Hemp vs. Trees

Industrial agriculture to produce commodities such as fabric, palm oil and paper, is the biggest threat facing our trees today. It is estimated that 7 million hectares (3.5 – 7 billion trees) are destroyed annually [1]. Around 270,000 trees are flushed, or dumped in landfills every single day, with 10% of this being attributed toContinue reading “Hemp vs. Trees”

Health Care Practices in Ancient Greece: The Hippocratic Ideal

Abstract “Asclepius and Hippocrates focused medical practice on the natural approach and treatment of diseases, highlighting the importance of understanding the patient’s health, independence of mind, and the need for harmony between the individual, social and natural environment, as reflected in the Hippocratic Oath. The aim of this study was to present the philosophy ofContinue reading “Health Care Practices in Ancient Greece: The Hippocratic Ideal”

Vaccines and Microchips: Conspiracy Theory or Fact?

So the BBC ‘debunked’ the microchip ‘conspiracy’, or did they? In the BBC article it stated “One of the most shared claims this week – one that has been circulating since early this year – is that the coronavirus pandemic is a cover for a plan to implant tiny trackable microchips in people and thatContinue reading “Vaccines and Microchips: Conspiracy Theory or Fact?”

The primacy of meaning: consumption, divinity and the machine

Philip Alan Aitken MFA, P–G Dip. Art, BDes | July 2018 | Queensland College of Art; Arts, Education & Law; Griffith University “This research explores the notion that from the time of the Machine Age, humanity has formed a reliance on the machine and on machine–produced consumable items. Writing in 1970, Ivan Illich stated thatContinue reading “The primacy of meaning: consumption, divinity and the machine”

Ivan Illich

Ivan Illich, born on the 4th September 1926 in Vienna, Austria, died on 2nd December 2002, in Bremen, Germany, was a theologian, philosopher, social critic and a Roman Catholic priest. He described himself as an “errant pilgrim”, and was notoriously known for his criticism of institutionalised learning; consumerism; industrialised society and modern medicine. “Neither revolutionContinue reading “Ivan Illich”

‘Local Thug Spreads Truth with Chalk’

A local man has been ‘vandalising’ the streets of East Sussex with chunky chalk and colourful truth. The effect on the local community include, but are not limited to: free thinking; discarding of fear; smiling; increased quest for knowledge; decreased trust for mainstream media and Government; strengthened connection and solidarity with fellow humans; happiness; hugs;Continue reading “‘Local Thug Spreads Truth with Chalk’”

Our Trees Matter

“Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s land area, but they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Between 1990 and 2016, the world lost 502,000 square miles (1.3 million square kilometers) of forest, according to the World Bank—an area larger than South Africa. Since humans started cutting down forests, 46 percent of treesContinue reading “Our Trees Matter”

Covid Cases; False Positives

So, there are 14,714 Covid cases in hospital right now. This sounds scary, right? The reality is… almost every person admitted to hospital are being tested for Covid. The inventor of the PCR test, Kary B. Mullis, stated: “The tests can detect genetic sequences of viruses, but not viruses themselves”[1] – this is due toContinue reading “Covid Cases; False Positives”

Hastings and Rye Community Co-Operative: Letter to MP re Rights and Freedoms

“We are the Hastings and Rye Community Co-operative and we ask you to join us by sending this letter to your MP Sally-ann Hart! Even if you have sent letters previously, or you have sent this one already, please send it again with all the attached documents that will be in my next post alongContinue reading “Hastings and Rye Community Co-Operative: Letter to MP re Rights and Freedoms”