Articles by Anthony Judge

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Radical Innovators Beware — In the Arts, Sciences and Philosophy
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2016

Terrifying Implications of Radical New Deradicalisation Initiative in France – Despite cultivating the image of being a country renowned for its cultivation of intellectual endeavour, and most notably philosophy, Manuel Valls, Prime Minister of France, announced on 9 May 2016 a radical initiative to set up a dozen deradicalisation centres.

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Evaluating the Grossness of Gross Domestic Product
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2016

As a complement to the widely cited indicator of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Refugees per Kiloton (RPK) could usefully focus on the number of refugees from a country in relation to the kilotons of explosive to which the country was exposed.

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Reversing the Anthem of Europe to Signal Distress
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Apr 2016

Transcending Crises of Governance via Reverse Music and Reverse Speech? Despite antipathy to the demonic, the extent of “demonisation” of those who fail to “sing from the same hymn sheet” is widely evident — most notably between political factions variously proposing alternative strategies. With respect to any anthem, “hymn sheet” may then be an especially inappropriate metaphor.

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Challenging Questions of Global Significance from the Young
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Apr 2016

Can Satisfactory Answers Be Found for Savvy Kids?
Possible questions to be anticipated?
Questions about questions from the young in heart?
Potential sources of questions from the young?
Sustaining the quest for sustainable answers?
Beyond the answer economy?

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Global Incomprehension of Increasing Violence
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Mar 2016

The question in the minds of many is “why” such irrational attacks are so unreasonably made against innocents. The title of this note is usefully ambiguous, however, for it also holds the more crucial question as to why so little effort is made to address the question of “why”.

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Engaging with Hyperreality through Demonique and Angelique?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Mar 2016

Mnemonic Clues to Global Governance from Mathematical Theology and Hyperbolic Tessellation

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Refugees Per Kiloton: RPK as a Complement to GDP
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Mar 2016

The indicator might have the additional advantage of focusing debate on an equivalent to the Polluter Pays Principle, namely on a Provider Pays Principle, as adapted to bombing — a Bomber Pays Principle. This could reframe financial responsibility for the integration of refugees.

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Variety of System Failures Engendered by Negligent Distinctions
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Feb 2016

Global civilization is currently witness to a variety of systemic failures — and the recognized potential for more. There is an evident degree of incapacity to encompass their nature, whether or not efforts are made to frame them in terms of a global problematique, or the possibility of a global resolutique.

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A Subjective Objection: Objecting to Subjection
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2016

Interplay of Questions Enabling Transcendence of Fundamental Dilemmas?

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Encyclopedia of Evil Claims, Claimants, Counter-claims, and Sigils
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2016

Considerable significance is currently attached, at the highest level of authority, to the determining role of evil with respect to ongoing global crises and those recently past. As declared by Hannah Arendt in 1945: The problem of evil will be the fundamental question of postwar intellectual life in Europe (Essays in Understanding, 1994, p. 134).

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Starvation Imagery as Humanitarian Trump Card?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2016

Suffering elsewhere can be more readily framed as an unacceptable evil for which others are responsible. As with universal condemnation of apartheid, however, it is especially convenient that it be a focus for attention on another continent — displacing attention from the challenge of discrimination and suffering in the immediate environment.

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Coming Out as a Radical — or Coming In?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jan 2016

Risks of Cultivating Negative Capability in a Caliphate of Normality – This argument is inspired by the progressive conflation in mainstream discourse of radicalisation with Islamisation, extremism, fundamentalism and terrorism. The concern here is whether it is possible to engage in thinking, framed as radical by some, without being branded a terrorist in consequence.

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Radical Localization in a Global Systemic Context
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Dec 2015

Distinguishing Normality Using Playing Card Suits as a Pattern Language – There is currently considerable confusion as to what is to be distinguished as “radical” in contrast to “fundamental”, “extraordinary”, “exceptional” and “extreme”.

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The “Saving of Humanity” Framed by “Sinking of the Titanic”
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2015

The 195 countries that gathered outside Paris… to negotiate a new agreement on climate change declared that the world’s temperature does not climb much more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels; and yet they simultaneously celebrated a new climate agreement that got nowhere close to preventing such a rise.

