Corporate Media And Interest Groups

admin on November 5th, 2010

There is nothing in the Constitution that requires Supreme Court justices to be lawyers, but they all are.  Many of them over the course of history were corporate lawyers; most came from backgrounds, inherited or acquired, of wealth and power.  Thus it has been so since 1800 when the Supreme Court was first packed by […]

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admin on November 3rd, 2010

Since I’m for neither party nor any fixed ideology, the results of the federal election if we discount the Supreme Court (more on that another time) was a desirable balanced split between different centralized factions.  The Senate remained with the Democrats while the House went to the Republicans. Ah, but the President is a Democrat, […]

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admin on August 12th, 2010

Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, led a fascinating life that included a battle with blindness, farm labor, pacifism and psychedelics.  The quote below, obtained from Quotationary by Leonard Roy Frank, provides insight as to how and why interest groups function. Human beings have a strong tendency towards rationality and decency.  (If they had […]

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admin on July 30th, 2010

Unlike ACORN, the Tea Parties are not likely to be crushed by external sources.  They disproportionately serve the wealthy and well-educated who can come up with the resources and connections to withstand attacks.  For example, Fox News was behind a “sting” that helped to bring ACORN down, though it was later discovered that they distorted […]

Continue reading about ACORN and Tea Parties – Part 3

admin on July 29th, 2010

ACORN and the National Tea Party Federation were/are both community organizers in their own separate ways.  However, neither organized communities in the natural sense of that word.   People who belong to each other due to their living situation forms a community, independently of class, beliefs, education, etc., etc.  ACORN and NTPF each catered to a […]

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admin on July 27th, 2010

I recently stumbled upon some old news about ACORN, the now defunct organization whose main purpose was to register the disenfranchised to vote.  The alleged purpose of the now popular Tea Parties is to protest centralized government.  With the advantage of hindsight I was struck by the similarities between ACORN and the National Tea Party […]

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admin on April 15th, 2010

On the face of it, turning Tea Parties into a federation is a good thing from my perspective as a staunch advocate of federation.  However, this movement towards “Federation” actually reinforces my earlier criticisms of the Tea Parties as special interest groups.  It is really akin to putting lipstick on a pig. For those who […]

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We have devalued our belonging to people and place as our allegiance to paternal sources has grown.  These allegiances include political parties, corporations and interest groups.  We trust in these paternal sources, particularly as represented by corporate media and think tanks, while skeptical of human nature.  This reverses where the “innocent until proven guilty” focus […]

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admin on October 23rd, 2009

In the last entry I stated that Mark Levin focuses more of his second chapter, “Prudence and Progress,” villainizing a bogeyman he calls a Statist (read, Modern Liberal) rather than focusing on explaining his own position.  I also explained what Levin’s “ordered liberty” probably means to him, based on a few sparse statements and his […]

Continue reading about Liberty and Tyranny – Prudent Misinformation Methods

admin on October 15th, 2009

Last week I began with a deconstruction of Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny, going over the three basic types of information (dogma, omission, distortion) found in the first chapter.  To recap, Levin takes a dogmatic approach to knowledge and politics, which historically retards progress and prevents learning from experience.  A center point of Chapter One […]

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