In this latest blog I will look at the ideas of dualism and the view that there are two paths to many ideas even that of god. Also that many ideas can be a force for both good and bad depending on how they are used.
Firstly people who are regular readers of my blog will know that I have suggested that we should perhaps consider the idea of two gods.The good god Jesus and the evil creator god the demiurge. The reason for this is of course the suffering in the world, wars and the law of the wild amongst animals. Would a good god have created this?
Also all religions can be a force for both good and bad.For instance both christianity and islam have people who use their religious beliefs to try and make a better world. However both religions at the same time have warmongering nasty elements inside their religion.
Also marxism can be used for both good and bad. For instance Rosa Luxemburg advocated a human democratic marxism. However Lenin must be credited with the start of a non democratic dictatorial marxist state. Pol Pot unfortunately was influenced by marxism. However I feel that democratic marxism can still be used for useful insights.
Also we all as individuals have dualist personalities. We have a constant struggle between our good and bad sides. I know that I do.
In conclusion I say we must all meditate each day and pray if you believe in god. Also try and do a good deed each day so that our good side can triumph over our bad side in our daily struggle regarding our dualist personality.
Without doubt the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party on the 12/9/2015 is one of the most unexpected political events in the last 100 years. In short it is a political earthquake.
Until a few years ago it seemed as if the Left wing of the Labour Party particularly the Hard Left faction was very much defeated. However in this leadership election there has been a total turn around the Hard Left candidate Jeremy Corbyn has won by a landslide. I must confess that I am very surprised by the result and I keep asking myself is it just a dream.
However the Corbyn victory is without doubt based on a real economic factors. The large number of young peope with degrees in temporary low paid jobs and with large student debts. Also generation rent who have no chance of either buying accommodation or of getting a council flat and instead face a life of paying high rent to private landlords. These economic factors are the main reasons for the recent surge of Labour membership amongst young people.
Although I have political differences with Jeremy Corbyn I feel that his election as Labour Party leader is very much to be welcome.The key question is of course can he win the 2020 general election as Labour Party leader. Although the odds seemed very much stacked against him I feel that the key question is what happens in the British and the World economy in the next few years. If as I expect there is another major economic crash in the next few years then it cannot be ruled out that the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn will win the 2020 general election.
However history has taught me two things. Firstly that the future is full of surprises and twists and turns. Secondly that whoever is in power, or whoever is the leader of the Labour Party it is down to us the ordinary people below to build a new world based on peace and justice. So lets start getting active now.