Trump and a Post-Truth World: An Evolutionary Self-Correction by Ken WilberThe election of Donald Trump is an evolutionary self-correction that has been decades in the making — a backlash against the failure of the leading edge of consciousness (postmodernism and pluralism) to acknowledge the lie underlying the progress they’ve pursued: it’s not equal, it’s not consistent, and it doesn’t make room for everyone. But a new integral force is emerging that can move beyond the narcissism and nihilism of political correctness to offer genuine leadership and move towards a developmental-based wisdom of greater wholeness.
Facebook Fake News in the Post-Truth World
Wells and Gabriel Ellsworth. Zuckerberg was unapologetic. Facebook had sparked many controversies during its short lifespan. By , it had grown into the biggest social networking group in the world, with 1. Was this just another challenge along the way, or were the issues more fundamental? Wells, John R. John R.
For as long as there have been politicians they have lied, fabricated, and deceived.
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T wo of the most monstrous regimes in human history came to power in the 20th century, and both were predicated on the violation and despoiling of truth, on the knowledge that cynicism and weariness and fear can make people susceptible to the lies and false promises of leaders bent on unconditional power. Nationalism, tribalism, dislocation, fear of social change and the hatred of outsiders are on the rise again as people, locked in their partisan silos and filter bubbles, are losing a sense of shared reality and the ability to communicate across social and sectarian lines.
Ken Wilber is an American writer who focuses on transpersonal psychology and integral theory. Transpersonal psychology is a particular school of psychological thought which focuses on attempting to bring the whole of human transcendental and spiritual experience into the operative frame of modern, Western psychology. The theory operates on a quadrant model, attempting to categorize human thought under four distinct headings: Intentional with thinkers such as Freud ; Behavioral including thinkers like Skinner ; Cultural utilizing thinkings like Gadamer ; and Social looking to the work of thinkers such as Marx. Wilber has written a number of books. According to Wilber, much of the discussion on both sides of the debate has been incendiary and one-sided. Trump supporters are incredibly vocal about their win; and, at the same time, anti-Trump detractors are just as vocal about their derision towards both Trump and his supporters. In Trump and a Post-Truth World , Wilber attempts to go beyond this basic divide and dig into something deeper.
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This article is part of the Revolutions and Counter Revolutions series, curated by Democracy Futures as a joint global initiative between the Sydney Democracy Network and The Conversation. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. This essay is much longer than most Conversation articles, so will take some time to read. We live in an unfinished revolutionary age of communicative abundance. Networked digital machines and information flows are slowly but surely shaping practically every institution in which we live our daily lives. For the first time in history, thanks to built-in cheap microprocessors, these algorithmic devices and information systems integrate texts, sounds and images in compact, easily storable, reproducible and portable digital form. Communicative abundance enables messages to be sent and received through multiple user points, in chosen time, real or delayed, within global networks that are affordable and accessible to billions of people.