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We are back in the culture wars, reversed – Las Cruces Sun-News

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Gabriel Rochelle, Path of the Spirit Published 1:51 a.m. MT Aug. 16, 2020

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It has long been the case that organized religion is on the wane in the United States. I have days of thinking thats good, days of thinking thats bad, but never mind. What I see happening, however, is that the gap left by the increasing lack of religion is being rapidly filled in by an alternative: social justice religion. Let me rephrase that: The gap left by the absence of puritanical, judgmental, finger-waving, name-calling forms of religion is being replaced by movements which mimic all the bad tendencies that people have always complained about in some manifestations of religion.

The social awareness scene is truly scary these days. I was never a fan of movements like the moral majority in the past. Those warriors did not speak to my soul and they didnt represent my understanding of Christian values or faith. I can go farther back: I was never a fan of Billy Graham and was chastised and rebuked for refusing to be involved in one of his major campaigns back in the 70s. I never went along with the crazy late great planet earth fanatics, either, but thats a tale to be told some other time. Ive lived through a lot of finger-pointing, accusations of being a communist, and assorted weirdness like being spat on in civil rights marches. Most of this stuff I could laugh off or disregard because it had no real cash value in the marketplace of ideas.

But that scariness pales in comparison to the rigid, puritanical political correctness that seems to be sweeping the nation these days. This year, the Left has gone nuts. There is still a liberal Left, in shreds, but there is also an authoritarian Left and theyre the ones in public view. Whenever I hear the word woke (which wasnt in anybodys vocabulary two years ago) I think I have to run the other direction. I will have offended someone; I will have become the scapegoat for someones standard of behavior. We are experiencing the authoritarian Left in full bloom. If you are not in line with the latest politically correct behavior you will be called out and shamed. If possible, the totalitarian Left will call for your firing from any responsible position. Friends, this is happening at our universities. Look at the recent flap over Professor Jonathan Katz at Princeton. Or more personally, note the interesting statistic that 61percent of Americans are afraid to speak their mind publicly because of fear of censure from either extreme. This is the society of freedom?

From my perch, heres the problem: if God is no longer in charge ultimately, or to put it another way if there is no overarching social contract in place whereby people live in accordance with an agreed set of values, then we are reduced to our little, small selves to rely on what we feel (not think!) offends us and our sensibilities. Because we are also in the age of entitlement, we then raise hell because we have been personally offended. Those who shout loudest win. Aesthetics replace ethics: What we feel is beautiful or true is good, whats not is bad.

No matter what you may personally believe or not believe, western society in particular has been in search of a soul since Nietzsche declared that God was dead near the end of the 19th century. Since that turning point, we raised up the great therapeutic society, and now we are reaping the burnt-out tailings of that movement in the exaltation of personal feeling as the be-all and end-all of societal striving. And it isnt pretty, folks.

Fr. Gabriel Rochelle is pastor of St Anthony of the Desert Orthodox Mission, Las Cruces. The church web site is http://www.stanthonylc.org. We welcome folks in ordinary times. Send an email if youd like to learn more.

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After BBC TVs Panorama showed how The Base expanded its network to Europe, Hatewatch can reveal that it also had success in expanding to a society whose settler history parallels the U.S.: Australia. Recorded vetting interviews, application documents, social media posts and The Bases own internal chats show that the network, led by Rinaldo Nazzaro (who operated online under the pseudonyms Norman Spear and Roman Wolf), had some success in exporting both itsideology and organizing model to Europe and settler cultures such as Australia.

The materials show that the group made significant inroads into parts of Australias far right, and in particular the Lads Society, a white nationalist group that once invited Brenton Tarrant, the Australian who murdered 51 Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, 2019, to be a member.

They also show how local Australian far-right activists acted as virtual franchisees for The Base, finding fresh recruits in the ranks of the Lads Society, a local white nationalist network, and also vetting a man who had previously run for election to Australias parliament as a member of a right-wing populist party.

In late 2017, under the alias Norman Spear, Rinaldo Nazzaro began promoting an idea with a long history among white supremacists: that the Pacific Northwest could secede from the United States to create a white ethnostate.

The proposal had previously been associated with white supremacist Harold Covingtonand his Northwest Front organization. Before him, another influential advocate was Christian Identity preacher and Aryan Nations founder Richard Girnt Butler, who until 2000 occupied a compound at Hayden Lake, Idaho. Butler was associated so closely with the idea of a white ethnostate in the Pacific Northwest that it is sometimes known as the Butler Plan.

Covington, who died in 2018, had a long historyin the organized white power movement. By the time of his death, however, his Northwest Front organization was largely inactive, and Covingtons main activity in the movement was writing propagandistic speculative fiction, some of which touched on race war and the establishment of an ethnostate in the Pacific Northwest.

In his 2007 novel The Brigade, Covington set out a scenario in which a guerrilla group, the Northwest Volunteer Army, is carrying out insurgent warfare against the administration of President Hillary Clinton, who has commenced a plan of white genocide. In the novel, the Northwest Volunteer Armys motto is Ex Gladio Libertas, Latin for Freedom comes from the sword, which The Base used as its own mottoin online recruiting materials.

In podcasts and social media posts at that time, Norman Spear praised Covington and the Butler Plan. He did so in an episode of Lone Wolf Radio, a podcast hosted by British white nationalist Chris White, in December 2017. White introduced Nazzaro as a Northwest Front activist and northwest migrant.

Also in late 2017, Spear released a series of videos spelling out a theory of revolutionary struggle with the stated aim of coercing the system and making it capitulate to political demands. Topics included lone wolf operations, leaderless resistance and guerrilla warfare. He advocated for guerrilla struggle wherein lone wolves would carry out acts of violence as a form of propaganda of the deed, and an above-ground leadership would negotiate with the system to achieve its military goals.

The argument was for acts of terrorism, which would bring about a condition of siege as the state imposed unsustainable condition of martial law, at which time it would negotiate with guerrilla leaders. Victory isn't inherently dependent on physically defeating the enemy, Spear said in the video. Guerrillas win if they dont lose, and the central aim was to carve off sovereign territory from the state.

Spear thus synthesized the Butler Plan with some of the ideas for destabilizing and defeating liberal democracy put forth by the neo-Nazi who had the most influence on the accelerationist movement, James Mason.

Nazzaro began advertising The Base in July 2018 and trying to recruit members. He was also active in the Read SIEGE group on white power-friendly alt-tech platform, Gab. The group was dedicated to promoting the work and ideas of neo-Nazi author Mason, who advocated terrorism as a means to creating a white ethnostate. In December 2018, through a Delaware LLC called Base Global, Nazzaro boughtthree 10-acre blocks of undeveloped land in remote Ferry County, Washington, but maintained his principal residence in Russia.

Spear also posted messagesfrom imprisoned members of the accelerationist neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division(AWD), one of the groups that sought to put Masons ideas into practice.

In fall 2018, early recruiting material for The Base stopped short of explicitly advocating for terrorism. Sources who spoke online and in person with Nazzaro, however, say Nazzaro told The Bases inner circle that in truth, The Base was an accelerationist project: Its real purpose was to hasten the collapse of American liberal democracy into civil war, and bring about a white ethnostate in at least part of its current national territory. In encrypted chats, members discussed the methods and efficacy of tactics such as sabotaging infrastructure and the finer points of guerrilla warfare.

In most of the recorded vetting interviews obtained by SPLC, standard questions for potential recruits included whether they considered themselves national socialists; whether or not they had read SIEGE, the compilation of Masons newsletters that became the central text of the accelerationist movement; and whether they believed a political solution could remedy the perceived genocide of white people.

The ideal recruit would answer, respectively, yes, yes and no.

The final question, on the feasibility of political solutions to so-called white genocide, marks a defining characteristic of The Base, and the accelerationist ideology to which it adhered.

The false belief that a conspiracy exists to carry out white genocide, or to effect a great replacement of white Americans through mass immigration, is widely prevalent across the racist far right, from outright neo-Nazis, to so-called identitarian groups, to influential Republican officials. Many white nationalists hold, again falsely, that this genocide or replacement has been orchestrated by Jews.

As Hatewatchs primer on accelerationismdetails, this belief has allowed white power movements to portray their own violence as a matter of racial self-defense. White power movements are necessarily violent because their various political projects, such as the creation of a white ethnostate, cannot be achieved without violence. But before accelerationism gained momentum, many groups and individuals sought to downplay or obfuscate this violence.

