Decentralized Harmony

admin on January 12th, 2009

Foreign policy is not something I like to dwell on, simply because I lack the experience of living elsewhere.  The extent of foreign policy commentary in Systems out of Balance is exploring the political decision-making behind the war in Iraq and the “war on terror,” and exploring the cultural beliefs behind our political decision-making.  I […]

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admin on December 25th, 2008

The three most striking events in Christianity are the Crucifixion, Resurrection and Pentecost.  Each provides their own lesson in regards to overcoming the sin of separation.  As excerpted from “Essay 18 – Our Sense of Belonging” in Systems out of Balance: “Christians have the ultimate expression of humility through the Crucifixion of Christ, which involved […]

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admin on December 18th, 2008

We tend to think of advanced civilizations as those with the most technology.  Images of Star Trek and the Jetsons come to mind.  By extension advanced civilizations are those farthest remove from our prehistoric days, as technology advances steadily with time.  This conveniently allows us to conclude that we are more advanced by the necessary […]

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admin on December 17th, 2008

The previous entry equated a high quality of life with preserving our natural rights.  There is an inherent problem modern culture faces with this.  It’s easy to preserve natural rights where there are limited choices that can be made.  When those choices expand because of diversity so does the difficulty of preverving the natural rights […]

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admin on December 16th, 2008

Systems out of Balance is divided into three parts corresponding to the Declaration of Independence’s reference to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  I make some liberal interpretations to equate these components with natural rights.  In particular I refer to a “Cultural Quality of Life” in terms of the preservation of our natural rights.  […]

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admin on December 15th, 2008

With apologies to world historians who specialize in this area, and who have more elaborate information and ideas on the matter, I would place the history of globalism into three eras: prehistoric; civilized; and modern. In the prehistoric era social bands were the dominant grouping of humans.  They started in Africa but diffused throughout the […]

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admin on November 2nd, 2008

Over the past eight years I have heard the sentiment expressed that only a single issue matters, abortion.  I have heard this not only as justification in voting for a particular candidate, but for pulling the party lever.  The issue I want to raise here is not abortion, but abortion or other single issues used […]

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