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Collective Ego Versus Collective Shadow

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Today’s post was the result of using a VPN service.  For whatever reason, my ability to use Internet directly for posting to WordPress has been compromised here in China.  Blogging is a serious issue for the powers that be.  Many blogging platforms have been banned outright which means the national firewall will not allow the various domaine names to have a direct connection.  VPN service (Virtual Private Network) is one way around this firewall.  This business of trying to “contain” access to information is an interesting phenomenon that has been tried so often throughout human societies that one would think that history would finally teach a lesson to governments.  But as always, the collective ego believes in being able to close the lid on the collective shadow.

This is another photo from the day spent at Expo 2010 in Shanghai.  It was near the end of the afternoon when I was tired of the noise and the crowds when I found the small “Chinese Garden” that borders the river.  I have to admit that I am drawn to water and am enchanted by reflections in the water.  “As above, so below; as below, so above.”


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  1. Cool little reflection.


    October 17, 2010 at 9:43 am

  2. I hope this is not censured –
    I do not know what is worse, Collective Ego or Collective Shadow. I suppose they are both nasty as they are collective? Collective anything sounds antithetical to Individuation. I don’t have an answer for any of this.


    October 17, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    • The blog site isn’t censored as far as I know, WordPress is one of the rare blog platforms that is allowed though it does appear to be struggling. Things such as Twitter and Facebook are banned as are a number of other sites.

      Robert G. Longpré

      October 17, 2010 at 1:14 pm

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