Unity And Mystery

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Feature Article by Paul Rosenberg
Here again are essays from A Lodging of Wayfaring Men that I later removed. As before, I’d write them a bit differently 20 years later, but I think they are meaningful nonetheless.

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The Unity Ideal

It seems that almost every political or religious philosophy holds to what I call the Unity Ideal. This is the idea that if we could all just be completely unified, every problem would wither away, all our needs would be met, untapped power would spring into action… or something along these lines.

It is false.

Certainly this is an old, old myth, and there are stories supporting it in most of the holy books and national myths. But it is not true. The unity ideal is a spiritualized dream of getting something for nothing.

Unity is a false god. An idol.

The Unity ideal is infantile and needy. People who embrace it hope to cover their personal deficits – without having to face those deficits – either by magic or at the expense of the colle
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Revolutionaries Have Learnt Crucial Lessons Since the Arab Spring

Read more on this subject: EgyptNews Story Source: http://www.unz.com, PATRICK COCKBURNAt the same time, dictators are seeking to further monopolise power by killing, jailing or intimidating opponents who want personal and national liberty.

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Google Spinoff's Drone Delivery Business First to Get FAA Approval

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News Story Source: https://www.bloomberg.com
An offshoot of Alphabet Inc.’s Google has become the first drone operator to receive government approval as an airline, an important step that gives it the legal authority to begin dropping products to actual customers.

The subsidiary, Wing, now has the same certifications that smaller airlines receive from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation. It plans to begin routine deliveries of small consumer items in two rural communities in Virginia within months, the company said.

A Google X Project Wing drone delivers a package at a home during a demonstration in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Photographer: Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg

“It’s an exciting moment for us to have earned the FAA’s approval to actually run a business with our technology,” Wing Chief Executive Officer James Ryan Burgess said in an interview. He called it “pivotal” both for his company and the drone industry in general.

Drone regulations
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N.Korea confirms leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia for summit with Putin

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News Story Source: http://news.trust.org
SEOUL, April 23 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean state media confirmed.

With his Russia visit, North Korea’s Kim is seen working to build up foreign support for his economic development plans, since the breakdown of the second U.S.-North Korea summit in Hanoi in February led to stalled talks with Washington on the sanctions relief Pyongyang had sought.

State media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the visit will happen “soon,” but did not elaborate the time or the venue.

Putin and Kim are on track to meet by the end of April, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday.

Kim Jong Un’s chief aide, Kim Chang Son, was seen in Vladivostok on Sunday according to South Korean news agency Yonhap, leading to speculation that the Putin-Kim summit will be held in the city around April 24-25.

NK News, a group that follows North Korea, showed photos on its
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Musk Promises 1 Million Robotaxis By Next Year In Laughable Autonomy “Investor Day”

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News Story Source: https://www.zerohedge.com
In some respects, Tesla’s autonomous driving investor day went exactly as one thought it might: lofty unreachable targets, incorrect and inaccurate allegations about competition and CEO Elon Musk nervously mumbling his way through questions and answers.

In short: no surprises there. 

But in other ways, the event differed from past investor events. Like the Model Y reveal, the attendee energy level in the room was painstakingly low, there was no noticeable excitement in the air and, until Musk’s bold claim for autonomous robotaxis scouring the streets in 2020, most analysts and those watching the livestream didn’t really even seem to understand what the point of the event was, nor what the company was saying.

But that didn’t keep Musk from reluctantly pushing forward and interrupting his own experts as the event walked through a painful, hours-long description of Tesla’s FSD hardware, followed by its software – before detailing the Tes
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Rather Than Ticketing Young Man for Driving Illegally, Officer Gave Him a Ride to His Job Interview

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News Story Source: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org
Most people are not particularly thrilled to be pulled over by a police officer – especially not when they are illegally driving to an important job interview.

But rather than being issued a ticket, Ka’Shawn Baldwin was offered a ride.

The 22-year-old man from Cahokia, Illinois had been pulled over by Officer Roger Gemoules for driving a car with expired license plates last week. Not only that, Baldwin says that he did not have a valid driver’s license.

Baldwin explained how he had borrowed his friend’s car and opted to drive illegally because he was on his way to a job interview and he had no other means of transportation.

“He was very respectful when I pulled him over and you could just tell – I could feel that he really was wanting to get to this job interview,” Gemoules told CNN.

Upon hearing his story, Gemoules simply offered to give Baldwin a ride to the interview.

Baldwin was only a few minutes late, but he ended up landing the
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News Story Source: Ivan on Tech
It is now possible to buy anything on Amazon with Lightning Network. Can this start the next bull run? Let’s discuss how this process works and what it means for Bitcoin and crypto as a whole. In connection to this, we’re talking about infrastructure inversion that Andreas Antonopoulos talks a lot about. In other news – American tennis star Serena Williams invests in Coinbase.

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Terrifying Government Program JUST Started In NYC, DC & Tampa! Is Your City Next?

Read more on this subject: We Are Change-What Really HappenedNews Story Source: We are Change – Luke RudkowskiTerrifying Government Program JUST Started In NYC, DC & Tampa! Is Your City Next?

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