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Dreamables, Deniables, Deliverables and Duende
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Nov 2015

Global Dynamics “At the Table” Inspired by Dining and Wining in Practice – Produced on the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (Paris, 2015)

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Dying to Live, Living to Die, Lying to Live, and Living a Lie: Should American li(v)es be saved at all costs?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Nov 2015

The principal slogan of American foreign policy appears to be “Saving American Lives”. It is used to justify interventions in countries around the world perceived as a threat to American full-spectrum dominance. There is also a case for exploring the slogan by which American foreign policy might well be framed, namely “Saving American Lies”.

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Weather Metaphors as Whether Metaphors
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Oct 2015

Transcending Solar Illusion via a Galilean-Style Cognitive Revolution? The argument here follows from that made separately with respect to the possibility of understanding the challenge of climate otherwise. In a period of notably shambolic global governance, that argument was presented in anticipation of the significance of the UN Climate Change Conference (Paris, November 2015).

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International Community as God or Sorcerer’s Apprentice?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Sep 2015

Are there insights to be gained from the current challenges of governance? Most evident are the refugee crisis, financial instability (and rumours of worse to come), climate change, regional conflict, and resource constraints. In this context it is strange to see the progressive marginalization of the United Nations.

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Enhancing Strategic Discourse Systematically Using Climate Metaphors
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Aug 2015

Widespread Comprehension of System Dynamics in Weather Patterns as a Resource – Given the psychological engagement and familiarity with weather and climate phenomena, and their use as metaphors to describe social dynamics, the question here is whether the systemic integrity of the phenomena is suggestive of insights that could be adapted to strategic discourse.

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Eliciting Memorable Spheres and Polyhedra from Hyperspace
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Aug 2015

Integrative Connectivity of Problems, Strategies, Themes, Groups or People – Much is made of the recognition that everything is now connected to everything, especially as reflected in patterns of links in cyberspace. The particular focus here is on using analytical data on triangles of relationships in such a way as to construct memorable networks of these triangles based on any shared edges.

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Optimizing Web Surfing Pathways for the Overloaded
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jul 2015

Polyhedral Insights from the Travelling Salesman Problem of Operations Research – If one is in the habit of visiting 5,10, 20, 50 websites (or more) at various frequencies, the issue is whether there are more fruitful ways to organize such a tour? Given the challenge of information overload, does this provide a more meaningful context to explore the increasing problem of “link fatigue” — namely exposure to yet another link one is encouraged to investigate?

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Collective Mea Culpa? You Must Be Joking! Them Is to Blame, Not Us!
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jul 2015

Published on the occasion of allegedly major mistakes regarding the European bailout of Greece and the agreement concerning the nuclear programme of Iran. Is the United Nations as such capable of confessing to error? How about the World Bank or IMF? The European Commission, the OECD, the Organization of American States, NATO, etc? And what of that mysterious entity the “international community”?

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Requisite Meta-reflection on Engagement in Systemic Change?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jul 2015

Fiat, Fatwa and World-Making in a Period of Existential Radicalisation – Such differences are characteristic of the increasingly sterile debate regarding the need to be “positive” versus the preoccupation of critics readily deprecated as “negative” — otherwise to be termed as “hope-mongering” versus “doom-mongering”.

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Confusion in Exchanging “Something” for “Nothing”
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jul 2015

Cognitive Implication in the Asymmetrical Processes of Begging and Its Surrogates

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Embodying Strategic Self-reference in a World Futures Conference
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jun 2015

Transcending the Wicked Problem Engendered by Projecting Negativity Elsewhere – Creative review of the 17th International Futures Conference on Tackling Wicked Problems: where futures research, education and action meet.

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Papal Concern for Climate Change and Refugee Care
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jun 2015

A Means of Concealing Criminal Systemic Negligence? Produced on World Refugee Day — on the occasion of publication of reports on the world refugee crisis and an Environment Encyclical by Pope Francis.