In 2016 and 2017, some did this successfully enough to reach the threshold of mainstream politics.

During and immediately after Donald Trumps successful run for president in 2016, many so-called alt-right groups which included white nationalists with such conspiracy-minded racist beliefs felt emboldened by the victory of a politician who they considered to share at least some of their values, and who they felt they had played a part in electing.

Some were enthused enough to promote their beliefs more openly, using tactics associated with mainstream forms of political advocacy in liberal democracies. Throughout 2016 and 2017, groups such as Identity Evropa(now called the American Identity Movement) openly participated in rallies, street protests, campus recruitment and publicity campaigns. Many had platforms on mainstream social media services.

Others decided that the political solution was a false promise. Some of them came to believe that pluralist, multiracial democracy was headed for inevitable collapse, and that they should help it on its way by joining one of the burgeoning neo-Nazi accelerationist groups.

Atomwaffen Division was the template for accelerationist neo-Nazism. Following the ideas of Mason, whom they adopted as a kind of spiritual patriarch, Atomwaffen advocated terroristic violence as a political tool. Having abandoned electoral politics and the mainstream political process as futile, optics were of little concern.

Just as accelerationism was gaining influence, Nazzaro appeared on social media in the guise of Norman Spear.

Before The Base was formed, Nazzaro raised his profile in far-right spaces online by claiming he had served in the military and had experience with intelligence work. While The Base was operating, Nazzaro reiterated its emphasis on action. He demanded that members engage in training and meet-ups, and that potential recruits detail any skills that they could bring to the group or teach other members.

This practical orientation, his embrace of ideas important to survivalist and apocalyptic prepper movements, the openness of the network to members of other organizations, and his adoption of Covingtons project of a white ethnostate in the Pacific Northwest made Nazzaros offering distinct from Atomwaffen Division and other emerging accelerationist outfits.

The Base struggled early on after leaks from its chats on an app called Riot were exposed by an antifascist group operating in the Pacific Northwest. The group gradually reestablished protocols for internal communication and vetting for new members using the encrypted messaging platform, Wire.

Its brand though drawing heavily on U.S.-specific white supremacist movements proved highly exportable to white power individuals and groups around the world.

The Base eventually recruited members in Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Australia.

Eventually, some members of the group began acting on the hate The Base fostered. Former members in New Jerseyand Wisconsin stand accused of conspiring to vandalize synagogues, the Georgia cell with plotting an assassination. Charging documents for the cell based in Delaware and Maryland allege that the men discussed firing at random into a pro-gun rally in Virginia last January.

Nazzaros claim that the group had no formal member list, and even no formal existence, allowed a tolerance for double-patching or dual membership in another white supremacist group. The Base was designed as an umbrella that could draw in people who had been radicalized in other groups, like Atomwaffen Division.

Richard Tobin, 18, one of those arrested in relation to the desecration of synagogues in Michigan and Wisconsin, was a member of both neo-Nazi accelerationist groups.

Late in the groups active history, it began recruiting in a country whose history of indigenous dispossession, white supremacy and xenophobic politics is on a parallel track with the U.S.

In late October 2019, members of The Bases vetting committee received a bundle of identically formatted PDF documents from five Australian men.

A sixth, who operated under the alias Volkskrieger within The Base and elsewhere online, appointed as Australian recruiter for the group in 2019, had acted as a virtual local franchisee in bringing these recruits forward for the group.

The group had had several Australian applicants and had accepted some as members. But until late 2019, according to audio recordings, none had been as dedicated as Volkskrieger, who according to open source materials and internal communications obtained by the SPLC, lives in the vicinity of Perth, Western Australia.

After Spear and other Base members were banned from Gab after mid-2019, Volkskrieger was one of the few left to carry the groups banner. On Gab, in May 2019, he posted Western Australia-specific advertising for the group, advising potential recruits to contact the groups main email address.

In June, he posted photographs showing that design being used in a poster run in Perths Hyde Park. At this time, as revealed in a voice chat with The Bases leadership recorded on Oct. 20, 2019, he was the only standing Australian member of the group.

A post showing promotional materials for The Base.

Apart from poster runs, Volkskrieger claimed to have used more active methods, and his existing network of white supremacists in Australia, to find recruits.

In chats on the encrypted messaging application, Wire, Volkskrieger claimed on May 28, 2019, that he was meeting some West Aussie NatSoc [National Socialist] group today, if all goes well I might be able to send some guys our way.

Volkskrieger discussed recruiting efforts in this May 2019 post.

Eventually, this dedication to the cause was rewarded. In the October voice chat, Nazzaro, other senior leaders, and Volkskrieger discussed his new role as The Bases lead Australian recruiter.

In that conversation, Nazzaro told Volkskrieger, Youve been really solid for us,"specifying that Youve postered, youve produced some content for us, youve postered on Gab.

Nazzaro expressed dissatisfaction with the progress made in Australia up until that point, saying, Weve had 7 Australians come and go, and Weve probably had a dozen apply, adding, We think there is potential there, and We need someone to lead the charge.

Later in the call, Volkskrieger mentions collaborating on a promo image for an Australian Base cell with with Matthias, a California-based admin of an accelerationist website, FascistForge.

He also said that at that time, there were new Australian members in FascistForge who might be recruited for The Base.

In the call, the men agreed to establish a separate email account for the Australian cell, and Nazzaro and others coached Volkskrieger on methods of email vetting.

Within two months, Volkskrieger presented the group with five applicants who were ready for vetting calls, along with his own commentary on the quality of the recruits and their pathways into neo-Nazi accelerationism.

The applications and vetting interviews reviewed by Hatewatch showed that the men who applied for Base membership came from other white nationalist groups, after growing dissatisfied with those groups unwillingness to embrace more extreme tactics.

In the May voice call, Volkskrieger describes his involvement in a series of groups on Australias fractious far right.

He explains that he needs to conceal his Base membership from his comrades in the Society of Western Australian Nationalists (SWAN), which does not allow dual patching.

SWAN is a regional breakaway from the Lads Society, a national network of white nationalists founded in 2017 by prominent local far right activists previously associated with the anti-Muslim United Patriots Front, including Blair Cottrell, Neil Erikson and Thomas Sewell.

They were soon joined by other local extremists including Jacob Hersant, who was previously a core memberof local neo-Nazi accelerationist group, Antipodean Resistance.

Like Atomwaffen Division, Antipodean Resistance was formed by membersof the IronMarch forum, which helped shaped the development of accelerationist ideology and aesthetics.

Between Volkskrieger and the five applicants he brought to The Base, four claimed some involvement in Lads Society or SWAN, including one who claimed to be the Queensland chapter leader. Of the remaining two, one came to group via FascistForge, and another heard about the group on the Goy Talk website, one of a number of online hubs for the alt-right.

Lads Society has conducted a range of activities both public and private aimed at building a cadre of white nationalist activists and injecting their talking points into mainstream Australian political debate.

Away from the public eye, the group has operated underground fight clubs and maintains clubhouses in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

In 2018, reporters revealedthe Lads Societys involvement in significant far-right infiltration of the youth branch of the conservative National Party.

But the group and especially Cottrell and Sewell, its figureheads have also sought the media limelight with rallies and stunts.

In 2019, the group staged an anti-Black, anti-Muslim proteston St. Kilda Beach, in the midst of a national moral panicabout the supposed activities of African gangs in the city of Melbourne.

Cottrells, Eriksons and Sewells previous organization, the United Patriots Front, was formed in 2014during anti-Muslim mosque protests in the Australian city of Bendigo.

In 2015, members of the group beheaded a dummy mocked up as a crude representation of an ISIS fighter, spilling fake blood on the ground outside Bendigos City Hall.

That stunt led to Cottrell, Erikson and another UPF member, Christopher Shortis, being convicted and fined for inciting contempt for Muslims.

After Tarrants March 2019 massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sewell admitted on Facebookthat he had contacted Tarrant about joining Lads Society at its formation in 2017. Responding to other members concerns that Tarrants attack may have been a false flag operation, Sewell said that Tarrant had in fact been on the scene for a while.

Other reportsshowed that Tarrant had been a devoted online follower of United Patriots Front, and Cottrell in particular. When Cottrell and Sewell livestreamed their ecstatic reaction to the election of Donald Trump in November 2016, Tarrant reportedly wrote a series of comments on the groups Facebook wall.

Knocked it out of the park tonight Blair, he wrote. "Your retorts had me smiling, nodding, cheering and often laughing.

