How to beat discrepancies of modern living: half of your life you are corporate drone, waiter or construction worker and the other half you might just be striving for sainthood. Yet, as Mihai Marinescu tells us in this two part Eastern European self-help manual for aspiring rebels against the modern world, this is impossible. Then, what am I to do, one might ask? Well, gird yourselves with focus and patience and take a dip in this long and poignant analysis. We won't spoil too much for you if we give answer in advance: You can do what you can.
Sounds simple? It is anything but.
All men crave knowledge by nature, that is the opening statement of Aristotle's Metaphysics. Yet the good chunk of that great work, as well as some of the best passages ever written in metaphysics and theology, rather deal with the discipline of putting this craving in its natural confines, than attempting to incite it further.
In this podcast - an appendix to our ongoing series on traditional notions of destiny and Providence - we focus on attempts of those who try to cross this boundary and take more than is due to them; overstep the bounds of knowledge by not understanding its nature and its limits.
Strangely enough, those are people whose activities somehow always end up in a sort of religious marketing rendering them into wholesale agents on "the market of truth" with a claim to knowledge traditionally ascribed to angels - an total intuitive perception of the truth of the given subject and claim to prophetic insight.
They are wholesale angels, indeed. And they are so full of "spirit of prophecy", that they cannot help but confuse the sound of expiration coming from their bowels for the pouring forth of the Holy Spirit.
The landslide victory of Irish pro-abortion public vote in recent referendum came not as a surprise because it was victory, but because it was more or less a public acclamation - a true voice of the people, one might say.
In this podcast we analyze the meaning of this event in the global context and how it stems from peculiar state of mind now prevalent in the West, but very easily observable in Ireland itself: a mentality of indifference.
KT proudly introduced new brand of podcasts in the universe of global podcasting: a windswept podcast, that is, audio recording combining articulate speech combating sounds of strong wind and occasional car engine. So, instead of nagging about sound quality, our faithful flock can appreciate how well we record environmental noise in the background of the poignant discussion of the mood disclosing what philosophers call nihilism: the mood of indifference.
"Nothing is without reason" - a sentence often pronounced and rarely believed in. Let us pronounce it and see how can it be demonstrated. In this two part analysis we'll approach the phenomenon of meaningful coincidences in human life, i.e. destiny, from the standpoint of traditional metaphysics.
We continue with the Eastern Europe blues ... what is nihilism and is the "backward" part of old continent any better than it's "progressive" counterpart? Can Eastern Europe exorcise its demons without exorcising its angels, too? These and other interesting questions - all difficult and left unresolved - where else can you find such a treat then on Kali Tribune?
The case of British toddler Alfie Evans' predicament and relentless struggle of his parents and good deal of world wide public to transfer him out of Britain captivated the attention of the masses for some time. Now this will, inevitably, wane but Alfie Evans' end, where institutions of state - i.e. courts - prevented attempted treatment in other country due to concerns about, quote: "Little Alfie's quality of life", presents what seems to us at KT to be a landmark point in the spiritual atmosphere of our day and age. Why and how this is so, we'll demonstrate based on reading of the court ruling on Alfie Evans and rejection of appeal to it. As is always the case with euthanasia and politics pushing it forward, its about legislative system first and foremost and then, consequently, with the radical transformation of society.
This transformation is - you guessed it - not for the better.
A perspective we could, albeit quite loosely, denote as “East European viewpoint” is to a large extent absent from, mostly anglophone, internet media and internet mediated intellectual scene. So how does East Europe defend from what we on KT call "politics of dissolution"? Come and see ...