The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) hosted a seminar on Education for the 21st Century: Challenges, Moral Dangers, and Innovation from 10 am until noon, at the Bay Area Family Church, and later that evening The Alameda County Committee of Restoration (ACCOR) held a graduation ceremony for graduates of its 10-week course on the US Bill of Rights, in the home of Michael and Monika Kellett. Dr. Kaufmann offered the Keynote address in the morning seminar and graduation congratulatory remarks and speech content in the evening ceremony.
This particular gathering focuses on media, perhaps as in part responsible for our current shameful ugliness, as well as on ways media might contribute toward needed healing. My first premise is that our world is full of noble, courageous, journalists ready to give their lives to honor truth-telling for the sake of a better world. Although I admire honorable journalists and am grateful for the indispensable service they offer, I myself try to avoid them and have as little to do with them as possible.
There are now two active, world-level wars cursing our planet, the Russia-Ukraine War, and the Israel-Hamas War. These are happening during a period in which the perennial symbol for the harmonization of international differences, the United States of America has sunk into unimaginable internal strife in which the US government is holding political prisoners, and efforts are being made to imprison opposition party political candidates. Imprisoning political opposition is the characteristic of primitive, unstable dictatorships.
There are many similarities between having a true friend, and a good elder brother, but the subtle differences are significant. The same freedoms can eventually arise, the same bonds of loyalty can evolve, and the same ease it would take to give one’s life for the other also can characterize both relationships. .
Human beings have two parts to our makeup, our spiritual side and our physical side. There are a great many inclined to deny human spirituality because it is not easily measured by the tools by which material reality is measured and tested.
A workingman’s guide to assessing what’s going on around us.The nature of reality is hierarchical and manifests strength, power, and size as elements by which a functioning and harmonious cosmosphere.
The problem with addictions is that they eventually erase the adequate functioning of conscience in the host bodies they inhabit and ultimately control.
A clear marker in this descent to becoming subhuman is the juncture at which the sanctity of human life is rejected in favor of satiating the blinding demands of an addiction.
Commentary by Dr. Frank Kaufamann presented at the IAPD International Seminar, "Africa at the Crossroads"
There are two terms that have become commonplace, that to me are two of as dangerous as any that now infect our language. These are the terms misinformation and disinformation.They are pervasive. They flood our lives every day, and are taken for granted as meaningful, and part of our common concern.
AI seemed to burst into our lives suddenly.
One day it seemed not to exist at all, and the following day it seemed to exist everywhere, in countless inscrutable forms, brands and promises.
It instantly seemed to erupt a class of people as immersed in AI as fully as the rest of us count on our eyes to see.
There’s the Chatbot app itself, the people, the companies, and as suddenly a billowing industry of experts, programs, seminars, and teachers and trainers.