He added, Never believed we would have a true leader of the nationalist movement in Australia, and especially not so early in the game.

Like Tarrant, many young men would be drawn into the orbit of Sewell and Cottrell, the Lads Society and other groups that overlapped with or broke away from the group.

Andy Fleming, an antifascist researcher who recently identifieda number of members of the group, estimated that the Lads Society has around 80 core members, with scores more in the groups orbit.

In one vetting interview obtained by Hatewatch, a panel of Base members, including Nazzaro, tested a recruit Hatewatch has identified as a former political candidate for the right-wing populist Pauline Hansons One Nation Party (PHON). Hatewatch determined this using internal materials from The Base, material on the public record and other materials provided by Australian antifascist group the White Rose Society,

His efforts to join The Base suggest that the barriers between anti-immigrant right-wing populist electoral parties and accelerationist terror networks are permeable, and that progress through the stages of radicalization can happen very quickly.

In the interview, a necessary step for new recruits, Dean Smith, under the aliases Will and WLL2PWER,described himself as a Western Australian member of PHON who had been a candidate for the party in 2019.

He said that he had signed up for a five-year membership in 2019, and that he was still a member at the time of his vetting interview with American members of The Base.

The interview took place more than a month after the first member of The Base was arrested. Richard Tobin, 18, of New Jersey, made international news after he was chargedon Nov. 19, 2019, with federal hate crimes for allegedly orchestrating the vandalism of synagogues hundreds of miles away, in the midwestern states of Michigan and Wisconsin.

This did not deter Smith from seeking access to the network. When he was asked about his political background, he replied that he had been a member of One Nation for almost a year now. I signed up with them in May when I was still believing in the political system.

Being around that sort of party structure and political structure in Australia, I sort of lost faith in the whole thing. And then I decided take more direct action, and then got pushed on to the Society of West Australian Nationalists (SWAN), he said.

His loss of faith in PHON, he said, was not just due to their slow progress. He told The Base interviewers, Theyre all race mixers and it turns my gut upside down.

But he added that (SWANs) progress is too slow on things like demographic change and how the political atmosphere is turning towards our race, referencing theGreat Replacement conspiracy theory, which holds that mass immigration is a deliberate effort to wipe out the white race.

Smith also described how between joining PHON and SWAN, he had run as a candidate.

So I was a member of One Nation maybe two months, three months prior (to joining SWAN). Because I actually ran for the last Federal Election in Australia as a candidate of One Nation.

He also describes how he became more and more extreme and passionate about my views and it was harder and harder to speak out about it for fear of losing my political career.

And I thought, well, I have to sell myself to the devil to have a career in politics, or I can leave my career in politics and live an authentic life. And I think that, you know, leaving politics behind is a much better option than going for it, he said.

In his written application, submitted prior to the interview, Smith described his ideology as NatSoc (National Socialism)ubermenschnihilism, a reference to the concept of the bermensch, or superman, derived from the work of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.

Though Nietzsches work has been drawn on by a diverse range of thinkers and political traditions, fascists from the 20th-century European interwar period on have made simplified and selective readings of Nietzsche, focusing on his antisemitism, his opposition to democracy and feminism, his anticipation of a superior human type, and his affinity for a warrior ethos to claim him as their own.

The commonalities between Smiths online, far-right persona and his comments as a candidate helped reveal his identity.

Prior to the leak of the interview, Smith had been identified as WLL2PWR by the White Rose Society, an Australian antifascist group. Their materials were provided exclusively to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The reference to the philosopher Nietzsche links Smiths username to his far-right YouTube channel and Twitter account, both of which are also run under the WLL2PWER moniker.

On the Twitter account, Smith has repeatedly expressed disgust at diversity initiatives in a local technical college.

Smiths social media accounts make frequent references to Nietzsche and Nietzschean philosophy. In Smiths candidate profilein the Albany Advertiser on May 10, 2019, he said he would like to meet Friedrich Nietzsche, Jesus Christ, Julius Caesar, and Thomas Jefferson.

In his written application to The Base, Smith says he is in his early 20s, and has skills including welding experience, and heavy machinery.

In his interview, he says he is 23.

A profilewith The West Australian on May 12, 2019, said that Smith had entered the political contest only a few weeks ago, and that while politics is a new venture for him, he believes in his partys policies.

In media interviews and in his PHON candidate profileearlier in the year, Smith said he was 22 and he worked as a laborer.

Smith made other connections between his WLL2PWR persona and PHON in 2019.

On April 14, 2019, on his WLL2PWR YouTube channel, Smith interviewedfellow PHON WA candidate Tyler Walsh, and gave direct hints in the interview that he was an active PHON member in Western Australia.

At one point he asked Walsh, What inspired you to put your hand up being such a young man like myself to go out there and basically face the world?

Looking forward to a PHON function in the Perth area, Smith said, And weve got the meeting tomorrow dont we at Vic Park, is that right?

He also described the process of joining the party and his interactions with Sheila Mundy, another PHON candidate and influential Western Australian party member.

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Buddhist teachings offer more than an escape from the samsaric world.

Every so often, Tricycle features an article from Inquiring Mind, a Buddhist journal that was in print from 19842015 and now has a growing number of back issues archived at inquiringmind.com. To remember the noted translator and author Steven D. Goodman, who died earlier this month at the age of 75, we are reprinting an essay Goodman wrote about worldly attitudes in Buddhism. The article first appeared in the Fall 1997 Liberation & the Sacred issue as Rejection, Sublimation, Recognition: Attitudes Toward Worldly Life. Be sure to check out related articles in the archive, such as Goodmans reflections on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, his musings on crazy wisdom, and his take on the Vajrayana path. If you feel so inclined, consider making a donation to help Inquiring Mind continue adding articles to its archive!

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We are what we think,

having become what we thought.

Dhammapada

Our Legacy of Received Opinions

What can one do about worldly suffering? Many Buddhist writings speak of disgust for that which is worldly. In much Buddhist parlance, things having to do with the world (Sanskrit: loka) are to be guarded against, avoided, turned away from and finally transcended, so that one can abide in a transworldly state (lokottara), at peace (shanti), in bliss (sukha), free from suffering (samsara), the painful flame of yearning (trishna) having been extinguished (nirvana). From this perspective, the world is a place of perpetually out-of-control beings who, driven by desires gone wild, try to endure the ups and downs as best they can. In fact, the Buddhist name for this world of ours is realm of endurance (sahaloka). In Mexico City Blues (211th Chorus), Jack Kerouac, that Western student of Buddhism, sings samsaras sad song.

The wheel of the quivering meat

conception

Turns in the void expelling human beings,

Pigs, turtles, frogs, insects, nits,

All the endless conception of living

beings,

Gnashing everywhere in Consciousness

Poor! I wish I was free

of that slaving meat wheel

and safe in heaven dead

It would seem that there is only one spiritual response to this mode of existence: to get out of worldly entanglements and to leave samsara.

But is this the whole story? Is this what Buddhism essentially teaches us about the world? Why has so much emphasis been put on repulsion toward worldly life? Why does Kerouacs depiction seem to ring so true? I would suggest it is because we in the West carry, like a dormant attitudinal virus, the legacy of a medieval mindset, one accustomed to the Platonic denigration of the lower appetites and to the many Biblical passages that speak of our plight as of a few days, and full of trouble (Job 13:28, 14:1) and the world as a fleeting show of vanities (Ecclesiastes). Worldly life is seen as sinful and contemptible. This contemptus mundi is amply attested to in the writings of many a medieval cleric. Typical of the period is the lamentation of the monk Jean de Fcamp (d. 1078): Miserable life, decrepit life, impure life sullied by humors, exhausted by grief, dried by heat, swollen by meats, mortified by fasts, dissolved by pranks, consumed by sadness, distressed by worries, blunted by security, bloated by riches, cast down by poverty.

Our more recent humanist tradition, which sees the individual as the measure of all things, has not entirely eclipsed the view of life as a fearful enterprise laced with sin and guilt. The pervasive influence of this mindset as a dominant cultural legacy deserves more attention by Buddhist scholars and practitioners, for it is a bias we bring to both our study and our experience of the dharma. It is well documented in the work of the French social historian Jean Delumeau. (See his Sin and Fear: The Emergence of a Western Guilt Culture 13th18th Centuries.) When we orient ourselves to Buddhist traditions, we bring the legacy with us. And that, I think, is why talk of disgust for the world and the yearning to get out seems so spiritually correct. We are unmindfully viewing the wide variety of Buddhist spiritual traditions through the lens of a Christian, European heritage.

