos várias cidades para ouvir o que pensam, o que ignoram e do que têm medo os apoiadores de Lula e de Bolsonaro que foram às ruas nas eleições. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNNbEHS1x0I Ao longo dos três meses, seis repórteres percorreram ruas de cidades no estado de São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro e no Distrito Federal para saber… Continue lendo Brasil em transe: o embate de Lula e Bolsonaro contado na rua | The Intercept

“Deconstructing Jordan Peterson” – Alex J. O’CONNOR

Jordan Peterson is famously vague when asked about his views on the existence of God. He's more enthusiastic about discussing religion and scripture broadly, but still then leaves some mystery about his actual views. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-yQVlHo4JA In this video, I try my best to identify and unpack Peterson's religious philosophy, before offering some objections. RELATED CONTENT:

“Manifestantes querem desafiar as instituições democráticas” – Isabela KALIL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=canvhkd2iME No Conversas com o Meio, a professora e antropóloga Isabela Kalil, coordenadora do Observatório da Extrema Direita, explica qual o potencial de radicalização dos brasileiros que vestem a camisa da Seleção e protestam nas estradas ou na frente dos quartéis. Podemos chamá-los apenas de bolsonaristas? Confira nesta entrevista. CONTEÚDO RELACIONADO: