Buddhists, Bicycles, and Pot Smokers (Green Goes Rotten)

001 002 003

Reading the New York Times on Friday, trying to get my mind around this one –Buddhist lynch mobs. That one’s out of Myanmar. And then there’s the story about marijuana growers despoiling forests in northern California, and bikes clogging up the city in Amsterdam. What’s going on? All that you thought was good is bad, what’s green is rotten. I’m not sure if this is what Nietzsche meant by the transvaluation of values.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/21/us/marijuana-crops-in-california-threaten-forests-and-wildlife.html?ref=us&_r=0

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/21/world/asia/extremism-rises-among-myanmar-buddhists-wary-of-muslim-minority.html?ref=world

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/21/world/europe/a-sea-of-bikes-swamps-amsterdam-a-city-fond-of-pedaling.html?ref=europe

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
This entry was posted in uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Buddhists, Bicycles, and Pot Smokers (Green Goes Rotten)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s