Repulsion, however, isnt the whole story. In the vast treasury of Buddhist traditions, there are other legacies, other attitudes and ways of talking about worldly life and spiritual work. The Buddhist path involves finding a suitable approach, one that honors our temperament and our potential for change.

One presentation of this variety, popular in the Buddhist traditions that took root in the Himalayan regions, consists of three possible spiritual orientations. The world can be shunned, transformed, or experienced as perfect just as it is. Only the first approach regards worldly life and the drives that fuel it as lacking value. The attitude of renunciation attempts to avoid and reject all worldly tendencies. The second approach, the attitude of transformation, regards worldly drives as worthy of spiritual engagement. Here one is encouraged to transform the worldly realm, which is seen to be constituted of both intellectual attitudes and emotional habits.

Whether one rejects or attempts to transform the world and its appetites, both perspectives suggest that life entails struggle. In psychological terms, the spiritual struggle with the world involves what Freud and, before him, Nietzsche, termed the sublimation of habitual drives. Nietzsche spoke of different methods of struggle with the violence of a drive Thus: dodging the opportunities [for its satisfaction], implanting regularity in the drive, generating oversaturation and disgust with it, and bringing about its association with an agonizing thoughtlike that of disgrace, evil consequences, or insulted pridethen the dislocation of forces, and finally general [self-]weakening and exhaustionthose are the six methods. (From Nietzsches The Dawn of Day.)

From the Buddhist perspective, renunciation and transformation are seen not as contradictory but as befitting different orientations and circumstances. As such, both are deemed noble (arya), because they lead one away from the extremes of nihilistic despair and cynicism on the one hand and self-centered absolutism on the other.

Renunciate Awareness

If one takes the approach that worldly life is a realm to be shunned, then the path of renunciation is appropriate. One trains oneself to guard the doors of perception, scanning for the arising of unwholesome tendencies so as to avoid them and thereby diminish their karmic residue. One practices calm and mindful avoidance in order to lessen upset and to let the subtle and luminous natural indwelling features of our being stabilize and, in time, become dominant.

Transformative Awareness

Using those very same doors of perception, one can view the world and its ceaseless variety of circumstances as the fuel for transformation. On this path one trains to identify worldly entanglements and upsets so as to be able to select and apply a suitable antidote (pratipatti). Through a kind of spiritual homeopathy, constricted emotional entanglement is released. This is done by dissolving egoic fixations in the universally beneficent solvents of love, compassion, joy and equanimity. One finds ways to wake up to the sufferings of the world and embrace them, never rejecting any aspect of daily life as if it were outside the project of spirit. All of creation is seen as the sacred ground for spiritual effort. This path is fed by the energetic stream that flows from the source of ones indwelling wakefulness, or buddhanature. The ever-widening stream of wakefulness overflows the limitations of egothe holding patterns (atma-graha) that reify and hence alienate our intrinsically abiding spirit of going beyond (paramita) those limitations. Our capacity to meet and dissolve habits is awakened and sustained by applying active capacities to go beyondgenerosity, ethical conduct, patient endurance, diligence, contemplative cultivation and discerning wisdom. Ultimately, every being and every problem is experienced as insubstantialpart of a magical display created by the mind and sustained by the power of karmic habits. As the Indian Buddhist philosopher Chandrakirti puts it: The mind itself creates living beings, and the great variety of worlds where they live. It is also taught that all forms of life are produced from karma; but without the mind, there would be no karma. (From his Madhyamakavatara.)

The world, then, is experienced as either an impure realm of entanglement dominated by habitual and limited mind patterns or as a pure realm of bliss sustained by unlimited wakefulness. But when reified confusion is released into clarity through the transformative power of the wakeful mind, nirvana and samsara are not experienced as separate states.

One who trains in going beyond all frustrating limits is sustained in the work by the blessings of our own discerning wisdom (prajna), which is seen as flawless (amala) and luminous (prabhasvara). The name reserved for one who has completely awakened such wisdom is Buddha. Buddha is a powerfully sustaining presence that is responsive to the needs of beings who suffer. Buddhas serve as sources of refuge and objects of prayerful supplication. They are said to abide in and support every pure realm. Those who cultivate an attitude of transformation may invite the spiritual presence of these Buddhas into their daily lives. Remembrance of the Buddha (Buddhanusmrti), is an antidote to spiritual despair; mindful faith in our spiritual capacity valorizes worldly micro hassles via acts of remembrance. Not unlike those who repeat the Jesus Prayer, Buddhists who enter the path of transformation find that they are sustained by subtle mindful mnemonics.

Directly Liberating Awareness

The third noble attitude toward worldly life is radically different from those of rejection and transformation. It is one of direct liberation. Here the world and ones place in it are directly recognized as free, unlimited and unconstrained just as they are. Every mode of experience, every situation is freeing. Whatever arises is recognized as it arises and in that recognition is freed. There is nothing to reject and nothing to accept. Things just happenbeyond every scheme for improvement, beyond yearning and hope for betterment. When experienced like this, all occasions are delightful, the cause of merriment and laughter. The Buddha Shakyamuni was known as the one who laughs and the fourteenth-century Buddhist savant Longchenpa reminded us, When we see the world as it really is, then we will laugh out loud. This is the naturally abiding manner of Buddhas: spiritual energy enjoying itself and communicating everywhere with laughter. It is the mystic mode, reserved for those rare gifted souls who live in the world free from all compulsion to transcend it, who have realized the truth of freedom in the ordinary. They are sustained by a continuum of spiritual awareness, for like the saints and mystics of every tradition, they exhibit unshakable confidence in the pure unbounded ecstasy and delight of living. This way of living dissolves every tendency to go astray into distorted modes of perception and response; it is beyond limitations based on clinging and aversion. Yet this is not a transcendent stance. It is the direct recognition of how things naturally abide as Buddha energy inand asthis present moment, which is open, effulgent and continuous.

This brief survey of Buddhist attitudes toward the world and transworldly yearning is an attempt to convey a sense of the range of approaches reflected in the traditions. I would suggest that each of these approaches can be found within every living Buddhist tradition when dogma yields to direct experience. As such, no approach is higher or lower; each perfectly fits a certain temperament and capacity. Perhaps the greatest challenge is to discover as best as one can the noble approach for which one is best suited and to honor and accept the wide diversity of other approaches to the dilemma of human existence.

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Table of Content: Chapter 1 Industry Overview 1.1 Definition 1.2 Assumptions 1.3 Research Scope 1.4 Market Analysis by Regions 1.4.1 North America Market States and Outlook (2021-2026) 1.4.2 East Asia Market States and Outlook (2021-2026) 1.4.3 Europe Market States and Outlook (2021-2026) 1.4.4 South Asia Market States and Outlook (2021-2026) 1.4.5 Southeast Asia Market States and Outlook (2021-2026) 1.4.6 Middle East Market States and Outlook (2021-2026) 1.4.7 Africa Market States and Outlook (2021-2026) 1.4.8 Oceania Market States and Outlook (2021-2026) 1.4.9 South America Market States and Outlook (2021-2026) 1.5 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Market Size Analysis from 2021 to 2026 1.5.1 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Market Size Analysis from 2021 to 2026 by Consumption Volume 1.5.2 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Market Size Analysis from 2021 to 2026 by Value 1.5.3 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Price Trends Analysis from 2021 to 2026 1.6 COVID-19 Outbreak: Cold Chain Monitoring Industry Impact

Chapter 2 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Competition by Types, Applications, and Top Regions and Countries 2.1 Global Cold Chain Monitoring (Volume and Value) by Type 2.1.1 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption and Market Share by Type (2015-2020) 2.1.2 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Revenue and Market Share by Type (2015-2020) 2.2 Global Cold Chain Monitoring (Volume and Value) by Application 2.2.1 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption and Market Share by Application (2015-2020) 2.2.2 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Revenue and Market Share by Application (2015-2020) 2.3 Global Cold Chain Monitoring (Volume and Value) by Regions 2.3.1 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption and Market Share by Regions (2015-2020) 2.3.2 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Revenue and Market Share by Regions (2015-2020)

