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YouTube -- Paul Joesph Watson: The Collapse of Western Civilization
'Almost every factor that precedes the collapse of great civilizations has been met by the west.' -- "At this point, what exactly are we conserving?"
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2 days ago by adamcrowe
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Ancient tools found in India may upend our views of history -
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5 days ago by rdr
How to change the course of human history | Eurozine | David Graeber
The story we have been telling ourselves about our origins is wrong, and perpetuates the idea of inevitable social inequality. David Graeber and David Wengrow ask why the myth of ‘agricultural revolution’ remains so persistent, and argue that there is a whole lot more we can learn from our ancestors.
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5 days ago by tegabrain
Freeciv-web - open source turn-based strategy game
Play Freeciv online with 2d HTML5 or 3D WebGL in the browser. Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game made with 2D HTML5 or 3D WebGL mode, which you can play in your browser, tablet or mobile device!
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8 days ago by geetarista
Michel Houellebecq: Chronicler of Our Mass Incompetence in the Art of Living - Law & Liberty
His work, not least Sérotonine, is filled with disgust, as was Swift’s: but it is the kind of disgust that can only emerge from deep disappointment, and one is not disappointed by what one does not care about. There is gallows humour on every page: the personage hanged being Western civilisation.
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16 days ago by ayjay
Are we on the road to civilisation collapse?
Great civilisations are not murdered. Instead, they take their own lives. This article is part of a new BBC Future series about the long view of humanity, which aims to stand back from the daily news cycle and widen the lens of our current place in time.
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23 days ago by neilscott
T. Greer on Twitter: "Genesis 1st half of Exodus Basic passages of the Deuteronomic Covenant Select scenes from Numbers-Judges Samuel I-II Job Ecclesiastes Proverbs Select Psalms Select passages of Isiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel Jonah 4 Gospels+Acts Romans
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I would pair letters from Paul with Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find."

I designed a hero's journey course that included Gilgamesh, Odyssey, and Gawain and the Green Knight. Before reading Gawain you'd read the Sermon on the Mount + few parts of gospels.
The idea with that last one being that Gawain was an attempt to make a hero who (unlike Odysseus) accorded with Christian ethics. As one of its discussion points, the class can debate over how well it actually did that.
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So I would preface Lord of the Flies with a stylized account of Hobbes and Rosseau, and we would read a great deal of Genesis alongside LOTF.

Same approach was taken to Greece and Rome. Classical myths would be paired with poems from the 1600s-1900s that alluded to them.
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Genesis
1st half of Exodus
Basic passages of the Deuteronomic Covenant
Select scenes from Numbers-Judges
Samuel I-II
Job
Ecclesiastes
Proverbs
Select Psalms
Select passages of Isiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel
Jonah
4 Gospels+Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
Hebrews
Revelation
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