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Issuance of Vatican Passports to Trans-Mediterranean Immigrants
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jun 2015

A Modest Proposal Worthy of the 21st Century?- Produced on the occasion of announcement of the forthcoming Papal Encyclical ‘Laudato Sii’ (Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate, The Observer, 13 June 2015).

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Global Psychosocial Implication in the Pentagramma Mirificum
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jun 2015

Clues from Spherical Geometry to “Getting Around” and Circumnavigating Imaginatively – The question here is whether there are clues to be found from the insights which have enabled spherical navigation over recent centuries. To what extent do those insights reflect understandings of relevance to getting “around” a global information-based society?

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Correlating a Requisite Diversity of Metaphorical Patterns
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jun 2015

Entuning the Dynamic of Cognitive Eases and Diseases – This is an exploration of a methodological possibility of dynamically interweaving disparate threads which might thereby offer integrative insight.

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Transcendent Integrity via Dynamic Configuration of Sub-Understandings?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 May 2015

Interactive Orbital Animations of World Views Using Data-Driven Documents – The domains tentatively explored as an illustration for comprehension of some form of transcendent integration include: world religions, philosophies, natural sciences, cultural modalities, cognitive modalities, ruling elites, global governance, environmental conditions, conditions of change.

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Evil Rules – Guidelines for Engaging in Armageddon Now
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 May 2015

There is extensive reference to evil in the media, in political declarations, in commentary on the web, and even in academic literature: what is evil or who is evil. It is appropriate to recognize that the prophesied ultimate battle between good and evil, Armageddon, is not some time in the future. It is now, a time clearly characterized by the Biblical reference: (Matthew 10:21).

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Marrying Strategic White Holes with Problematic Black Holes
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 May 2015

Produced in celebration of the encounter of 28 April 2015 between Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations) and Pope Francis (of the Catholic Church) to discuss climate change and Mediterranean migration.

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If Writers Are Necessarily Right…
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Apr 2015

Who Are the “Rongers”, So Necessarily Wrong? The focus of this reflection is on the curious phonetic relationship in English between “writer” and “right”. Is the exercise of “writing” surreptitiously assumed to be one which endeavours to make “right”? Can it be readily assumed to have this purpose, as in the sense of “setting things right” — “putting the world to rights”?

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12 Strategic Questions for Europe Regarding Forced Immigration from Africa
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Apr 2015

in the light of the continuing influx and the associated fatalities.

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Counteracting Extremes Enabling Normal Flying
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Apr 2015

Insights for Global Governance from Birds on the Wing and the Dodo – I wish the eagle had not been chosen as the representative of this country. He is a bird of bad moral character; he does not get his living honestly. Too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the fishing hawk and, when that diligent bird has taken a fish and is bearing it for his young ones, the bald eagle pursues him and takes the fish. With all this injustice, he is never in good case.

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Radicalisation of Existence and Identity
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Mar 2015

Recognizing the Global Emergence and Influence of Daimonic Dynamics – This follows from previous exploration of the condition of “radical” as being increasingly considered highly problematic for society — and the consequent demonisation of radical action (Radicalisation versus Demonisation? Enabling radical initiatives under conditions of strategic stalemate, 2015).

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Radicalisation versus Demonisation?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Mar 2015

Enabling Radical Initiatives under Conditions of Strategic Stalemate – In a period in which radicalisation is upheld as a matter of ever increasing political concern, there is seemingly little understanding of the condition of being a radical — other than as perceived and labelled by others according to some convention of normality.

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Enabling Fruitful Multiplication of Global Population
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Mar 2015

Eliciting Massive Social Consensus by Unconstrained Reframing of Strategic Priorities – This reflects the strategic adage: ‘If you cannot beat them–then join them’ and is consistent with subtler philosophies of ‘Going with the flow’ or ‘Guiding the canoe, rather than pushing the river.’ It could also be understood as ‘Going for broke.’