Chapter 3 Production Market Analysis 3.1 Global Production Market Analysis 3.1.1 2015-2020 Global Capacity, Production, Capacity Utilization Rate, Ex-Factory Price, Revenue, Cost, Gross and Gross Margin Analysis 3.1.2 2015-2020 Major Manufacturers Performance and Market Share 3.2 Regional Production Market Analysis 3.2.1 2015-2020 Regional Market Performance and Market Share 3.2.2 North America Market 3.2.3 East Asia Market 3.2.4 Europe Market 3.2.5 South Asia Market 3.2.6 Southeast Asia Market 3.2.7 Middle East Market 3.2.8 Africa Market 3.2.9 Oceania Market 3.2.10 South America Market 3.2.11 Rest of the World Market

Chapter 4 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Sales, Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2015-2020) 4.1 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption by Regions (2015-2020) 4.2 North America Cold Chain Monitoring Sales, Consumption, Export, Import (2015-2020) 4.3 East Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Sales, Consumption, Export, Import (2015-2020) 4.4 Europe Cold Chain Monitoring Sales, Consumption, Export, Import (2015-2020) 4.5 South Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Sales, Consumption, Export, Import (2015-2020) 4.6 Southeast Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Sales, Consumption, Export, Import (2015-2020) 4.7 Middle East Cold Chain Monitoring Sales, Consumption, Export, Import (2015-2020) 4.8 Africa Cold Chain Monitoring Sales, Consumption, Export, Import (2015-2020) 4.9 Oceania Cold Chain Monitoring Sales, Consumption, Export, Import (2015-2020) 4.10 South America Cold Chain Monitoring Sales, Consumption, Export, Import (2015-2020)

Chapter 5 North America Cold Chain Monitoring Market Analysis 5.1 North America Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption and Value Analysis 5.1.1 North America Cold Chain Monitoring Market Under COVID-19 5.2 North America Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume by Types 5.3 North America Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Structure by Application 5.4 North America Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption by Top Countries 5.4.1 United States Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 5.4.2 Canada Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 5.4.3 Mexico Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020

Chapter 6 East Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Market Analysis 6.1 East Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption and Value Analysis 6.1.1 East Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Market Under COVID-19 6.2 East Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume by Types 6.3 East Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Structure by Application 6.4 East Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption by Top Countries 6.4.1 China Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 6.4.2 Japan Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 6.4.3 South Korea Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020

Chapter 7 Europe Cold Chain Monitoring Market Analysis 7.1 Europe Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption and Value Analysis 7.1.1 Europe Cold Chain Monitoring Market Under COVID-19 7.2 Europe Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume by Types 7.3 Europe Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Structure by Application 7.4 Europe Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption by Top Countries 7.4.1 Germany Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 7.4.2 UK Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 7.4.3 France Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 7.4.4 Italy Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 7.4.5 Russia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 7.4.6 Spain Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 7.4.7 Netherlands Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 7.4.8 Switzerland Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 7.4.9 Poland Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020

Chapter 8 South Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Market Analysis 8.1 South Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption and Value Analysis 8.1.1 South Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Market Under COVID-19 8.2 South Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume by Types 8.3 South Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Structure by Application 8.4 South Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption by Top Countries 8.4.1 India Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 8.4.2 Pakistan Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 8.4.3 Bangladesh Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020

Chapter 9 Southeast Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Market Analysis 9.1 Southeast Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption and Value Analysis 9.1.1 Southeast Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Market Under COVID-19 9.2 Southeast Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume by Types 9.3 Southeast Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Structure by Application 9.4 Southeast Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption by Top Countries 9.4.1 Indonesia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 9.4.2 Thailand Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 9.4.3 Singapore Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 9.4.4 Malaysia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 9.4.5 Philippines Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 9.4.6 Vietnam Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 9.4.7 Myanmar Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020

Chapter 10 Middle East Cold Chain Monitoring Market Analysis 10.1 Middle East Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption and Value Analysis 10.1.1 Middle East Cold Chain Monitoring Market Under COVID-19 10.2 Middle East Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume by Types 10.3 Middle East Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Structure by Application 10.4 Middle East Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption by Top Countries 10.4.1 Turkey Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 10.4.2 Saudi Arabia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 10.4.3 Iran Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 10.4.4 United Arab Emirates Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 10.4.5 Israel Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 10.4.6 Iraq Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 10.4.7 Qatar Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 10.4.8 Kuwait Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 10.4.9 Oman Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020

Chapter 11 Africa Cold Chain Monitoring Market Analysis 11.1 Africa Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption and Value Analysis 11.1.1 Africa Cold Chain Monitoring Market Under COVID-19 11.2 Africa Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume by Types 11.3 Africa Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Structure by Application 11.4 Africa Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption by Top Countries 11.4.1 Nigeria Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 11.4.2 South Africa Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 11.4.3 Egypt Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 11.4.4 Algeria Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 11.4.5 Morocco Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020

Chapter 12 Oceania Cold Chain Monitoring Market Analysis 12.1 Oceania Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption and Value Analysis 12.2 Oceania Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume by Types 12.3 Oceania Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Structure by Application 12.4 Oceania Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption by Top Countries 12.4.1 Australia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 12.4.2 New Zealand Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020

Chapter 13 South America Cold Chain Monitoring Market Analysis 13.1 South America Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption and Value Analysis 13.1.1 South America Cold Chain Monitoring Market Under COVID-19 13.2 South America Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume by Types 13.3 South America Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Structure by Application 13.4 South America Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume by Major Countries 13.4.1 Brazil Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 13.4.2 Argentina Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 13.4.3 Columbia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 13.4.4 Chile Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 13.4.5 Venezuela Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 13.4.6 Peru Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 13.4.7 Puerto Rico Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020 13.4.8 Ecuador Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume from 2015 to 2020

Chapter 14 Company Profiles and Key Figures in Cold Chain Monitoring Business 14.1 Sensitech, Inc. 14.1.1 Sensitech, Inc. Company Profile 14.1.2 Sensitech, Inc. Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.1.3 Sensitech, Inc. Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.2 NXP Semiconductors NV 14.2.1 NXP Semiconductors NV Company Profile 14.2.2 NXP Semiconductors NV Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.2.3 NXP Semiconductors NV Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.3 Rotronic 14.3.1 Rotronic Company Profile 14.3.2 Rotronic Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.3.3 Rotronic Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.4 ORBCOMM 14.4.1 ORBCOMM Company Profile 14.4.2 ORBCOMM Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.4.3 ORBCOMM Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.5 Nietzsche Enterprise 14.5.1 Nietzsche Enterprise Company Profile 14.5.2 Nietzsche Enterprise Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.5.3 Nietzsche Enterprise Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.6 Testo 14.6.1 Testo Company Profile 14.6.2 Testo Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.6.3 Testo Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.7 Haier Biomedical 14.7.1 Haier Biomedical Company Profile 14.7.2 Haier Biomedical Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.7.3 Haier Biomedical Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.8 Emerson 14.8.1 Emerson Company Profile 14.8.2 Emerson Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.8.3 Emerson Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.9 ELPRO-BUCHS AG 14.9.1 ELPRO-BUCHS AG Company Profile 14.9.2 ELPRO-BUCHS AG Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.9.3 ELPRO-BUCHS AG Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.10 Signatrol 14.10.1 Signatrol Company Profile 14.10.2 Signatrol Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.10.3 Signatrol Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.11 Omega 14.11.1 Omega Company Profile 14.11.2 Omega Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.11.3 Omega Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.12 Oceasoft 14.12.1 Oceasoft Company Profile 14.12.2 Oceasoft Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.12.3 Oceasoft Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.13 Monnit Corporation 14.13.1 Monnit Corporation Company Profile 14.13.2 Monnit Corporation Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.13.3 Monnit Corporation Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.14 Duoxieyun 14.14.1 Duoxieyun Company Profile 14.14.2 Duoxieyun Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.14.3 Duoxieyun Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.15 Dickson 14.15.1 Dickson Company Profile 14.15.2 Dickson Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.15.3 Dickson Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.16 LogTag Recorders Ltd 14.16.1 LogTag Recorders Ltd Company Profile 14.16.2 LogTag Recorders Ltd Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.16.3 LogTag Recorders Ltd Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.17 Berlinger & Co AG 14.17.1 Berlinger & Co AG Company Profile 14.17.2 Berlinger & Co AG Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.17.3 Berlinger & Co AG Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.18 The IMC Group Ltd 14.18.1 The IMC Group Ltd Company Profile 14.18.2 The IMC Group Ltd Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.18.3 The IMC Group Ltd Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.19 ZeDA Instruments 14.19.1 ZeDA Instruments Company Profile 14.19.2 ZeDA Instruments Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.19.3 ZeDA Instruments Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.20 Cold Chain Technologies 14.20.1 Cold Chain Technologies Company Profile 14.20.2 Cold Chain Technologies Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.20.3 Cold Chain Technologies Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.21 Jucsan 14.21.1 Jucsan Company Profile 14.21.2 Jucsan Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.21.3 Jucsan Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.22 Controlant Ehf 14.22.1 Controlant Ehf Company Profile 14.22.2 Controlant Ehf Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.22.3 Controlant Ehf Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.23 SecureRF Corp. 14.23.1 SecureRF Corp. Company Profile 14.23.2 SecureRF Corp. Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.23.3 SecureRF Corp. Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.24 vTrack Cold Chain Monitoring 14.24.1 vTrack Cold Chain Monitoring Company Profile 14.24.2 vTrack Cold Chain Monitoring Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.24.3 vTrack Cold Chain Monitoring Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.25 Zest Labs, Inc. 14.25.1 Zest Labs, Inc. Company Profile 14.25.2 Zest Labs, Inc. Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.25.3 Zest Labs, Inc. Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.26 Gemalto 14.26.1 Gemalto Company Profile 14.26.2 Gemalto Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.26.3 Gemalto Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.27 Maven Systems Pvt.Ltd. 14.27.1 Maven Systems Pvt.Ltd. Company Profile 14.27.2 Maven Systems Pvt.Ltd. Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.27.3 Maven Systems Pvt.Ltd. Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020) 14.28 Infratab, Inc. 14.28.1 Infratab, Inc. Company Profile 14.28.2 Infratab, Inc. Cold Chain Monitoring Product Specification 14.28.3 Infratab, Inc. Cold Chain Monitoring Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2020)

Chapter 15 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Market Forecast (2021-2026) 15.1 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume, Revenue and Price Forecast (2021-2026) 15.1.1 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume and Growth Rate Forecast (2021-2026) 15.1.2 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Value and Growth Rate Forecast (2021-2026) 15.2 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume, Value and Growth Rate Forecast by Region (2021-2026) 15.2.1 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume and Growth Rate Forecast by Regions (2021-2026) 15.2.2 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Value and Growth Rate Forecast by Regions (2021-2026) 15.2.3 North America Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume, Revenue and Growth Rate Forecast (2021-2026) 15.2.4 East Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume, Revenue and Growth Rate Forecast (2021-2026) 15.2.5 Europe Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume, Revenue and Growth Rate Forecast (2021-2026) 15.2.6 South Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume, Revenue and Growth Rate Forecast (2021-2026) 15.2.7 Southeast Asia Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume, Revenue and Growth Rate Forecast (2021-2026) 15.2.8 Middle East Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume, Revenue and Growth Rate Forecast (2021-2026) 15.2.9 Africa Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume, Revenue and Growth Rate Forecast (2021-2026) 15.2.10 Oceania Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume, Revenue and Growth Rate Forecast (2021-2026) 15.2.11 South America Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume, Revenue and Growth Rate Forecast (2021-2026) 15.3 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume, Revenue and Price Forecast by Type (2021-2026) 15.3.1 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Forecast by Type (2021-2026) 15.3.2 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Revenue Forecast by Type (2021-2026) 15.3.3 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Price Forecast by Type (2021-2026) 15.4 Global Cold Chain Monitoring Consumption Volume Forecast by Application (2021-2026) 15.5 Cold Chain Monitoring Market Forecast Under COVID-19

Chapter 16 Conclusions Research Methodology

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Do you live each day as if its your first or last? Either way you should probably have a diaper on!

Ellen DeGeneres

The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Be as you wish to seem.

Socrates

Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.

Plato

Nobody likes me. Pesty Thats not true, everybody hasnt met you yet! Mort

Ones philosophy of life is defined from many sources. In college philosophy courses, I studied the writings and thoughts of such great thinkers as Nietzsche, Socrates and Plato. I wasnt aware of their wisdom and philosophy until my college-aged years. When I was in my prepubescent years, I formed much of my early deep thought from the cartoons in my bubble gum.

Bazooka Joe gum always came replete with a cartoon comic wrapped around every piece. In those cartoons I found a magic world of characters that commented on a life that I was just discovering. For a couple of pennies, I anxiously awaited the wisecracking and for a boy of tender age hilarious situations and responses.

Among my early influences was Pesty, who according to Wikipedia might have been Bazooka Joes brother, although it was never quite defined as a fact. His usual sidekick was Mort, described as a gangly boy who always wore a turtleneck sweater pulled up over his mouth. I always likened Mort to the Jughead character in the Archie comics.

Hungry Herman was Joes rotund friend. Jane was Joes girlfriend. Toughie was a tough guy street character who always wore a sailor suit. There was also a neighborhood mutt named Walkie Talkie.

Adding in Joe they were collectively referred to as Bazooka Joe and his Gang.

The gang was conceived sometime between 1952 and 1954 by a couple of guys who worked in product development at Topps. Cartoonist Wesely Morse was hired to create the gang. A contest was held to name the character.

This back story eventually led to one of the staples of my early childhood. I spent many pennies of my hard-earned money collecting pop bottles and turning them into money to purchase my own little bags of treasure from Lawlers General Store located on Allison Lane.

Unwrapping the newly purchased gum to which the gum was standard fare, I couldnt wait to read the next installment of Bazooka Joe comics. For me, it was kind of a cartoon soap opera into their lives. In my young mind, the travails and perils of the gang were very real and I kind of considered them as my imaginary friends.

In analyzing my sense of humor, I would probably list them among my many influences of humor that was at a level that even a young child could comprehend and appreciate. I am sure I often repeated some of the set-ups and punch lines as if they were my very own.

Bazooka Joe comics with my gum would have been as big a treasure as my next gift hidden inside a box of Cracker jacks. Marketing gimmickry was a staple of many of the products that made kids request products, including cereal boxes. It certainly worked on me.

Unbeknownst to me until my research for the column, Topps had bombed with its original cartoon characters in the gum with a cartoon called, Bazooka, the Atom Bubble Boy. Topps didnt hit the pay dirt with Bazooka Joe and His Gang until around 1954.

Collectors of such childhood memorabilia as cartoon bubble gum comics would be hard-pressed to collect all the Bazooka Joe cartoons, as the number I could verify is that there are at least 1,535 of them. Over the years characters were added and redesigned and the cartoons, themselves, were smaller in size. Obviously, the subject matter was changed to keep up with the times.

As I reviewed some of the old comics, I had a trip down memory lane and still smiled at the philosophy, er, albeit humor from my youngest days. A couple examples of the sophisticated humor from those days of innocence gone by:

(Groan) We lost another game. Joe to Herman. Yeah, that makes 14 in a row. Herman. Mort: You cant win them all!

Mort: I think I am going to flunk my history test today on account of sickness. Joe: Youre sick? Mort: No, but the fellow I copy from is home with a cold!

Teacher: Pesty can you name all of the Presidents? Pesty: Err-no. Teacher: Why when I was your age, I could name them all. Pesty: But when you were my age there were only 3 or 4 Presidents!

Simple things for simple minds! Hey, remember when I was laughing hysterically at them, I was like 8 years old!

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Nietzsche said that the nineteenth century was not distinguished by the victory of science but by the victory of the scientific method. His point was that once a claim could be dressed up as the result of a scientific procedure, it became culturally incontestable. Were Nietzsche writing today, he would need to modify the statement a little.

Take, for example, this intriguing 2016 article from Quartz, which was reposted last week. The writer, Thomas Page McBee, is a transgender person who claims to have experienced the workplace first as a woman and later, after transitioning, as a man. This modern-day Teiresias confirms what we have come to expectthat men are at a significant advantage in the workplace, at least according to the criteria she uses. More interesting than the predictable conclusions she draws, however, are the cultural pathologies she reflects.

The politics of contemporary social science now has an iron grip on what are deemed legitimate perceptions of reality. This is explicitly clear in what the article says and implicitly clear in what it doesn't say. The article presents the assumption that workplaces are best explicated by gender specialists as a simple matter of fact. And its lack of any reflection upon the Promethean philosophical presumptions of transgenderism indicates that the culture is at such a point on this issue that the writer feels absolutely no need to do so.

Whether McBee has reflected on the philosophical foundations that make transgenderism plausible is not clear, but her last two paragraphs are replete with what should be contentious metaphysical assumptions. Here she transitions from Teiresias to Aristophanes, proposing that there is a male and female version of ourselves inside each of usa tale worthy of an after-dinner speech at Agathons place. Then there is the fascinating comment in the final paragraph that most of us have the bodies we occupy because of luck of the draw. This is revealing because it makes clear that the distinction between sex and gender, now presented as an incontestable truth, rests upon an even more radical distinction: that between a persons identity and their body. What is fascinating is that none of this comes in the form of argument. It is presented as obvious, something only possible because of its conformity to the spirit of our age.

