John said... I very much like Neil Postman. What he says is good to a point but we now live in a totally different Quantum world in which everything is quite literally inter-connected and whatever Wisdom there was in the past is now long since dead and buried.
Studying the words of the ancient masters does not change a thing, it just becomes one of the left-brained mind games which dominate our "universities" and our "culture" altogether. This essay provides a unique understanding of the limits of our inherited Wisdom plus a profound critique of our current so called "culture".
Plus the only thing that makes a real difference is a totally integrated culture of Spiritual Practice under the guidance of a living Spiritual Master. Which is of course totally anathema to us adolescent westerners who "rule" the world.
Meanwhile the barbarians are every where. Especially on the "right" side of the culture wars divide. 3:34 PM, October 16, 2007