Populism

Meeting Was Held On -

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 8:44 PM

Last night’s discussion of Populism was engaging but disturbing. We human beings are quite vulnerable to ‘showmanship’, grandiose language and glorious promises. If a populace is kept largely uninformed, poorly educated, prevented from developing critical thinking, and without much hope for the future, it is easily tricked into voting for the ‘alpha male’ who is making promises without substance. Add to that the uber-wealthy who wish to protect their privilege, and you can elect a Trump.

June 10, 2018 – Keith Martin, “my journey from fundamentalist religion to spiritual humanism

Sunday we had the opportunity to learn of another member’s transition from deeply traditional religious faith to a non-religious set of beliefs. Looks like the Rwanda massacre was the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ for Keith, compelling him to face this new reality. Thank you Keith Martin for your penetrating presentation. Members may learn more about Keith and his work by emailing him at martinke@uoguelph.ca or the Facebook Page. His new book is entitled Seismic Shift. Some of Keith’s other influences were: Sam Harris, Waking Up, J. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life, and IGEN, by Jean Twange.

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