Yet there is no I behind or before the body. There is no us that exists (logically, let alone chronologically) independently of our flesh and that is then randomly assigned to the bodies we have. Our bodies are an integral part of who we are. And I do not occupy my body as I might occupy a house or a space suit or a deck chair at the beach. On the contrary, it is an integral part of me, inseparable from who I am. It is perhaps the foundational piece of evidence that, were I to claim that I am, for example, Attila the Hun or Nancy Pelosi, I would be talking nonsense, with my body as Exhibit A in the case for the prosecution. It is not simply instrumental to my identity; my identity is inseparable from it. To downgrade it to a mere incidental, or to set the real me in opposition to it, is a recipe for chaos. Even Christian theology, with its body-soul distinction, is clear on this: I am not my soul or my body. That is why Christianity teaches that we do not just leave our bodies and go to heaven. We are actually resurrected.

The articles implicit assumption, foundational to gender theory, is that gender is a performance, not a matter of biological sex, and therefore rooted in the ways in which power putatively works within any given society. Butto play the critical theorist cardgender is not the only category by which societies exert power and control. Age also plays such a role. And age, like gender, also has a culturally specific performative aspect as reflected in social practices, law codes, and cultural expectations.

To give a trivial example, I remember as a teenager lying about my age in order to see Monty Pythons The Meaning of Life at a local cinema. I was sixteen but pretended to be eighteen. I performed the role: I provided the wrong birthdate when asked, and generally tried to look as cool and confident as I thought eighteen-year-olds didand, amazing to tell, the girl at the ticket booth did not treat me as the sixteen-year-old I really was. She sold me a ticket and let me see the movie. The pretense made a difference and confirmed what I already knew: Adults are treated differently than children. But it did not make me eighteen. I was merely a sixteen-year-old pretending to be an adult. And even if I had been utterly convinced that I was eighteen and deeply hurt by anyone who said otherwise, I would still not have been eighteen.

What is striking about the transgender debate, therefore, is that something so counter-intuitive and rooted in such untenable philosophical positions is actually not a matter of debate at all at any significant level. Naysayers are simply dismissed as ignorant or bigots or both. The advent of the derogatory term TERF points to this, as does the social media fury that descends upon anyone who dares question the idea. The furor surrounding J. K. Rowling is just the latest example. And behind it all lie the highly contentious assumptions of gender theory marketed under the label of social science. But social science as it manifests itself in the work of Judith Butler and her progeny is really no more scientific than Marxs scientific socialism. And it serves the same purpose as it did for Marx: It creates an appearance of objectivity and thereby enables a highly contentious way of looking at the world to delegitimize any and all dissenting voices. It will not allow its hypotheses to be contestedindeed, even to think about contesting them is to show how benightedly reactionary one is. Yet make no mistake: It is merely ideology hiding itself under the fig leaf of scientific rhetoric.

In a 1979 article, Alasdair MacIntyre pointed out how social science methodology had become a fundamental tool of power in managerial bureaucracy. Forty years later, it is no longer merely managerial bureaucracy over which it holds sway. The cultural disenfranchising of anyone who wishes to question transgenderisms assumptions indicates that the same thing is now far advanced in society at large. To update Nietzsche, the twenty-first century looks set to witness not so much the triumph of social science as the triumph of the social scientific method.

Carl R. Truemanis professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College and senior fellow at the Institute for Faith and Freedom.His forthcoming book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, is due to be published in November.

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We are all in such a hurry these days that we do not have the time to stop, admire or contemplate the beauty and surroundings in front and around us. We concentrate so much on one thing that we end up missing a number of things which would have otherwise been good and better for us. So on World Sauntering Day 2020, which is marked yearly on June 19, we take a look at some of the quotes that could help us enjoy life just a little bit more. Also Read - World Sauntering Day 2020: All About The Most Chilled Out Day Ever Created

World Sauntering Day is a holiday that began in 1979 to remind people to slow down and enjoy life and not rush through it. Sauntering here means to walk in a slow and relaxed manner, like you have all the time in the world. But if you do not have the time to walk slowly, at least check out the quotes below that will encourage you as well as put a smile on your face.

1. My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. Shes ninety-seven now, and we dont know where the heck she is. (Ellen DeGeneres)

2. The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk. (Jacqueline Schiff)

3. Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. (Steven Wright)

4. All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

5. But the beauty is in the walking we are betrayed by destinations. (Gwyn Thomas)

6. Meandering leads to perfection. (Lao Tzu)

7. Nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas. (JK Rowling)

8. Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind. Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility. (Gary Snyder)

9. After a days walk everything has twice its usual value. (George Macauley Trevelyan)

10. Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. (Soren Kierkegaard)

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Citys mental health professionals on dealing with people with suicidal thoughts, how to identify signs and help them

By Anushree Vijaya Harshan It seemed apt to quote Friedrich Nietzsche here. This above quote was shared by the late Sushant Singh Rajput on the birth anniversary of the German philosopher few months ago. On Sunday, the actor seemed to have lost the why, when he decided to end his life by suicide.

Rajputs death was probably the most unanticipated one. After all, who could have expected a person, whom we saw talk his reel son out of suicidal thoughts in his last film (Chhichhore), to commit suicide in real life?

As reports on the actors battle with clinical depression started doing the rounds, people didnt hesitate to link his death to depression, also linking his cover picture on Twitter of Vincent van Goghs popular work The Starry Night, which the artist had painted in an asylum.

He had committed suicide the next year. As speculations became rife, Mirror spoke to mental health professionals to get a clearer picture on suicide and its link with depression.

Consultant psychiatrist Dr Vishwamohan Thakur believes there are multiple reasons which could lead to one taking the extreme step. He says, Depression is not the only reason. For instance, people facing deep financial woes take their life for respite from their sorrows. There are also those who fear getting exposed or ones who feel they are not being understood and do not have enough support.

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how

- Friedrich Nietzsche

They feel it is their only way to end the pain. A solution is not they are looking for, they just want to end it all, instead of seeking help. Decoding pathological grief

Another aspect brought to notice was the late actors last social media post, a heartfelt note to his mother whom he lost when he was just 16, in 2002. The actor has often spoken about his great loss. Hadnt he come to terms with it? Dr Thakur explains, If a person is bereaved for more than six months, we call it pathological grief, the signs of which are obvious. It is really unlikely for such a person to become so successful as they are usually dysfunctional.

One should not confuse remembrance with grief. The actor didnt show signs of pathological grief, so I dont think that acted as a trigger.

Varghese, on the other hand, believes grief is a very difficult emotion to cope with, especially if you arent putting conscious efforts to come out of it. So, it can stay in your unconscious mind and later trigger suicidal thoughts. But it might not be the case here.

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But then there are also people who dont share their feelings. Varghese says, Everyone has their way of coping, and some do it by wearing facades. They dont want sympathy and wish to deal with things on their own. This could sometimes prove unhealthy. They might not talk about it, but if you observe well, their body language would reveal their loneliness. Check up on them often and dont make statements like It is all in your head, There is nothing wrong with you, You do not look anxious or depressed, etc. Talk to them, and more importantly, listen to what they are saying. Though professional help is always the best, in Ahmedabad, sadly, people are not quite open about mental health. In that case, one should reach out to friends if not family.

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With the start of the new academic year in July just around the corner, educators and policymakers just have to be prepared for the new normal for the 44 plus million students across the country.

In light of the joint ministerial decree by the education minister, religious affairs minister, home minister and health ministerannounced on June 15, 2020 regarding the school reopening during the pandemic, schooling practices need to be reimagined and reshaped to prevent a possible second outbreak.

Lessons learned during the current school disruption should drive educators to change their perspectives and practices. Reshaping schooling perspectives and practices should deliberate on the why, who, what and how of education.

It is true that the current pandemic and concern over a potential second outbreak have disrupted traditional schooling practices, but the why of creating the new normal should go beyond the current pandemic and delve deeper than fear of illness.

Reimagining anew forms of education may open doors for more equitable quality education for all young Indonesians. Despite all the COVID-19 maladies, the pandemic disruption has brought awareness to new possibilities in reviving our education system and in ushering young Indonesians into the future on a more level playing field.

The impetus for capitalizing on the demographic bonus toward the Indonesia 2045 Vision has collided with the reality of economic and geographical disparities. The current school disruption has amplified education inequities across social economic classes and regions. This prevailing concern can hopefully give rise to renewed initiatives by education stakeholders to transform schooling practices and create equal learning opportunities for all.

