Cultural Misinformation

admin on February 6th, 2010

I no longer watch corporate media news, but I was informed about some talking heads out there claiming Haiti is getting what they deserved.  That is why I don’t watch corporate media news.  I don’t care if those pundits came from one of the most respected think tanks, those are the most dangerous ones for […]

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admin on October 30th, 2009

“On Faith and the Founding” is a tricky chapter to deconstruct in Liberty and Tyranny.  Without an understanding of Christian faith one is likely to be overwhelmed by Levin’s rhetoric in support of religious liberty.  Christianity marks a dramatic turning point in monotheism.  Before Christ, God had a chosen people based on culture and lineage.  […]

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admin on August 21st, 2009

I have picked on “free market libertarian” information providers more than any others, more than “liberal” information providers and, for that matter, more than “conservative” information providers.  Since people tend to lump in “conservative” and “free market libertarian” together one might assume a liberal bias on my part.  Let me first concede that I do […]

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admin on June 8th, 2009

I am not finished with revamping my web log for the post publishing phase of  Systems out of Balance, yet I can’t resist tackling what I consider the most fundamental question we have to address for determining how our economic, political and cultural systems should function:  Are we naturally bad? I will tackle this question […]

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admin on May 30th, 2009

This is the last entry about Memorial Day, our expectations for soldiers and the implications that these have for “ordinary” citizens and for foreign policy. The Washington Post endorsed the invasion of Iraq and generally provided supportive coverage during the first months of the war.  However, they provided one type of coverage that went beyond […]

Continue reading about What Should We Be Memorializing?

admin on May 29th, 2009

In the last entry (and in Systems out of Balance) I explained how we have come to expect only from soldiers attributes that we should expect from all citizens, namely dedicated service and the willingness to die for a cause.  These expectations contribute to a third attribute that we really should expect only from soldiers, […]

Continue reading about Foreign Intervention and Soldiers

admin on May 27th, 2009

This entry continues on with the theme of memorializing soldiers.  I mentioned in the first entry that there was an oddity in how we perceive soldiers and how we memorialize them.  This entry concentrates of the perception of soldiers. Much of what I have to say in this entry is recorded in “Essay 13 – […]

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admin on May 25th, 2009

Every year our town holds a parade on Memorial Day.  Every year the local school bands march and play.  Every year a roll call is presented of soldiers fallen in battle or otherwise passed away.  In recent years a vet who has been to Iraq gives the speech. Something happened a little differently this year […]

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admin on May 11th, 2009

This is the last entry in a series about the parallels of misinformation locally and nationally that led me to write Systems out of Balance. In 2009 the DEP announced that they were granting tentative approval to the Yale Farm Golf Course.  On April 29, 2009 the public hearing for North Canaan Inland/Wetlands was to […]

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admin on May 9th, 2009

This is a series about the parallels of misinformation both locally and nationally that led me to write Systems out of Balance. There are three sections to Systems out Balance, one each for economics, politics and culture.  I finished writing the first draft of economic essays by the summer of 2006.  The book is coming […]

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