The Other

We stand upon the scorched and crushed ashes of cultures and societies and call it civilization. We call it progress and cherish it. We glory in the sanitation of our surroundings. The identification, segregation and ultimate elimination of the OTHER is the inertial and celebrated goal of civilization, our's being simply the latest iteration. And …

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The Need To Ditch The Me First Syndrome

Without distinctions, without declarative and vigorously defended ideologies and traditions, there can be no diversity and by consequence, no dialogue either of the intramural sort or the kind one imagines should carry on between parties of diverse opinion and position in a society of intellectual rigor. But those are things which matter little when your …

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Finding Clarity In A Blurred Political Ethos

Over and over again as a child, I can remember having been impressed upon me—what I now know to be quite delusional at worst and well intentioned at best—that we were founded as and continued to be a representative democracy. That we were a nation which ruled itself by its collectively expressed will, those whom …

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How Does A Free Press Flourish When Suffocated By Secrecy?

Chris Hedges explains why we need whistle-blowers and what will happen without them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYPjWEi6pmw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

We Are Engaged In A Great Civil War

I think that all political conservatives should hate, I mean HATE, Abraham Lincoln with an abiding passion. The kind of contempt and furious anger that Rush Limbaugh has when his oxy dealer is out of town. But it isn't a hatred born and fueled by racism, though that is certainly mixed in the clay, it should …

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Prospects For Democracy

The Internet is an odd edifice, sort of a public square that only exist insofar and as long as we will it. It isn't real in the traditional sense, it doesn't require presence, attendance and yet it remains there, somewhere in the ephemeral ether of caffeine and insomnia fueled consciousness. We log in and out, completely …

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