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Naive Acquisition of Dual-use Surveillance Technology
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Feb 2015

Progressive market-driven transformation of personal appliances into spyware? February 2015 has been witness to worldwide news coverage of the manner in which new “Smart TVs” were designed to listen to, if not visually record, those watching them. The major issue of concern was how the information acquired in this way was used, by whom, and with what constraints.

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Embodying Global Hegemony through a Sustaining Pattern of Discourse
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Feb 2015

Cognitive Challenge of Dominion over All One Surveys – This is an exploration of possible global organization of the pattern of value-based polarities by which discourse is significantly characterized: big-small, win-lose, nice-nasty, hot-cold, friend-enemy, clean-dirty, expensive-cheap, and the like.

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Eliciting Insight from Covert Operations by US
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jan 2015

The argument here therefore explores the dynamic within a reappropriated US, understood as Universal Synthesizer or Universal Sympathizer — aspiring to global organization and expression of identity, through the embodiment of the highest values. This cognitive dynamic is recognized as challenged by the negativity of Terrifying Hypothetical External Mentalities (THEM) seeking to undermine the coherence articulated and sustained so positively by US.

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Memetic Analogue to the 20 Amino Acids as Vital to Psychosocial Life?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jan 2015

Number 37 as indicative of fruitful pathways of transformation? With respect to the number 37, as the key feature of the report, Kemp notes the discovery that: “37 recurs frequently within the code. For example, the mass of the molecular ‘core’ shared by all 20 amino acids is 74, namely 37 doubled”.

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Changing Patterns Using Transformation Pathways
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jan 2015

Exploring “Camp-Us” Inspiration by an Alien World View as a Metaphor – As with the Catholic view of Protestants over centuries (duly reciprocated), “they” are considered beyond the pale, lacking any reasonable intelligence, sense of honour, or other values worthy of respect. The savagery of “them” is highlighted by every means, for purposes of propaganda; that of “us” is effectively censored. The basic message of “camp-us” is: Nothing for us to learn; we know all that needs to be known.

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Is the World View of a Holy Father Necessarily Full of Holes?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Dec 2014

Mysterious Theological Black Holes Engendering Global Crises – The argument has been variously presented: Which problems currently associated with global crisis would not be significantly reduced if the level of population was much lower? Presented otherwise: Is there every probability that global problems will be significantly aggravated by expected levels of population in the future?

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Engaging with Insight of a Higher Order
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Dec 2014

This is an exercise in exploring the limits of what can be said about greater insight — but without presuming to say anything from such a perspective. The value of doing so can be variously indicated.

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Corpus Callosum of the Global Brain?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Dec 2014

Locating the integrative function within the world wide web. It is appropriate to ask whether the current challenges to global governance, and any requisite integration of the global brain, could not be fruitfully explored with respect to split-brain pathology, any form of split consciousness, hemispheric specialization, or bipolar disorder.

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Adhering to God’s Plan in a Global Society
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Dec 2014

The concern here is whether the Christian perspective from which the Pontiff and the President of the European Commission choose to offer strategic guidance to the peoples of the world is as appropriate or legitimate as many would like to assume. Potentially more challenging is the possibility that the Pope is unknowingly addressing the “haggard” condition of the Catholic Church for which he considers wider society to be a mirror.

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Correspondences between Traditional Constellations and Pattern Languages
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Nov 2014

Requisite Simplexity for Sustainable Comprehension of Complexity – It is assumed here that people derive more personal meaning and sense of identity from reference to their astrological sign than from any complex pattern of explanation formulated by qualified authority. The appeal of such symbols might be due to the perception that they have “more soul”.

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Resource Insights from Plus or Minus 12 People on a Liferaft
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Nov 2014

The argument here arises from the observation that crises involving millions evoke a form of psychic numbing. Suffering on the larger scale does not connect with ordinary comprehension. Disasters involving millions are essentially meaningless to most. When the dilemmas are presented on a more human scale, involving very few, they then become far more comprehensible and meaningful.

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Systemic Equivalences between Ebola, Alien Invasion and Dissidence
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Oct 2014

Strategic Implications of Seemingly Disparate Forms of Terrorism – Current preoccupation with the strategic measures required in the response to the threat of ebola bear a strange similarity to the manner in which the response to terrorism is framed — especially as exemplified in the case of ISIS.

