Daily Archives: July 20, 2017

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – July 19-20, 2017

News – 20 July 2017

Guyana Government Info Hub – July 18, 2017

Guyana Government Info Hub – July 18, 2017

What Future for Our Children? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

What Future for Our Children? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

“They have bad manners, show disrespect to elders and contradict their parents and are tyrants with their teachers.”

Does this sound familiar? This was Aristotle commenting on young people hundreds of years ago. We wonder what he would say if he had seen on Facebook a twelve-year old child posting semi-nude pictures of herself for the world to see. There are also children that take guns to school and create mayhem. Aristotle would also have been horrified to see children in sagging pants wriggling like ducks on the high street or burning the midnight oil playing video games.

The question is: where did childhood go? Are our children growing too fast? Childhood is a time when the young should have innocent fun, when they should enjoy the company of their friends and should take pride in their studies.    Continue reading

I Hope I Get Old Before I Die: Anti-ageism analysis- by Ashton Applewhite

I Hope I Get Old Before I Die – by Ashton Applewhite

Trying to stay young isn’t just futile: it’s also bad for you. Here’s how to think about aging in the era of ultra longevity.

In the 20th century, thanks largely to clean water and antibiotics, the American lifespan increased by 30 years. Who doesn’t want even more, if new technologies like gene editing and nanomedicine can safely put them within our grasp? As Neo.life describes it, it’s the most important story today: “how biology and technology are coming together to help us all live healthier, happier, and longer lives.”

But the challenge for all of us, no matter our age, is to not frame it as an “anti-aging” story. Here’s a pro-aging take on each of those modifiers — healthier, happier, and longer lives — starting with life extension itself.

Read more: https://medium.com/neodotlife/ashton-applewhite-4172939148cd

Why Has The Conservative Class Become So Dependent on the Politics of Race? – Joumanah El Matrah | The Guardian

Why Has The Conservative Class Become So Dependent on the Politics of Race?

Joumanah El Matrah | The Guardian Australia Edition

Conservative ideology does not require racism and yet it is increasingly being viewed as part of its intellectual framework and its branding

There is a theory of race which argues that the concept is a myth, created to justify imperialism as it looted global resources and enslaved entire populations. People had to be categorised as less human and civilised to make the horror of colonisation possible.

The idea that race is a falsehood created to serve broader economic interests has never really entered mainstream political thought nor has it featured prominently in anti-racism work. I suspect this is partly due to the theory’s failure to adequately speak to the violence, harm and suffering that the construct of race has inflicted, and continues to inflict to this day.      Continue reading