First things first, the who of education are entities that need to transform themselves. The learning-from-home mode has abruptly changed the roles of teachers, students and parents. The need for autonomous learning requires that teachers shift to be designers and facilitators of learning instead of the sage on the stage.

Lessons learned from the sudden disappearance of the traditional classroom stage and the isolation of each learner in his or her own space should drive teachers to unlearn old habits and acquire new skills of online learning engagement. Thanks to the pandemic disruption, the online learning execution no matter how disorderly and inequitable the practices are across the country has forced teachers to realize that they have to reach out to each student in isolation and examine the effectiveness of their teaching.

Our ongoing research reveals that teachers fear of technology has given way to an emerging sense of obligation to master technology and explore ways to integrate it into their pedagogy in order to maintain their professional duties (Anita Lie et al., 2020). This awakened desire can hopefully snowball into concerted efforts to restore the teaching profession.

By the same token, students need to build up a character of interdependence, discipline and responsibility. Along the same lines, the current learning-from-home practices should gear parents to be a beacon of these character values instead of extended academic tutors for their children.

Education experts and researchers have long lamented that one-size-fits-all curriculum does not work for all learners. Unfortunately, this discourse within scholarly forums does not seep through the classroom walls and fails to influence the what of the education system.

In the name of efficiency and system for the masses, the education enterprise found it impossible to meet such diversified needs of the learners. Small-scale initiatives have emerged to customize learning in the forms of homeschooling, elitist schools and alternative schools. While their success stories should be applauded, scaling up the best practices intended for the privileged few to serve the 44 plus million is a utopian endeavor.

The school disruption has compelled all education stakeholders to accept the fact that what matters is not the completion of the written curriculum coverage but the recognition of students diverse needs and the discovery of possibilities to meet those needs through resources other than the teachers themselves.

The teachers primary task is now to guide students to seek those possibilities. This new normal will hopefully drive education authorities to design a sustainable framework for a needs-based curriculum and provide a repertoire of learning modules. Multiple types of literacy and modalities required to survive and contribute to the 21st century should be included in this curriculum.

With a renewed understanding of the why, who and what of education, the how is a matter of technicality. As Friedrich Nietzsche said: If you understand the why, you can endure any how. The learning-from-home isolation cannot continue forever. Children and youths need physical interaction with their peers as part of their learning processes. After all that teachers and students have gone through during this disruption, the new normal should be blended learning.

Even if there is no postponement of the start of the academic year in the green zones, rotation models of blended learning can be a way to maintain social distancing in school, especially when classrooms are too cramped.

Despite its promises, Clayton Christensen (2008) warns that effective technology integration requires a focus on pedagogy and practice, rather than an emphasis on technology and tools. He found that, although teachers integrated technology into their classrooms, the technology did not necessarily lead to student-centered learning processes.

One caveat in this new normal is that teachers often use technology to perpetuate existing teacher-centered pedagogy rather than using technology to shift themselves and their teaching to student-centered pedagogy.

Therefore, professional development is a continuing need for teachers not only to learn the skills but also to integrate the newly acquired skills into sound pedagogy.

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BRUSSELS BEHIND THE SCENES Weekly analysis and untold stories With SAMUEL STOLTON

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Telling the truth in a post-truth world

In a hyper-connected and globalized world, the pursuit of truth becomes an arduous enterprise.

Fraught with geopolitical falsifications and commercially-invested fabrications, that which is regarded as true is often hauled from the hands of its purveyors and fashioned into an altogether counterfeit sculpture with remarkable rapidity.

The manifestation of a post-truth reality, where facts become fluid and malleable, fragile to the touch and bitter to the tongue, is no modern phenomenon. But it is the agency and spread afforded to a post-truth statement in the digitized world that allows for an untruth to gain such traction.

BRUSSELS BEHIND THE SCENES is a weekly newsletter which brings the untold stories about the characters driving the policies affecting our lives. Analysis not found anywhere else, The Brussels Times Samuel Stolton helps you make sense of what is happening in Brussels. If you want to receive Brussels behind the scenes straight to your inbox every week, subscribe to the newsletter here.

The issues the current context raise are manifold, but mostly hinge on the fact that truths are regarded as possessions, as Nietzsche said: The investigator into [such] truths is basically seeking just the metamorphosis of the world into man; he is struggling to understand the world as a human-like thing and acquires at best a feeling of assimilation.

What Nietzsche means here is that sheer human confusion, delight, mystery and wonder with the world mutate into a human willingness to wrest from our everyday experience a sense of understanding. We create truths in order to try and explain our everyday experiences, albeit within the limits of our own species.

When the Commissions Vice-President for Values and Transparency, Vra Jourov, told Brussels reporters recently that it was time to tell the truth about China, the truth that she wanted to perpetuate was woefully partial, possessed by her own reality and subsidized by a political currency spent on attempting to impose diplomatic pressure on the Chinese, ironically in the aftermath of Beijings attempts to disseminate their own truths regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

With vitriolic tit-for-tat geopolitical recriminations such as these, how on earth can we ever expect citizens to be delivered a truth they can trust, a truth that is not possessed by anothers interpretation of reality?

In this climate, it is hardly surprising that the recently published Reuters Institute Digital News Report drew attention to the fact that trust in the media worldwide continues to fall rapidly, with fewer than four in ten (38%) of those surveyed saying that they trust media most of the time, and less than half (46%) saying they trust the news that they themselves use.

The latter finding is particularly astonishing: nearly half of those surveyed do not trust the media that they absorb regularly. What does this say about a society in which citizens are content to subject themselves to information that they knowingly regard as untrustworthy? Has civilization really arrived at some sort of an abandoned fate whereby governments are satisfied with a populace vegetating in a state of acquiesced ignorance?

This is the mad purgatory that presents itself to the modern journalist. In a dizzying world of truths and untruths, where every other citizen doubts the very words that acquaint their gaze, any pretence to objectivity appears tenuous. The citizen is embedded in a wider ecosystem of what Hannah Arendt referred to as defactualization where there is a legitimate incapacity on behalf of the reader to discern fact from fiction.

When Jourov made the aforementioned remarks about China, she was presenting a report about the state of disinformation on the bloc, which earmarked Russia and China as having engaged in targeted influence operations and disinformation campaigns related to the coronavirus crisis.

Russia has an established track record in this arena, its Internet Research Agency, otherwise known as the troll factory, having long churned out propaganda crusades aimed at sowing division among Western rivals.

In my view, the most effective remedy against such campaigns is an increased emphasis on a complete, total and unhindered commitment to transparency.

But what does total transparency in political governance look like? Do we, as the steadfast purveyors of truth, in fact require a certain obfuscation of legal and political systems in order for our pursuit of transparency to be worthwhile? What becomes of transparency in a fully-transparent world?

In this case, one would assume that transparency becomes normalized to the extent by which truth becomes discernible and objectivity becomes attainable. How can you question or scrutinize a political body which is transparent in total terms? The answers to your questions would already be in front of your eyes.

And it was Jourov again that made me dream of the chimera of total transparency speaking to MEPs in Parliaments Civil Liberties committee on Monday, she said that the executive wants to work further on developing a culture of transparency that stretches throughout the legislative cycle, including trialogues.

For those not immersed in the Brussels policy cycle, trialogues are the three-way negotiations on legislative files between the Council and the Parliament, mediated by the Commission. They are strictly private meetings, cut off from public scrutiny entirely. A couple of years ago, I managed to attend one.

The whole affair was a bizarre carnival of messianic spirits engaged in a feverish debate into the early morning hours embellished with servings of lukewarm sandwiches and chemical-infused red wine, the air soured by bitter overtones of body odour, extracted from the pores of fatigued and policy-beaten pink bodies. Maybe its not surprising that these meetings are normally off limits.

With that being said, the internal legislative process of the EU for many across the continent does indeed remain an unfathomable covert operation. In a post-truth world, where the minds of the masses become vulnerable to the imposition of divisive narratives, such black boxes in EU law-making can be exploited as political capital by those who seek to perpetuate untruths. For total transparency to ever be achieved in Brussels, the doors should be opened up on trialogues, once and for all.

If today we are truly implanted in a post-truth society, it is only by a commitment to total transparency that we can devolve ourselves from this nauseating culture of lies, untruths and disinformation, and seek out a society where truth can once again become an attainable resource accessible to all.

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