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Representation of Creative Processes through Dynamics in Three Dimensions
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Oct 2014

Global Insight from Spherical Reframing of Mandalas, the Zodiac and the Enneagram – The argument developed here derives from an exploration of the creativity of Nikola Tesla (Reimagining Tesla’s Creativity through Technomimicry: psychosocial empowerment by imagining charged conditions otherwise).

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Nos Morituri Te Salutamus
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Oct 2014

Salute of Iraqi Citizens to the Coalition of the Willing–Once Again – Hail and Salaam to your Leaders, to your Senators, and to your Citizens! We who are about to die salute you was the phrase traditionally used by those about to die in the gladiatorial circus arenas of that time. We salute you….

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Reimagining Tesla’s Creativity through Technomimicry
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Sep 2014

His genius is known to have derived in part from his unusual capacity to imagine models and run them as simulations — mentally — without any need to articulate them in conventional design plans and test prototypes.

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Beheading versus Befooting
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Sep 2014

In Quest of the Lesser Evil for the Greater Good – Much is currently made of beheading of individuals by ISIS militants as being an act of pure evil. Framed as “pure evil”, such assertions raise the question of other degrees of evil of lesser “purity”. What makes that evil so pure?

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Eradication as the Strategic Final Solution of the 21st Century?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Sep 2014

Indicative Checklist of Possible Domains of Application – The purpose of this exercise is to collect together the domains in which “eradication” is somehow considered the most appropriate manner of responding to what is framed as a problem.

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Is This a Weapon I See Before Me, the Trigger Toward My Hand?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Aug 2014

Soliloquy of the Most Powerful Man on the Planet? – Slightly adapted from The Tragedy of Macbeth (2:1), with apologies to William Shakespeare. Barack Obama’s Soliloquy by Willy ShakesUS.

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Systemic Reliance of World Religions on Human Sacrifice
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Aug 2014

This is not intended as a condemnation of religion. The concern is rather to highlight a mode of operation of systems of belief in general of which awareness appears to be variously discouraged. Scientism and atheism therefore merit related consideration as forms of belief — as “religions”, understood metaphorically.

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Imagining Order as Hypercomputing
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Aug 2014

For 75 years, computers have worked within limits defined by the mathematician Alan Turing — although he had also foreseen the possibility of a form of universal computing machine. A recent report draws attention to new investigations into the possibility of such a machine — one that can solve the unsolvable.

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Vital Collective Learning from Biased Media Coverage
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jul 2014

This is an exploration of exposure to media reports on the Israeli military ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, ordered on 17 July 2014 — only hours after the destruction over Ukraine of the Malaysian Ariines flight MH17 by missile. Both cases have given rise to conflicting, unconfirmed reports by a variety of authorities. Justifications for any interpretation are readily — even assertively — offered.

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Transcending an Asystemic View of Life
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jul 2014

A truly remarkable analysis of why things ought to work in theory is provided in a magnum opus by Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi as The Systems View of Life: a unifying vision (2014). It is however also a remarkable example of why the global system is in such dire straits — through failure to apply systemic insights to why they do not work in practice.

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Embodying a Hypercomplex of Unhygienic Nescience
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jul 2014

The argument focuses on the unfruitfulness of global discourse in response to current crises — as exemplified by the political and religious doublespeak enabled by science (Enabling Suffering through Doublespeak and Doublethink, 2013).

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Anticipating When Blackbirds Sing Chinese
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jul 2014

Conversion from Tweets to Songbites to Ensure Integrity of Communication – Blackbirds are renowned for the imaginative quality and complex variety of their song, as well as their capacity for mimicry. Such song invites speculation on how information could be encoded into it.

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Comprehension of Numbers Challenging Global Civilization
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Jun 2014

Number Games People Play for Survival – It could seem strange to use “numbers” to frame the challenge of global civilization. The obvious arguments for doing so may no longer have adequate traction.

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Radical Cognitive Mirroring of Globalization
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jun 2014

Dynamically Inning the Unquestioningly Outed – There is no lack of references to the complexity of global society and to the challenges it faces — nor to the manner in which people experience an increasing sense of disempowerment and uncertainty. The question is whether it is possible to think otherwise about this experience — to reframe it more fruitfully in some way.

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The-O Ring and The Bull Ring as Spectacular Archetypes
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jun 2014

Dramatic Correlation of Theatre, Theory, Theorem, Theology, and Theosophy – The argument as a whole might be caricatured by an adaptation of the title of a famed study of psychotherapy: We’ve Had a 1000 Years of Theo — And the World’s Getting Worse.

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The-O ring: Theory, Theorem, Theology, Theosophy?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 May 2014

A Playful Intercultural Quest for Fruitful Complementarity – Curiously the prefix “theo” is effectively central to one of the most divisive debates in the current global civilization, namely that between science and religion.

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Investing Attention Essential to Viable Growth
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 May 2014

Radical Self-Reflexive Reappropriation of Financial Skills and Insights – As framed, the question is whether the cognitive skills deployed can be radically re appropriated. The argument is itself an invitation to a speculative investment of attention — potentially offering a valuable return on investment.

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Identification of Bullets: Human Right and Human Responsibility?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 May 2014

Much is made of the implications of the arms trade and the spread of weapons, notably manufactured by the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. Curiously it is less evident whose weapons are used in the final killing of individuals in combat — especially the weapons used “illegally” by insurgents. The following is a brief exploration of the possibility of identifying who supplied the bullet which finally entered the body of the person maimed or killed.

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Now as the Ultimate Cognitive Strange Attractor
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Apr 2014

A Continuing Invitation “Down the Rabbit Hole”? Entering a “rabbit hole” has been understood as framing a period of chaos or confusion — appropriate to the current condition of global civilization and the challenge of individual response to it.

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Being neither Dead nor Alive
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Apr 2014

How do such questions relate to the ideals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, as embodied in the US Declaration of Independence? Does the sense of being alive relate to the experience of happiness or rather to some more profound and inexplicable engagement with life?

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Independence of Scotland from a Crimean Perspective
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Mar 2014

Emerging Strategic Logic of the New Century Understood Otherwise? – The question is what might be learned from the Crimea situation of relevance to that of Scotland. Is a new mindset being used to frame such situations — one which merits a degree of attention? Is there a case for a more systemic perspective rather consideration of such crises in an ad hoc, fire-fighting mode?

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Implication in Any Strategic Roundtable of Its 12 Knights
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Mar 2014

Each Circulating Globally in Quest of Sustainability and Immortality – Use is frequently made of “roundtable” as a metaphor to suggest a configuration of a fruitful diversity of stakeholders and contrasting perspectives — vital to an integrative perspective.

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Encycling Problematic Wickedness for Potential Humanity
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Feb 2014

Imagining a Future Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential – With the possibilities now offered by technology and the web, the question is how to reframe for the future an “Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential”. What recent instances of “new thinking” can be cited as an inspiration to the world — capable of eliciting collective confidence in the future?

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Life-Skill Learning from Animal Shareholders and Collaborators
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Feb 2014

Cognitive Opportunity for Engaging Radically With a Complex World in Crisis – The ultimate “authorities” in thriving through systemic crises are however the millions of species in the biosphere — whether plants or animals. It is evident that these have explored and developed every variety of “trick” to adapt to the challenges to which they have been exposed.

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Metascience Enabling Upgrades to the Scientific Process
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Feb 2014

In the light of the argument in the main paper, the question is how to extend “science” from its narrow focus to one which encompasses what is implied by the term, namely a particular approach to knowing — irrespective of the domain to which it may be applied. This therefore includes preoccupation with psychosocial intangibles whose very existence is so vigorously challenged by some forms of science.

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Challenges More Difficult for Science Than Going to Mars…
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Feb 2014

Most extraordinary is the recognition that humanity will need to leave Planet Earth in order to occupy the environments in which it can continue to replicate the complex patterns of problems that science has been unable to address on Earth. The purpose here is explore a checklist of priorities and related considerations which science chooses to neglect in favour of associating its image with what is far away and long ago as being vital to the human enterprise.

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Quantum Wampum Essential to Navigating Ragnarok
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jan 2014

Thrival in Crisis through Embodying Turbulent Flow – Collapse of confidence: The recent global financial crisis, its current unresolved instabilities, and uncertainty regarding its future stability, all suggest the merit of continuing reflection on alternatives.

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Flowering of Civilization — Deflowering of Culture
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jan 2014

Flow as a Necessarily Complex Experiential Dynamic – Produced in memory of the cut flowers arranged to enhance the quality of the deliberations at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum focused on The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business (Davos, 22-25 January 2014).

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Metaphors to Die By
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Dec 2013

Correspondences between a Collapsing Civilization, Culture or Group, and a Dying Person – Produced on the occasion of the G8 Dementia Summit (London 2013) attended by world leaders after participating in commemoration of the death of Nelson Mandela.

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Imagining Attractive Global Governance
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Dec 2013

The argument is that this pattern might help to frame the “language” through which attractive global governance of any viability can be usefully envisaged — prior to articulating the content of any global governance proposal. The approach is partly inspired by the initiative of Johan Galtung with respect to Forms of Presentation in the context of the UNU project.

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Civilization as a Global Configuration of Silences: Recognizing Silence of a Higher Order
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Nov 2013

The concern here is whether the matters on which there is collective silence can be understood as being configured “globally” in some way — such as to sustain civilization in an unsuspected manner. This approach contrasts with any assumption that civilization is primarily characterized by the pattern of what is openly and fruitfully said.

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Affinity, Diaspora, Identity, Reunification, Return
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Nov 2013

The question explored here is whether there are other ways of imagining fruitful association with countries, lands and “places”, however distant or virtual — or possibly divided in some way. Of particular interest is the possibility that this might be recognized through refining the pattern of formalities by which such associations are currently defined and restricted.

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Playing the Great Game with Intelligence: Authority versus the People
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Nov 2013

Exposure to the disclosures and the fast footwork displayed by government in variously denying, lying, misleading, acknowledging — now ultimately reframed by “everyone does it” — has considerably sharpened public awareness of the nature of the game played by Authority with the People.

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Forthcoming Major Revolution in Global Dialogue
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Oct 2013

Challenging New World Order of Interactive Communication – There is every reason to foresee in the immediate future the possibility that dialogue with artificial intelligence, in a variety of forms, will become more engaging and interesting than that with other human beings.

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Psychosocial Implication of Without Within
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Oct 2013

The possibility explored here is the degree to which much that is held to be “external” and “objective” can be fruitfully explored as a projection of an “internal”, “subjective” form of comprehension. The significance of the terms used with regard to this possibility is itself necessarily questionable, with the process of “defining” in effect calling for “refining” — “definition” for “refinition”.

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Systematic Gerrymandering of Declared Threats and Legality of Response
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Oct 2013

Opportunistic Exceptionalism Underlying Promulgated Rules of Governance – The crisis of governance and its eroding credibility is highlighted by a confluence of several factors, all variously questionable.

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Encountering Otherness as a Waveform
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Sep 2013

Human civilization has a serious “otherness problem” — as indicated by the media on a daily basis. The problem is evident in the relationships between the principles and the adherents of the Abrahamic religions in particular. It is also evident in the relations between science and alternative perspectives, one political ideology and another, or “development” and “environment”.

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Being a Waveform of Potential as an Experiential Choice
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2013

The variety of disciplines and beliefs suggest a multiplicity of ways through which an individual may choose to be framed and identified — or have experience of life defined. With the explosion of variously available knowledge to which it is only minimally possible to attend, incomprehension and uncertainty become ever more significant experientially.

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Truth Test on Syria: Religious Oath — Polygraph — Ouija Board?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Sep 2013

Systemic Mapping of the Pattern of Affirmations and Denials – Making sense of complexity. An extraordinary feature of the current crisis regarding Syria is the number and variety of affirmations regarding responsibilities for whatever is deplored — chemical weapons, deaths, strategic implications, suspicions, and the like.

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Indifference to the Suffering of Others
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2013

The indifference to the pain and suffering of others is a continuing theme of reflection and comment. The culture of comfort makes us live in soap bubbles which, however lovely, are insubstantial; they offer a fleeting and empty illusion which results in indifference to others…In this globalized world, we have fallen into globalized indifference. We have become used to the suffering of others: it doesn’t affect me; it doesn’t concern me; it’s none of my business.

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Sensing Epiterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Aug 2013

Some astronomers continue to express interest in “extraterrestrials” and “life” elsewhere — and maintaining the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). There are no right answers to wrong questions. Assuming that “extraterrestrial life” might be located on other planets may be a consequence of the “wrong question”. It may not be a question of “where” such “life” is located but rather of “how” that “life” is expressed.

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“Big Brother” Crying “Wolf”?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Aug 2013

But them “wolves” are a-changin’ — them’s becomin’ “werewolves”! In commentary on CNN (4 August 2013), in response to questioning, Robert Baer, a former CIA case officer, indicated that “They’re coming after us”. The challenge for the world would appear to be how to evaluate the claims for the credibility of such warnings — given the source and the potential strategic agendas.

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Is There Never Enough?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Aug 2013

Religious Doublespeak on Population and Poverty – The wording of the title is deliberately ambiguous, inviting various interpretations. Alternatives might have been: There is Never Enough, or Is There Ever Enough? The concern is with the nature of the doublespeak in which religions seemingly engage in order to disguise the life-endangering policies they promote.

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Reimagining Principles Enabling an Existential Ecostery
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jul 2013

There are many elaborations of fundamental principles to which people are encouraged to subscribe as a key to appropriate behaviour and understanding — notably of world order. Examples include the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Ten Commandments of the Bible, or the elements of a Global Ethic. Human rights are now readily used as a decorative fig leaf to disguise agendas thereby hidden.

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Would Jesus Now Be Prosecuted by US?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2013

As a Law-Breaker — Like Manning, Assange and Snowden — Yes We Can! The pattern follows proceedings by the House Un-American Activities Committee — McCarthyism –, the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without evidence… It is noteworthy that presidents of countries originally named as “terrorists” were subsequently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize: Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat. Barack Obama is unique in being labelled “terrorist” subsequent to being awarded that distinction.

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World Futures Conference as Catastrophic Question
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2013

How to engage with the conference of an organization held in the same academic facility as on the occasion of its foundation 50 years previously — in this case that of the World Futures Studies Federation in Bucharest (2013)? The question has a particular poignancy for a writer involved in the processes of its original creation — meeting the remaining handful of those from that time.

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Circumventing Invasive Internet Surveillance with Carrier Pigeons
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2013

Extensive use has been made in the past of carrier pigeons for secure communications, notably in arenas of threat, and most notably in World War I, continuing into World War II, but to a lesser degree. The founder of the news agency Reuters made use of carrier pigeons for the delivery of vital financial data in parallel with introduction of the telegraph. Other little-known examples are cited in what follows.

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World Introversion through Paracycling
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jun 2013

Global Potential for Living Sustainably “Outside-Inside” – Produced on the occasion of the G8 Summit [2013] in Eniskillen (Ireland). The question meriting reflection is whether the courageous protests against the mindset of those who claim capacity to govern society could be set aside to enable exploration of other modalities.

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Vigorous Application of Derivative Thinking to Derivative Problems
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jun 2013

Transcending Bewailing, Hand-Wringing and Emotional Blackmail – As many remark, the global situation is in a mess — whether in terms of environment, resources, social services, finances, employment, housing, or conflicts. Of greater concern, however, is the extent to which the response to this mess is itself in a mess.

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Law and Order vs. Lore and Orders
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jun 2013

Imagining Otherwise the Forceful Engagement of Singularity with Plurality – Produced in a period when the forces of the international community are complicit in bloody fantasies in Syria.

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